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Published: 09:03 BST, 13 September 2016 | Updated: 09:03 BST, 13 September 2016
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BEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China rose 4.5 percent in the first eight months of this year from the same period a year earlier to 548.83 billion yuan, or $85.88 billion, the Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday.

In August, FDI rose 5.7 percent on-year to 57.32 billion yuan, or $8.76 billion, according to a statement on the ministry's website.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill)