France to invest Euro 10 billion in India by 2012

French companies are committed to invest euro 10 billion (USD 13.37 bn) in India by 2012, the country’s Minister of Economy and Finance Christine Lagarde said today.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

“This is not just a figure (Euro 10 billion). It is the commitment by French companies between 2008-2012,” Lagarde said while addressing India-France Business Forum at Ficci (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).

Adding that everything (business) worked on ‘give and take’ principle, she said, India has to reciprocate its (France’s) interests in the country. She emphasised on opening up sectors like insurance and retail, particularly, multi-brand retail, so that French companies can invest in these sectors.

Lagarde is accompanying the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is on a four-day visit to India. Sarkozy is leading a team of ministers and a high-level business delegation to strengthen bilateral ties in key areas.


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