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Tatas step up US lobbying on immigration, education issues

Tatas appear to have stepped up their lobbying in the US on various matters, including those related to immigration reforms and technical education issues, after remaining inactive on this front for over two years.

Walmart resumes US lobbying on FDI in India

Global retail giant Walmart has resumed its lobbying with the US lawmakers on matters related to FDI in India and it spent USD 1.5 million on about 50 specific issues, including those related to Indian market during the last quarter.

Pfizer, Boeing, other US firms lobbying hard on Indian issues

At least two dozen American companies and industry groups are lobbying hard with the US lawmakers on issues related to their Indian business interests and bilateral trade issues between the two countries, even as retail giant Walmart has halted such activities.

US Immigration Bill: Nasscom hires lobbyist, PR and law firms

With the USD 87 billion software export industry being hit by the new US immigration law, IT services industry body Nasscom has hired influential lobbyist, public relation and law firms to plead the case of Indian firms with Congressmen.

Walmart continues US lobbying on 'FDI in India'

Walmart continued to lobby with the American lawmakers over Indian retail FDI rules during the first quarter of 2013, even as a probe is underway into the global retail giant's US lobbying activities for facilitating its India entry.

Boeing, Pfizer, Dow among US entities lobbying on India issues

At least a dozen US-based entities, including giants like Boeing, Pfizer, Dow Chemicals and Morgan Stanley, have indulged in lobbying among the American lawmakers here regarding India-related trade issues since the beginning of this year.

Govt extends term of Walmart lobbying probe panel till May

The government-appointed probe panel, which is looking into Walmart's lobbying with the US lawmakers for facilitating India entry, Thursday got a one-month extension in its tenure till May-end.

Probe panel seeks more details from Walmart on lobbying

The Panel, during its last meeting on March 22, had sought details about Walmart's lobbying activities in the US with regard to its plans to enter the Indian market.

India retains Podesta group for lobbying in US

The Podesta Group has been lobbying for India since 2011, as per the publicly available reports.

Panel formed in inquire into Walmart lobbying issue

Government has constituted a committee under Justice Mukul Mudgal to inquire into media reports on disclosures of Walmart in the US regarding its lobbying activities and whether the retail giant undertook any activity in India in contravention of law.

Five US banks fined for improper payment to lobbyists

Five leading US banks were fined over USD 4.4 million in total for using municipal and state bond funds to pay lobbyists, the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced.

'Indian companies hired lobbying firms in US'

Ranbaxy has paid USD 90,000 to the lobbying firm Patton Boggs for issues including "Preserve Access to Affordable Generics", according to a document registered in 2010.

Reliance Industries halts US lobbying for 4th straight quarter

Reliance Industries has kept its lobbying activities among US lawmakers on hold for the fourth quarter in a row, after having paid nearly USD 2 million to its lobbyist here in past few years.

RIL pauses on US lobbying; Govt spends Rs 3.7 cr in 2011-12

Corporate giant Reliance Industries Ltd has stopped lobbying with US lawmakers for the last two quarters, while the Indian government incurred an expense of Rs 3.7 crore for such activities during the last financial year ended March 31, 2012.

Fai pleads guilty for being ISI agent in US

Fai acknowledged secretly receiving money from
the ISI and causing revenue losses
to the US government.

Indian govt, cos spent $1.5 mn on US lobbying

The Indian government and companies together spent USD 2.2 million in 2009.