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In the past year there has been an increase of 13% in formal savings like bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.

A) there has been an increase of 13% in formal savings like bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.
B) formal savings such as bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds have seen an increase of 13%.
C) a 13% increase in formal savings such as bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds has been seen.
D) there has been a 13% increase in formal savings such as bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.
E) there has been a 13% increase in formal savings like bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.

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The Economist magazine | Making money in the subcontinent: Big firms in India face new competition | Aug 24, 2017
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In the past year there has been an increase of 13% in formal savings like bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.

A) there has been an increase of 13% in formal savings like bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.
B) formal savings such as bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds have seen an increase of 13%.
C) a 13% increase in formal savings such as bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds has been seen.
D) there has been a 13% increase in formal savings such as bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.
E) there has been a 13% increase in formal savings like bank deposits, life insurance policies and mutual funds.

Source:
The Economist magazine | Making money in the subcontinent: Big firms in India face new competition | Aug 24, 2017


"Such as", not "Like", is used as "For example". Therefore A, C and E are out.
B. "have seen" is wrong. Awkward construction.

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