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Government May Eliminate FDI Security Gaps Through Scrutiny Measures

Government May Eliminate FDI Security Gaps Through Scrutiny Measures

A proposal has been put forward by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) for an online filing of advance overseas investment returns on the Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal (FIFP), which will be accessible by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Ministry of Home Affairs, and other concerned security agencies. This proposal came after a concern over rising foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows into strategic sectors like telecom as well as information technology (IT) and…

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Equity Inflow Patterns For FDI In India

Equity Inflow Patterns For FDI In India

What is Foreign Direct Investment? Foreign direct investment is an investment by an entity placed outside the country where the investment is being made. This type of transaction is characterized by a controlling ownership in the business of the domestic country. It is different from a foreign portfolio investment by the notion of direct control. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India is a significant contributor in economic development. As per a survey conducted by the Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA’s) by…

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Singtel Likely To Raise Stake In Bharti Telecom

Singtel Likely To Raise Stake In Bharti Telecom

In a move that will result in the reclassification of Bharti Telecom as a ‘foreign’ investor, Singtel is likely to raise its exiting stake in Bharti Telecom to beyond 50 per cent. This step will transform the holding company into a foreign-owned entity and, subsequently, take overseas ownership in the mobile operator to over 85 per cent. Currently, the 41 per cent equity stake of Bharti Telecom in Bharti Airtel is classified as ‘domestic’ shareholding as the majority of the…

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Ways In Which Foreign Direct Investment Can Be Done

Ways In Which Foreign Direct Investment Can Be Done

Foreign direct investment is an investment by a foreign entity into the business of another country. Typically it is characterized by a notion of direct control. FDI in India is a significant factor for economic development. Not only does it facilitate economic growth but it also leads to an inflow of new technology, managerial expertise, employment opportunities, improved infrastructure, and new ideas. Mainly, foreign direct investment can be done in the exampled ways outlined below. Facilities Imagine an Australian technology…

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Shopclues Under ED Probe For Potential FDI Violations

Shopclues Under ED Probe For Potential FDI Violations

ShopClues, the Gurugram-based company has come under the radar of the Enforcement Directorate for the way it has raised funds through the US based holding company- Clues Network Inc. The firm is in need of a buyer to avoid collapse. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has been investigating ShopClues for a potential violation of rules and regulations that come under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) since the last two years. The first notice by the ED was sent to the…

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