Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

FDI limit in NPS fund managers hiked to 74%

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act links the FDI ceiling in the sector to the same in the insurance sector.

The higher foreign investment limit in pension fund managers (PFMs) follows a Parliament nod in March to hike FDI limit in insurance business to 74% from 49%.

Across the Aisle: We had wings, learned to fly, writes P Chidambaram

There was a political consensus on a State-controlled economy, monopoly or dominance of the public sector, import control, fixed exchange rate, licensing, and a suspicion of markets.

Economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia with former prime minister Manmohan Singh (Image: Express Archives)

74% FDI in insurance sector: Boost in insurance distribution, jobs creation; what it means for consumers

Our country’s parliament passed the Insurance Amendment Bill 2021 to increase the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector to 74% from 49%.

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Gross FDI inflows jump 38% in April, FDI in equity surges by 60%

Gross FDI inflows had risen by 10% to touch an all-time-high of $81.7 billion in FY21, although the pace of growth decelerated in the March quarter. Still, the inflows remained very encouraging last fiscal, given the devastat


Can FTAs be leveraged for FDI?

Once tariffs are eliminated, the markets of the FTA partners can be served from a single unified location. This allows some firms to grow beyond what is achievable in the national market of a single country

Empirical studies have shown that trade pacts and investments are complements when the partner countries differ in relative endowments and are at different stages of development, while trade pacts and investments could be substitutes when the partner countries are similarly endowed and competing for the same FDI.

Govt has room for fiscal stimulus, says CII president Narendran

CII further urged for expansion in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) balance sheet to meet the demand exigencies of the pandemic.

Demand can also be revitalised through a time bound tax concession of interest rate subvention for home buyers, a LTC cash voucher scheme as done last year and extending the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana till 31 March 2022, he said.

April-January data: Gross FDI inflows hits record $72 billion

Gross foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in India rose 15% year-on-year in the first ten months of this fiscal to a record $72.12 billion.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduces Bill to facilitate hike in insurance FDI

Separately, responding to a question in the Lok Sabha, the minister said the government has no plan yet to launch diaspora bonds, scotching speculations in some quarters that such securities could be introduced as a special w

The Insurance Amendment Bill, 2021, was cleared by the Cabinet last week and is in sync with a proposal in the Budget for FY22.

अप्रैल-दिसंबर 2020 में FDI 40% बढ़ा, 51.47 अरब डॉलर रहा आंकड़ा

देश में चालू वित्त वर्ष के पहले नौ महीने के दौरान FDI का आंकड़ा 40 फीसदी बढ़कर 51.47 अरब डॉलर प

FDI increases 40 percent in april to december 2020 says government

India has received USD 358.30 billion foreign direct investment in last 6 financial years: Som Parkash

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash informed the Lok Sabha that investment outreach activities are being carried out for enhancing international co-operation to promote FDI and improve ease of doing busine

India has received USD 358.30 billion foreign direct investment in last 6 financial years

Union Budget 2021 a booster shot for insurance industry; FDI limit hiked to 74%

Union Budget 2021: The Hon’ble Finance Minister announced an increase in the foreign investment limit for insurance companies from 49% to 74% in her budget speech on 1 February 2020.

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1600 से ज्यादा भारतीय कंपनियों में लगा है चीन का 1 अरब डॉलर, राज्यसभा में सरकार का खुलासा

यह आंकड़ा मंगलवार को राज्यसभा में एक प्रश्न के लिखित उत्तर में दिया गया.

Over 1600 Indian companies received USD 1 bln FDI from China during Apr 2016-Mar 2020: Government data, rajya sabha, parliament monsoon session

FDI into India may go into freefall in 2020; here’s what to hit foreign investment inflows

UNCTAD has warned that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown measures, supply chain disruptions, and economic slowdown may hamper India’s ability to attract foreign investments in 2020.

FDI, foreign direct investment, FDI may steeply fall in 2020, attract foreign fundsd

भारत 2019 में FDI पाने वाला 9वां सबसे बड़ा देश, आगे भी आता रहेगा निवेश: रिपोर्ट

भारत को साल 2019 में 51 अरब डॉलर का विदेशी निवेश प्राप्त हुआ.

india is on ninth position to attract FDI will continue to attract investments say UN report

Economy is weak as construction sector faces double-edged sword; here’s why investors are shying away

The fall in investments in the Indian construction sector is one of the worst among the world's major economies in the last decade.

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Edtech startups move to non-English users as e-learning makes inroads in smaller towns

Edtech: There are more than 3,500 education startups in the country that are vying for a pie of growing online education market which is set to touch $2 billion in the next two years.

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FIPB clears FDI proposals worth Rs 710 crore

Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) today approved four FDI proposals entailing overseas investment of about Rs 710 crore.

Higher FDI cap of 15% soon for single investors in stock & commodity exchanges

The Cabinet will soon approve a proposal to raise the individual cap on foreign investment, in both stock as well as commodity exchanges, from 5% to 15%, sources told FE.

Late buying helps Sensex recover, end 120 points up; Nifty reclaims 8,600 mark

NSE to auction investments worth Rs 3,340 crore in government debt

National Stock Exchange (NSE) will auction investment limits for overseas investors for purchase of government debt securities worth Rs 3,340 crore.

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FDI in food: Govt may permit foreign companies to import ingredients

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has proposed to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) through government approval route in marketing and selling of food products produced and manufactured

Govt notifies 100% FDI in ARCs via automatic route

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has notified a Budget announcement to permit 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in asset reconstruction companies...

PM Narendra Modi’s foreign visits led to higher FDI inflow: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits have yielded results in terms of increase in Foreign Direct Investment inflows and overall trade in goods, Parliament was informed today.

India rated 9th in FDI Confidence Index

India jumped two places to rank number 9 in this year's AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index.


FIPB clears Rs 13K cr FDI proposals, Axis Bank cleared

Government panel FIPB today cleared Rs 13,030 crore worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals, including that of hiking foreign investment limit in Axis Bank.

FDI in India reaches “highest ever” $51 billion in 11 months of FY16: DIPP

The Secretary the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said that healthy business climate has been created in the county so that investments are promoted.


No intolerance, India continuing to attract FDI: Arun Jaitley

There is "much more tolerance in India" if one goes by the content of the presidential election speeches in the US, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.

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