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Govt mulling to ease FDI in print media, construction, retail

 The government is moving ahead with further opening of print media, construction and retail sectors to foreign investments, and detailed deliberations in this regard were held in the finance ministry on Wednesday.

PMO ask departments to provide enabling framework to attract FDI

PMO ask departments to provide enabling framework to attract FDI

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has asked all the ministries and departments to modify enabling framework and regulations in tune with the liberalised FDI policy with a view to attracting more foreign investment.

Walmart evaluating FDI guidelines on food retail in India: CEO

Walmart evaluating FDI guidelines on food retail in India: CEO

Walmart India is "evaluating" foreign direct investment (FDI) guidelines for the food retail space in India as the government has permitted 100 percent FDI in the sector.

No proposal to review FDI in multi-brand retail: Government

No proposal to review FDI in multi-brand retail: Government

The current foreign direct investment policy permits overseas players to hold 51 percent stake in an Indian retail company.

Uttarakhand govt aims to attract FDI

The BJP-ruled Uttarakhand government has started taking measures to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the state.

Net forex reserves increase by $14.2 billion in Apr-Dec period

Net forex reserves increase by $14.2 billion in Apr-Dec period

The country added USD 14.2 billion in foreign exchange reserves on the balance of payment basis during the first nine months of the outgoing financial year, which is marginally down from USD 14.6 billion accretion in the year-ago period, the Reserve Bank said on Thursday.

FDI policy easing in select sectors in the works

FDI policy easing in select sectors in the works

The government is expected to soon announce relaxations in the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in certain sectors, including single brand retail.

Foreign direct investment zooms 60% to $4.68 billion in November

Foreign direct investment zooms 60% to $4.68 billion in November

With the government taking steps to improve ease of doing business and relax regulations, foreign direct investment into the country surged by 60 percent to USD 4.68 billion in November 2016.

FDI up 27% at $27.82 billion in Apr-Oct this fiscal

FDI up 27% at $27.82 billion in Apr-Oct this fiscal

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country grew by over 27 percent to USD 27.82 billion during April-October this fiscal.

Govt mulls aligning flying operator norms with FDI policy

The sector is faced with an odd situation wherein a foreign investor, excluding overseas airlines, can acquire up to 100 percent stake in a local carrier but not seek a scheduled operator's permit. The permit can only be given to a company which has substantial ownership and effective control in the hands of Indian nationals.

Govt considering further FDI relaxation in select sectors

Govt considering further FDI relaxation in select sectors

Government is considering further relaxing foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in several areas, including trading, with an eye on more inflows.

Need to revive arbitral centres to win investor confidence: Arun Jaitley

Need to revive arbitral centres to win investor confidence: Arun Jaitley

Pitching for making India an important commercial arbitral centre, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said efforts are being made to revive the arbitration centres in Mumbai and national capital with a view to expedite contractual dispute resolution at lesser cost.

FDI increase needs to translate into jobs: Nirmala Sitharaman

FDI increase needs to translate into jobs: Nirmala Sitharaman

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday lauded the increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in India but said it will be meaningful only when it translates into increased job creation.

Government clears 11 FDI proposals worth Rs 2,325 crore

An inter-ministerial panel today approved 11 proposals entailing foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of over Rs 2,300 crore.

China foreign expenditure tops inward investment for 1st time

China foreign expenditure tops inward investment for 1st time

China invested more money abroad last year than foreign firms piled into the country, data showed today, a first for the world's second largest economy as Beijing looks overseas as part of its drive to transform its economic growth model.

Cabinet liberalises FDI norms for NBFC sector

Cabinet liberalises FDI norms for NBFC sector

Expanding the list of NBFCs which can attract FDI, the Cabinet Wednesday permitted foreign investment through automatic route in "other financial services", if they are under regulators like RBI and SEBI.

Govt to set up committee to review e-commerce rules

Govt to set up committee to review e-commerce rules

The government has decided to set up a committee to look into all issues including foreign direct investment norms pertaining to the fast growing e-commerce industry in the country.

India receives $5.34 billion FDI in April-May

India receives $5.34 billion FDI in April-May

India received USD 5.34 billion foreign direct investment in the first two months of the current financial year, Parliament was informed Friday.

 

Govt against raising FDI cap in newspapers, periodicals

Govt against raising FDI cap in newspapers, periodicals

The Centre has decided not to raise the foreign direct investment limit on newspapers and periodicals to 49 percent from 26 percent.

 

Govt to announce hybrid instruments for FDI next month

Government is likely to come out with a list of hybrid instruments next month which Indian companies will be able to issue for raising foreign direct investment (FDI).