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Wal-Mart improves lobbying disclosure after shareholder push

Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy.

Google lobbying spending reached new high in early 2015

Google Inc, already one of Washington`s biggest spenders, set a company record for its lobbying activity in the first quarter of 2015 when it spent $5.5 million, according to a government database.

Lobbying exposes EU to corruption risk says watchdog

EU governments and institutions must adopt robust rules for powerful lobbies seeking to shape laws and policy or face the risk of corruption, anti-graft watchdog Transparency International warned Wednesday.

Walmart: Govt discloses file notings on Mudgal panel

The government has disclosed confidential file notings related to setting up of Justice Mukul Mudgal panel that probed alleged lobbying activities by retail major Walmart in India.

Amazon steps up US lobbying for Indian FDI; Walmart on halt

After supermarket giant Walmart, it is online retail major Amazon which appears to be lobbying hard with the US lawmakers to seek their support for facilitating its "foreign direct investment in India".

Niira Radia questioned by CBI

Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia has been questioned by CBI in connection with the ongoing probe related to her tapped telephone conversation with industrialists and others.

Lobbying through illegal means can't be permitted: Pilot

Advocating a transparent system for stakeholders to put across their viewpoint on policy matters, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot says lobbying needs to be defined to differentiate it from influencing the policymakers through illegal means.

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.

Lobbying should be done in public, not behind doors: Pilot

"I think, there should be a very clear definition of what constitutes corporate lobbying in India, given the arrival of large number of foreign companies on Indian landscape.

MCA examining reports on Walmart lobbying

Government is examining reports on Walmart's lobbying activities with American lawmakers so as to enter the Indian market, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot said Monday.

Probe panel on Walmart lobbying to meet Monday

The government-appointed panel looking into Walmart's lobbying with American lawmakers for its entry into the Indian market is likely to meet Monday and deliberate on information provided by the retail giant.

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.

Over 15 US companies spent millions to lobby in India in 2012

Global retail giant WalMart, whose lobbying with US lawmakers for access to India has generated much political heat in New Delhi, has got company of at least 15 other large American companies and entities that have spent millions of dollars in 2012 itself to lobby for their Indian business interests along with other issues.

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.