Markets log 3rd highest monthly FPI inflows since Covid outbreak in August

Foreign investors pump in Rs 51,000 cr; near-term flows to hinge on rupee, bond movements


Sundar SethuramanSamie Modak Thiruvananthapuram/Mumbai
In August, domestic equity markets garnered one of the highest foreign portfolio investor (FPI) flows since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, despite the US Federal Reserve standing firm on unwinding its stimulus measures to control inflation.

FPIs pumped in over Rs 51,000 crore ($6.4 billion) in August, the most since December 2020 and the third-highest tally since March 2020—the month the Covid-19 pandemic roiled global markets. This was the second consecutive month of positive foreign flows. In the preceding nine months, FPIs had yanked out over $32 billion or Rs 2.2 trillion.

The reversal in FPI flows since June-end has helped the domestic markets rebound 16 per cent from their June lows.

First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 2:35 PM IST

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