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Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) refers to long term participation by country A into country B. It usually involves participation in management, joint-venture, transfer of technology and expertise. There are two types of FDI: inward foreign direct investment and outward foreign direct investment, resulting in a net FDI inflow (positive or negative) and "stock of foreign direct investment", which is the cumulative number for a given period. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.

Headlines Around the Web

Space shrinks for multi-brand FDI

Dec 24 - The Times of India

Walmart set to be cleared in India probe

Oct 18 - Financial Times

FDI inflow rises 12% to $1.7bn in July

Sep 18 - The Times of India

?Learning with the Times: Why dollar rate pinches?

Aug 29, 2013 - The Times of India

?Why Dollar rate pinches?

Aug 29, 2013 - The Times of India

FDI rose 16% to $1.44 billion in June

Aug 21, 2013 - The Times of India

Panel for FDI ban in pharma companies

Aug 14, 2013 - The Times of India

FDI in China surges despite economic slowdown

Jul 17, 2013 - The Times of India

FDI approvals to boost Indian economy: CII

Jul 17, 2013 - The Times of India

Articles About Foreign Direct Investment

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U.S. Calls for More Investment-friendly Indian Government

By Reuters

The United States on Wednesday urged the Indian government that emerges from ongoing elections to follow economic policies that encourage investment, saying Washington would like to see bilateral trade grow to $500 billion a year. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: WAL-MART, MANUFACTURING, PAKISTAN, ELECTIONS, INDIA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

China says to ease restrictions on overseas investments
China says to ease restrictions on overseas investments

By Reuters

China will ease restrictions on overseas investments by local firms and deals below $1 billion will no longer need approval, the country's economic planner said in another step to cut red-tape and facilitate the growth of private investment. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: BJP Releases Manifesto; Impetus to be Given for Growth Revival, Job Creation

By IBTimes IN

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 7 April released its "Election Manifesto 2014" in New Delhi, emphasising that it will strive for the revival of growth and job creation in the country. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, INVESTMENT, ELECTIONS

BJP Unveils Muscular Manifesto, says will Review Nuclear Policy
BJP Unveils Muscular Manifesto, says will Review Nuclear Policy

By Reuters

Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, pledged on Monday to revise the India's nuclear doctrine, whose central principle is that New Delhi would not be the first to use atomic weapons in a conflict. (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: WAL-MART, PAKISTAN, RETAIL, INDIA, INVESTMENT, CONGRESS

BJP's rise
BJP may Allow more Foreign Investment in Insurance

By Reuters

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will consider raising the cap on foreign investment in the insurance sector from the current level of 26 percent if it comes to power after elections due by May, a senior party leader said on Sunday. (Mar 03)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, ELECTIONS, INVESTMENT, CONGRESS

Canada
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to Invest ₹1,000 Crore in L&T Unit

By IBTimes IN

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is set to invest ₹1,000 crore ($161.4 million) in L&T Infrastructure Development Projects (L&T IDPL), a unit of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T). (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: INVESTMENT, INDIA, TATA STEEL, FIXED-INCOME, MANAGEMENT

A vendor waits for customers at his fruit stall at a market in Kolkata
Rajasthan Bars Entry of Foreign Supermarkets

By Reuters

The government of Rajasthan has barred foreign direct investment in the multi-brand retail sector, newspapers said, becoming the second state to block foreign supermarkets from setting up shop. (Feb 01)

MORE TOPICS: WAL-MART, RETAIL, ELECTIONS, INVESTMENT

Hindu Raksha Dal activists pose for cameras after vandalizing AAP office in Ghaziabad 8 January 2013
AAP’s Honeymoon Period Over? Top 10 Embarrassing Moments for Arvind Kejriwal’s Party

By IBTimes IN

Following are a list of embarrassing facts about the party which tends to suggest that the honeymoon period of Aam Aadmi Party is over: (Jan 17)

MORE TOPICS: STORM, COURT, RETAIL, LAWYER, INVESTMENT

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York
PM says POSCO to Start Work on Steel Plant in Coming Weeks

By Reuters

South Korea's POSCO(005490.KS) will be able to start work on its planned $12-billion Indian steel plant over the coming weeks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday, ending an eight year delay for environmental and legal clearances. (Jan 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, COURT, ELECTIONS, INDIA, INVESTMENT

Richemont seeks entry into India's luxury retail market
Richemont Seeks Entry into India's Luxury Retail Market

By Reuters

Luxury goods group Richemont (CFR.VX), whose stable of brands includes jewellers Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, has applied to open shops in India, joining other global retailers who entered the market since New Delhi relaxed investment rules. (Jan 17)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, INDIA, DIAMONDS, OUTSOURCING, INVESTMENT