Amid the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) tightening norms, overseas investment by Indian companies declined sharply to $1.94 billion in August. The RBI has clamped norms for outbound investments by the domestic firms to contain rupee slide. A month ago in July, the Indian firms had invested $ 3.24 billion in their various entities overseas.
During the last August, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) handled 5.91 million tonne (mt) cargo of imports and exports, compared with 4.88 mt handled in the same month last year, registering a growth of 21.07 per cent. The August figure is also 13.29 per cent higher than the target fixed for the month. During the month, 2.42 mt cargo was exported and 3.49 mt was imported through the port.
SPML Infra Ltd., India's leading infrastructure development company has won new orders worth Rs. 1802.10 Crores from South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd. (SBPDCL), Bihar and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Rajasthan.