Jaitley seeks foreign investments for infra, other sectors
Jaitley seeks foreign investments for infra, other sectors

Having put the MAT controversy to rest, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is now seeking to attract foreign investors, including large asset managers, to the Indian markets.

Moody's to govt: Push reforms, stabilise inflation for upgrade

Global agency Moody's on Tuesday said it will upgrade India's rating if the government is able to push through reforms, inflation stabilises, regulatory environment improves and infrastructure investment rises.

Sebi proposes relaxed norms for infra investment trusts

Under the proposed norms for InvITs, a new investment product for arranging long-term financing for infrastructure projects, Sebi has suggested allowing such trusts to invest in two-level SPV (special purpose vehicle) structure.

Govt spending to help boost credit growth: HDFC Bank

HDFC Bank on Tuesday said the recent rate cuts by the Reserve Bank coupled with the government's efforts to kickstart infrastructure investments, will help drive the sagging credit growth in the industry.

Govt forms 10-member panel to revisit PPP infra model

Government on Tuesday constituted a 10-member panel under former finance secretary Vijay Kelkar to revisit and revitalise public private partnership (PPP) mode of infrastructure development.

RBI allows banks to invest in long-term infrastructure bonds

In a bid to boost infrastructure investment, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday allowed banks to invest in long-term infrastructure bonds issued by other banks.

Qatar eyes 7% growth in 2015 despite oil price slump

Qatar`s economy is predicted to grow by seven percent in 2015, as it forges ahead with huge infrastructure investment despite the slump in oil prices, leading economists said Wednesday.

Infrastructure splurge too late for this govt or next

India`s drive to break an infrastructure investment logjam has come too late to revive the economy before the forthcoming general election - and it could be years before it pays growth dividends for the next government.

New govt will need to focus on infra investment: Parekh

Expressing concern over decline in infrastructure investment, HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh Thursday said infrastructure investment has derailed in the past two years and revitalising investment in the sector will be a big task for the new government.

RBI confident of infrastructure investment target

India is on course to meet its infrastructure investment needs of an estimated USD 1 trillion over the next five years, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) executive director G Padmanabhan.

Budget 2012 hikes infra investment upto Rs 50 lakh crore

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, while presenting the Union Budget 2012-13 in Lok Sabha on Friday, proposed allocation of Rs 50 lakh crore towards infrastructure investment during the Twelfth Plan period.

'11th Plan infra investment likely to be 10% short of target'

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday said investment in infrastructure during 11th Plan period (2007-12) is likely to be 10 percent shot of the USD 500-billion target.

India may miss infrastructure goal: Ahluwalia

India may miss a USD 500 billion target for infrastructure investment for the five years through 2012, but will likely create at least two USD 10 billion debt funds for the sector in the next few months, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of Planning Commission, said on Thursday.