China Oct FDI rises 5 pct y/y to 60.12 bln yuan - commerce ministry

BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China in October rose 5 percent year-on-year to 60.12 billion yuan ($9.05 billion), the commerce ministry said on Tuesday.

That compared with a 17.3 percent increase year-on-year in September.

For January-October, FDI rose 1.9 percent from the same period a year ago to 678.7 billion yuan, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

($1 = 6.6405 Chinese yuan) (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Sam Holmes)