Friday, March 28, 2008

Investment in India - Further Evidence of Liberalization

As further evidence of India's quick market liberalization pace for acquisitions and overall foreign investment - a point made in our India articles noted elsewhere in this blog - the March 28 edition of India's The Economic Times reported that foreign investors in Indian real estate may soon be allowed expanded exit opportunities.

Though up to a 100% foreign equity interest is currently permitted in real estate as well as hotels and tourism, foreign investors are now subject to a three-year lock-in during which the investor cannot sell the equity stake without the approval of India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Indian authorities have proposed a waiver of this three-year lock-in as well as the lifting of a minimum investment requirement of US$5 million for joint ventures or $10 million for wholly-owned ventures.

Get ready to pick-up your dream apartment overlooking the ocean on Marine Drive in Mumbai along with that land for your manufacturing facilities.

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