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Raising FDI via hybrid instruments may come with riders

Raising FDI via hybrid instruments may come with riders

The government may put certain conditions on domestic companies that are keen to bring in foreign investments through optionally and partially convertible debentures.


India's new Mauritius treaty signals end of shopping for tax havens

India`s move to plug suspected losses in tax revenue through Mauritius, a top source of foreign investments into the country, has not sent financial markets into a tailspin as it would have just a few years ago.

No intolerance, India continuing to attract FDI: Jaitley

No intolerance, India continuing to attract FDI: Jaitley

Asserting that there is "no intolerance on the ground" in India, he said the country has continued to attract substantial foreign investments as the fastest growing economy.

Boost for e-commerce: 100% FDI permitted in marketplace e-retailing with riders

Boost for e-commerce: 100% FDI permitted in marketplace e-retailing with riders

The government on Tuesday allowed 100 percent FDI through automatic route in the marketplace format of e-commerce retailing, a development that will give a boost to foreign firms like Amazon and Ebay as well as domestic players such as Flipkart and Snapdeal.

India is a great country but it has a lot to learn from Singapore: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the Indian diaspora in Singapore.

'New textiles policy aims at 35 mn jobs, foreign investment'

'New textiles policy aims at 35 mn jobs, foreign investment'

The government will unveil a new national textiles policy next month that seeks to create 35 million new jobs by attracting foreign investments, a senior ministry official said on Monday.

Foreign companies see turnaround in India: CII Director General

CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said the process of clearances in India has been streamlined and predictability has been brought about in taxes, setting the positive tone for foreign investments.

India can compete with China as supplier to world: Lord Paul

Pitching for removal of barriers that come in the way of setting up businesses in India, NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has said the country can compete with China as 'suppliers of the world'.

RBI warns against 'investment tourists' in debt market

As India seeks greater inflow of foreign investments, the Reserve Bank has cautioned against 'investment tourists' in the domestic debt market saying that they can withdraw funds at a "whiff of trouble".

India to liberalise debt market in 'measured way'

India is opening its short-term debt market to foreign investors, but liberalisation will be "in a measured way" to avoid causing volatility, central bank governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday.

FIPB to take up 31 foreign investment proposals on July 4

Foreign investments are crucial for India which needs about USD 1 trillion by March 2017.

Mauritius slips to 2nd place on fund flows into Indian markets

The US was followed by Mauritius with over Rs 3.31 lakh crore worth 'assets under custody (AUC)' of FIIs and their sub-accounts as on December 31, 2013.

SEBI strengthens monitoring of foreign investments in IRF

An IRF is a contract between a buyer and a seller agreeing to the future delivery of any interest-bearing asset such as government bonds.

Mauritius tightens norms to check proxy tag on its investments

Long accused of being a route for avoiding taxes for foreign investments into India, Mauritius says it has put additional safeguards in place to thwart such wrong perceptions and to boost its image as a preferred global financial centre.

Investments to gain momentum post polls: India Ratings chief

Foreign investments are set to gain momentum after 2014 general elections, but a 'magic' work is unlikely for the overall economy in the immediate future, says India Ratings' chief Atul Joshi.

P-Notes investment rises to $28 bn in April

It was higher than investments of Rs 1.48 lakh crore made in March through this route.

Chidambaram urges UAE investment in infrastructure sector

Seeking more foreign investment into India, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Sunday met sovereign wealth funds here and discussed scope for investing into the infrastructure sector and corporate bonds.

Chidambaram to visit Dubai to woo investments

With a view to attracting foreign investments, Finance Minister P Chidambaram will visit Dubai on May 26 and engage with sovereign wealth funds to sell the India growth story.

FIPB nod to AirAsia made after close scrutiny of policy: Sharma

Dismissing concerns over foreign investments in AirAsia, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma today said that FIPB took the decision of allowing FDI after careful scrutiny.

Participatory Notes investors put in $28 bn in 2012

The foreign investments into Indian markets through 'Participatory Notes', a preferred route for overseas HNIs and hedge funds, stood at Rs 1.51 lakh crore (about USD 28 billion) at the end of 2012.