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Global Funds Buy Net 18.2 Billion Rupees of Indian Derivatives

February 02, 2012

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Global investors bought a net 18.2 billion rupees ($371 million) of Indian equity derivatives yesterday, according to the National Stock Exchange.

Open interest, or the number of contracts outstanding in value terms, rose 2.1 percent to 738.4 billion rupees, or 31.8 percent of the gross market position, according to the exchange’s website. Open interest reached a record 1.6 trillion rupees on Sept. 21, 2010.

Foreign funds bought a net 19.4 billion rupees of shares in the cash segment yesterday, according to preliminary data given by the bourse.

--Editor: Pradeep Kurup

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