The cabinet on Wednesday relaxed rules to allow foreign funds to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs), a move designed to revive the country’s capital-starved property sector.
The government introduced REITs last year to pool in capital from overseas and help developers reduce their debt.
But provisions in the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) have, thus far, prevented actual investment flows.
The FEMA governs cross-border transactions.
(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; editing by John Stonestreet)