Invest in India News

  • Indian Retail Industry opposes India government proposal of retail regulatory authority

    The Indian retail industry Friday came out in strong opposition to the government’s move to set up a regulatory authority for the retail industry, arguing that there are few takers in the industry for such a move. The Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food had Thursday met Industry players over the same, with the players voicing their concerns against the proposal. Retail Industry players instead proposed that the setting up of an agency to facilitate retail trading and a further commission to study the challenges of the retail sector in the country.

  • Coal India Ltd seeking to invest overseas in coal mines

    Coal India Thursday announced it is keen on securing foreign mining investments in a bid to meet the rising energy demand in India. According to an Indian governmental official, Coal India ltd, the biggest global producer of coal, said the company might utilize a proposed sovereign fund for the purchase of mines overseas, with the aim of supplying about 8% of its domestic output in the country to meet the ever burgeoning demand for energy.


  • Three Indian Banks keen on acquisition investments

    Three Indian banks, HDFC Bank Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and IndusInd Bank Ltd, reported Thursday that they are keen on making further acquisition investments. HDFC recently announced that it is keen on entering a merger with a bank from the Southern part of India, though it did not disclose any names.


  • India’s largest telecoms operator Bharti to invest $600m in rural expansion in Africa‎

    Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecoms operator, Thursday reported it intends to invest US$600 million in expansion of its mobile network in rural areas. The plans for expansion will be undertaken in Nigeria, through Bharti Airtel’s newly acquired subsidiary, according to the Economic Times reports.


  • Indian MRO firm Air Works looking for acquisitions in Europe and Southeast Asia

    Air Works, a dominant player in India’s Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO), Tuesday announced it is on the look out for acquisition investments in its line of business overseas. Air Works undertakes services in repairs and advanced maintenance of Boeing-737 and turboprop ATR planes. The announcement was made by senior company officials in a press statement.


  • HSBC to acquire Royal Bank of Scotland in India

    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) reported it had agreed on a deal that will see it takeover the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group Plc’s retail and commercial businesses in India. The UK based banking corp. reported that it would pay a premium of $95 million for RBS’ retail and commercial businesses in India, about Rs 446.50 crore investments over the net asset value.

  • DuPont buys two Cotton businesses in AP to India Seed Product Lineup

    In a bid to enhance its product line up and strengthen its burgeoning business in India, DuPont reported that it had acquired two cotton businesses. The company’s business Pioneer Hi-Bred said it bought the two cotton seed business based in Andhra Pradesh. The two acquisitions are Nandi Seeds’ cotton business, based in Mehboob Nagar, and cotton germplasm from Nagarjuna Seeds, based in Secunderabad, both in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


  • Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC) intention to invest Rs 1,366 crore for 4.5% stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank


    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), a Japanese bank, reported that it intends to invest Rs 1,366 crore in an investment for the acquisition of a 4.5% stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB), the Indian private sector lender.  Kotak agreed on an investment deal that will see it sell 164 million shares at 833 Indian Rupees per share, totaling to Rs 1,366 crore to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, read a statement by Kotak Bank filled to the Bombay Stock Exchange.


  • Telecom market poised in India and GTL Infrastructure buys Anil Ambani’s Phone Towers


    GTL Infrastructure Ltd said it is willing to make further acquisition investments after purchasing Anil Ambani’s mobile phone towers. According to the company, the continuing vigorous competition in the Indian telecoms sector is pushing the country’s telecommunications industry towards consolidation.


  • Swiss MNC Roche, drug manufacturer, eyes acquisitions in India


    Swiss multi-national drug manufacturer, Roche Holding AG, announced that it intends to invest in the acquisition of diagnostic equipment makers and innovative diagnostic products in India. The Swiss giant said it would undertake the Indian investments through its subsidiary, Roche Diagnostics; in an investment acquisition that marks the drug makers first such move ever since the beginning of its operations fifty years ago.


  • VA Tech Wabag now seeking acquisitions investments to Fuel its Growth


    VA Tech Wabag, a water and waste management company, said Monday that it is keen on investment in acquisitions to fuel its growth and expansion. In the announcement, the company said it was currently seeking both local and offshore markets investments and as such, it will commence its initial public offering (IPO) of about Rs 500 crore over the coming three months, according to a senior company official.


  • Defense and retail sectors going for FDI liberalization as US demand for opening up of various sectors of the Indian economy to foreign investors


    The Indian government Thursday announced that it would allow calibrated FDI openings in retail and defence. In its assurances to the US Inc over its concerns on infrastructure, investments restrictions and other FDI impediments, the government said the challenges would be addressed promptly, with a blueprint to be made ready for talks ahead of US President, Barrack Obama’s visit to India in November.


  • Opportunities in processed food enable Orkla’s expansion & investments in India


    Orkla ASA, the giant Norwegian branded consumer goods manufacturer, reported that it is keen on securing strategic investments in India in its bid to expand and increase its global presence. According to a senior company official, the company aims at expanding its products and services in order to gain from the opportunities available in the processed food products sector.