21 Jan 2018 14:05 IST

FPIs infuse ₹8,709 cr in capital markets so far this month

FPIs infused a net amount of ₹5,769 crore in equities and ₹2,940 crore in the debt markets

Overseas investors have put in a whopping ₹8,700 crore into the Indian capital markets so far this month on hopes of recovery in corporate earnings and attractive yields. This follows an investment of ₹2 lakh crore into the capital markets (equity and debt) in the entire 2017.

Quantum MF Fund Manager-Fixed Income Pankaj Pathak, however, believes foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) may not be able to repeat this showing in 2018 as withdrawal of liquidity and rate hikes in developed economies pick up.

According to the depositories data, FPIs infused a net amount of ₹5,769 crore in equities and ₹2,940 crore in the debt markets during January 1-19 -- translating into a net inflow of ₹8,709 crore.

“The inflow in the current month can be attributed to anticipation of earnings recovery and attractive yields which is expected to further strengthen inflow from foreign investors in current financial year,” said Dinesh Rohira, CEO of 5nance.

Morningstar India’s Senior Analyst Manager (Research) Himanshu Srivastava said: “Given 2019 (elections) would not be far, the expectation of some other economic reforms from the government would be high. But the major for FPIs going ahead would be to see growth coming back in the domestic economy, which has not yet picked up contrary to the expectation.”

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