Don't single out India for corruption, says Anand Sharma
After meeting about two dozen CEOs of global companies on the sidelines of World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here last night, Sharma said these companies are looking at India very seriously in the wake of recent policy decisions and initiatives the government has taken.
"I can see that there is enthusiasm, there is express desire to engage more with India and invest in India, by believing in the commitment in India and in economic reforms and liberalisation and also to create a regime that is friendly to investors," the Commerce and Industry Minister said.
"The message has gone loud and clear and those investing in India are aware of what our policies are," he said.
Asked whether there is a sense of foreign investors not being very confident about investing in India after the reform process looked halted earlier amid regulatory issues and matters like corruption and if these issues were flagged in the meeting, Sharma asked: "But, when did we stop, that is my question?"
"Regulatory regimes are there in any mature democracy or economy and when we had the collapse of regulatory regimes we saw what happened in the US and Europe. I have very firm views in this regard, because there
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