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Foreign Portfolio Investors in India and the Challenges Ahead - The MAT Conundrum of FPIs

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The mess cannot be bigger than this. The fall in the stock exchange in the event of net selling by the Foreign Portfolio Investors this month has left the Indian capital market in shambles. The real controversy surrounds Minimum Alternate Tax and the application of law retrospectively. The government's ambiguous stand has made the matter worse. Find out more in the story

They say stock prices reflect the performance of the business and not foreign institutional investor(FII)/foreign portfolio investor(FPI) flow. Investments by FIIs/FPIs have seen a steady growth in India since the opening of the equity markets in 1992. They have contributed to the economic growth of the country. FIIs have changed the face of the Indian stock market. Today Indian stock markets are an attractive investment avenue. But of late, foreign portfolio investment flows into India have slowed down. FPIs have sold Rs 3,467 crore worth of equities in May, according to official data. The data reveal that they have offloaded stocks worth Rs 13,110 crore. The benchmark indices, the BSE Sensex and the National Stock Exchange

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