Drop in FPI
Part of: GS-III- Economy (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
According to recent data from Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) have significantly reduced the pace of outflows from the equity and debt market in April, 2020, after a record net outflow of Rs 1,18,203 crore in March 2020.
FPIs sold a net of Rs 6,883 crore from the equities market and net holdings worth Rs 12,551 crore from the debt market&
P-notes are Offshore Derivative Instruments (ODIs) issued by registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to overseas investors who wish to be a part of the Indian stock markets without registering themselves directly.
P-notes have Indian stocks as their underlying assets.
Though P-note holders have less stringent registration requirements, they have to go through a proper due diligence process of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Mixed messaging: On India as an investment destination
The article analyzes the issue of foreign investment in the Indian economy.
In his recent address to the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, the Indian Prime Minister pitching India as an investment destination called for higher foreign investments into India.
The PM laid out a vision of making India a manufacturing hub at the heart of global supply chains.
The pitch comes in the backdrop of the government’s
Funding for NGOs
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