India tops World Bank chart of remittances

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SummaryIndia Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd plans to raise up to Rs 2,500 crore.

Washington: India and China would account for nearly a third of total remittances of $414 billion to the developing world this year, according to the World Bank. The top recipients of officially recorded remittances for 2013 are India (with an estimated $71 billion), China ($60 billion), the Philippines ($26 billion), Mexico, the Bank said.

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