FIIs pump in over Rs 1 lakh cr in debt market in 2014

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According to the media reports, foreign investors have injected over Rs 1 lakh crore into the Indian debt market since beginning of the year primarily on account of government's reform agenda.

As per the data, overseas investors have purchased debt securities worth Rs 2,82,194 crore in this year so far, while they offloaded bonds to the tune of Rs 1,64,820 crore during the same period, resulting into a net inflow of Rs 1,17,374 crore (USD 19.45 billion).

The huge inflows included a net investment of Rs 14,900 crore in this month so far.

Further, the inflow is also significantly higher in debt compared to equities, which till date have attracted Rs 85,330 crore (USD 14.2 billion).

The strong inflows in the recent months have taken the cumulative net investments of foreign investors into Indian debt market to Rs 2.22 lakh crore, while their investments in dollar terms is USD 44 billion.

This is based on the data since November 1992 when overseas investors began investing into Indian markets.

Story first published: Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:30 [IST]
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