FDI Current Affairs - 2019

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World Investment Report 2019: UNCTAD

According to the World Investment Report 2019, released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to India grew by 6% to USD 42 billion in 2018. India was ranked among the top 20 host economies for FDI inflows in 2017-18. Key Findings of Report FDI to India: It Read More…

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India finds OECD’s STR Index faulty

India has found problems with the current methodology adopted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) under its Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) to rank countries. Key Highlights About: A study commissioned by Indian Ministry of Commerce found that OECD index, the STRI has a several problems associated with it, which also includes Read More…

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RBI withdraws 20% limit on investments by FPIs in Corporate Bonds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has withdrawn the earlier order which stipulated a 20% limit on investments by FPIs in Corporate Bonds. Why the limit was imposed and why it is being withdrawn? During the review of the FPI investment in corporate debt in April 2018, the limit was introduced to incentivize the FPIs to maintain a Read More…

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Foreign Direct Investment to India

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released the data related to the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows during April-September 2018-19. The important aspects from this data: The Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India was declined by 11 per cent to USD 22.66 billion during April-September period of 2018-19. The FDI inflows during April-September 2017-18 Read More…

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FDI to India since 2014

The Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in the interim budget 2019 stated that India has received massive foreign direct investment worth USD 239 billion in the last five years. FDI: From Where to Where? The Union Finance Minister attributed this increased FDI inflow to a stable and predictable regulatory regime, growing economy, strong fundamentals and Read More…

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Ministry of Commerce clarifies on FDI rules in e-commerce

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce has clarified that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules for e-commerce have not allowed foreign investment in the inventory-based model or multi-brand retailing. Provisions for FDI in e-commerce The DIPP has clarified on the following provisions: FDI is allowed only in the Read More…

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Mauritius remains top source of FDI into India in 2017-18: RBI

According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, Mauritius was top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18 followed by Singapore. The total FDI in FY 18 stood at $37.36 billion in financial year which was marginal rise over $36.31 billion recorded in the previous fiscal 2016-17. Key Facts FDI from Mauritius Read More…

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