FPIs withdraw Rs 6,399 cr in May
   Date :21-May-2019

Overseas investors have pulled out a net amount of Rs 6,399 crore from the Indian capital markets in May so far on the back of election-related uncertainty and the US-China trade tensions. Prior to this, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) were net buyers for three consecutive months. They had infused a net Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February in the domestic capital markets (both equity and debt). However, a reversal of the trend has been witnessed in May.
As per latest depositories data, FPIs pulled out a net sum of Rs 4,786.38 crore from equities and Rs 1,612.62 crore from the debt market during May 2-17, taking the total net outflow to Rs 6,399 crore. The broader economic growth has slowed down while uncertainty over the general election results has prompted the foreign investors to adopt a “wait and watch” stance, experts said.