29 Jun 2013
What is this FDI, which can bring the Parliament of India to a grinding halt, why it has become a political debate that a coalition partner had to withdraw its support from the government at the outset of this issue and the opposition took it to the streets to oppose with tooth and nail. Why would a country seek FDI, an acronym for Foreign Direct Investment, if it had actually managed without it till the conception and relevance of FDI in India ?
15 Dec 2012
Emboldened by the victory over the issue of FDI in retail in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hit out at opponents, saying they are "ignorant" about global realities or are constrained by "outdated ideologies".
30 Nov 2012
Minister of State for power Jyotiraditya Scindia said in Indore on Thursday that the UPA government will prove its majority in the Parliament on the issue of FDI in retail markets.
05 Dec 2012
NCP leader Praful Patel on Wednesday said that FDI in retail trade will help India to progress.
24 Dec 2012
The retail sector, where the government permitted foreign direct investment in multi-brand, courted controversies during the year with several opposition parties making it a political issue in Parliament.
07 Dec 2012
Foreign equity in retail will benefit farmers, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
27 Nov 2012
The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday said that it will continue its opposition against FDI in retail. "We will continue our opposition against FDI in retail. If the voting takes place on FDI in Parliament, then we will vote against it," Gurudas Dasgupta told reporters here.
26 Nov 2012
Amid logjam in Parliament over FDI in multi-brand retail, the government on Monday said it held consultations with "stakeholders" including traders' associations on the issue and the decision to implement the policy is left to the states.
13 Dec 2012
The government on Thursday tabled in the Rajya Sabha amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, enabling Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail.
08 Jun 2013
New rules requiring foreign supermarkets to set up their own warehouses and stores in India are likely to further delay the entry of companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc, increase costs and hurt cash-strapped local retailers eager to partner with foreign companies.