Govt. Permits 100% FDI In Only Marketplace Format Of E-Commerce

In order to attract more foreign investments, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on Tuesday has permitted 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment in the market place format of e-commerce retailing. DIPP has also come out with definitions of ‘e-commerce’, ‘inventory-based model’ and ’market place model’, to bring out more clarity on which companies will be able to benefit out of the new permits.
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Snapdeal Raises $200 Million Led By Canadian Pension Fund

Delhi based e-commerce player Snapdeal has raised $200 million led by Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Iron Pillar and other investors also participated in the funding round. The company had earlier raised $500 million from Alibaba Group, Foxconn Technology Group and existing investor Softbank Group.
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