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FDI flows surge in 2021 hinting at global recovery, says OECD

FDI inflows to India dip 51 per cent in first half of 2021


FDI outflows from the OECD area in the first half of 2021 increased four-fold to $612 billion over H2CY2020

Ashley Coutinho Mumbai
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows rebounded in the first half of 2021 to reach $870 billion, exceeding pre-pandemic levels by 43 per cent and more than double that of the second half of 2020, OECD data and analysis show.

China was the leading FDI recipient worldwide in the first half of 2021, followed by the US and the UK.

FDI inflows to non-OECD G20 countries increased by 12 per cent over the second half of 2020. India was an outlier and saw a 51 per cent decline during the period. The country had seen sizeable FDI inflows in the

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First Published: Oct 29 2021 | 9:31 PM IST

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