Monday, September 23, 2013

Are We Fully Dependent On Foreign Fund? Has India Gone Bankrupt?

FDI limit of All Sectors:

  • Hotels and Tourism, Roads and Highway, Education, Advertisement, Farm sector, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Coal and Lignite – 100%
  • FDI in Multi Brand retail:
  • Allowed FDI in Multi brand retail - 51%
  • FDI in Single Brand retail:
  • Allowed FDIin Single brand retail - 100%
  • FDI in Courier Service:
  • Allowed FDI in Courier Service – 100%
  • FDI in Telecom Sector:
  • Allowed FDI in Telecom – 100%
  • FDI in Asset Reconstruction Sector:
  • Allowed FDI in Asset Reconstruction – 100%
  • FDI in Power Exchanges:
  • Allowed FDI in Power Exchanges – 49%
  • FDI in Petroleum Refining:
  • Allowed FDI in Petroleum Refining – 49%
  • FDI in Civil Aviation sector:
  • Allowed FDI in Civil Aviation – 49%
  • The Civil Aviation sector includes Airports, Scheduled and Non-Scheduled domestic passenger airlines, Helicopter services / Seaplane services, Ground Handling Services, Maintenance and Repair organizations; Flying training institutes; and Technical training institutions.
  • FDI In Insurance Sector:
  • Allowed FDI in Insurance Sector– 49%
  • FDI in the Insurance sector, as prescribed in the Insurance Act, 1999, is allowed under the automatic route.
  • FDI in Defense Sector:
  • Allowed FDI in Defense Sector– 26%
  • FDI in defense industry subject to Industrial license under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951 would be allowed up to 26% through government approval route.
  • FDI in Print Media:
  • Allowed FDI in Print Media – 26%
  • Publishing of Newspaper and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs
  • - 26%. Publication of Indian editions of foreign magazines dealing with news and current affairs- 26% .
  • FDI in Broadcasting Sector:
  • *.FM Radio Stations 20%
  • *.Cable Network 49%
  • *.Direct –to-Home (d2h) Services – 49%
  • *.FDI limit in Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) Broadcasting Service – 74% (total direct and indirect foreign investment including portfolio and FDI) Automatic upto 49% Government route beyond 49% and up to 74%.
  • *.Setting up hardware facilities such as up-linking, HUB etc. – 49%
  • FDI in Agriculture Sector:
  • *.FDI up to 100% is permitted, under the automatic route, subject to certain conditions mentioned in Consolidated FDI Policy, in the following agricultural activities: Floriculture, Horticulture, Apiculture and Cultivation of Vegetables & Mushrooms under controlled conditions; Development and production of Seeds and planting material; Animal Husbandry (including breeding of dogs), Pisciculture, Aquaculture, under controlled conditions; and Services related to agro and allied sectors.
  • *.100% FDI is also permitted in tea sector.
  • *.Tea plantation – 49%
  • Besides the above, FDI is not allowed in any other agricultural sector/ activity.
  • FDI In Credit Information Companies:
  • Allowed FDI in Credit Information Companies– 74%
  • FDI in Stock Exchanges, Depositors:
  • Allowed FDI in Stock Exchanges, depositors – 49%
  • FDI In Banking Sector in India:
  • New Bank (After August, 2011) – 49%
  • Allowed FDI in Private Sector Banks- 74%.
  • FDI in private banking sector of Indiais allowed up to 74% where FDI up to 49% is allowed through automatic routeand FDI beyond 49% but up to 74% is allowed through government approval route.
  • Allowed FDI in Public Sector Banks- 49%.
  • Limit for FDI in public sector banks In the case of nationalized banks as well as SBI and its associate banks, the overall statutory limit of 20 per cent as FDI and portfolio investment will continue.

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P-Notes investment rises to 3-month high of $26 billion in August-

Business Line--24th September 2013

Investments into Indian shares through participatory notes (P-Notes), a preferred route for HNIs and hedge funds from abroad, hit a three-month high of Rs 1.65 lakh crore (about $26 billion) in August.
According to the latest data released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the total value of P-Note investments in Indian markets (equity, debt and derivatives) rose to Rs 1,64,817 crore at the end of August.
At the end of July, foreign investments into Indian markets through P-Notes stood at Rs 1.48 lakh crore as against Rs 1.47 lakh crore in June.
P-Notes, mostly used by overseas HNIs (High Networth Individuals), hedge funds and other foreign institutions, allow them to invest in Indian markets through registered Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), while saving on time and costs associated with direct registrations.
Notably, investments into Indian shares through P-Notes climbed to Rs 1.68 lakh crore in May, highest in six months, due to improved global liquidity situation but investment declined in the succeeding two months (June-July) because of a slew of global and domestic factors like deprecating rupee and widening current account deficit (CAD), among others.
Besides, the value of P-Notes issued with derivatives as underlying, stood at Rs 1,02,224 crore at August-end.
The quantum of FIIs investments through P-Notes increased to a nine month high of 13.27 per cent in August from 11.45 per cent in July.
Till a few years ago, P-Notes used to account for more than 50 per cent of total FII investments, but their share has fallen after SEBI tightened disclosure norms and other regulations for such investments.
The PNs have been accounting for mostly 15-20 per cent of total FII holdings in India since 2009, while it used to be much higher, in the range of 25-40 per cent, in 2008.
It was as high as over 50 per cent at the peak of Indian stock market bull run during a few months in 2007.
FIIs, the key drivers of Indian markets, pulled out Rs 5,922 crore (around $902 million) from the Indian stock market last month.
Additionally, FIIs withdrew Rs 9,773 crore ($1.55 billion) from the debt market in August.

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