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Indian firms' foreign investments double in March to $3 bn

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Indian companies' foreign direct investment (FDI) in March in their overseas ventures more than doubled to $2.99 billion, according to data released by the Reserve of (RBI) on Tuesday.

During the same month last year, Indian firms had invested a total of $1.42 billion into their overseas joint ventures or subsidiaries.

The March 2017 overseas were much higher than those in February at $867.53 million, the RBI said

These came in the form of equities totalling $1.99 billion, loans of $742.60 million and issue of guarantees worth $251.40 million.

The major investors include Bharti Airtel with $765.20 million, Tata International at $179.22 million, and state-run ONGC Videsh investing $75.49 million.

Among countries, Mauritius expectedly topped the list with an amount of $1.3 billion, while Singapore came third with $599 million, as these two countries are used by companies from across the world to route

The UK came second, attracting Indian investment of $790 million in March.



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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 17:42 IST