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Actual FDI falls 32.6% in January
By Diao Ying (
Updated: 2009-02-16 11:36

Actual foreign direct investment (FDI) in China in January 2009 fell 32.6 percent from a year earlier to $7.54 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said.

The number of foreign-funded enterprises approved also dropped 48.7 percent to 1,496.

At a press conference this morning, Yao Jian, a spokesman for the ministry, attributed the decline to the high base a year before and the disruption caused by the Spring Festival holidays.

Noting that the latest FDI figure was close to the monthly average of $7.7 billion in 2008, Yao said that more opportunities for foreign investment are expected in coming months with the national macro economic policy in place.

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