Foreign investors have brought in over Rs 9,700 crore into the Indian capital markets in the first two weeks of this month on improving prospects for the economy and hopes of better corporate earnings. Interestingly, most of the incoming investments are in the debt markets during the period under review. The investment in July is followed by an outflow of Rs 4,373 crore in the preceding two months (April-May). The pull out was mainly due to outflow in debt markets.
According to the depositors’ data, the net investment of foreign portfolio investors (FPI) stood at Rs 4,464 crore in the stock market during July 1-15, while it Rs 5,304 crore in the debt markets during the same period taking the total inflow to Rs 9,768 crore ($1.45 billion). A slew of steps taken by the government to turn around the economy including relaxing FDI rules, approval of new mineral exploration policy as well as model law on shops and establishments. All this cheered investors, market experts said.