India Investment Journal November Edition

///India Investment Journal November Edition

Scotch whisky sales on a high in India

2018-12-05T10:58:10+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, More From This Edition, Year|

India has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing Scotch whisky import markets. So much so that post-Brexit UK will be looking to connoissuers in India to make up for any drop in sales in Europe as a result of an end to free trade deals within the European Union (EU). The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) revealed in its recent analysis that the amount of Scotch whisky sold overseas increased for the first time since 2013, largely thanks to [...]

A diligent energy diplomacy at work

2018-12-05T10:59:06+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Dharmendra Pradhan has learnt quickly on the job and proved Prime Minister Modi's bet on this new minister in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was a good one. Dharmendra Pradhan was only in his mid-40s when he was appointed petroleum and natural gas minister in the Narendra Modi government in May 2014. It was a big leap of faith on the part of the Indian prime minister, and the placing of a large responsibility on the shoulders of [...]

India-Russia: The ties that bind

2018-12-05T10:59:52+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Around The World, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India’s close relations with Russia covers politics, defence, civil nuclear energy, anti-terrorism cooperation and space. The strategic partnership has endured the test of time. Here is a snapshot. India-Russia Annual Summit: October 2016 “An old friend is better than two new ones.” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Industries of both countries are improving cooperation; military and technical cooperation is also improving.” Vladimir Putin, Russian President 16 agreements across several fields India to spend over $5 billion to acquire S-400 Triumf [...]

A monetary move to strike at pain points to investment

2018-12-05T11:01:11+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Final Word, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

It is, arguably, the most daring, and far reaching, economic reform ever. The demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes by the Narendra Modi government hits at the roots of several problems ailing the Indian economy and addresses many of the pain points that deter foreign investors from entering India. Just consider some of the issues that scare away all but the most intrepid of investors: A byzantine bureaucracy where unaccounted cash is usually the best lubricant Having to [...]

Madhya Pradesh has set new trends in development

2018-12-05T10:21:34+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus: Madhya Pradesh, Year|

Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, a state described as the heartland of India. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with him during a recent visit to London to lure UK investors and tourists to his state. Here are some highlights from the discussion. There are lots of similarities between India and the UK. Both are great democracies and I found one other interesting similarity – the traffic of London in very similar to Delhi and Mumbai. [...]

India’s economic jigsaw falling into place

2018-12-05T11:01:35+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, From The Top, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The cogs of growth are now mostly in place. The Narendra Modi government, which came to power on the promise of transforming the Indian economy, has, over the past two and a half years, made several important structural changes that should begin to show results over the coming quarters. It has, for example, passed the Bankruptcy Code to speed up liquidation of sick companies, is well on the way to legislating the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which will stitch [...]

The Modi and market synergy at play

2018-12-05T10:20:14+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India’s minister for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, is a man on a mission. He recently concluded his global roadshow series to attract investments into the country’s small oil fields discovered by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). In this exclusive interview, He talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through the paradigm shift in the Indian energy market under the Narendra Modi led government and how he hopes to achieve energy justice in India. What can the Indian energy market offer [...]

Fact Sheet: An Expat’s Guide to Bhopal

2018-12-05T11:02:20+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus: Madhya Pradesh, Year|

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes. It also claims to be one of the greenest cities in India. Havelis, famous cave paintings, grand mosques and museums co-exist alongside modern flyovers, bridges and tall buildings. While the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster made headlines of the wrong kind, the city has come a long way over the years to take its rightful place among India’s [...]

Why it’s time to dig into the investment scope in India’s oil & gas sector

2018-12-05T11:07:03+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

In the view of many in the business community, India has never been a more attractive investment destination. There are few better examples of this than the oil and gas sector, where operators are expected to invest around $25 billion over the next five years on some of the world’s most exciting projects. An industry expert writes exclusively for ‘India Investment Journal’ on why the investment spotlight is shining on India. As a global leader of economic growth, a domestic [...]

A peek into the cyber security landscape

2018-12-05T11:39:17+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

An ethical hacker flags up opportunities in the field of cyber security for ‘India Investment Journal’ and explains why global companies should be looking towards India for this crucial sector. As we all know, Brexit or the June 23 referendum whereby British citizens voted to exit the European Union, had far reaching implications across several fronts. Cyber security is just one of them. It churned global markets, impacting currencies, instigating the British pound to fall to its lowest level in [...]