Monday, October 13, 2014 1.50PM / Morgan Capital
FPI transactions at the nation’s bourse which recorded its lowest flows for the year in July increased significantly to N110.4 billion (about $0.71 billion) in August 2014, up 95.68% from July 2014.
Domestic investors conceded about 62.86% of trading to foreign investors as Domestic transactions decreased significantly from 74.83% to 18.57% while FPI transactions increased from 25.17% to 81.43% over the same period.
Total transactions decreased by 25.49% from N181.97 billion in January to N135.58 billion in August and foreign portfolio investors’ inflows accounted for 39.73% of total transactions while the outflows accounted for 41.70% of the total transactions in August 2014.
In comparison to the same period in 2013, total FPI increased by 55.76%, whilst the total domestic transactions decreased by 61.11%.
FPI outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2013. Overall, there was a 0.04% decrease in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2013.