Ease of doing biz
Das said the main objective of the meeting was to further the ease of doing business in the country.
“The government would like to consolidate the current position of India and attract more investment into our market… We will interact with the concerned agencies, such as the RBI and SEBI, who were present at the meeting. And whatever decisions are required, we will take those,” Das said. Das also did not rule out some of the suggestions getting factored in for the upcoming budget early next year. The Centre is now looking to present the general budget in late January or early February, doing away with the tradition of presenting a separate Railway Budget.
“Nobody (at Tuesday’s meeting) had reservations about the fundamentals and robustness of where the Indian economy is today positioned. They are looking at bigger opportunities for investing in the Indian market. So overall outlook, I would say, is very very positive,” Das said. Several top notch FPIs, including Citigroup, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs participated in the interaction. In all, about 35 FPIs attended the closed-door meeting.
Das also said Tuesday’s meeting will be followed by an interaction with domestic investors.
credits The Hindu Business Line