India broke into the top 10 of destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time in 2009, when the world battled to emerge from a brutal financial crisis and FDI flows slowed dramatically.
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The country rose to the ninth place in 2009 from 13th in the previous year in the list of FDI destinations, according to the World Investment Report 2010 released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
According to the report, global FDI inflows declined 37% in 2009 while inflows into India dropped by a much smaller 14%.
Compiled by Asit Ranjan Mishra
Graphics by Ahmed Raza Khan/Mint