FII pumped in $4bn into equities in Feb

Indian stock market has received nearly USD 4 billion in the first two weeks of February, taking the total amount invested in 2013 to a staggering USD 8 billion.

According to reports, these inflows are owing to interest rates easing by RBI and the subsequent impact of improved liquidity position.

The increased FII inflows is also the result of the measures taken by the government, including the postponement of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules) implementation by two years to April 1, 2016 and partial decontrol in diesel prices.

As per the data made public by Sebi, during February 1-15, FIIs were gross buyers of shares worth Rs 51,722 crore, while they sold equities amounting to Rs 30,664 crore, translating into a net investment of Rs 21,058 crore (USD 3.95 billion).

Foreign fund houses also injected Rs 913 crore (USD 170 million) in the debt market in February. This takes the overall net investments by FIIs into debt markets to Rs 3,860 crore (USD 721 million) so far this calendar year.

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Story first published: Monday, February 18, 2013, 10:30 [IST]
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