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China Sept FDI rises 17.3 pct y/y to 70.63 bln yuan

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China in September rose 17.3 percent year-on-year to 70.63 billion yuan ($10.73 billion), the commerce ministry said on Friday.

For January-September, FDI rose 1.6 percent from the same period to 618.57 billion yuan, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The FDI numbers were reported by the official Xinhua News Agency earlier.

($1 = 6.5796 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill)