India Tops Global Remittances List

With the developing world on track to receive $414 billion in migrant remittances in 2013 — an increase of 6.3 per cent over the previous year — India again topped the global chart with $71 billion in remittances, according to a revised World Bank forecast.


Other top recipients of officially recorded remittances for 2013 are China ($60 billion), the Philippines ($26 billion), Mexico ($22 billion), Nigeria ($21 billion), and Egypt ($20 billion), the report said. The World Bank said migrant remittances to developing world is projected to jump to $540 billion by 2016. The GCC is already the largest send market for South Asian and Mena countries, contributing close to 50 per cent of the market. It also accounted for more than 40 per cent of the total inward remittances received by the market, said Sudhesh Giriyan, vice-president & business head, Xpress Money.


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Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:30am