FIIs pump Rs 8,100 cr in markets

During the period, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were the gross purchaser of equities worth Rs 34,663.7 crore, while they sold stocks worth Rs 26472.1 crore, resulting in a net investment of Rs 8,191.70 crore.

According to Sebi data, FIIs made a net investment of Rs 6,617.40 crore (US$1.4 billion) in debt instruments, during the period under review.

Interestingly, during the said period, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex registered a gain of 0.51 per cent, while in the same period past year, the stock market barometer had gained 81 per cent.

In 2009, FIIs were net investors of Rs 83,400 crore in domestic equities, the highest inflow in the country in rupee terms in a single year.

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