Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China edged up 0.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 14.4 billion in June for the first increase in two months, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said Tuesday. It followed a 6.7 percent fall in May, according to figures released by the ministry.
In the January-June period, the country's FDI inflow grew 2.2 percent from the same period of 2013 to USD 63.3 billion, thanks to a rise in the service sector, which accounted 56.0 percent of the total FDI. Investment from Britain surged 76.4 percent year-on-year, marking the sharpest increase, while that from South Korean rose 45.6 percent. However, FDI from Japan plunged 48.8 percent.