New Delhi: Foreign investors have pumped in nearly Rs 4,800 crore into the Indian capital markets in the last five trading sessions amid cooling global crude oil prices and a rising rupee after pulling out hefty funds in October.
The recent infusion follows a net outflow of more than Rs 38,900 crore in October, which was the steepest withdrawal in nearly two years.
According to depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) infused Rs 215 crore in the equity markets during November 1-9, and Rs 4,557 crore in the debt market, taking the total to Rs 4,772 crore.
"Continued fall in oil prices and drop in yield eased liquidity concerns," said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services.
Adding to the upbeat mood, GST collections in October crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark, after a five-month gap, on the back of festive spending and anti-evasion measures, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted earlier this month.
The finance ministry had said 67.45 lakh businesses filed Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns in October and deposited Rs 1,00,710 crore as taxes.
However, FPIs have withdrawn over Rs 95,000 crore from the capital markets so far this year. This includes Rs 41,900 crore from equities and Rs 53,600 crore from the debt markets.