Net foreign capital inflows dropped last month: FSC

By Kevin Chen  /  Staff reporter

Thu, Sep 05, 2013 - Page 14

Net foreign capital inflows fell US$2.166 billion to US$167.58 billion last month, after an increase of US$2.768 billion as of July, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said yesterday.

The commission includes Chinese institutional investors and overseas Taiwanese investors in the foreign investor category.

The commission statistics also showed that overseas investors reported a net purchase of NT$38.65 billion (US$1.3 billion) in Taiwanese shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and the GRETAI Securities Market as of Aug. 31, as a result of purchases of NT$3.52 trillion and sales of NT$3.48 trillion in shares since the beginning of the year.

The net purchase figure was down from NT$84.07 billion as of July 31, when overseas investors had taken NT$3.13 trillion in shares and sold NT$3.05 trillion since Jan. 1, according to the commission’s data.