Tremendous interest among foreign investors in India : DIPP
Tue Jun 28 2016
Rajesh Sharma (2003 articles)

Tremendous interest among foreign investors in India : DIPP

Ramesh Abhishek, the Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) said that there has been tremendous interest among foreign investors in India and that the government is doing active investment promotion to attract more inflows.He said, “The climate for doing business has become simpler hence we expect FDI inflows to go up from here,” he said, adding “India needs huge investments both through foreign and domestic investments,” he said.

He added that there are areas that need Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval where FDI is banned, and DIPP is working towards shortening the list, by making the process for FIPB nod simpler.

IT analysis: Post the Brexit, both short-term and long-term impact on the UK and Euro Zone will have to be closely watched, says Moshe Katri, independent IT expert.

The scenario for IT companies, post Brexit, looks pessimistic. The recovery in the second half for the sector could be challenging, Katri told CNBC-TV18.

In Indian context, three major IT firms — Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services and Cognizant — are likely to be most impacted as their exposure to UK is high, Katri says. However, it is too early to cut down earnings expectation for these firms.

“Investors will look at India as a safe heaven now,” he says, adding that rupee will strengthen in such a scenario. He expects 2016 to be slower.

Idea up 5%; says unfazed by competition, market share won’t be hurt

The market is climbing gradually with support from index heavyweights. The Sensex is up 69.70 points or 0.3 percent at 26472.66 and the Nifty is up 20.90 points or 0.3 percent at 8115.60. About 1439 shares have advanced, 620 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged.

HUL, Bharti and Lupin are up 2 percent while L&T and Maruri are other gainers in the Sensex. Tata Motors, NTPC, Wipro, ICICI Bank and Bajaj Auto are losers in the Sensex.

World oil prices rebounded in Asia today on bargain hunting but tremors from Britain’s shock vote last week to leave the European Union continue to weigh on sentiment.

Financial markets are still reeling from Brexit’s fallout as investors sell riskier assets and flock to safe bets amid global economic uncertainty. Asian stock markets resumed their losses early today, extending another sharp sell-off in Europe and New York.

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma is Correspondent for Stock Market of South East Asia based in Mumbai. He has been covering Asian markets for more than 5 years.