FDI into India at $114.4 b in 2015-17: report

FDI into India at $114.4 b in 2015-17: report

Cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) equity flows into India reached $ 114.4 billion during the last two financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17, according to a latest report by global accounting firm KPMG.

This is about 40% higher than the $81.8 billion recorded in the preceding three years, from 2011-12 to 2013-14. UAE investors announced $2.5 billion worth of investments in India in a single month October 2017 including $1 billion investment by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, $1 billion by NRI-Emirati Investor's Group and a further $462 million investment by Lulu Group in Andhra Pradesh.

The report was prepared for the first India-UAE Partnership Summit (IUPS) held here last week.

Cumulative FDI into India reached $498.9 billion in 17 years from April, 2000 to June, 2017, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce.

"In the financial year 2016-17, the country received the highest-ever FDI flow worth $43.5 billion," KPMG said. "India also witnessed an increase in private equity/venture capital investments led by its growing startup segment. Between January and September, 2017, India received $17.6 billion of private equity/venture capital spread across 402 deals," it said.

The report released at the IUPS, organised by the Business Leaders Forum (BLF) and commissioned by KPMG headed by Vikas Papriwal, Partner and Head of Markets, KPMG in the Lower Gulf and Middle East South Asia comes in the backdrop of the latest announcement of $1 billion by the newly- formed NRI-Emirati Investors' Group in addition to a further $1 billion by ADIA.

The Asian Development Bank said the infrastructure sector in India requires $5.2 trillion worth of investments to sustain the economic growth, and lend support to several government flagship programmes.

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