• For the first time in 6 years, FDI has declined in India by 1%. Also, Singapore has replaced Mauritius as the highest source of foreign investment in India. Other major investors include – the UK, Cyprus, the UAE, Germany, France, the USA and the Netherlands.
  • As per the Forbes, top 10 world's most valuable brands in order of ranking are: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Coca-cola, Samsung, Disney, Toyota, McDonalds of which 8 companies feature from USA, 1 from Korea and 1 from Japan. Further, not a single Indian brand is featured in the Top 100.
  • The top 10 world's companies in order of ranking feature: ICBC, China Construction Bank, J P Morgan Chase, General Electric, Exxon Mobil, HSBC Holdings, Royal Dutch Shell, Agricultural Bank of China, Berkshire Hathaway, Petro China and Bank of China of which clearly the majority companies belong to China and the others are from the USA, the UK and the Netherlands.
  • A 79% drop was observed in M&A and Private Equity deals in the month of April compared to same month last year. Total M&A and PE deal value was at USD 4,579 million (about Rs 31,950 crore) in April 2019 against USD 21,766 million in April, 2018.

Compiled by: Adv. Sachi Kapoor | Concept & Edited by: Dr. Mohan Dewan

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