Govt likely to ease FDI in print media, construction & retail

Relax condition & caps to provide investor friendly climate

by Janhavi Behere

The government is likely to relax FDI norms in print media, construction and retail sectors in an attempt to provide investor friendly climate to foreign firms. The ministry of finance held a discussion in this regard on 17 May 2017, as per media reports. Currently, FDI in areas such as printing of newspapers and publishing of scientific magazines is allowed under certain conditions. The ministry of commerce & industry has proposed to ease the policy in construction and development sector, under which an Indian company could be allowed to bring FDI even for undeveloped plots in any project. Currently, 100 per cent FDI is allowed in the construction sector subject to several conditions. Additionally, the ministry of food processing has suggested easing FDI guidelines in retail food products segment.[see]

References
1. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-to-ease-fdi-in-print-media-construction-retail-117051700969_1.html
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
5.0 +0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
94.9 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
94.8 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
95.0 0.0
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
New projects 2.36 1.34 1.30 2.33
Completed projects 0.87 1.21 1.05 1.26
Stalled projects 2.67 0.69 0.95 3.35
Revived projects 0.23 0.34 0.22 0.18
Implementation stalled projects 0.77 0.78 0.59 1.05
Updated on: 20 May 2018 12:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
All listed Companies
 Income 9.6 7.9 11.9 10.9
 Expenses 9.9 9.0 12.9 19.0
 Net profit -19.8 -18.1 -14.0 -65.1
 PAT margin (%) 5.3 5.5 4.9 3.0
 Count of Cos. 4,493 4,480 4,443 904
Non-financial Companies
 Income 10.2 8.2 13.2 12.8
 Expenses 10.5 8.1 12.4 14.4
 Net profit -25.1 -6.0 12.6 0.7
 PAT margin (%) 5.2 6.2 6.4 9.5
 Net fixed assets 9.2 18.6
 Current assets 78.6 9.3
 Current liabilities 11.0 12.7
 Borrowings 10.4 -4.1
 Reserves & surplus 5.2 9.2
 Count of Cos. 3,471 3,455 3,441 713
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 May 2018 12:20PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.5 1.7 5.3 1.6
 Expenses 5.6 1.9 5.4 0.7
 Net profit -0.1 -9.6 24.1 7.4
 PAT margin (%) 3.1 2.8 3.5 9.0
 Assets 9.5 10.1 7.0 3.5
 Net worth 8.5 11.5 6.3 3.1
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.9 14.9
 Count of Cos. 25,724 23,767 20,926 23
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.8 0.9 5.0 1.6
 Expenses 5.0 0.2 5.4 0.7
 Net profit -8.4 19.7 18.6 8.2
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.5 3.0 8.2
 Net fixed assets 13.4 17.2 5.9 5.1
 Net worth 7.0 12.2 4.8 3.3
 RONW (%) 4.7 5.2 6.0 14.0
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.2
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 14.4
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 35
 Count of Cos. 20,974 19,895 17,449 21
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 03 May 2018 2:18PM

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