Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Global investors sold a net 1.42 billion rupees ($26.7 million) of Indian equity derivatives yesterday, according to the National Stock Exchange.
Open interest, or the number of contracts outstanding in value terms, rose 2.9 percent to 560.2 billion rupees, or 33.2 percent of the gross market position, according to the exchange’s website. Open interest reached a record 1.6 trillion rupees last year on Sept. 21, 2010.
Foreign funds sold a net 939 million rupees of shares in the cash segment yesterday, according to preliminary data given by the bourse.
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