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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Direct investment abroad by India Inc up 48% in May at $2.7 billion

MUMBAI: Direct investments by Indian firms overseas increased by 48.2 per cent year-on-year to $2.69 billion in May, according to the RBI data.  They had invested $1.82 billion in their overseas ventures in same month of last year. However, the overseas direct investment in May was much lower than $4.11 billion in April this year. The investments by the Indian companies were a mix of issuance of guarantees ($1.95 billion), loans (365.93 million) and equity ($383.71
million). the prominent investors overseas during the month include Videocon Oil Ventures $204.08 million, Videocon Industries $145 million and Larsen & Toubro Ltd $144.48 million. 
Among other major investors are JSW SteelBSE -0.35 % $81.50 million and Bombay Burma Trading Corporation $66.3 million. 

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