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Foreign Portfolio Investments Decline in June

07.12.2012

Portfolio investment transactions for the month of June resulted in net outflows of US$8 million (PSE-listed securities - US$31 million net outflows; net inflows for Peso GS – US$22 million; money market instruments – US$1 million; and Peso time deposits - US$0.02 million) compared to net inflows of US$106 million in May. 

Registered investments declined by 20.3 percent from the previous month’s US$1.5 billion level as uncertainties about the eurozone affected global markets and induced heavy sell-offs.  Outflows were similarly down to US$1.2 billion (or by 13.8 percent) compared to US$1.4 billion last month. 

The main beneficiaries of investments in PSE-listed shares were: holding firms (US$311 million); food, beverage and tobacco manufacturers (US$213 million); telecommunication companies (US$152 million); banks (US$145 million); and property firms (US$103 million).

The United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Luxembourg were the top five (5) investor countries for the month.  The United States continued to be the main beneficiary of outflows from investments.

Registration of inward foreign investments with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is voluntary.  It entitles the investor or his representative to buy foreign exchange from authorized agent banks and/or their subsidiary/affiliate foreign exchange corporations for repatriation of capital and remittance of dividends/profits/earnings that accrue on the registered investment.

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