New Delhi: Overseas investors have pulled out a net amount of Rs 3,014 crore from the Indian capital markets this month so far, but the trend may reverse following the removal of enhanced surcharge on FPIs, experts said. According to depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) withdrew a net amount of Rs 12,105.33 crore from equities, but pumped in Rs 9,090.61 crore into the debt segment during August 1-23. This has translated into a total net outflow of Rs 3,014.72 crore from the capital markets (both equity and debt). Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Out of 15 trading sessions, foreign investors were net buyers in only two sessions. The sell off in equities continued due to a mix of factors including US Fed rate cut, US-China trade war and the post Budget tax hike on high income investors,” said Harsh Jain, co-founder and COO of Groww. The Centre on Friday announced a slew of measures to revive growth momentum, including rollback of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in the Budget. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostPrior to the announcement of enhanced super-rich tax in the Union Budget for 2019-20 in July, FPIs were net buyers for five consecutive months. FPIs had infused a net Rs 10,384.54 crore in June, Rs 9,031.15 crore in May, Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February into the Indian capital markets. However, the position reversed in July, when FPIs turned net sellers to the tune of Rs 2,985.88 crore.
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]log, I write with exciting news… Have you been sent a gleaming pair of moody-blues over the last ten years? Well, if so, they come from Leicester, and the headquarters of Max Italia, otherwise known in greyhound circles; as ‘Max Shoes’. We met Max at Walthamstow, where he used to pay bookies in new shoes (he just luuuurves a favourite!), and he’s been family ever since.Max owns a genuine, live-runner, in this year’s Greyhound Derby! Old Joe Golden. Into about 100/1 outright now, he won his first round, at Wimbledon, in style, and not yet two years of age; looks a most capable creature.In expert analysis, the great Charlie Lister has passed over the following opinion:It’s a GOOD dog, Max.And pro dog-punter, Jerry ‘Warfumstaw’ Croxford, considered the matter, and then said:It’s a PROPER dog, mate.I don’t know about you, but at 100/1, that’s enough for me to be getting involved! Max, if you get to the final of the Dog Derby: I’LL STAND NEXT TO THE TRACK AND CRY WITH HAPPINESS AND PRIDE.In other news:Star Sports = Possibly only 24 hours now, from a HUGE announcement. STAND ASIDE, THE BIG-TIMERS ARE COMING THROUGH.Over and out, B x