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India Inc’s overseas direct investment dips 39% to $2.11 billion in October Read more at:

Rupee_APMUMBAI: Indian firms made direct investment of $2.11 billion in October, down 39.34 percent from a year earlier, Reserve Bank data showed.

The overseas direct investment by the local firms stood at $3.47 billion in October 2015.

For month-on-month comparison, the Indian firms had made an investment of

The investments in October were comprised of equity worth $1.51 billion, loan of $187.96 million and rest of $407.43 million were in the form of guarantee issued.

The major overseas investments made by the Indian firms included $622.01 million by Indian Oil CorporationBSE -7.58 % in its wholly-owned subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Singapore.

Tata Communications invested $165.86 million in a fully owned unit in Singapore while Fortis HealthcareBSE -1.19  ..

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