(Bloomberg) -- India’s benchmark index extended gains in its best week in more than four months as foreign investors poured funds into equities.
The S&P BSE Sensex added 0.7 percent to 38,017.01 as of 10:01 a.m. in Mumbai, taking its advance this week to 3.6 percent. The NSE Nifty 50 Index also climbed 0.7 percent.
Overseas investors bought $2.2 billion of stocks through March 13, almost matching purchases for the whole of February. Net buying is headed for the biggest two-month inflows in two years.
“Foreign inflows have helped keep up market momentum and there are now gains on the table for local investors to pick up,” said Jitendra Panda, managing director at Peerless Securities Ltd. in Kolkata.
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