FDI from India up by 6.3pc

Dhaka,  Mon,  24 October 2016
Published : 18 Oct 2016, 23:00:17

FDI from India up by 6.3pc

FDI from India up by 6.3pc
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Net inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from India increased by 6.3 per cent in the last financial year (fiscal year 2015-2016), according to the latest statistics of Bangladesh Bank.

Net FDI from India stood at $88 million in the FY16 which was $82.8 million in FY15.

The central bank statistics also showed that gross inflow of FDI from India was $102.54 million in the last fiscal year while disinvestment was $14.54 million. Thus the net inflow stood at $88 million.

Of the net inflow amount, $16.31 million came as equity capital or fresh investment while $67 million came as reinvested earnings of the existing Indian entities. The rest amount worth $4.68 million came as intra-company loans.

Though FDI from India is gradually rising it is still negligible compared to total inflow of FDI worth $2003 million in Bangladesh last fiscal year.

Two major sectors, received FDI from India in the last fiscal, were: textile ($24.48 million) and banking ($23.95 million).

Stock of Indian FDI stood at $328.28 million at the end of June, 2016.

- AK

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