Open interest, or the number of contracts outstanding in value terms, rose 1 percent to 787.2 billion rupees, or 32.2 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 sold a net 2.49 billion rupees of shares in the cash segment on May 18, according to preliminary data given by the bourse.
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