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RCom proposal for setting up subsidiary telecom company rejected

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NEW DELHI: The Government has rejected the proposal by Flag Telecom Singapore Pte Limited, Singapore, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), for setting up a 100 percent subsidiary telecom company. The company was yet to be incorporated, an official Finance Ministry release said.

Meanwhile following recommendations of the Foreign Investments Promotion Board, the Ministry deferred a decision relating to You Broadband India Limited post facto seeking approval for acquisition of 9,79,875 equity shares of its downstream company Digital Outsourcing Private Limited (DOPL) in lieu of issue of 20,58,759 equity shares to its resident shareholders by way of swap of shares.

It also deferred approval to Tikona Digital Networks Pvt Ltd for the issuance of CCDs thereby increasing foreign equity to 76.73 percent.

The Ministry approved a proposal by Macmillan Publishers International Ltd, UK for foreign investment of up to 100 percent in a new company (?New Co.)?, proposed to be incorporated in India in the publishing sector. This involved FDI amounting to Rs 28.2 crore.

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