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Foreign Institutional Investment in India
Foreign institutional investment in India

The other aspect of the internationalisation of Indian financial market, besides the euro issues, is the operation of the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) at the Indian stock exchanges. The FIIs, such as pension funds, mutual funds, asset management companies, etc., buy and sell the securities of the Indian firms. Their net purchases mean their net portfolio investment into the Indian economy.

It is only after one year of initiating economic reforms in the country that the Indian government opened its financial market to foreign portfolio investors, especially the FIIs in September 1992. Subsequently, positive regulatory measures were taken up to attract them with the result that the number of FIIs registered with the SEBI rose from 9 ...

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