Articles about Foreign Direct Investment

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

21 Jan 2021

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

Sources informed Reuters of Indian government's plans to change foreign investment policies that could impact the e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart.

New benchmark: FDI equity inflows cross $500 billion in India

07 Dec 2020

New benchmark: FDI equity inflows cross $500 billion in India

In a development that shows India has emerged as a safe investment destination, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows crossed the $500 billion benchmark, reports PTI. Between April 2000 and September 2020, the country's inflows were recorded at $500.12 billion.

China slams India's new 'discriminatory' FDI policy; seeks revision

20 Apr 2020

China slams India's new 'discriminatory' FDI policy; seeks revision

China on Monday said that India's new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy is violative of international norms of free and fair trade.

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

18 Apr 2020

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

The Center on Saturday revised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy to prevent "opportunistic acquisitions" of vulnerable, coronavirus pandemic-hit Indian companies.

Amrapali cheated homebuyers, SC asks NBCC to finish their projects

23 Jul 2019

Amrapali cheated homebuyers, SC asks NBCC to finish their projects

Giving a major relief to nearly 42,000 homebuyers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state-run National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete unfinished flats of the embattled real-estate group Amrapali.

India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman

05 Jul 2019

India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman

In her maiden budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India will become a $3 trillion economy in 2019 itself.

Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

29 Jan 2019

Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

American retail giant Walmart-owned Flipkart has written to the government that it faces "the risk of significant customer disruption" if the deadline for implementing the new e-commerce curbs, which could cause huge disruption in the space, isn't extended by six months.

India attracted $22bn of FDI in first-half of 2018: UN

16 Oct 2018

India attracted $22bn of FDI in first-half of 2018: UN

India attracted $22 billion of FDI (foreign direct investment) flows in the first half of 2018, according to a UN report.

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

30 May 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

Today the business space remained rocked up with a lot of happenings.

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

02 Mar 2018

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

India is a "very open economy" and wants to have trade relations and pacts with all countries, said Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, ahead of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) meeting, in Singapore.

Government may allow 100% FDI in banking: Report

17 Jan 2018

Government may allow 100% FDI in banking: Report

After allowing 100% FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in aviation, single-brand retail, and construction, the Centre is now considering to hike the FDI limit in the banking sector to 100%.

India invites Israeli companies to take advantage of FDI regime

16 Jan 2018

India invites Israeli companies to take advantage of FDI regime

At an India-Israel business summit, PM Narendra Modi invited Israeli companies to "take advantage of the liberal FDI" in India, especially in defense.

Center approves 100% FDI in single-brand retail under automatic route

10 Jan 2018

Center approves 100% FDI in single-brand retail under automatic route

The government has approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single-brand retail and construction development without government approval and relaxed norms for other sectors, including aviation.

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

10 Jan 2018

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

Earlier, a parliamentary panel advised the government to defer Air India's (AI) privatization. They urged them to give 5yrs for AI's revival.

Air India Privatization: Carrier to be split into 2

12 Dec 2017

Air India Privatization: Carrier to be split into 2

The government's Air India privatization plan seems to have taken shape. The Centre would split the state-run airline into two before sale.

How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

26 May 2017

How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

The BJP government swept to power in 2014 projecting its PM face Modi as the embodiment of "acche din" that would soon arrive under BJP rule.

FIPB comes to an end to facilitate ease of business

25 May 2017

FIPB comes to an end to facilitate ease of business

The Union cabinet has okayed the abolition of 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), whose purpose was to vet Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals in India, as most of the FDI money now comes via automatic routes.

"Make in India" slowly picking up momentum, yielding results

16 May 2017

"Make in India" slowly picking up momentum, yielding results

Modi's much-touted "Make in India" initiative is reportedly yielding positive results.

Walmart to open 50 stores in India

27 Mar 2017

Walmart to open 50 stores in India

Global retail giant Walmart is looking at increasing its footprint in India, by setting up several stores across Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Has the government's 'Make in India' borne fruit?

23 Mar 2017

Has the government's 'Make in India' borne fruit?

Two years after the launch of 'Make in India', only the services sector seems to have received significant FDI whereas manufacturing, except electronics and automobiles, has been overlooked.

Make in India: Five sectors fail to attract FDI proposals

22 Mar 2017

Make in India: Five sectors fail to attract FDI proposals

The Parliament was informed that five sectors, including defence, ports, and coal have failed to attract any 'Foreign Direct Investments' during April-December of the current fiscal.

FDI policy to be relaxed in select sectors

02 Mar 2017

FDI policy to be relaxed in select sectors

Sources said the government is considering relaxing the FDI policy in certain sectors including in single brand retail. Other sectors that may be included are defence, civil aviation, construction and development, private security agencies, real estate and news broadcasting.

Record $46.4 in FDI inflow, in spite of global fall

19 Feb 2017

Record $46.4 in FDI inflow, in spite of global fall

FDI inflows into Indian economy increased by 18% to a record $46.4 billion (INR 3112 billion) in 2016 even though global economic growth remained weak.

Walmart to enter food retailing as government allows 100% FDI

23 Sep 2016

Walmart to enter food retailing as government allows 100% FDI

Walmart India is reportedly evaluating policy guidelines to enter into processed food retailing as the government has relaxed food store rules allowing 100% Foreign Direct Investment in the sector.

RBI issues new guidelines for on-tap bank licenses

02 Aug 2016

RBI issues new guidelines for on-tap bank licenses

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came up with new guidelines for on-tap bank licensing paving way for those who are interested in seeking licenses whenever required.