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Jaitley holds review meeting of FDI policy in various sectors

Finance minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with other ministers and government officials on Monday for a review of the current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, informed sources said. Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman, power minister Piyush Goyal, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj attended the meeting, the sources said. The official refused to give any details of the meeting. The government has been considering further liberalising the FDI regime to attract foreign investments in various sectors, including 100% FDI under the automatic route for the…

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Jaitley Woos British Businesses Keen on Investing in India

London: Ahead of the India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday wooed British businesses keen on investing in India, highlighting initiatives taken by the government to make the country an attractive destination for global investment. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne hosted Jaitley for dinner on his arrival in London on Sunday. The India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue will be held on Tuesday after which the two ministers are expected to issue a joint statement. Jaitley began his three-day UK visit with an interaction with…

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India Need to Keep Reform Momentum Going: Jaitley

New Delhi: As the global environment becomes extremely difficult and challenging, India will need to keep the reform momentum going while putting resources in areas where it lacks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Speaking at the opening day of the three-day India-IMF Conference ‘Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future’, he hoped to get through some important measures over the next few months riding on popular mood for growth oriented policies. “We have been trying to do our best as far as India is concerned, notwithstanding the global environment being…

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