FPIs infuse Rs 9031 crore during May

first_imgNew Delhi: Overseas investors pumped in a net amount of Rs 9,031 crore into the Indian capital markets in May on expectations of more business-friendly measures following the BJP’s landslide victory in the general elections. Interestingly, foreign investors were net sellers for the first three weeks of May, but the tide turned just ahead of the announcement of election results. According to the latest depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) infused a net sum of Rs 7,919.73 crore into equities and Rs 1,111.42 crore in the debt market during May 2-31, taking the cumulative net investment to Rs 9,031.15 crore. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsPrior to this, they had invested a net Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February in the capital markets (both equity and debt). Last week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won over 300 seats on its own out of 542 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The victory of the Narendra Modi-led coalition will ensure continuation in reform measures initiated during the NDA’s first term, experts said. During May 2-17, foreign investors pulled out a net Rs 6,399 crore from the markets amid pre-election uncertainty. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefHowever, “FPIs started to come back into Indian equities anticipating a return of NDA-led government and the flows intensified when their expectation became reality after the election results were announced on May 23, 2019,” said Himanshu Srivastava, senior research analyst, manager research at Morningstar. Srivastava said, “Now with elections behind, the focus would gradually shift towards government’s policies on economic reforms, its impact on economic growth and corporate earnings, besides global factors.”last_img read more