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RBI eases norms for foreign investment in startups

Friday, October 21, 2016 | More »

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs) registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the capital markets regulator, to invest in Indian startups without any prior permission from the central bank. The RBI allowed such SEBI-registere...


Snapdeal tweaks business model, sets up wholesale unit

E-commerce firm Snapdeal has established a wholesale unit to buy products that will be sold to consumers directly, following in the footsteps of rivals Flipkart and Amazon, according to a report. The move by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, operator of Snapdeal, is a departure from its marketplace-run busi...

19 September, 2016 | More »


Watch out for riders as the government mulls FDI in e-commerce

Late last month, we had written about how the Indian government is planning to open the e-commerce sector to foreign direct investment (FDI) by the end of the current financial year or by March 2014 end. Now there’s some concrete developments which suggest this may indeed be implemented soon. Th...

8 January, 2014 | More »


Government may allow FDI in e-commerce as soon as April

The Indian government is planning to open the e-commerce sector to foreign direct investment (FDI) by the end of the current financial year or by end March in what could be its last big move before the general elections which could bring a new political force to the centre, according to a report by...

31 December, 2013 | More »


Govt revises FDI policy to allow unlisted companies to raise capital abroad

The government has modified the existing foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, which now allows unlisted companies to raise capital abroad without the requirement of prior or subsequent listing in India initially for a period of two years. Prior to this, unlisted companies, which have not yet acce...

9 December, 2013 | More »


Amazon planning hybrid retailing model in India, engaging with govt for relaxing FDI in e-com

World’s largest e-commerce firm Amazon.com is planning to implement a hybrid model for product retailing in India. For the same, the company is ‘engaging’ with the government for relaxing the existing foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in the e-commerce space in the country, according to a ...

25 November, 2013 | More »


PMO in favour of FDI in e-commerce

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is keen to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand e-commerce to bring it at par with foreign investment norms in offline retail, according to a The Hindu Business Line report citing sources. The report said that in an official communication to the ...

26 August, 2013 | More »


Marketplace will become a ‘big boys’ club’ eventually, say experts

The entry of e-commerce giant Amazon.com into India has been a talking point among industry players over the past few days. Although such high-profile entries are good for the market, investors and competitors are waiting to see how Amazon’s entry will actually affect the market. Techcircle.in tal...

10 June, 2013 | More »


Indian govt not considering any proposal to allow FDI in e-commerce

The government is not having a relook at the current ban on foreign investment in the Indian e-commerce sector, according to S Jagathrakshakan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry. “Retail trading, in any form, by means of e-commerce, is not permissible for companies with FDI. No proposa...

5 March, 2013 | More »


FDI conundrum and the game of matryoshka dolls in Indian e-commerce space

For the uninitiated, matryoshka dolls happen to be a Russian creation where multiple wooden figurines or dolls (usually non-identical) are crafted in different sizes so that one can be placed inside the other or nested. And looking at the outer layer, no one can make out if anything at all lies with...

16 January, 2013 | More »

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