India Investment Journal November Edition

///India Investment Journal November Edition

Just the right time to invest in India’s infrastructure

2018-12-05T10:46:11+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, Policy India, Year|

A leading Indian entrepreneur weighs up India’s incredible infrastructure challenge and why it is the right time for it to attract the much-needed foreign direct investment (FDI). The Indian infrastructure story is at an interesting crossroad. On one hand, being the world’s fastest growing major economy, India needs to create fresh capacity in its infrastructure to maintain the growth momentum. On the other hand, the banks, which have been the main source of funds for infrastructure projects, are saddled with [...]

India on track for sustainable growth

2018-12-05T11:07:28+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, Policy India, Year|

A policy expert analyses if India’s current rate of growth is any cause for worry or a sign of sustainable recovery.  India increasingly attracts positive attention from foreign sources. This is evident when one meets with groups of foreign investors who see India as an attractive investment opportunity. This renewed investor interest in itself is not surprising given the rather uncertain and downbeat conditions in a large number of advanced and emerging economies. However, in domestic circles, there is a [...]

EU remains committed to broad, ambitious FTA with India

2018-12-05T11:08:09+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Around The World, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India and the European Union (EU) are poised for a broader and more ambitious engagement was the key outcome of the Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS) 2016, the annual flagship event of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), held in Brussels in November. India and the European Union (EU) have been working on signing a free trade agreement (FTA) since 2007 but an agreement remains elusive over key sticking points on both sides. A senior EU trade official [...]

Evolution pains

2018-12-05T11:08:37+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, More From This Edition, Year|

India Inc. property expert reviews the recent trends in the Indian realty sector to highlight that it would be wise to go along with the current phase of transformation rather than resist change. There was a drought in property sales that was carried forward from 2015 into the early half of the year. When sales just started picking up, came the liquidity squeeze which was a corollary to the government scheme that offered amnesty to tax dodgers. If that was [...]

Editor’s Note

2020-03-12T08:41:02+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The last few weeks have been marked by major tectonic shifts in the political landscape of the world; from the US presidential race to India’s very own big bang announcement of the demonetisation of its Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. While the dust around all these storms is nowhere near settling down, there has been an equal hive of activity around India’s inbound investment scenario. This edition of ‘India Investment Journal’ brings with it the usual mix of news, [...]

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

2020-03-12T08:13:01+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. [...]