India Investment Journal January 2017

///India Investment Journal January 2017

Top 5 Things to watch out for in 2017

2018-12-05T13:07:46+00:00January 17th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Top 5 Things to Watch in 2017, Year|

If last year was one marked by turbulence, this year is one that has begun with hope. Hope for the long-delayed and much needed Goods and Service Tax to become a reality – despite some last moment political opposition; hope for the bold demonetisation initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start paying dividends, later this year, in terms of higher growth and lower levels of corruption; hope for lower interest rates that will restart the investment cycle and a [...]

Vibrant Gujarat Summit to pitch for investments across India

2019-01-02T08:23:50+00:00January 10th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Year|

The event, launched by Modi in 2003 to showcase his state, has emerged as India’s largest investment promotion meet. Many Indian intellectuals who see things only through the prism of their own ideology call Gujarat the laboratory of a divisive communal agenda, where ideas, policies and processes were honed and perfected and then rolled out across India. This is the view they hold and this is what they disseminate to the world at large. There is another more widely accepted [...]

On road to a corruption-free India

2019-01-02T08:22:33+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Policy India, Year|

Employment intensive sectors such as agriculture, housing, tourism, textiles and retail must flourish and grow, writes a policy expert. Narendra Modi donned an unexpectedly huge challenge on himself and every citizen of India to completely disrupt and totally metamorphose our economy and society. With no Indian untouched by this move and by massively utilising social media platforms, television and radio, the Prime Minister is determined to be connected directly to each one of us in a most unprecedented manner. In [...]

Business travel to India: Some practical tips for your visa journey

2019-01-02T10:33:40+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Other Highlights, Year|

An Indian visa strategist demystifies some of the jargon that is often associated with very simple travel procedures for the country and analyses how the e-visa is changing the landscape for business travel to India. When one hears the words Indian visas, one usually has images of nightmare queues and waking up at ridiculous hours of the morning to trek to the Indian mission. Well, with the advent of an online visa (the so called e-Tourist Visa (e-TV for short)), [...]

Good show in crucial state polls will give a fillip to reforms

2018-12-05T13:38:35+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Top 5 Things to Watch in 2017, Year|

Elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly this year lead the charge of five state polls which will not only reflect the nation’s mood but also determine the pace of reforms in the country. Five states will elect new governments in the first half of this year. Of these, elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly are considered the most important and Punjab slightly less so. The other three states – Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur – are small and politically less [...]

Treasures from the Bodleian Libraries’ Indian Collection

2019-01-02T10:41:14+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Other Highlights, Year|

The Bodleian Libraries, the world famous research hub of Oxford University, houses the world’s largest known collection of Sanskrit manuscripts outside the Indian subcontinent, consisting of approximately 8,700 items. A leading Indologist charged with this wealth of information writes exclusively for ‘India Investment Journal’ on the treasures that will mark the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 celebrations. The first Sanskrit manuscript acquired by the Bodleian was an astrological work, the Jyotiṣaratnamālā ‘Garland of Jewels on Astrology’ by Śrīpati. It was [...]

Job creation may gather pace from second half of 2017

2018-12-06T13:09:24+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Top 5 Things to Watch in 2017, Year|

The immediate impact of demonetisation will mean a slower pace of job creation but, overall, there is some good news in store for the New Year. How long will the current phase of jobless growth in India, which began during the UPA II regime continue? And when will the Narendra Modi government’s flagship schemes such as Make in India, Start-up India, etc., start generating jobs – which, for many Indians, remains the true touchstone of the achcche din (good times) [...]

India Inc. Top Picks: Inbound Deals of 2016

2020-03-12T14:17:01+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, Inbound Deals 2016, India Investment Journal January 2017, Year|

As the fastest growing large economy in the world, India was the destination of choice for investments from across the globe in the year just gone by. ‘India Investment Journal’ reviews some of the key inbound investments that poured into the country in this New Year deal tracker. Uber eyes $3.5bn investment potential US-based taxi hailing company Uber has described India as its second-largest market after the US where it is looking to drive into even more cities. Christian Freese [...]

Why the World Comes to Gujarat

2020-03-12T14:17:21+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, State Focus: Gujarat, Year|

Gujarat, with its investor-friendly policies and outward looking approach, has succeeded in attracting some of the world's biggest corporates to its shores. 'India Investment Journal' profiles a few of the key MNCs happy with Gujarat as their base. Honda Industry: Automotive Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan Year of establishment in Gujarat: February 2016 Description: Honda inaugurated one of the world’s largest scooter exclusive plants at Vithalapur in Gujarat with an annual capacity of 1.2 million units. The new plant will employ [...]

India’s first financial services hub gets going

2019-01-02T10:46:46+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, State Focus: Gujarat, Year|

GIFT City in the state of Gujarat, located near Ahmedabad airport, has been classified as the country’s model Smart City. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with its Managing Director & Group CEO, Ajay Pandey, during a visit to London to explore why it offers the ideal blueprint for India’s Smart City drive. What makes GIFT City a model Smart City for India? GIFT is an acronym for Gujarat International Finance Tec-City. GIFT City is one of the model smart cities [...]