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FDI inflows increased to $64 billion in 2020.(Bloomberg)

Greenfield FD I may shrink for 2nd straight year in 2021

Livemint | By Asit Ranjan Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 12:41 AM IST
Overall FDI inflows into India increased 27% to $64 billion in 2020, making it the fifth-largest recipient in the world, the UNCTAD World Investment Report said.
The change in Indian FDI regulations came against the backdrop of reports that Chinese firms were eyeing the acquisition of Indian companies hit by a fall in their valuation amid the economic slowdown.(Mint)
The change in Indian FDI regulations came against the backdrop of reports that Chinese firms were eyeing the acquisition of Indian companies hit by a fall in their valuation amid the economic slowdown.(Mint)

FDI rises 40 per cent to $51.47 billion in April-December 2020-21: Govt data

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:21 PM IST
India has attracted 22 per cent higher FDI inflow (including re-invested earnings) of USD 67.54 billion during the first nine months of the current fiscal as against USD 55.14 billion in the same period of 2019-20.
The minister said that 100% FDI is allowed through automatic route in almost all sectors.(PTI)
The minister said that 100% FDI is allowed through automatic route in almost all sectors.(PTI)

FDI into India continuously growing due to attractive policies: Goyal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Under the government approval route, foreign investors have to take prior approval of the respective ministry/department. Through the automatic approval route, the investor just has to inform the RBI after the investment is made.
During April-September 2020, India attracted FDI worth USD 7.12 billion from the US, the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) data showed.(Reuters/ File photo)
During April-September 2020, India attracted FDI worth USD 7.12 billion from the US, the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) data showed.(Reuters/ File photo)

US second biggest FDI source for India during Apr-Sep 2020

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 04:09 PM IST
During April-September 2020, India attracted FDI worth USD 7.12 billion from the US and USD 2 billion from Mauritius, the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) data showed.
The I&B ministry on Monday issued a public notice asking entities involved in uploading or streaming of news and current affairs through digital media to comply with the directive.(Representational Photo/Bloomberg)
The I&B ministry on Monday issued a public notice asking entities involved in uploading or streaming of news and current affairs through digital media to comply with the directive.(Representational Photo/Bloomberg)

I&B asks digital news platforms with FDI to provide ownership details

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Entities which have FDIs over 26% will have to bring it down by October 2021
The permit for up to 74 per cent FDI in the defence manufacturing through the automatic route was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May while announcing the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit economy.(PTI)
The permit for up to 74 per cent FDI in the defence manufacturing through the automatic route was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May while announcing the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit economy.(PTI)

Govt’s decision on FDI in defence to enhance self-reliance in sector: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The government has permitted 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route in the sector with certain conditions.
Government has permitted foreign direct investment (FDI) of up to 74 per cent under automatic route in the defence sector. An Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1 sits on display in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) area during the DefExpo 20 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Bloomberg)
Government has permitted foreign direct investment (FDI) of up to 74 per cent under automatic route in the defence sector. An Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1 sits on display in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) area during the DefExpo 20 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Bloomberg)

Centre allows up to 74% FDI in defence sector under automatic route

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:28 PM IST
As per the current FDI policy, 100 per cent overseas investments are permitted in the defence industry -- 49 per cent under the automatic route, while beyond that government approval was required.
Foreigners have remained net buyers even after data Monday showed India’s economy shrank by a record 23.9% in the June quarter, putting in a net $231 million in the first three days of September.(Bloomberg)
Foreigners have remained net buyers even after data Monday showed India’s economy shrank by a record 23.9% in the June quarter, putting in a net $231 million in the first three days of September.(Bloomberg)

Foreign investors pour into India stocks despite sinking economy

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:57 PM IST
International buyers plowed a net $6 billion into shares in Asia’s third-largest economy in August, the most since March last year.
Urging private players to join hands with the government, Nitin Gadkari said the economy - hit by coronavirus - is passing through a crucial phase and requires liquidity.
Urging private players to join hands with the government, Nitin Gadkari said the economy - hit by coronavirus - is passing through a crucial phase and requires liquidity.

Govt taking steps to attract FDI in Infra to address liquidity crunch: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The Road Transport, Highways and MSME minister also said that talks are on with various pension funds, insurance funds and financial institutions
The Prime Minister cited the civil aviation space as another area of great potential. The number of air travellers is expected to more than double within the next 8 years in the country.(ANI PHOTO.)
The Prime Minister cited the civil aviation space as another area of great potential. The number of air travellers is expected to more than double within the next 8 years in the country.(ANI PHOTO.)

To attract more investors, PM Modi cites India’s high FDI cap in defence, space

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 10:59 PM IST
He particularly invited US companies to invest in India’s healthcare, infrastructure, defence, energy, civil aviation and insurance sectors, saying the country offers openness, opportunities and myriad options for investments.
Imports account for 60-65% of the country’s military requirements and it has signed contracts worth billions of dollars during the last decade for weapons and systems including fighter jets, air defence missile systems, submarine hunter planes, attack helicopters, heavy-lift choppers and lightweight howitzers. (HT photo)
Imports account for 60-65% of the country’s military requirements and it has signed contracts worth billions of dollars during the last decade for weapons and systems including fighter jets, air defence missile systems, submarine hunter planes, attack helicopters, heavy-lift choppers and lightweight howitzers. (HT photo)

FDI limit hiked, restriction on weapons import for self-reliance in defence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the FDI limit in the defence manufacturing sector under the automatic route would be hiked from 49% to 74% subject to security clearances.
India has allocated about US$6 billion to boost domestic manufacturing and to attract investment and incentivise electronics and components manufacturing and exports in the country.
India has allocated about US$6 billion to boost domestic manufacturing and to attract investment and incentivise electronics and components manufacturing and exports in the country.

India can be the epicentre of global investments, says Ankit Pradhan

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Mr Ankit Pradhan speaks on how India handled the pandemic and the impacts on India after the COVID-19 lockdown ends. He discusses how India will emerge winner after this COVID-19 chaos.
China has sought a revision in India’s FDI regulations aimed at preventing opportunistic takeovers of Indian firms amid the Covid-19 crisis.
China has sought a revision in India’s FDI regulations aimed at preventing opportunistic takeovers of Indian firms amid the Covid-19 crisis.

China urges India to review FDI move

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar and Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The Indian government brought China under the ambit of regulations preventing such takeovers and acquisitions on Friday, with authorities saying any Chinese investments would now require the government’s approval.
The revision of the FDI policy came close on the heels of China’s central bank buying a 1.01% stake in HDFC in the first quarter of 2020. (Bloomberg file photo)
The revision of the FDI policy came close on the heels of China’s central bank buying a 1.01% stake in HDFC in the first quarter of 2020. (Bloomberg file photo)

China seeks FDI policy revision aimed at shielding Indian firms’ takeover

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:42 PM IST
The Indian government brought China under the ambit of regulations preventing such takeovers and acquisitions on Friday, with authorities saying any Chinese investments would now require the government’s approval.

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: Centre tells states to use mobile tracking method for quarantine enforcement and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The decision is likely to impact foreign investments, particularly from China which pumped in $2.34 billion in FDI between April 2000 and December 2019.(Bloomberg file photo)
The decision is likely to impact foreign investments, particularly from China which pumped in $2.34 billion in FDI between April 2000 and December 2019.(Bloomberg file photo)

Govt tweaks FDI rules to shield domestic firms. Thank you, tweets Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 09:34 PM IST
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said the government has reviewed the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy to curb “opportunistic takeovers/acquisitions” of Indian companies due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The government on January 27 invited expression of interest (EoI) from prospective buyers of Air India and two of its subsidiaries.(PTI (Image for representation purpose))
The government on January 27 invited expression of interest (EoI) from prospective buyers of Air India and two of its subsidiaries.(PTI (Image for representation purpose))

Cabinet clears 100% FDI by NRIs in Air India to push privatisation

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The investment would be allowed through the automatic route. The prospective suitors for the national carrier include the Tatas and London-based NRI business family, the Hindujas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration considers India to be one of the most open economies for overseas investment after it eased regulations for several sectors in the past five years(BLOOMBERG/ Representative Image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration considers India to be one of the most open economies for overseas investment after it eased regulations for several sectors in the past five years(BLOOMBERG/ Representative Image)

Closer scrutiny of FDI likely in sectors crucial to national security: Official

Bloomberg | By Shruti Srivastava
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The industries department is in talks with the ministries looking at finance and internal security, and any changes would include transactions under the so-called automatic route, Industry Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra said.
Nirmala Sitharaman said the Budget was aimed at boosting incomes and enhancing purchasing power, stressing that the economy’s fundamentals were strong and inflation was well contained.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Nirmala Sitharaman said the Budget was aimed at boosting incomes and enhancing purchasing power, stressing that the economy’s fundamentals were strong and inflation was well contained.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Indian budget will attract more FDI, say US industry leaders

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Welcoming the budget, the US-India Business Council (USIBC) said that abolition of the dividend distribution tax (DDT) removes a major disincentive to foreign companies seeking to set up operations in India.
Budget 2020-21 may have a provision that foreign investors in India have long sought.(Bloomberg image)
Budget 2020-21 may have a provision that foreign investors in India have long sought.(Bloomberg image)

Long-awaited FDI protection provision expected in Budget

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 05:38 AM IST
There have been several instances in recent years when foreign investors have made a significant investment, sometimes in a domain where the regulatory regime itself is evolving, only to see an adverse development on the policy front.
PM Modi invited investments in India in Bangkok at the Aditya Birla Group’s golden jubilee celebrations(ANI Photo)
PM Modi invited investments in India in Bangkok at the Aditya Birla Group’s golden jubilee celebrations(ANI Photo)

Best time to invest in India: Narendra Modi tells investors in Bangok, explains why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 02:43 AM IST
Prime Minister said India was welcoming the business community with open arms by making continuous structural improvements aimed to increase ease of doing business
Prithviraj Chavan, former chief minister of Maharashtra, on Saturday, accused the state government of not revealing job-related data which he had sough under the Right to Information Act (RTI).(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Prithviraj Chavan, former chief minister of Maharashtra, on Saturday, accused the state government of not revealing job-related data which he had sough under the Right to Information Act (RTI).(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Prithviraj Chavan accuses state govt of denying FDI, job creation data under RTI

Pune, Hindustan Times | By Abhay Khairnar, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 04:20 PM IST
Prithviraj Chavan also attacked chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over foreign direct investments and creating job opportunities under Magnetic Maharashtra and Make in Maharashtra programmes, but failing to provide data related to it.
The Union Cabinet has approved 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) in digital media.(Mint file)
The Union Cabinet has approved 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) in digital media.(Mint file)

26% FDI in digital media restrictive, say industry experts

livemint, New Delhi | By Lata Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The government had earlier approved 26% FDI in print media and 49% for news channels. According to experts, until now there has been no clarity on FDI in digital media and there may be many with 100% foreign investment.
The OnePlus 7 Pro(OnePlus/ Twitter)
The OnePlus 7 Pro(OnePlus/ Twitter)

Won’t make strategic investments on short-term opportunities, says OnePlus

livemint. New Delhi | By Navadha Pandey
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 02:03 PM IST
The government on Wednesday relaxed FDI rules for overseas single brand retailers. Companies can now conduct online retail trading prior to opening of physical stores, subject to certain conditions.
NDTV promoter Prannoy Roy booked for alleged violation of foreign direct investment rules.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
NDTV promoter Prannoy Roy booked for alleged violation of foreign direct investment rules.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

CBI books NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy for FDI rules violation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 07:05 PM IST
Besides the Roys, the agency registered an FIR against then CEO Vikramaditya Chandra as well as unidentified government officials on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption, officials said on Wednesday.
The government regularly reviews the FDI policy, with a view to make it more investor-friendly.(Reuters)
The government regularly reviews the FDI policy, with a view to make it more investor-friendly.(Reuters)

FDI sets a new record at $64.37bn in FY19: Centre

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Path-breaking reform measures undertaken during the last financial year have resulted in India surpassing the FDI received in 2016-17 and registering an inflow of USD 60.98 billion during 2017-18, a new all-time high.
Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2019 in Parliament(ANI)
Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2019 in Parliament(ANI)

Govt considering opening up FDI in aviation, media:Union Budget 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 12:34 PM IST
PM Modi’s government proposed easing rules for foreign investors, while pledging to boost infrastructure spending to help spur growth in the economy
Unless Pakistan takes measures to establish a peace economy, attract foreign direct investment, and expand its regional connectivity, the hopes of CPEC transforming the country’s economy will remain a pipe dream.(Bloomberg)
Unless Pakistan takes measures to establish a peace economy, attract foreign direct investment, and expand its regional connectivity, the hopes of CPEC transforming the country’s economy will remain a pipe dream.(Bloomberg)

CPEC cannot transform Pakistan’s growth path

By Yogesh Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Pakistan must embark on other economic reforms such as increasing tax revenues, measures to attract FDI, more investments in education, health, science and technology to increase local productivity, introducing cashless digital economy and setting up strong regulatory mechanisms.
Piyush Goyal said India has received massive foreign direct investment worth USD 239 billion in the last five years on account of a stable and predictable regulatory regime, growing economy and strong fundamentals(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Piyush Goyal said India has received massive foreign direct investment worth USD 239 billion in the last five years on account of a stable and predictable regulatory regime, growing economy and strong fundamentals(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Budget 2019: India attracted massive FDI worth $ 239 billion in last 5 years, says finance minister Piyush Goyal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 12:01 PM IST
The government has relaxed foreign investments norms in several sectors, including single-brand retail, defence, airlines and food processing.
Indian shoppers browse through the products of Bharti Wal-Mart Best Price Modern wholesale store in Hyderabad. India remains a preferred destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) as domestic consumption remains strong, according to RBI Annual Report.(AFP Photo)
Indian shoppers browse through the products of Bharti Wal-Mart Best Price Modern wholesale store in Hyderabad. India remains a preferred destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) as domestic consumption remains strong, according to RBI Annual Report.(AFP Photo)

India remains preferred destination for FDI: RBI report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 04:59 PM IST
With manufacturing sector gathering momentum, helped by both services and agriculture sectors, consumption demand remains robust in the country making it an attractive investment destination, RBI report said.
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