Foreign portfolio investors invest Rs 24,965 crore in February so far

NEW DELHI: Continuing their buying spree, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) invested Rs 24,965 crore in Indian markets in February so far as various organisations predicted high economic growth for the country and the Union Budget boosted investor sentiment.
According to depositories’ data, FPIs pumped in Rs 24,204 crore into equities and Rs 761 crore in the debt segment, taking the total net investment to ₹24,965 crore during February 1-19.
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In the preceding month, FPIs were net investors of ₹14,649 crore.
“Various organisations, both national as well as international, have predicted a high economic growth for the upcoming year and the year after for India,” said Harsh Jain, co-founder and COO at Groww.
S Ranganathan, head of research of LKP Securities added that FPIs remained positive on Indian markets as IMF predicted India to be the fastest growing economy in 2021.
“A pro-growth Budget aimed at leveraging the digital revolution is transformational and we expect FPI flows to continue next month as well aided by MSCI rebalancing,” Ranganathan added.
In addition, the earnings season also turned out to be good, said Rusmik Oza, executive vice pr
esident, head of fundamental research at Kotak Securities.
For emerging markets, Oza said flows have been muted in emerging markets this month to date.

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