India Investment Journal November Edition

///India Investment Journal November Edition

Editor’s Note

2018-12-31T11:53:48+00:00November 30th, 2017|2018/2017, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The last few weeks have brought some cheer for those tracking the investment climate in India. Credit rating firm Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign rating by one notch, a move seen as a clear endorsement of the economic reform agenda underway in the country. A key plank of this agenda has been the ambition to improve the ease of doing business in the country, which also received a major boost with India moving into the top 100 in the World Bank’s [...]

The tourist is our God

2018-12-31T11:54:06+00:00November 30th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The old Sanskrit saying ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, which has been loosely translated in the headline, is paying India rich dividends as foreign hotel and restaurant chains flock to the country to create jobs and provide economic opportunities to many more. It is widely accepted that the hospitality and tourism sector is a key driver of employment and growth the world over. In the Indian context, the Narendra Modi government has identified this sector as key to generating jobs for the [...]

Reliance Jio explores UK university tie-up for new Virtual Reality app

2018-08-20T10:54:58+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Reliance Industries’ telecom giant is exploring a collaboration with Birmingham City University experts for a new virtual reality (VR) app it plans to launch next year. Reliance Jio, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited, has already disrupted the Indian mobile network landscape with its cost-effective connectivity options. The Mumbai-headquartered mobile network operator is now eyeing the field of virtual reality and augmented reality in its next phase of growth. The company’s creative chiefs recently held [...]

Mobile handset market in India

2018-08-20T10:31:17+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, The Big Story, Year|

Digital India in sync with Make in India will enable local innovation in the mobile phone market, writes a telecom analyst. Indian mobile phone demand was catalysed by the entry of international brands like Samsung and Nokia during 2006-2010. The market at the time was predominantly driven by feature phones. The scenario changed fast with the introduction of Android phones by international brands in 2009 and later by local brands since 2010. The advent of smartphones propelled mobile phone growth [...]

Access India: A new trade & investment window

2018-08-20T10:52:18+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

A platform to attract UK’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to invest in India is set to transform the economic partnership. India and the UK traditionally have had strong economic linkages, both on the trade and investment front. According to official statistics from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India, the UK has, until recently, been the third-largest investor in India, just behind Mauritius and Singapore. The quantum of UK investment in India has been large, but [...]

Breathing techniques linked to yoga

2018-07-18T09:46:41+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

How yoga breathing techniques can help modern day professionals manage stress, improve productivity and luck. Fifteen years ago, in a cosy meditation centre in Chiswick, west London, I attended an introductory talk given by two Art of Living yoga and meditation teachers from Mumbai who explained that by doing pranayama, yoga and meditation one's luck would improve. Knowing that these two IIT graduates were very logical and rational individuals and not ones for conjecture and speculation, their words really grabbed [...]

Investing in Andhra Pradesh a win-win situation: Chandrababu Naidu

2018-11-21T07:48:59+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus/Andhra Pradesh, Year|

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was in the UK recently to convince investors to choose his state for their new business ventures. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made a plea for investors in the UK to invest in his state and participate in building Amaravati into "one of the best capitals in the world". Addressing a gathering of entrepreneurs and business chiefs after accepting his Golden Peacock Award for Leadership in Public Life and Economic Transformation from the Institute [...]

Mayor of London plans India visit to pitch London is Open message

2018-11-21T11:38:11+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will be in Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar at the start of December to stress that companies from Brexit-hit London remain keen to do business with India. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) did not echo in London, which voted decisively against Brexit in June 2016. However, faced with the prospect of the British capital losing some of its shine as a gateway to Europe for Indian companies, the Mayor of London has taken matters [...]

India among London’s fastest growing tourism markets

2018-11-21T11:37:10+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Expenditure by Indian tourists visiting London is set for a 180 per cent spike by 2025, a latest report reveals. Indian tourists visiting London are set to register a 90 per cent hike in numbers by 2025, latest data on the British capital’s tourism industry has revealed. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), India is expected to establish itself as the fourth-largest travel and tourism economy by 2027. With a 7.4 per cent projected CAGR, India is predicted to reach 520,000 [...]

Quality care and cost effectiveness gives India its medical tourism edge

2018-11-21T07:57:39+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The chief of one of India’s leading healthcare players, Fortis Healthcare, weighs up India’s appeal as a hub for international patients. Medical tourism is a phenomenon where people travel from their home country to another nation to access quality medical care. There are many factors which influence their decision, the most common one being the ability to access quality medical procedures which are not conducted within the boundaries of their home country. Having said that, while the quality of clinical [...]