FDI policy

Foreign Direct Investment In Limited Liability Partnerships

Fema / RBI - LLP exhibits element of both partnerships and companies. As the name suggests, partners of the LLP have limited liability which means that personal assets of the partners are not used for paying off the debts of the LLP....

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Sectoral Caps for FDI in INDIA

Fema / RBI - A foreign company can start its business operations in India by incorporating a company under the Companies Act, 2013 through either a Joint Venture (JV) or forming a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS). Foreign equity in such Indian companies can be up to 100%, subject to Sectoral equity caps under the FDI policy. The Sectoral caps […]...

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Compliances for FDI in India (RBI and Companies Act, 2013)

Fema / RBI - Compliance For Issuance Of Shares Under FDI In India: A. Compliance under Master Directions issued by RBI: 1. On receipt of payment from outside India, an Advance Remittance Form (ARF) is required to be filed online (www.ebiz.gov.in) within 30 days intimating RBI about receipt of money for such purpose alongwith KYC and FIRC received from...

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What is Joint Venture and Joint venture Agreement?

Fema / RBI - A joint venture is generally understood as technical and financial collaboration for the purpose of some projects fulfillment with existing companies. Companies lacking in some aspects such as technology, knowledge, assets or reach to the market are generally involved in joint ventures with other company because they are not able to achie...

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Central Bank Watch: Preparing for a hike

Fema / RBI - Abheek Barua* We have argued “Hike the interest rate now“, 1st June, 2018) that the current macroeconomic situation warrants a policy rate hike. Rising and more dispersed core inflation, the immediate and possible second-round effects of the fuel price increases and the pressure on the rupee; all call for a 25 basis point hike...

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Cabinet approves phasing out FIPB

Fema / RBI - With FIPB getting abolished, it is expected that foreign investment proposals will be considered by the concerned ministry in consultation with the DIPP. Towards this end it is hoped that DIPP comes out with clear guidelines and operating procedures defining the parameters that should be considered for clearance of proposals. This would i...

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‘Foreign Direct Investment Inflows- A Success Story’

Fema / RBI - The Government in last three years has undertaken a number of reforms in different areas of economy. In this regard FDI policy reforms carried out by Government are nothing less than historic. ...

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FDI in trading of Food Products

Fema / RBI - Ministry of Food Processing Industries has held three meetings on 17.03.2016, 03.08.2016 and 27.02.2017 with Ambassadors and High Commissioners in India of various foreign countries namely Australia, China, Canada, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Netherland, Poland, Russia, Singapore, UK, New Zealand, UAE, Thailand, Germany, Belgium, Bra...

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Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2017- Invite comments from stakeholders

Fema / RBI - Comments/ suggestions on 'Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment Policy Circular of 2016' are invited from stakeholders by 27/01/2017 for consideration....

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‘Make in India-Power Sector Achievement Report’

Fema / RBI - The power sector in India has witnessed a major addition in capacity in the last 2 years, making India the fifth largest installed capacity in the world. As of October 2016, the installed power capacity was 307.28 GW. Private capacity generation has increased to 124 GW in FY2015- 16, which constitutes 41% of the total power generated in t...

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Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2017- Effective from August 28, 2017

D/o IPP F. No. 5(1)/2017-FC-1 - (28/08/2017) - Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2017 Effective from August 28, 2017- It is the intent and objective of the Government of India to attract and promote foreign direct investment in order to supplement domestic capital, technology and skills, for accelerated economic growth. Foreign Direct Investme...

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Amendment in foreign investment policy in Indian Stock Exchanges

Press Note No. 1 (2017 Series) - (20/02/2017) - Infrastructure companies in Securities Markets, namely, stock exchanges, commodity exchanges, corporations, Regulations depositories and clearing in compliance with SEBI...

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Amendment in FDI Policy on Other Financial Services

Press Note No. 6 (2016 Series) - (09/10/2016) - Foreign investment in 'Other Financial Services' activities shall be subject to conditionalities, including minimum capitalization norms, as specified by the concerned Regulator/Government Agency....

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Foreign investment in Other Financial Services

RBI/2016-17/90 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 8 - (20/10/2016) - On a review, in consultation with the Government of India, it has been decided to allow foreign investment up to 100% under the automatic route in ‘Other Financial Services’....

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Review of FDI policy on various sectors

Press Note No. 5 (2016 Series) - (24/06/2016) - The Government of India has reviewed the extant FDI policy on various sectors and made following amendments in the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2016 issued on June 07, 2016 (FDI Policy)....

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Foreign Direct Investment In Limited Liability Partnerships

LLP exhibits element of both partnerships and companies. As the name suggests, partners of the LLP have limited liability which means that personal assets of the partners are not used for paying off the debts of the LLP....

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Sectoral Caps for FDI in INDIA

A foreign company can start its business operations in India by incorporating a company under the Companies Act, 2013 through either a Joint Venture (JV) or forming a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS). Foreign equity in such Indian companies can be up to 100%, subject to Sectoral equity caps under the FDI policy. The Sectoral caps […]...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Compliances for FDI in India (RBI and Companies Act, 2013)

Compliance For Issuance Of Shares Under FDI In India: A. Compliance under Master Directions issued by RBI: 1. On receipt of payment from outside India, an Advance Remittance Form (ARF) is required to be filed online (www.ebiz.gov.in) within 30 days intimating RBI about receipt of money for such purpose alongwith KYC and FIRC received from...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

What is Joint Venture and Joint venture Agreement?

A joint venture is generally understood as technical and financial collaboration for the purpose of some projects fulfillment with existing companies. Companies lacking in some aspects such as technology, knowledge, assets or reach to the market are generally involved in joint ventures with other company because they are not able to achie...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Central Bank Watch: Preparing for a hike

Abheek Barua* We have argued “Hike the interest rate now“, 1st June, 2018) that the current macroeconomic situation warrants a policy rate hike. Rising and more dispersed core inflation, the immediate and possible second-round effects of the fuel price increases and the pressure on the rupee; all call for a 25 basis point hike...

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FDI and Multi Brand Retailing

Foreign Direct Investment is the most effective and efficient source of funding for Companies seeking leverage of funds from across the border. As FDI has broaden the horizons of fund raising for Companies it also involves a number of compliances with respect to Central Government, Ministry of Finance, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Departm...

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FDI Policy Amendment as on 23.01.2018

Para 5.2 (h) of FDI Policy is replaced with the following: Wherever the foreign investor wishes to specify a particular auditor/audit firm having international network for the Indian investee company, then audit of such investee companies should be carried out as joint audit wherein one of the auditors should not be part of the same netwo...

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Summary of Foreign Trade Policy Statement 2017- Mid-Term Review

The Foreign Trade Policy Statement explains the vision, goals and objectives underpinning the Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2015-2020, as updated through the mid-term review completed in December 2017. Keeping in the backdrop the global trade developments, it describes the market and product strategy, and the other measures required...

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Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2017- Effective from August 28, 2017

D/o IPP F. No. 5(1)/2017-FC-1 (28/08/2017)

Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2017 Effective from August 28, 2017- It is the intent and objective of the Government of India to attract and promote foreign direct investment in order to supplement domestic capital, technology and skills, for accelerated economic growth. Foreign Direct Investment, as distinguished from portfolio inve...

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Standard Operating Procedure for FDI in India

The Finance Minister in his budget speech for FY 2017-18 had included a significant proposal of abolishing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and replace it with a decentralized mechanism at the respective ministry level to examine and approve FDI proposals in India....

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