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FDI in India rises by 15% during Apr-Sep to $26 bn

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India grew by 15 per cent to $26 billion during the first half of the current fiscal, according to government statistics. FDI inflow during April-September of 2018-19 stood at $22.66 billion. Singapore continued to be the largest source of FDI during the first half of the fiscal with $8 billion in investments.

Sectors that attracted maximum foreign inflows during April-September 2019-20, include services ($4.45 billion), computer software and hardware ($ 4 billion), telecommunications ($4.28 billion), automobile ($2.13 billion) and trading ($2.14 billion), data from the commerce and industry ministry showed.

It was followed by Mauritius ($6.36 billion), the United States ($2.15 billion), the Netherlands ($2.32 billion) and Japan ($1.78 billion), according to a news agency report.

Despite a slowdown in the global economy, inflows of foreign investment into the country have not been affected, according to department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.

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