Economists in India and market experts have said that the Government of India is now officially in a protectionist mode.
The result of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the global economy is something beyond comprehension until countries, including India, come out of lockdown mode. In a move which is being received with enthusiasm for the most part in India amid fears of takeovers of Indian domestic industries, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has, by Press Note No. 3 (2020 Series), amended the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy for curbing ‘opportunistic takeovers/acquisitions of Indian companies due … Read more
Being one of the most diligent sources of revenue for the Indian economy, foreign direct investment (FDI) is gaining importance with each passing day. Investments made by any individual or firm in one country into business streams situated in a foreign country are termed as FDI. Generally, FDI takes place when the following conditions are satisfied by an investor:
- Establishing foreign business operations
- Acquiring foreign business assets
- Establishing ownership
- Controlling interest in a foreign company
With the purpose of fortifying the investor’s and stakeholder’s sentiments in the Indian e-commerce sector, refined policy is introduced to ensure that online and … Read more
E-commerce generally refers to commercial transactions like buying, selling, leasing, hiring, etc., conducted electronically over the internet. At a very early stage, people were hesitant of transacting online but with the changing trend, advanced security services and movement of entire economy towards a paperless society, e-commerce is widely supported and practiced by a fair size of population.
The policies concerning FDI in e-commerce have evolved quickly in the last few years and the government has been constantly refining the relevant provisions. Some ambiguities still haunt people, either by deliberate design or otherwise, and it is believed that these complexities will … Read more
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for a developing country like India is a major avenue of forex influx in the economy. It not only boosts the market performance but also provides a sense of security in case of unforeseeable events.
FDI in retail sector in India was restricted initially, but the dire need for forex lead to government liberalizing the policies of making investment upto 51% by way of FDI in ‘single brand’ retail sector and upto 49% equity participation in ‘multi brand’ retail sector, which further escalated steadily in retail sector.
Defining Retail Sector
Retail Sector is inclusive of small, … Read more
Foreign businesses often channelize their funds to reap the benefits of fast growing economy, cheap labor and wide scope of earning increased returns in India. To capture and relish such benefits, FDIs are superintended towards India in huge proportions by different countries around the world.
What is FDI?
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is generally termed as an investment made by a firm or individual in one country into business interests located in another country. Generally, FDI takes place when an investor establishes foreign business operations or acquires foreign business assets, including establishing ownership or controlling interest in a foreign company.… Read more
Nearly two decades of economic liberalization, coupled with robust domestic demand, a growing middle class, a young population and a high return on investment, make India a credible investment destination. India jumped 30 places higher in World Bank’s recent ease of doing business report and is aiming to be in the top 50.
Invest India is scheme started by the government’s foreign investment promotion agency, which is planning to actively promote the country as an investment destination and has drawn up a list of 200 companies not present in India that it wants to target. There are 33 identified investment … Read more
India has already marked its presence as one of the fastest growing economies of the world. It has been ranked among the top 10 attractive destinations for inbound investments. Since 1991, the regulatory environment in terms of foreign investment has been consistently eased to make it investor-friendly.
The measures taken by the Government are directed to open new sectors for foreign direct investment, increase the sectoral limit of existing sectors and simplifying other conditions of the FDI policy. FDI policy reforms are meant to provide ease of doing business and accelerate the pace of foreign investment in the country.… Read more
Over the years the opportunities to invest for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) in safe investment options has increased tremendously.
There was a time when NRIs found it safe to invest in real estate. But banks today also offer great number of financial solutions. If you are an NRI, it is suggested to invest in financial assets rather than real estate. Real estate is a popular option but comes with its own set of challenges which NRIs and even locals routinely underestimate, only to repent later.
Financial assets are much easier to handle from abroad and are free from legal issues, … Read more
The Indian government provides great solutions for investment in India to lakhs of NRIs.
Despite the ongoing slowdown, India continues to offer numerous investment opportunities for foreign investors, who do not enjoy such high rates in their country of work. The current volatility has created attractive entry points for NRIs across a range of asset classes. If you are looking to invest in India, what are the options you should consider?
If you wish to invest in India, the first step is to open a savings bank account. There are three basic types of bank accounts for NRIs.
Go for … Read more
It is a very common belief that starting a business in India requires huge amount of investment. But not all businesses require too much investment. India is a land of opportunities and one can start a business with low investment or even no investment. You can start a business in India with a nominal amount of investment and grow your business. India has a rapidly growing economy and has a massive population. In this article we will discuss some ideas for business start-up in India.
• Home canteen: Running a home canteen requires low investment in business. Off late, the … Read more
The business sector in India is growing and expanding both in size and in terms of the level of investment. There has been a steady growth in the number of start-ups and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). In the last five years, India’s GDP has grown at an average of 8.5 percent.
According to the World Survey, India was ranked as the fourth best place in the world for entrepreneurs to start a new venture. Also, according to the International Monetary Fund; India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030.
The government of India … Read more