Foreign funds bought shares worth Rs 3,006.41 crore from the capital markets on a net basis Thursday, while domestic institutional investors sold shares worth Rs 1,634.32 crore, provisional data showed.
In late-night and pre-dawn raids, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested eight foreigners -- all of whom are either Indian nationals or Indian Americans -- for aiding foreign nationals to remain in the United States illegally by actively recruiting them to enrol into a metro Detroit private Farmington University.
The US dollar weakened in overseas market after the Federal Reserve left the key US lending rate unchanged on Wednesday, and said it would be "patient" about making any further changes.
On a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net of Rs 130.25 crore Wednesday, and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers to the tune of Rs 502.26 crore.
The arrests followed by raids were carried out by officials of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in various cities across the US: Columbus in Ohio, Houston in Texas, Atlanta in Georgia, St Louis in Missouri, New York and New Jersey.
The US delegation will include Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Larry Kudlow, and Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro.
Over half of nearly 270 economists who answered an additional question said a further escalation in the U.S.-China trade war will likely trigger an even sharper global economic slowdown this year.
Trump has sought USD 5.7 billion from the Congress to fund the construction of his wall. The opposition Democrats have blocked that, resulting in a partial government shutdown for 33 days now.
Trump wants to reduce the massive trade deficit with China. Last year, he had imposed massive import duties on Chinese products.
Traders said market remained range-bound for the better part of the session as investors kept their exposure at a low ebb due to weak global cues.