Friday, March 14, 2008

Changes in FDI Policy

There were some significant changes to the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy earlier this week. The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion issued as many as six press notes on March 12, 2008 (available here).

The changes are in the following sectors:

1. Credit Information Companies;
2. Commodity Exchanges;
3. Industrial Parks;
4. Civil Aviation Sector;
5. Petroleum & Natural Gas Sector; and
6. Mining of titanium-bearing minerals and ores.

However, as Rediff Money notes, there was no liberalisation on the foreign investment policy in the real estate sector despite anticipation on that front.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Further there is no change in the Government’s policy on FDI in retail, as confirmed by Livemint.

http://www.livemint.com/2008/03/14161927/No-FDI-in-retail-sector-Govt.html