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 [...]

A royal launch to bolster post-Brexit India-UK ties

2018-12-03T13:13:09+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

The Queen opened up Buckingham Palace to Indian dance and music as she hosted the launch of UK India Year of Culture 2017. India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, represented the Government of India to mark the launch of Indian festivities across Britain throughout the year. The year 2017 had been declared UK India Year of Culture during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015. Its official launch took place on February 27 with a gala reception [...]

India is the most open, Least protectionist economy today

2018-12-03T12:47:10+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

India’s Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, just completed a packed tour of the UK during which Prime Minister Theresa May dropped in to a Downing Street meeting with his British counterpart, Chancellor Philip Hammond. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with the senior Indian Cabinet minister in London to explore his message for foreign investors, a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with post-Brexit Britain and the next phase of his dramatic reform agenda for the Indian economy. Is [...]

Editor’s Note

2018-12-03T13:13:40+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Year 2017 had been ear-marked as UK India Year of Culture by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tour of Britain in November 2015. That announcement became a reality when Indian Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, represented the Government of India at a historic reception in Buckingham Palace in London recently. While the year is set to be packed with an array of cultural events, both in India and the UK, the key message amid all [...]

Indian-made jet engines all set to take flight

2018-12-03T12:47:41+00:00March 15th, 2017|2016, 2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Sector Focus/Aerospace, Year|

Rolls-Royce started its relationship with India over 80 years ago with its engines powering the first civil and military aircraft in the country. Chris Cholerton, President – Defence Aerospace at one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the sector, tells ‘India Investment Journal’ how a focus on technology and capability transfer has contributed towards India’s sustainable growth. How is Rolls-Royce supporting the India growth story? Today, as an investor, a high skills employer and a supplier of power systems across [...]

Rajasthan decks up for investors

2018-12-03T12:54:12+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, State Focus: Rajasthan, Year|

India’s largest state has caught the attention of investors of late but has a long way to go. In one of his earliest interactions with the press after the formation of Niti Aayog, India’s premier think tank, two years ago, Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya took exception to Rajasthan being referred to as a “BIMAROU” state. The oft-used acronym means diseased or sick in Hindi and is made up of the Indian states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. [...]

Indian Smart Cities Mission: A process to leapfrog to double digit growth

2018-12-03T12:54:40+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India is one of the most challenging and ambitious urban development agenda, writes an urban infrastructure enthusiast. The objective to develop 100 Smart Cities over five years is a laudable commitment towards urban transformation. The mission is launched at a time when India’s urbanisation is growing faster than the rest of the world. Currently only about 31 per cent of India’s population lives in urban areas. Globally the share is over 50 [...]

A new vision of steel for development

2018-12-03T12:50:16+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal March Edition, Other Highlights, Policy India, Year|

The Government of India recently announced a highly ambitious vision for India's steel industry and future demand and circulated a New Draft Steel Policy 2017 for public discussion. This document is an outline for attaining a most challenging target capacity of 300 million tonnes of crude steel capacity by 2030, which is anticipated to be the demand for steel then. To put this figure in context, India is producing only around 100 million tonnes today while China alone produces around [...]

India’s economic Sherpa

2018-12-03T12:50:50+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Arun Jaitley has carefully nursed the country’s economy back to sound health. He is equally at home rubbing shoulders with the world’s leading industrialists and investors in Davos, London and Singapore and inviting them to invest in India as he is strategising the nitty-gritty of how to win elections in hinterland Indian states. And all this when he isn’t dispensing advice on some of the thorniest legal problems of the land. Meet Arun Jaitley, India’s suave, erudite and very articulate [...]

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 [...]