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

Sep 30, 2015, 10:13 IST | PTI

New Delhi: With USD 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 USD 31 billion of FDI in H1 2015, ahead of USD 28 billion of China and USD 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 USD 3 billion more than China and USD 4 billion more than the US," the FT report said.

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India is tracking well ahead of where it was at this time last year: it has more than doubled its midyear investment levels, attracting USD 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 rate, increasing its number of projects by 47 per cent," it said.

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