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FDI in Construction Development sector in India

The Construction/ Real Estate sector is one of the most critical sectors of the Indian economy due to its huge multiplier effect on the economy. Any impact on the Real Estate sector has a direct bearing on economic growth. Due to the well-acknowledged need for foreign investments into this sector because of the sheer demand, […]...

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FDI in Retail Trading sector in India

The retail sector in India is one of the biggest contributors to the economy in terms of revenue and contributes about 10% towards its GDP. It provides the second highest rate of employment after agriculture. The retail sales in India are growing at a compounded annual rate of 15% since the year 2014....

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Consumer Protection in a digital financial world – Initiatives and beyond

Consumer by definition include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by every public and private economic decisions. Two thirds of all spending in the economy is by consumers. But they are the only important group in the economy who are not effectively organized, whose views are often not heard...

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Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA) Returns- FAQs

A. Which entities are required to submit the FLA Return Ans. The annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA) is required to be submitted by the following entities which have Received Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) made FDI Abroad In the previous year(s) including the current year B. Whether all the Companies received foreign in...

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FDI related filing requirements

What is Foreign Direct Investment(FDI)? A Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country. Some of the concepts covered under FDI are discussed below : A. Form Foreign Currency-Gross Provisional Return (FCGPR): In accordance with Not...

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Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities And Assets

Reporting by Indian Companies The Reserve Bank of India had come up with a New Circular No. A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 37 dated 28th June, 2019 which stipulates that all Indian Companies which have received FDI and/or made FDI abroad (i.e. overseas investment) in the previous year(s) including the current year, should file the [&helli...

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Importance of Risk Based Internal Audit in Banks

Deregulation and liberalization of Indian financial sector call for effective and crucial risk management and internal control system in the conduct of banking business especially after the recent unsavory incidents of fraud and cheatings by some of the prominent borrowers causing a grave crisis in the financial market....

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MEIS Benefit Available For Exports In Nepal And Bhutan

It has been a much debated topic that whether export benefits are available for exports to Nepal/Bhutan where payments are realized in INR. We have tried to explain the situation as under with the legal aspects as involve: WITH REFERENCE TO FOREIGN TRADE POLICY (2015-20) Exports of notified goods/products with ITC[HS] code, to notified ma...

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Convertible Foreign Exchange

What is CONVERTIBLE FOREIGN EXCHANGE (CFE)? Convertible Foreign Exchange means foreign exchange which is for the time being treated by the Reserve Bank of India as convertible foreign exchange for the purposes of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), and any rules made there under. Foreign Exchange Management (Manner of ...

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Salient features of FDI in Multi Brand Retail Trading

Salient features of FDI in Multi Brand Retail Trading (MBRT) MBRT means sale of different products of different brands through one platform. FDI in MBRT in all products is permitted upto 51% with Government approval and will require amongst others, compliance with the following: 1. Minimum Investment: Minimum amount to be brought in as FD...

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