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The best is yet to come

India has made huge strides in reforming its economy. Serious challenges persist but there is also great cause for optimism, writes Vijaya Sampath, group general counsel at Bharti Enterprises After decades of the “Hindu”...

Legislative and regulatory update

Foreign investment In January, the government proposed the liberalization of foreign direct investment (FDI) in certain key economic sectors. The ceiling on foreign investment in public sector petroleum refining has been raised from 26% to 49%...

Building the future

Foreign investors are flocking back to India’s once-pariah infrastructure sector. They must tread carefully, but this time the opportunities are real, Ben Frumin reports from New Delhi One minute. That’s all it took on 15 January...
Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe logistics

Third party logistics gains momentum

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
Third party logistics (3PL), or logistics outsourcing, refers to outsourcing transportation, warehousing and other logistics related activities to a 3PL service provider that were originally performed in-house. Logistics outsourcing is used for the logistics activities...
Gautam Khaitan, OP Khaitan & Co retail

Cautious moves towards greater FDI in retail

By Gautam Khaitan, OP Khaitan & Co
The retail sector in India is highly fragmented and organized retail in the country is at a nascent stage. Recently, however, it has emerged from the shadows and become one of the most talked-about...
Project Windstorm

The turbulent tale of Project Windstorm

In the first of a two-part series, Bob Nelson uses a fictional case study to illustrate the broad strategic considerations that are necessary when developing and financing an infrastructure project in India In the 1990s,...

Continuing liberalization increases India’s appeal

By Gautam Khaitan, OP Khaitan & Co
In recognition of the important role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in driving economic growth, the Government of India initiated numerous economic and financial reforms in 1991, transforming the nature of the Indian economy...

Foreign direct investment expands retail trade

The retail trade sector in India has undergone significant transformation from small, unorganized family-owned retail units to organized retailing pursuant to the influx of international retailers in domestic markets.Organized retail trade, predominantly concentrated in...

Foreign VC funds may wish to register with SEBI

By Priti Suri, PSA
The Indian media are flooded daily with explosive figures earned by venture capital investors. Increasingly, new domestic and offshore funds are being formed with a specific India and industry focus. One avenue open to...

Development of India’s logistics industry

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
India is the ninth largest retail market in the world. Although this sector is still dominated by small retail players, recent times have seen large domestic and global firms launch retail projects that are...

Influx of FDI could drive real estate market

By Sumant Batra, Kesar Dass B & Associates
In recent years, the government has moved to promote the use of public private sector partnerships in building the country’s infrastructure and liberalize foreign direct investment (FDI) in real estate.FDI up to 100% is...