Prospects and Challenges of Foreign Direct Investment Inflow in Multi-Brand Retail-In India

Tarun K. Tayal, Renu Sharma


In the year 2012 India faced severe balance of payment and trade deficit. This forced to bring about changes in Foreign Direct Investment [FDI] policy.  India is the top most attractive economy for FDI among the rest of economies in world. The government has allowed FDI in to retail outlets owned by their domestic partners in a limited way for on?selling to retail customers. This provides a window to them for benefiting from the retail boom in the country. The present study aims to understand and analyze the challenges and opportunities faced by FDI Inflow and the future outlook towards FDI in multi brand retail Sector. It extrapolates that inward FDI can intensify competition and accelerate the process of innovation in the local Retail Sector. This paper tries to establish the need of the community to invite FDI in multi brand retailing. The final decision in this respect is yet to be taken by the government of India.

Key words: Foreign direct investment policy, FDI inflows, Single brand retail and Multi brand retail sector.

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