Retail FDI

  • Cabinet may relax retail FDI norms 31-07-2013 02:26 PM

    New Delhi: After powering ahead with the political decision of bifurcating Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana, the Centre is now looking to give reforms a push too in a bid to woo more investors. The Union Cabinet will discuss relaxing foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail policy on Thursday. One...
  • Cabinet likely to review retail FDI policy 30-07-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to review foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail policy on Thursday, government sources have told CNBC-TV18. The agenda also includes the review of multi-brand retail FDI norms. No global retailer has moved so far to file applications with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board...
  • FDI in retail: Mamata plans 48-hour demonstration 19-11-2012 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress is planning to hold a 48-hour long demonstration at the Jantar Mantar in the capital starting Monday against price rise and the Centre's decision to introduce foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. Party chief Mamata Banerjee had withdrawn support to the UPA in September...
  • Walmart probes bribery charges against it in foreign markets 17-11-2012 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: World's largest retailer Walmart is investigating allegations of corrupt practices against it in foreign markets, including India. The US company had begun a probe in March last year after allegations of bribe surfaced in Mexico. The probe under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is now being extended to...
  • Karunanidhi keeps up suspense over stand on FDI 14-11-2012 05:13 PM

    Chennai: Continuing the suspense over its stand on any Opposition-sponsored resolution in Parliament against FDI in retail, crucial UPA ally DMK on Wednesday said that its decision would be taken keeping in mind the interest of small and medium traders. "Small and medium retail traders in Tamil Nadu are apprehensive...
  • FDI: Pranab to address Congress members today 08-12-2011 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday decided to hold back FDI in retail, following relentless pressure from the Opposition and some allies. While some debate still exists on whether the move has been suspended or rolled back, the government has said that no action will be taken without a consensus....
  • TMC-Congress bonhomie hits a rough patch 08-12-2011 08:28 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been waving red flags on the Congress' policy decisions forcing the latter to back out. And the maverick chief minister's compulsions for doing so are political as well as economical. Mamata said, "We are opposed to pension reform bill and FDI in...
  • India Inc fumes at holdback on FDI in retail 08-12-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: The government's decision to hold back FDI in retail may have bought peace with the Opposition and certain allies, but voices of disapproval have started coming in from India Inc. Corporate India has given a thumbs down to the Manmohan Singh government for backing down on FDI in...
  • Deadlock over FDI ends after all-party meet 07-12-2011 10:09 AM

    New Delhi: A major breakthrough has been achieved at the all-party meeting with regard to the deadlock over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail on Wednesday. The government, after meeting its allies and opposition parties, agreed to suspend 51 per cent FDI in retail till a consensus is achieved among...
  • We want rollback, not holdback: Yashwant on FDI 05-12-2011 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Monday clarified its stand saying its demand was to roll back the decision on retail FDI and not hold back. Senior party leader Yashwant Singh said that the government was now trying to build consensus while it should have consulted the allies...
  • Congress issues whip to Lok Sabha members 05-12-2011 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Congress has issued a three-line whip to its members in Lok Sabha asking them to be present during proceedings on December 7 and 8. According to Parliament sources, this has been done not for any particular issue but keeping in view the possibility of some "important business". The...
  • Pranab visits Mamata's mother in hospital 03-12-2011 02:30 PM

    Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday visited the ailing mother of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the SSKM hospital. Mukherjee, who arrived at the hospital around 1:20 pm straight from the airport, visited 81-year-old Gayatri Banerjee at her cabin in the state-run hospital's Woodburn Ward. During...
  • No rollback of FDI in retail: Commerce Minister 03-12-2011 08:03 AM

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has said that the government is committed to implementing FDI in retail. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on the Devil's Advocate, Sharma said that there was no question of a rollback on the announcement in FDI in retail. "Why should it be rolled back....
  • Modi never supported FDI in retail: BJP 02-12-2011 11:12 PM

    Ahmedabad: Terming as wrong the statement by Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi supporting FDI in retail, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit on Friday said Modi had never supported it. "The statement of Anand Sharma that Modi government has supported FDI in retails...
  • FDI row paralyses Parliament for the 9th day 02-12-2011 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Both the houses of Parliament have been adjourned till Wednesday as Monday and Tuesday is a holiday. The adjournment came after Opposition and certain UPA allies created a ruckus in both houses over FDI in retail. Parliament will reconvene on Wednesday, after a two-day holiday and address FDI...
  • Farmers lend their support to FDI in retail 02-12-2011 08:36 AM

    Leaders from the farmers' community like the Ajay Vir Jakhar of the Bharat Krishak Samaj have lent their support to FDI in retail. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 01-12-2011 11:00 PM

    Congress does a U-turn on the inclusion of lower bureaucracy in Lokpal. Shop owners across the country strike against retail FDI. ...
  • Will FDI in retail benefit farmers in Punjab? 01-12-2011 09:44 PM

    Ludhiana: In the midst of the political cross fire over the impact of retail foreign direct investment (FDI) on small traders, the question is will FDI in retail benefit farmers who would be the back bone for the supply chain to hyper markets. CNN-IBN traveled across villages in Punjab where...
  • Bandh on FDI hits market, Parliament 01-12-2011 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: The continuing confrontation over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail on Thursday meant Parliament did not function for the eighth day in a row. The government is now working over time to first get its allies on board even as the Opposition continues its offensive. The focus of...
  • Sonia, Rahul must clear their stand on FDI: BJP 01-12-2011 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday charged that there were differences between the Congress party and the government on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. Addressing mediapersons, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, dared UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, general secretary Rahul Gandhi and...
  • Bandh against retail FDI gets good response 01-12-2011 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: Traders all over the country are up in arms against the government's decision to introduce Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail. Over 1 crore traders and small-time retailers are on strike in many states across the country on Thursday. Retailers say the move to allow big foreign giants...
  • FDI in retail is a disruptive policy: Independent MLA 01-12-2011 01:03 PM

    Independent MLA in the Rajya Sabha Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that the FDI in retail policy has many questions which the government has not answered. ...
  • FDI: Rift within Congress isolates PM 30-11-2011 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: It is getting lonely once again for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A day after he did some tough talk in favour of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, the Congress leadership is unclear about the interpretation of the silence of party president Sonia Gandhi shown so far on...
  • Core panel fails to decide on adjournment motion 30-11-2011 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress core committee on Wednesday met to discuss foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail amid reports of differences within the party on the issue and calls for adjournment motion. However, no decision was taken on the issue of adjournment motion during the meeting. The core group is...
  • 'Allies were taken into confidence on FDI' 28-11-2011 10:53 PM

    Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar on Monday clarified that the allies were taken into confidence by the UPA on the issue of reforming foreign direct investment in retail. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Kumar further said that the government also reached out to the Opposition. Rajdeep Sardesai:...