World's Largest Tractor ManufacturerInvestment in Automobile Industry in India India became the fourth largest auto market in 2018 with sales increasing 8.3 per cent year-on-year to 3.99 million units.. If you are looking for investment in the automobile industry in India, know that the sector is the largest tractor manufacturer, second-largest bus manufacturer and third largest heavy trucks manufacturer in the world. The industry saw a 25.5 per cent jump in FDI from 2018 to 2019.With FDI policy for automobile sector allowing 100% FDI under the automatic route, FDI equity inflows in Automobile industry amounted to $17.9 bn FDI between April 2000 and September 2017; contributing towards 5%... read more
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Sixth Largest Producer of Chemicals in The WorldFDI in Chemical Industry in India The chemical industry in India is an indispensable part of the economy of the country, for it constitutes around 6% of the country's GDP. Chemicals industry in India is highly diversified, covering more than 80,000 commercial products. It is broadly classified into Basic chemicals, Specialty chemicals, and Agrochemicals. The Indian chemicals industry is projected to reach $304 bn by 2025. India is a strong global dye supplier, accounting for approximately 16% of the world production of dyestuff and dye intermediates. Chemicals industry in India has been de-licensed except for few hazardous chemicals. Upcoming Petroleum, Chemicals and... read more
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Second Largest FDI Recipient in IndiaInvestment in Construction Industry The construction industry makes up for a major part of India’s GDP. Being a significant contributor to the GDP of India, the industry acts as a gateway for more opportunities. Investment in the construction industry in India, therefore, directly leads to the country’s economic development. The Construction industry in India consists of the real estate as well as the urban development segment. The Real estate segment covers residential, office, retail, hotels and leisure parks, among others, while urban development segment broadly consists of sub-segments such as Water supply, Sanitation, Urban transport, Schools, and... read more
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Fifth Largest Media and Entertainment Market in The WorldFDI In Media Sectors The Indian Media and Entertainment industry is a rapidly advancing sector and is making high growth strides. With the world’s largest newspaper circulation market and globally the largest film industry in terms of number of films made per year, the media sector is on the brink of a strong phase of growth, backed by rising consumer demand and improving advertising revenues. India has 118,239 registered publications (newspapers and periodicals), close to 2,500 multiplexes and more than 570 mn Internet users – second largest base after China, and is expected to reach out to 640 mn by 2019. Up to 74% FDI in the Media sector is... read more
Entertainment industry CARG(2016-21)
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Largest Exporter of Petroleum Products in AsiaFDI In Petroleum & Natural Gas The petroleum and natural gas sector is among the eight core industries in India and plays a major role in influencing decision making for all the other important sections of the economy. India’s economic growth is closely related to energy demand; therefore the need for oil and gas is projected to grow more, thereby making the sector quite conducive for investment. India consumed 204.92 MMT petroleum products and 58.64 BCM natural gas. The import dependency of crude oil and LNG during 2018 was 82.59% and 45.89% respectively. During 2018, petroleum import bill was $ 112 bn, a growth of 27% over $ 88 bn during 2017 - 18, and... read more
India's share in LNG imports
Oil consumption CARG(2008-17)
Gas consumption CARG(2007-16)
LPG sales growth(2016-17)
Capital Goods Contribute 10% to The Overall Manufacturing in IndiaFDI In Capital Goods Sectors The capital goods manufacturing sector facilitates engagement across sectors such as construction, engineering, infrastructure, consumer goods etc. Increasing demand has led to notable growth in the capital goods sector of India. The capital goods industry in FY 2018 -19 had an overall production figure amounting to $13.6 bn. Capital Goods industry in India provides approximately 5 mn direct employment. Market-oriented reforms such as "Power for All" along with plans to add 93 GW by 2022 will generate huge demand for power transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment. India became a permanent member of the Washington Accord (WA)... read more
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Ninth largest civil Aviation Market in the WorldFDI In Civil & Aviation The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. India is currently considered the third largest domestic civil aviation market in the world. The country has 86 scheduled international airlines comprising of 5 Indian carriers and 81 foreign carriers, which ensure that India is well connected with most major countries. In FY20 (April-October 2019), domestic freight traffic stood at 0.80 million tonnes, while international freight traffic was at 1.20 million tonnes. The country's passenger traffic stood at 199.60 million in FY20 (April-October... read more
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Fastest Growing Smart Phone Market in Asia PacificFDI In Electronic Systems Sectors The fast-growing electronics market in India is backed by rapid urbanization and increased incomes. Digitization has led to increased demand for high-end technology devices, escalating the consumption of electronic devices. Furthermore, technology transitions such as the rollout of 4G/ LTE networks and IoT are driving accelerated adoption of electronics products. Initiatives such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart City’ projects have raised the demand for IoT in the market. Similarly, the digital banking sector like wallet players and payment banks will raise demand for POS and VSAT-enabled mobile ATMs, which will... read more
Mobile manufacturing growth(annual)
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World's Largest Producer of MilkInvestment in Food Industries The food sector in India has successfully established its presence. India's food ecosystem offers huge opportunities for investments with stimulating growth in the food retail sector, favourable economic policies and attractive fiscal incentives. The Government of India through the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is also taking all necessary steps to boost investments in the food processing industry. The government has sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) to be set up in the country under the Mega Food Park Scheme. Currently, 17 Mega Food Parks have become functional. By 2020, Indian Food and Retail market is projected to... read more
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4Th Largest Railway System in The WorldFDI In Railway Sectors The Indian Railways is among the world’s 4th largest rail networks, behind only US, Russia and China. The Indian Railways route length network is spread over 115,000 km, with 12,617 passenger trains and 7,421 freight trains each day from 7,349 stations plying 23 million travellers and 3 million tonnes (MT) of freight daily. India's railway network is recognised as one of the largest railway systems in the world under single management. FDI in railway industry in India can drastically change the face of Indian Railways with an inflow of technology and capital. There is immense room for development in the country’s railway system and a... read more
Passenger traffic growth(2011-17)
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Revenue from freight traffic(2016-17)
Asia’s Largest Market for off-grid ProductsHow to Get Investment for Solar Energy in India The Indian renewable energy sector is the 4th most attractive renewable energy market in the world. As of October 2018, India ranked 5th in installed renewable energy capacity. According to 2018 Climatescope report India ranked 2nd among the emerging economies to lead to transition to clean energy. With the increased support of government and improved economics, the sector has become attractive from investors perspective. As India looks to meet its energy demand on its own, which is expected to reach 15,820 TWh by 2040, renewable energy is set to play an important role. Foreign Direct Investment will play a crucial role... read more
Renewable energy potential in india
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Rise in solar power capacity(2014-16)
India Ranked No. 1 in Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) in 2017FDI in E-Commerce Sectors The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players. Total consumption expenditure is expected to reach nearly USD $3,600 bn by 2020 from USD $1,824 bn in 2017. India’s e-commerce market has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the past recent years and is still flourishing. Foreign Direct Investment in E-Commerce in India can lead to an influx of capital, further enhancing its growth potential. India ranks among the best countries to invest in Retail space. Factors that make India so attractive include the second largest population in the world, a middle... read more
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Growth in organized retail
World’s Second Largest Road NetworkFDI In Roads & Highways Sectors The transport infrastructure sector is the fastest expanding component of the country's infrastructure sector. India has the one of largest road network across the world, spanning over a total of 5.5 million km. This road network transports 64.5% of all goods in the country and 90% of India’s total passenger traffic uses road network to commute. Road transportation has gradually increased over the years with the improvement in connectivity between cities, towns and villages in the country. The Government of India (GoI) is planning to expand the national highway network to over 200,000 km. The Government launched the Bharatmala... read more
Avg. highway constructed per day
National Highway construction
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Projects awarded under PPP
The World’s Second Largest Mobile Market.FDI In Telecommunications Sectors India is currently the world’s 2nd largest telecommunications market with a subscriber base of 1.2 billion and has registered strong growth in the past decade and half. The industry has witnessed exponential growth over the last few years primarily driven by affordable tariffs, wider availability, roll out of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), expanding 3G and 4G coverage, evolving consumption patterns of subscribers and a conducive regulatory environment. The number of smartphone users in India crossed the 300 million mark in 2016, making it the largest smartphone market in the world. Total number of Subscriber Identity Module... read more
Share in India's GDP
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Share in India's exports
India has the Seventh Largest Tourism Economy in The WorldFDI In Tourism & Hospitality Sectors The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India. Tourism in India has significant potential considering the rich cultural and historical heritage, variety in ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread across the country. Tourism is also a potentially large employment generator besides being a significant source of foreign exchange for the country. India has moved 13 positions ahead from 65th to 52nd rank in Tourism and Travel Competitive Index (WEF); UNWTO Tourism Barometer (2016) currently ranks India at #40 in terms of global tourist... read more
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Rapidly Growing Indian Auto Market to Touch USD 300 Billion by 2026.A stable government framework has led to the development of the Indian auto-components industry. Accounting for 2.3 per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the sector employs as many as 1.5 million people, both directly and indirectly. The growing presence of global automobile Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Indian manufacturing landscape has significantly increased the localization of their components in the country. The Indian auto-components industry has experienced healthy growth over the last few years. The Auto Components industry exports are currently valued at USD 15.2 bn. India is an emerging global hub for sourcing auto... read more
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Hybrid & electric vehicles sale
India is The Third Largest Biotech Destination in The Asia-Pacific RegionFDI In Biotechnology Sectors The biotechnology sector in the country has played a significant role in enhancing India’s global profile. India stands among the top 12 biotech destinations in the world and ranks third in the Asia Pacific, with approximately 3% share in the global biotechnology industry. The Biotechnology industry in India, comprising about 800 companies, assumes a critical role in the Indian economy. Biopharma is the largest sector contributing about 62 per cent of the total revenue followed by bio-services (18 per cent), bio-agri (15 per cent), bio-industry (4 per cent), and bio-informatics contributing (1 per cent).By 2020, bio-incubation... read more
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India is The Largest Diamond Processing Centre in The World, Accounting for 95% of World’s Processed DiamondsFDI in Indian Diamond Industry The Gems and Jewellery sector plays a significant role in the Indian economy, contributing around 7% of the country’s GDP and 15% to India’s total merchandise exports. It also employs over 4.5 million workers and is expected to employ 8.23 million by 2022. One of the fastest-growing sectors, it is extremely export oriented and labour intensive. India's gems and jewellery exports stood at US$ 18.49 billion in FY20P (till October’19, Provisional). During the same period, exports of cut and polished diamonds stood at US$ 12.24 billion, thereby contributing about 73.42 per cent of the total gems and jewellery exports in... read more
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India is The World’s Largest BPM DestinationFDI in IT Sector in India India has emerged as the world’s largest BPM destination with the IT-BPM sector having a staggering share of 45% in the total Indian services export. The sector is the largest employer within the private sector, employing 4.1 million people. It is, therefore, not surprising that the government has eased foreign investment policies in order to encourage more FDI in the IT sector in India. Indian IT industry has more than 17,000 firms, of which over 1,000 are large firms with over 50 delivery locations in India. The country's cost competitiveness in providing IT services, which is approximately 3-4 times more cost-effective than the... read more
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India is the Second Largest Producer of Footwear and Leather Garments in The WorldFDI In Leather Sectors The Leather industry in India accounts for around 12.9% of the world’s leather production of hides/skins and handles a robust annual production of about 3 billion sq. ft. of leather. The country accounts for 9% of the world’s footwear production. The industry is known for its consistency in high export earnings and it is among the top ten foreign exchange earner for the country. India has an abundance of raw materials with access to 20% of the world's cattle and buffalo and 11% of the world’s goat and sheep population. The Leather industry is an employment intensive industry providing jobs to more than 4 million people, mostly... read more
Leather garments exports
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Fourth Largest Iron ORE Producer in the WorldFDI In Mining Sectors One of the core sectors in India, the mining sector provides basic raw materials to many important industries. India holds a fair advantage in cost of production and conversion costs in steel and alumina. Its strategic location enables convenient exports to develop as well as the fast-developing Asian markets. India produces 95 minerals– 4 fuel-related minerals, 10 metallic minerals, 23 non-metallic minerals, 3 atomic minerals and 55 minor minerals (including building and other minerals). Coal production grew at CAGR 4.6% over FY14-FY19 (to 730.35 MT) and is expected to grow 6-7% Y-o-Y over FY20. India ranks fourth in terms of... read more
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The Country is Largest Vaccine Producer in The WorldFDI in Pharmaceuticals in India India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceuticals sector with a 20% share of generic medicines in supplies by volume. Indian pharmaceutical sector industry supplies over 50 per cent of global demand for various vaccines, 40% of generic demand in the US and 25% of all medicine in UK. India is the source of 60,000 generic brands across 60 therapeutic categories and manufactures more than 500 different Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). The export of generic drugs is one of India's core strengths. The country’s pharmaceutical exports stood at US$ 17.27 billion in FY18 and have reached US$ 19.14 billion in... read more
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16th Largest Maritime Country in The WorldAccording to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95% of India's trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. The government has also introduced various fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for enterprises that develop, maintain and operate ports, inland waterways and ship building in India. India has 12 major and 205 notified minor and intermediate ports. Under the National Perspective Plan for Sagarmala, six new mega ports will be developed in the country. The Indian ports and shipping industry plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce. India is the 16th largest maritime country in the world, with a coastline... read more
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Indian fleet strength(no. of vessels)
Largest Producer of Cotton & Jute in The WorldFDI In Textiles & Garments India’s textiles sector is one of the oldest industries in Indian economy dating back several centuries. India's overall textile exports during FY 2017-18 stood at USD $39.2 bn in FY18 and is expected to increase to USD $82 bn by 2021 from USD $31.65 bn in FY19. Abundant availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk, jute and manmade fibres has led India to be one of the world's largest producers of textiles and garments. The country has become an attractive destination for FDI in the Indian textile industry thanks to foreign direct investment policy in textiles. The Indian domestic textile and apparel industry... read more
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3rd Largest Coal Producer in The WorldFDI In Thermal Power Sectors With a production of 1108 TW, India is the world’s 3rd largest producer and 4th largest consumer of electricity in the world with a total demand of 1905 TW expected by 2022. The Indian government has provided electricity in 14,955 villages so far and aims to electrify all 18,452 villages by end of 2019. There is about a 40% increase in transformation capacity from 5.3 lakh MVA in March 2014 to 7.4 lakh MVA in March 2017. India’s power sector is forecasted to attract investments worth INR 9-9.5 tn ($ 128.24-135.37 bn) between FY19-23. The Ministry of Power has set a target of 1,229.4 billion units (BUs) of electricity to be... read more
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India is The World's Second Largest Exporter of Ayurvedic & Alternative MedicineFDI In Wellness Sectors Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. Healthcare comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment. The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. Ayurveda is rapidly gaining recognition all over the world. India is the world's 2nd largest exporter of Ayurvedic & alternative medicine. The wellness sector includes segments such as alternative therapies, beauty, fitness and... read more
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Industry CAGR (2015-20)
One of the fastest growing FinTech markets in the world.
Value of digital payments transactions through UPI (2018)
Highest expected RoI on Fintech projects globally
FinTech software market size
Investmens in FinTech (2014-18)
A significant sector in the Indian economy, the agriculture sector employs over 50% of the country’s workforce. The sector contributes around 18% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).A significant sector in the Indian economy, the agriculture sector employs over 50% of the country’s workforce. The sector contributed around 18% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in FY18. In terms of farm outputs, India ranks second worldwide with a high proportion of agricultural land and diverse agro-climate conditions that support the cultivation of different crops. The Gross Value Added by agriculture, forestry, and fishing is estimated at Rs 18.55 lakh crore (US$ 265.51 billion) in FY 2019. As per data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the food processing industry in India received foreign direct... read more
Education is the backbone of a progressive society.Education is the backbone of a progressive society. India holds a significant place in the global education industry thanks to its extensive, competent institutions for higher education. However, there is room for further growth and development in the Indian education system. India's large population of about 500 million offers a great opportunity for the education sector. Since the time of Nalanda, India has placed great importance on education. In accordance to various articles of the Indian Constitution, children aged 6 to 14 have the fundamental right to free and compulsory education provided by the government. Between April 2000 and September 2019, FDI inflows in... read more
World's Largest Tractor
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Sixth Largest Producer of Chemicals in The
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Fifth Largest Media and Entertainment Market in
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Largest Exporter of Petroleum Products in
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Capital Goods Contribute 10% to The Overall
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Ninth largest civil Aviation Market in the
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Fastest Growing Smart Phone Market in Asia
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World's Largest Producer of
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4Th Largest Railway System in The
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India Ranked No. 1 in Global Retail Development
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World’s Second Largest Road
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The World’s Second Largest Mobile
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India has the Seventh Largest Tourism Economy in
FDI In Tourism & Hospitality Sectors The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emergedRead more
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India is The Third Largest Biotech Destination in
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India is The Largest Diamond Processing Centre in
FDI in Indian Diamond Industry The Gems and Jewellery sector plays a significant role in theRead more
India is The World’s Largest BPM
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India is the Second Largest Producer of Footwear
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Largest Producer of Cotton & Jute in The
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India is The World's Second Largest Exporter of
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One of the fastest growing FinTech markets in the
One of the fastest growing FinTech markets in the world, India ranks the highest in the FinTechRead more
A significant sector in the Indian economy, the
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A major monetary source, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India is a key driver of the country’s economic growth. Since the economic liberalization of 1991, foreign investments into the country has improved considerably. FDI norms and policies have been regularly eased over the years in order to attract and promote FDI in India.
India is a favourable investment destination for foreign investors given its relatively lower wages and special investment privileges in the form of tax exemptions etc. The country is today a part of the top 100 club on Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) and globally ranks 1st in the Greenfield FDI ranking.
FDI in India is permitted through two routes. The FDI market can be accessed through the Automatic Route or Government Route
AUTOMATIC ROUTE: Under this route, the non-resident investor or the Indian company does not require any prior approval from the Government of India for investments in the country. That means foreign direct investment opportunities can be met without any preliminary approval from the government.
GOVERNMENT ROUTE: Under this route, an approval from the Government of India is required before making an investment. Proposals for foreign investments coming under the Government route are considered by respective Administrative Ministry Department. Here, the process of foreign investments for an Indian company must get approval from the government and different cabinets.
India is of the most attractive FDI destinations in the world. The government regularly reforms oversea investment norms in order to increase FDI investments in India.
According to figures released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Foreign Direct Investment equity inflows in India stood at 44.37 billion US dollars in 2018-19. This number is an indication of the government's many initiatives towards relaxing FDI norms and policies and its efforts to improve Ease of Doing Business.
Recent data for the year 2018-19 indicates that the services sector attracted the highest FDI equity inflow with US $ 9.16 billion. This figure was followed by computer software and hardware with US $ 6.42 billion, trading – US $ 4.46 billion and telecommunications – US $ 2.67 billion. Most recently, the total FDI equity inflows for the month of March 2019 touched US $ 3.60 billion.
During the period of 2018-19, India received the maximum FDI equity inflows from Singapore (US $ 16.23 billion), followed by Mauritius (US $ 8.08 billion), Netherlands (US $ 3.87 billion), USA (US $ 3.14 billion), and Japan (US $ 2.97 billion).
According to a trade review released by The Commonwealth in 2018, India has emerged as the top recipient of greenfield FDI inflows.
Significant announcements reflecting recent developments in FDI India:
In January 2020, Amazon India announced investment of US$ 1 billion for digitising small and medium businesses and creating one million jobs by 2025.
In January 2020, Mastercard announced its plans to invest up to US$ 1 billion in India over next five years to double-up its research and development efforts for the Indian market.
VMware, a leading software innovating enterprise based in the United States had announced an investment of US $ 2 billion in October 2018 in India by 2023.
In August 2019, Reliance Industries (RIL) announced one of India's biggest FDI deals, as Saudi Aramco will buy a 20 per cent stake in Reliance's oil-to-chemicals (OTC) business at an enterprise value of US$ 75 billion.
For more FDI updates you can check our news section.
The Government of India works within a policy framework pertaining to foreign investments in the country. The government has regularly eased FDI norms across sectors in the economy, with the aim of promoting FDI in India. Some recent initiatives by the Government of India are:
As of February 2019, the Government of India is working on a road map to achieve its goal of US$ 100 billion worth of FDI inflows.
In August 2019, government permitted 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route in coal mining for open sale (as well as in developing allied infrastructure like washeries).
In Union Budget 2019-20, the government of India proposed opening of FDI in aviation, media (animation, AVGC) and insurance sectors in consultation with all stakeholders.
In January 2018, the Government of India permitted 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail through the automatic route.
Prior approval by the government will not be required for foreign investments up to an extent of 100 per cent in real estate broking services.
As FDI consultants, we study initiatives by the government in order to offer an informed consultation. FDI for Indian companies come with tremendous rules and regulations. This is where we come in. We take care of the entire process for you.
Foreign direct investment is the sum of equity capital, long term capital, and short term capital as reflected in the balance of payments. FDI is characterized by participation in management, joint-venture, transfer of technology and expertise.
The stock of foreign direct investment is the net (i.e., the outward FDI minus inward FDI) cumulative FDI for any given duration.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India was introduced in 1991 under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) implemented by the then finance minister, Dr. Manmohan Sign. It commenced with the baseline of 1 billion dollars in 1990.
India, today is considered as an important destination for foreign direct investment. The major sectors that attract overseas investment are telecommunications, construction activities, and computer software and hardware.
Being an FDI agency in India, we facilitate FDI in finance, digital media, apparels, and other sectors.
Being one of the best FDI facilitators, we are experts when it comes to overseas investment. Obtaining funds under FDI in India can be an overwhelming process. We are here to simplify the entire process for you.
Below outlines are the three types of foreign direct investments.
The foreign direct investor may obtain voting power of an enterprise in an economy through any of the following methods:
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Foreign direct equity inflows are the sum of inward direct investments into a country by non-resident or foreign investors. A foreign direct investment is an investment made by an entity not residing in the country the investment is being made in.
This investment is characterized by a controlling ownership in a business. FDI is, therefore, different from foreign portfolio investment (FPI) by the notion of direct control.
Foreign direct investment typically includes “mergers and acquisitions, building new facilities, reinvesting profits earned from overseas operations, and intra company loans”. This overseas investment generally involves participation in management, joint-ventures, transfer of technology, and expertise.
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