India Investment Journal May Edition

///India Investment Journal May Edition

The business of travel made easier

2019-01-02T07:21:23+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Other Stories, Year|

A visa strategist gives some crucial updates on recent changes to the visa regime for travellers to India. There have been some important changes to the e-TV and business visa regime that are worthy of note. These changes, which became effective from April 1 this year, are expected to stimulate economic growth, increase earnings from export of services like tourism, medical value travel and travel on account of business and to make ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’ and [...]

Getting businesses in India GST ready

2019-01-02T07:21:32+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Policy India, Year|

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) is one of the most significant reforms in post-independence India which has rightly garnered interest of businesses across the nation. Here a tech enthusiast highlights why digitisation is the key. For decades, India has been thriving on a ‘red tape’ culture. India as a trade economy has been functioning on high import tariffs, excises and turnover tax on goods and services having enormous cascading effects, leading to a distorted structure of production, consumption and [...]

Indian healthcare: An emerging investment magnet

2018-12-03T11:58:06+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal May Edition, Other Highlights, Policy India, Year|

The Indian healthcare sector is riding the growth curve and emerging as a lucrative site for foreign investments, writes a healthcare analyst. The Indian healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing sectors with high contribution not only in terms of revenue, but also employment. The Indian healthcare market is expected to rank amongst the top-three healthcare markets in terms of incremental growth by 2020.[1] The sector stood at approximately $113.9 billion in 2016 and is likely to grow at [...]

Rebooting the start-up economy

2019-01-02T07:27:04+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After the heady rush of initial years, Indian start-ups went through a churn in 2016. A spate of mergers beckons this year, as local firms brace against a global onslaught. He was a 26-year-old young achiever. A dropout from India’s premier tech institute —Bombay IIT. A chief executive officer of a company he himself co-founded with 11 others. A man who became the toast of the nascent start-up ecosystem in India when within two years, five rounds of funding, a [...]

Powering up investments into India’s renewable sector

2018-12-31T13:43:46+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal May Edition, Year|

India’s power minister, Piyush Goyal, was on a European investment scouting mission recently and opened up a series of avenues for FDI into the power sector in Vienna and London. India’s Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, was on a European tour in early May to lure Austria and the UK to look at investing more in India. At the Vienna Energy Forum, the discussion revolved around the world’s largest energy transformation programme which [...]

Moving up the BPO value chain

2019-01-02T07:26:54+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

Ramesh Awtaney heads the iSON Group, Africa’s largest technology and BPO specialist with a presence in 29 countries, including India. The businessman, who is passionate about replicating the Digital India model in Africa, shares his views on the emerging trends in IT/ BPO space in India, Africa and globally, Donald Trump’s impact on the industry and iSON’s growth journey. What is your analysis of the Digital India programme?  The Digital India programme has picked up remarkable pace over the last [...]

Shining brightly

2019-01-02T07:27:56+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal May Edition, Year|

India’s solar power sector is growing at a fast clip, helped by robust foreign and domestic investor appetite for new projects and the country’s massive 750 GW solar power potential. But it also faces significant challenges from the infirm nature of solar energy and prices falling to levels that may impact financial viability. India’s steroid-charged solar power capacity addition will take it past Japan as the world’s third largest solar market. India, which crossed 12 GW of solar power capacity [...]

The Essentials of attracting investments into Ayruveda

2019-01-02T07:27:14+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After years of research with experts and bio-chemists, Forest Essentials set off to build on the 6,000-year-old Indian science of Ayurveda. Company chief Samrth Bedi talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through his ‘Luxurious Ayrurveda’ tagline, the tie-up with American skincare giant Estee Lauder and future plans. What in your opinion attracted investors to Forest Essentials? Successful brands are built on rich heritage and history. What is compelling about Forest Essentials is its focus on the skill, science and tradition of Ayurveda [...]

UK minister wants a quick free trade agreement with India

2019-01-02T07:27:38+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, India-UK, Year|

India Inc. hosted the inaugural UK-India Awards in London, where senior British and Indian ministers called for closer ties in a post-Brexit scenario. London: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pushed for a speedy conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UK at the inaugural UK-India Awards in London on May 12. “Whenever we go to India, we have to pack bottles of whisky because as you know there is a duty of 150 per cent in [...]

In defence of a strategic Make in India policy

2019-01-02T07:28:07+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Last Word, Year|

The Strategic Partnership Policy (SPP) could throw open deals worth over $20bn to six selected private sector companies in India. India’s defence forces will get their first fighter jets, submarines, helicopters and armoured vehicles made in India by the private sector within a few years. And it is entirely probable that friendly foreign countries could also be using some of these Made in India weapon systems. In a major boost to private sector participation in offensive defence platforms, the defence [...]