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FIIs pour in Rs 13,000 cr in bond market so far this month

| Updated on: Aug 24, 2014

Overseas investors have pumped in about Rs 13,000 crore in the Indian debt market so far this month, endorsing the country’s growth potential and political stability.

This takes the total investment in the debt market to around Rs 99,000 crore so far this year.

Foreign investors were gross buyers of debt securities worth Rs 31,639 crore till August 22, and sellers to the tune of Rs 18,649 crore — a net inflow of Rs 12,990 crore ($2.14 billion), as per latest data.

The country’s debt market has seen a recent surge in foreign buying especially last week after pulling out money in the first fortnight of August.

Moreover, foreign investors had poured in Rs 16,072 crore ($2.65 billion) in a single day (August 20) in the debt market.

According to market analysts, foreign investors believe that the new government would bring several reform measures to pep up the sluggish economy.

Bond market

Foreign investors have pumped in Rs 98,802 crore ($12.76 billion) into the Indian bond market so far this year, higher than Rs 76,705 crore ($16.4 billion) poured into equities during the period.

The different overseas investors operating in Indian markets include FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors), FPIs (Foreign Portfolio Investors) and QFIs (Qualified Foreign Investors).

From the beginning of June, FIIs along with sub-accounts and qualified foreign investors have been clubbed together by market regulator SEBI to create a new investor category called FPIs.

Published on August 24, 2014

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