India Investment Journal April/May Edition

///India Investment Journal April/May Edition

Short Takes

2018-12-04T10:36:48+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Ecommerce is undergoing a boom in India and here we take a look at some of the major developments in the sector in the last few months. They are indicative of the pace at which this sector has taken a foot-hold within the broader Digital India mission. Amazon steps up pace in India The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, has invested another $291 million in its Indian wing to step up its expansion in the market. The latest funds injection [...]

On the road from Make to Move in India

2020-03-12T14:26:51+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

Nitin Gadkari is among one of the Narendra Modi led government’s biggest assets and has undoubtedly shaken things up as the minister for road transport, highways and shipping. He takes some valuable time out of his incessant schedule for ‘India Investment Journal’ to take stock of where things stand in terms of his enormous infrastructure challenge. How do you see your vision on ports and roads translating into milestones for the Make in India and Smart Cities programme? One of [...]

Short Takes

2020-03-24T07:34:28+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

There has been some significant policy initiatives to meet India’s infrastructure and Make in India goals. Here is a snapshot of some highlights from the past few months. As international interest and pour in, the Indian government needs to ensure there is no slow-down on the policy front. AIIB to fund Modi schemes China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is in line to invest in Indian projects. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked senior officials to approach the bank [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T10:38:51+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

India’s sustainability and green agenda has caught the world’s imagination and here we take stock of some of the key moves within the Clean India mission, which ties in seamlessly with a number of other initiatives such as Solar India and Smart Cities. Toshiba bags Clean India contract UEM India, Japan based Toshiba Group’s water service unit in India, has bagged a $19.75 million (Rs 132.6 crore) contract from Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company (JUIDCO) to supply sewerage system in Sahibganj, [...]

India has capacity to absorb high levels of investment

2018-12-04T10:39:24+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

S.B. Nayar, chairman and managing director of India’s state-owned infrastructure financier India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), has a bird’s eye view of what is arguably India’s most exciting and also, ironically, most difficult sector – infrastructure. In an interview with Consulting Editor Arnab Mitra, he speaks of how investor sentiment has improved tremendously over the last two years and how the sector is now poised for a quantum jump. Please give us an overview of the Indian infrastructure sector. [...]

Getting up-to-speed with the Infrastructure Czar of India

2020-03-12T14:12:14+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

Nitin Gadkari is arguably one of the most target-oriented ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet and his achievements speak for themselves. Turning around a country’s creaking infrastructure was not an envious task to take on and he has simply let his actions do all the talking. One of the success stories of the Narendra Modi government in India has been in its promotion of physical connectivity. Two ministers have been central to this endeavour: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nitin [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T10:40:02+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Solar India, Year|

The Solar India mission registered a number of key milestones in the past few months as the government races ahead to meet its 100 GW target for 2022. Here is a selection of some global interest in this arena. India set to beat China in power deal India’s state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is closing in on a contract from a Chinese competitor to build a $1.6 billion power plant in Bangladesh. China's Harbin Electric International Company Ltd, which [...]

We are in a golden era of Indian start-ups

2018-12-04T10:33:04+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Vani Kola is the managing director of Kalaari Capital, an early stage venture capital (VC) firm based in Bangalore. She is seen as a visionary investor with an uncanny ability to identify emerging markets. At Kalaari, her aim is to nurture entrepreneurs with the conviction that Indian companies are poised to become global players. With a 22-year Silicon Valley experience behind her, Vani now works with first-time entrepreneurs to build strong global companies within the context of Start-up India. Her [...]

All Roads to Gadkari: India’s Trillion Dollar Man

2020-03-12T08:12:38+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, From The Top, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa weighs up the 'India Opportunity' and where the China factor fits in today. Foreign investors can’t help but be charmed by India’s people, especially its aspirational and highly educated youth, are comforted that English is the language of business, and are enticed by the growing purchasing power of its domestic market. But almost universally, when it comes to the inevitable China comparisons, India’s ramshackle infrastructure lets it down. When China decides to build [...]

A VC’s guide to Indian ecommerce success

2018-12-04T10:43:41+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

As a leading venture capitalist operating in the Indian arena, Kae Capital is well placed to offer some insights into how best to navigate the India’s booming ecommerce sector. If there is one sector that is impossible to keep away from the news, it must be ecommerce. For all the euphoria around the ubiquity of ecommerce today, not all of the news is particularly positive. Take the case of the Rocket Internet backed Jabong, reportedly unable to find buyers at [...]