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FPI inflows in equities hit 4-month high of Rs 12,600 cr in July

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Overseas investors have infused over Rs 12,600 crore into country’s equity markets this month, making it highest inflow in four months on rising hopes of passage of the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha and expectations of better corporate earnings. Besides, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have invested Rs 6,845 crore in the debt markets during the period under review.

Experts are hopeful that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will be passed in the Upper House of Parliament. The Bill is likely to introduce in the Rajya Sabha this week.

With states onboard and the Cabinet approving the amendments, the government is hopeful of passage of the long-pending GST Bill in the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament, which ends on August 12.

Further, the monsoon did not disappoint and experts are hoping for better corporate earnings numbers for the quarter, which helped in boosting investor sentiment.

According to depositors’ data, the net investment of FPIs stood at Rs 12,612 crore in equities in July, while it was Rs 6,845 crore in the debt market, taking the total inflow to Rs 19,457 crore (USD 2.89 billion).

This was the highest net inflow since March, when FPIs had pumped Rs 21,143 crore in the stock markets.

So far this year, FPIs have invested Rs 31,778 crore in equities while withdrawing Rs 4,723 crore from the debt market. This resulted in a net flow of Rs 27,055 crore.

PTI

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