While political stability is something that investors look for, mutual fund experts feel that uncertainty around the outcome of general elections 2019 has pushed some investors on the sidelines and they would return once the uncertainty is out of the way.
The recommendations of a Commerce Ministry task force — if accepted and written into policy — can significantly affect e-commerce in India. It could change the way you buy and pay at online marketplaces
In India, e-commerce works on a marketplace-based system where only electronic platform for buying/selling to third parties is provided and the inventory-based model, where the marketplace is allowed to maintain its own stock also.
Foreign inflows in the country grew by 8.67 per cent in 2016-17, 29 per cent in 2015-16, 27 per cent in 2014-15, and 8 per cent in 2013-14. However, the FDI inflows recorded a negative growth of 38 per cent in 2012-13.
However, according to an UNCTAD report, foreign direct investment (FDI) to India decreased to USD 40 billion in 2017 from USD 44 billion in 2016, while outflows from India, the main source of investment in South Asia, more than doubled.