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FPIs pump in Rs 2,741 crore in March so far on positive market outlook

In February, foreign portfolio investors had invested a net amount of Rs 11,182 crore in the capital markets (both equity and debt)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

FPIs pump in Rs 2,741 crore in March so far on positive market outlook

Overseas investors have pumped in a net Rs 2,741 crore into the Indian capital in the first five trading sessions of March, mainly due to positive

As per analysts, the positive change is triggered by domestic as well as global factors and the trend is likely to continue for some time.

In February, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) had invested a net amount of Rs 11,182 crore in the capital (both equity and debt).

According to depositories data, put in a net amount of Rs 5,621 crore in equities during March 1-8. However, they pulled out a net sum of Rs 2,880 crore from the debt markets, leading to an overall investment of Rs 2,741 crore in the capital

Stock markets were closed on March 4 on account of Mahashivratri.

"The inflows in equity can be attributed to the confidence investors are building towards positive outcome of upcoming election, in the light of recent cross border events. In addition, recently the of lifted the cap on FPI investment in corporate bonds.

"Earlier, could only invest upto 20 per cent in corporate bonds. This should also open doors for more inflows once the political conditions are stable," at said.

On the global front, Fed's statement that the rate hikes are on hold is a major change in stance of the world's largest central and triggered inflows in the Indian capital markets, at Geojit Financial Services, V K Vijayakumar said.

He further noted that the change in Fed's stance has the potential to change the course of capital flows towards risky assets like equity. Also, is likely to attract continuing capital flows for the rest of the year, he said.

First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 10:25 IST
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