India trumps China, US in wooing FDI during H1 FY16: Report

By: | Updated: September 29, 2015 11:16 PM

With $31 billion of foreign capital inflows, India has surpassed China and the US to take the pole position in attracting largest FDI in the first half of 2015, a report said today.

FII investmentIndia is tracking well ahead of where it was at this time last year: it has more than doubled its midyear investment levels, attracting billion by the end of June 2015 compared with USD 12 billion in the first half of last year.

With $31 billion of foreign capital inflows, India has surpassed China and the US to take the pole position in attracting largest FDI in the first half of 2015, a report said today.

The Finance Ministry today forwarded a report published in Financial Times, London, that said “India grabs investment league pole position.”

The report said India has attracted $31 billion of FDI in H1 2015, ahead of $28 billion of China and $27 billion of US.

“A ranking of the top destinations for greenfield investment (measured by estimated capital expenditure) in the first half of 2015 shows India at number one, having attracted roughly $3 billion more than China and $4 billion more than the US,” the FT report said.

India is tracking well ahead of where it was at this time last year: it has more than doubled its midyear investment levels, attracting $30 billion by the end of June 2015 compared with USD 12 billion in the first half of last year.

The report said that in 2014 India ranked fifth in terms of capital investment, after China, the US, the UK and Mexico.

“In a year when many major FDI destinations posted declines, India experienced one of 2014’s best FDI growth rates, increasing its number of projects by 47 per cent,” it said.

Govt efforts to attract FDI paying off: Jaitley

Government’s efforts are paying off as India has become the highest FDI destination for greenfield projects, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

“Satisfying, our efforts are paying off. India becomes the highest FDI destination for greenfield projects,” Jaitley tweeted.

The finance minister’s comment came after a report said that India surpassed China and the US to take the pole position in attracting largest FDI in the first half of 2015.

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