India Investment Journal March Edition

///India Investment Journal March Edition

Arun Jaitley: Batting for growth

2018-12-03T12:53:37+00:00March 17th, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Some heavy hitting from the Finance Minister puts the Indian economy on a winning wicket, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. After all the excitement over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 4-1 sweep of the recently concluded Assembly elections, it is time once again to focus on the nuts of bolts of governance. In the latest issue of ‘India Investment Journal’, we turn our attention to India’s growth story and the man in charge of shepherding the country to greater economic [...]

Indian Budget 2017 a boost for affordable housing

2018-12-03T12:51:18+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Policy India, Year|

India Inc. property expert unravels the Indian government’s recent Budget for 2017-18 and its impact on the country’s real estate market. The central theme of the 2017 Budget in early February seems to be towards creating cash flow and consumption from the bottom of the pyramid. This would then flow upwards to more robust and long-term capital formation at the hands of the development companies. The same trend is observed in the changes to the real estate rules in the [...]

Is it the right time for energy storage in India?

2018-12-03T12:52:14+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

As India edges towards its ambitious renewable energy target, the next challenge will be effective energy storage solutions that can be made in the country. India has embarked on an ambitious programme of accelerating renewable energy deployment in the country. The target for renewable energy has been expanded multi-fold to 175 GW by 2022. A major part of the target is going to be from solar PV (100 GW) and wind energy (60 GW) and the rest from small hydro [...]

Jan Dhan, Demonetisation to empower ordinary Indians

2018-12-03T12:52:43+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Rising demand at the bottom of the pyramid and more activity coming under the tax net will lead to an increase in demand for a host of consumer goods produced by Indian and foreign companies. Financial inclusion is, arguably, the first flagship initiative of the Narendra Modi government to meet with success. To the four such schemes that people usually count as being part of the programme – the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Scheme (PMJDS), the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima [...]

Britain holds on to position as largest G20 investor into India

2018-12-03T12:53:10+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

Britain beat off tough competition from Japan to hold on to its position as the largest G20 investor and biggest job creator in India, a new report revealed. Between 2000 and 2016, the UK invested $24.07 billion in India and created 371,000 jobs, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) finds in its 2017 ‘Sterling Assets India’ report. Japan by comparison invested around $23.76 billion, followed by the US at $19.38 billion as the top G20 investors into India. “The top [...]

A contrarian economist

2018-12-03T13:02:04+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Newly appointed Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal is a polymath in more senses than one He has eclectic reading habits that range from the Rig Veda to philosophers like Karl Popper to physicists such as Werner Heisenberg to the history of the sub-continent – when he isn’t thinking deeply about “complex adaptive systems” or criticising Marxist-style planning or Indian policy making. Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor And all this while doing his day job –as the newly appointed [...]

India drives Britain’s luxury car export boom

2018-12-03T13:02:31+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

The rising popularity of Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) models led to a 15.8 per cent hike in car exports from the UK to India in 2016, the recent UK automotive industry figures released in London revealed. India is now the eighth largest Asian market for UK car exports with JLR’s Land Rover Discovery Sport, Ranger Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XE and Jaguar F-Pace among the top five most popular models with a growing number of “affluent [...]

In aid of a collaborative new relationship

2018-12-03T12:41:51+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

Priti Patel took charge of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DfID) at a time when the country’s aid programme for India was evolving from the traditional hand-outs system to a more collaborative one. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with the minister as she completed six months in Britain’s Cabinet. “We don’t give traditional aid to India but if we look at the facts – the UK is one of the largest investors in India and India is one [...]

Opportunities, not sops pay off in India

2018-12-03T13:03:05+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Final Word, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

It took its time coming, but in the end Bharat (more on that later) trumped the so-called political experts from New Delhi’s gin-n-tonic cocktail circuit. And how! The recently concluded round of elections to five Assembly assemblies returned a verdict that can only be described as a thumping endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership of the country. The final tally reads BJP: 4 states; Congress: 1 state. We will now have BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and [...]

Jaitley pushes the growth button

2018-12-03T13:03:41+00:00March 15th, 2017|2016, 2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Budget has allocated almost $90 billion for building new infrastructure. This will help restart the stalled private investment cycle and spur demand but the absence of serious efforts to resolve the non-performing assets (NPA) problem in the banking sector will hurt. Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley, who reiterated his earlier statement that private investment remains sluggish despite incentives, has done his bit to revive the entrepreneurial instincts of private entrepreneurs, both domestic and foreign, by announcing a massive $90-billion infrastructure [...]