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
3.8 +0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
99.7 +0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
100.0 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
99.1 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
New projects 1.45 2.40 1.40 2.87
Completed projects 0.90 2.20 0.88 1.65
Stalled projects 1.40 0.64 1.01 0.32
Revived projects 0.40 0.51 0.17 0.62
Implementation stalled projects 0.50 0.37 0.80 0.27
Updated on: 23 May 2017 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
All listed Companies
 Income -0.9 2.1 6.3 10.3
 Expenses -0.3 1.9 6.6 9.5
 Net profit -4.0 14.6 37.8 37.5
 PAT margin (%) 6.9 6.9 6.1 7.3
 Count of Cos. 4,499 4,479 4,449 1,114
Non-financial Companies
 Income -2.5 0.6 6.1 12.7
 Expenses -2.9 -0.2 7.6 17.3
 Net profit 9.7 26.7 22.2 -7.0
 PAT margin (%) 7.4 6.9 6.2 10.0
 Net fixed assets -9.2 8.0
 Current assets 8.1 5.1
 Current liabilities 11.6 7.7
 Borrowings 3.1 7.1
 Reserves & surplus 8.4 12.7
 Count of Cos. 3,502 3,485 3,468 884
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 May 2017 8:29PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16
All Companies
 Income 12.4 9.9 4.9 1.0
 Expenses 12.6 9.7 5.0 1.1
 Net profit 1.2 -3.1 2.1 -12.4
 PAT margin (%) 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.1
 Assets 14.3 12.2 9.3 8.1
 Net worth 9.5 9.6 8.6 7.4
 RONW (%) 6.8 6.1 6.1 5.5
 Count of Cos. 24,399 21,813 20,887 16,947
Non-financial Companies
 Income 11.7 9.6 4.0 0.0
 Expenses 12.0 9.2 4.1 -0.8
 Net profit -8.4 -3.8 -4.0 12.5
 PAT margin (%) 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.8
 Net fixed assets 12.9 11.6 13.0 12.4
 Net worth 7.7 8.6 7.2 6.7
 RONW (%) 5.5 5.0 4.9 5.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.1
 Net working capital cycle (days) 72 69 67 66
 Count of Cos. 18,910 17,264 16,595 13,776
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 21 May 2017 10:44AM