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Foreign investment by Indian firms jumps by 40% in Jan.

Published: February 17, 2020
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

Investments by Indian firms abroad in January 2020 rose by nearly 40 per cent to $2.10 billion on a yearly basis, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Indian firms had invested $1.47 billion in their overseas ventures in the same month a year ago. Compared monthly, January investments were higher than $1.99 billion in December 2019, RBI data showed.

Of the total capital invested by India companies in January this year, $793.82 million was in the form of equity capital, $368.55 came in as debt capital, while the rest $890.75 million was through the issuance of guarantee, the data on outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) showed.

Among the major investors were Bharti Airtel Ltd, which pumped in $247.5 million in its wholly-owned subsidiary (WoS) in Mauritius; Serum Institute of India, which invested $226.07 million in a WoS in the Netherlands; and Allcargo Logistics, which invested $88.08 million in a WoS unit in Belgium, a news agency reported.

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