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17 new foreign companies registered in April-June

As many as 17 foreign companies have set-up their business in India during the first quarter of the current fiscal, Parliament was informed on Friday. Interestingly, no overseas company shut-down their shops in India during the period.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman said that a total of 17 foreign companies were registered in India during the first quarter of the current fiscal, (2014-15) and Rs 3.75 lakh fee were collected from them.
In the entire 2013-14, 216 foreign companies were set-up in the country and a total of Rs 36.90 lakh were earned from their registration. However, 53 overseas firms had closed their business in India during the period.
Besides, a total of 165 and 231 foreign firms were registered in the country during 2012-13 and 2011-12, respectively.
Further, 102 foreign companies closed their business in India during 2012-13, while 85 shut down their business in the country in the preceding financial year.
‘Decision on closure of businesses is taken by the management of the company concerned,’ Sitharaman said.
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