CLR Snippets | Examination of Hike in FDI in Defence Sector

The proposal was to allow FDI to go up to 49%, inclusive of portfolio flows, in defence production. FDI up to 26% is permissible in the defence sector, subject to licensing. However, wherever FDI beyond 26% is likely to result in access to modern and state-of-the-art technology into the country, decisions can be taken to allow… Read More

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FDI in Pharmaceuticals

Indian pharmaceutical sector has witnessed increased foreign investment in the form of strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions as per available information from different sources.  Foreign Direct Investment in the pharmaceutical sector was allowed upto 100% on the automatic route till November, 2011, when government reviewed the policy in view of the pattern of foreign investment.  As a result of… Read More

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Impact of FDI in Indian Civil Aviation

Government has put in place an investor friendly Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, under which FDI, up to 100%, is permitted, on the automatic route, in most sectors/activities.  FDI policy is reviewed on an ongoing basis, with a view to making it more investor friendly. Significant changes in the FDI policy regime have been made in the… Read More

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Review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) caps and routes in various sectors

Cabinet  Decision The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) caps and routes in various sectors.   The Government has decided to amend the provisions relating to the FDI caps and routes in various sectors as under: 1.   Petroleum & Natural Gas (Petroleum refining by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU), without… Read More

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Review of the policy on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Multi-Branded Retail Trading

Cabinet Decision The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for amendment in the existing FDI policy in Multi-Brand Retail Trading (MBRT) in para (iii), (iv) and (vi) of 'Circular 1 of 2013 - Consolidated FDI Policy. a) Amendment in para (iii) of 'Circular 1 of 2013- Consolidated FDI Policy' to read as follows: At least… Read More

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TRAI releases consultation paper on Foreign Direct Investment in Broadcasting Sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today released a consultation paper on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limits in various segments of the broadcasting sector in India. The Authority has, from time to time, given its recommendations on the subject of FDI in various segments of broadcasting sector, either suo motu or on request… Read More

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FDI Caps in the Print and Broadcasting Sector

I&B Ministry seeks views of TRAI and PCI on revised FDI Caps proposal. In response to the draft consultation paper of the Ministry of Finance on FDI Caps in the Print and Broadcasting Sector, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry has sought the recommendations of TRAI for issues related to the Broadcasting Sector and has sought… Read More

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Government Approves 16 FDI Proposals

Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on May 10, 2013, the Central Government has approved sixteen (16) proposals of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amounting to Rs. 1646.875 crore approximately. Details of Proposals considered in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) Meeting held on 10th May, 2013 are as follows: Following sixteen (16) proposals have been approved: Sl. No. Name of the applicant Particulars of the proposal FDI/NRIinflows(Rs. In crore) 1 M/s BTI Payments Private Limited, Bangalore To set-up… Read More

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FDI In Power Sector

As per information available with Central Electricity Authority, details of private sector investment from 2009-10 to 2012-13 is as under: Thermal Power Plant  (Rs. in crores)  Private Investment 2009-10  2010-11 (P) 2011-12 (P) 2012-13 (P) Thermal projects 36764 70028 90551 52511 Hydro projects   5517   5855   3436   1622 Transmission   2965   3602   2294 - Distribution   2815   2103… Read More

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FDI in Food Processing Industries

Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment to the food processing industries sector for the last 3 years including 2012-13 (April to February)  is as follows: Sl. No. Year (Apr-Mar) FDI (Rs.Crore) FDI (US$ million) 1 2010-11 5,796.22 1,271.77 2 2011-12 7,677.74 1,652.38 3 2012-13(Apr to Feb) 2887.03 529.09 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) complements and supplements domestic investment. FDI… Read More

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RBI Information on Estimated Outflow of Funds

Remittance of dividend and profit amount and interest payment on external borrowings to the residents outside India are computed as current account transactions under Balance of Payments (BoP) statistics periodically prepared by RBI. As per BoP Statistics, details of profit and dividend paid by FDI enterprises and interest paid by Indian corporate on account of external commercial… Read More

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Arms Length Pricing – RBI Approvals are deemed irrelevant

Ratio of the Case: A Press note issued in relation to an FDI policy thus allowing payment of royalty amounting to a certain percentage of sales under automatic route, cannot be viewed as being done at Arms Length. The FDI policy which permits payment of a percentage of royalty is meant only for remittance of the royalty… Read More

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Consolidated FDI Policy – New Guidelines Released

The government is seeking to further simplify the foreign investment regime, by releasing a revised consolidated FDI policy guidelines. The changes include investments in sectors like single and multi-brand retail, power exchanges, asset reconstruction companies (ARCs), broadcasting, civil aviation, and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). Changes in the Consolidated FDI Policy Guidelines Allows upto 51% inflows… Read More

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