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RBI data localisation: US payment firms lobbying against it, want data mirroring instead
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RBI data localisation: US payment firms lobbying against it, want data mirroring instead

The financial services companies were ready to have data mirroring instead of data localisation, however, RBI had indicated that it was opposed to ‘mirror data’

AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen; company says it made 'big mistake'
World

AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen; company says it made 'big mistake'

The chief lobbyist for AT&T is leaving the company after overseeing a $50,000-per-month contract for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen to serve as a political consultant.

Pakistan man Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry pleads guilty in rare foreign agent case in US
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Pakistan man Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry pleads guilty in rare foreign agent case in US

A Pakistani man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to failing to disclose lobbying work on behalf of the Pakistani government.

Americans perceive US has become more corrupt since Donald Trump became president, reveals survey
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Americans perceive US has become more corrupt since Donald Trump became president, reveals survey

Americans believe the US society has become markedly more corrupt in the year since President Donald Trump rose to power, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

Oil min leak impact: Industry says lobbying not a dirty word, should be legalised
Business

Oil min leak impact: Industry says lobbying not a dirty word, should be legalised

In the wake of this week's arrests by Delhi Police in connection with alleged corporate espionage, the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India Sunday reiterated their earlier demand for legalising lobbying to improve transparency in government-industry dealings.

Tobbacco activist Jeffry Wigand says whistleblowing has become his calling
Business

Tobbacco activist Jeffry Wigand says whistleblowing has become his calling

The chief scientist and vice- president of research & development at Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. In the mid 1990s, post his dismissal from the company, he blew the whistle on nicotine data manipulation by tobacco companies.

IBM, Boeing, 22 others continue India-specific lobbying in US
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IBM, Boeing, 22 others continue India-specific lobbying in US

According to latest lobbying disclosure reports filed with the US Senate and the House of Representatives, Pfizer, IBM,<br /><br /> Boeing, Dow Chemicals, Yum Brands and Colgate Palmolive are among the major companies that lobbied with the US lawmakers in the second quarter on issues related to India.

ED seeks 'FDI clarity' from RBI before taking final action in Walmart probe
Business

ED seeks 'FDI clarity' from RBI before taking final action in Walmart probe

The Enforcement Directorate, which is probing alleged violations of forex laws by Walmart in its investment in an Indian firm, has asked the Reserve Bank for fresh clarifications regarding recently notified FDI rules by the central bank.

Walmart may face fresh probe for lobbying in India
Business

Walmart may face fresh probe for lobbying in India

Walmart may face a fresh probe into its lobbying activities for entering India, after issues raised by a one-man inquiry committee, set up by the government earlier this year to look into this matter, were stonewalled by the global retailer.

Wal-Mart lobbying case: Probe panel to meet tomorrow
Business

Wal-Mart lobbying case: Probe panel to meet tomorrow

The government-appointed panel looking into Walmart's lobbying with American lawmakers for its entry into the Indian market is likely to meet tomorrow and deliberate on information provided by the retail giant.

Walmart continues lobbying with American lawmakers on 'FDI in India'
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Walmart continues lobbying with American lawmakers on 'FDI in India'

Walmart continued to lobby with the American lawmakers over Indian retail FDI rules during the first quarter of 2013, even as a probe is underway into the global retail giant's US lobbying activities for facilitating its India entry.

Wal-Mart Probe: Panel meets co officials; seeks lobbying details
Business

Wal-Mart Probe: Panel meets co officials; seeks lobbying details

A government-appointed inquiry committee, looking into the US lobbying activities of Wal-Mart Stores for Indian market foray, today met senior executives of the global retail giant and sought details on the issue.

Indian cos not required to disclose lobbying details: Pilot
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Indian cos not required to disclose lobbying details: Pilot

Indian companies are not required to make any disclosures regarding their lobbying activities and the country's regulations have no provision as yet in this regard, the government said today.

Report on Walmart lobbying case to be out in April
Business

Report on Walmart lobbying case to be out in April

A government appointed one-man committee that is investigating alleged corruption charges against the retail giant Walmart in India will submit its report by April, Parliament was informed today.

 US cos spend $212 mn on India-focussed lobbying in 2012
Business

US cos spend $212 mn on India-focussed lobbying in 2012

The year-end lobbying disclosures of these companies come at a time when global retail giant Wal-Mart's lobbying in the US for access to Indian market is being probed.

Wal-Mart continues lobbying in US for India entry
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Wal-Mart continues lobbying in US for India entry

The company has, however, maintained that these disclosures have nothing to do with political or governmental contacts with Indian government officials

Of FDI, Wal-Mart & controversies: 2012 was an eventful year for retail
Business

Of FDI, Wal-Mart & controversies: 2012 was an eventful year for retail

The retail sector, where the government permitted foreign direct investment in multi-brand, courted controversies during the year with several opposition parties making it a political issue in Parliament.

Sachin Pilot wants to legalise lobbying, bats for disclosures
Politics

Sachin Pilot wants to legalise lobbying, bats for disclosures

Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot has favoured disclosures by companies and industry bodies about their representations to government on specific policy issues.

Govt gives in, orders probe into Wal-Mart lobbying report
Politics

Govt gives in, orders probe into Wal-Mart lobbying report

Bowing to opposition pressure, the government today announced a time-bound inquiry by a retired judge into reports of lobbying by retail giant Wal-Mart to gain entry into India.

Tata sons among 27 Indian cos who hired lobbying firms in US
Business

Tata sons among 27 Indian cos who hired lobbying firms in US

Documents with the US House of Representatives reveal that over years around 27 Indian companies have spent thousands of dollars doing the same in the US.