Economic reforms: India Inc’s wish list

July 22nd, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Following are some of the key components of economic reforms which India Inc will now hope the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will address, having won the trust motion in parliament Tuesday: - Divestment of government equity in public sector undertakings

- Privatisation of state-run companies

- Liberal labour policies for corporate sector

- Foreign equity in multi-brand retailing

- Higher equity for foreign companies in single-brand retailing

- Higher foreign equity for foreign companies in insurance sector

- Development of a vibrant corporate bond market

- Easier norms for foreign banks to set up operations in India

- Removal of 10 percent cap on voting rights for investors in non-state banks

- Relaxation of land ceiling for foreign realty developers

- Easier entry norms for credit rating companies

- Higher foreign equity in asset reconstruction companies

- Higher equity for foreign firms in state-run refining projects

- Higher foreign equity in newspapers and current affairs periodicals

- Permission for news and current affairs programming on FM radio

- More liberal policies for foreign equity in commodity exchanges

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