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$10-bn infra fund soon

business Updated: Nov 09, 2010 00:21 IST
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India and the US have decided to set up a $10-billion (R45,000 crore) infrastructure debt fund under the public-private-partnership mode primarily to boost funding in the infrastructure sector. The India-US CEOs forum that met on Monday has proposed the move, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said.

“Both the governments will consider the recommendation and take a final view and put in place the modalities,” said Sharma. But he refused to give a timeline for setting up the fund. On opening up foreign direct investment in the retail sector, he said the decision on this would be taken only after consensus.