FDI in the Retail Sector

FDI in the Retail Sector A lot has been discussed about the entry of FDI in the retail sector. Clearly there are some arguments for and against the theory. Let us try to explore them. Argument 1: Foreign retail majors will ensure supply chain efficiencies. This will have a salutary impact on food inflation. Also food will not be wasted due to the introduction of adequate infrastructure. Counter Argument 1: There is no hard and fast rule for the retail players to invest in infrastructure.  Argument 2: At least quite a million jobs will be created within three years of…

Is this a new Era?

Year 2011, Month December: FIIs are withdrawing money. The confidence in the market is less. Political instability has loomed up in India. Indian Currency Value in the world market is falling.  Indian companies are thinking to shift their bases outside India for their operations citing lack of proper policy from the government. Stock markets in India are tumbling. Not much internal jobs are getting churned in India, outsourcing strategy has a paradigm shift from USA, and projects are pipelined. USA is in a bad phase of debt, while tax reforms in the EU are trying to bail out the weaker…