India Investment Journal November Edition

///India Investment Journal November Edition

SHORT TAKES

2018-08-20T12:39:16+00:00November 30th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, The Big Story, Year|

India takes top spot for Nokia India has become the largest market for the Nokia globally in terms of sales, followed by Russia and Indonesia. Nokia, now owned by Finnish company HMD Global, will be banking on India for its resurgence at a time when the market is dominated by Chinese heavyweights such as Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Huawei. Florian Seiche, the newly-appointed CEO of HMD, told Indian media that the company’s engagement will grow manifold in India, especially as [...]

Born-again Andhra Pradesh in a league of its own

2018-08-20T13:32:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus/Andhra Pradesh, Year|

The state claims to be the best one to invest in India but does not make the mistake of resting on its laurels. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is forever a busy man. His media advisor, Srinivasa Rao, says keeping pace with him is no mean task. He claims he has lost at least 5 kgs in the last one year. Ever since Telangana was carved out of the erstwhile state in June 2014, it will not be incorrect [...]

Make in India has opened doors for companies

2018-11-21T07:49:55+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, The Big Story, Year|

Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning at Gionee India, talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through the China-headquartered smartphone manufacturers trajectory of growth in the country, its Make in India plans and gaining a competitive edge. How have Gionee's Make in India plans progressed since its entry into the market? The Make in India campaign has opened doors for the companies to build in India. India is one of the most important markets on the global map of Gionee and [...]

When travel meets treatment

2018-08-20T10:17:45+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Medical travel assistance experts elaborate on the co-dependence of medical tourism and the healthcare industry in India. It is not always possible to find the medical treatment one seeks in one’s own country because of certain factors like waiting lists, availability, underdeveloped healthcare facilities or expense that directly questions individual affordability. At times like these, one decides to explore the unexplored healthcare sectors of other countries. A process of exploration and experience highly stimulated by the need for a medical [...]

Digital India can win the economic nationalism race

2018-08-20T11:05:24+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India has an opportunity to take a leadership role in technology and innovation in a changing global landscape, writes a tech expert. Economic nationalism has become the order of the day in many western economies. Given this backdrop, what are the opportunities for India, in terms of technology and innovation? In this article, I explore that while such sentiment may pose challenges, it also presents an opportunity for India, and despite Brexit, there is significant opportunity for research and innovation [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T08:15:53+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Vedanta to invest $9bn in India London-based Vedanta Resources Plc will invest roughly $9 billion in India over the next few years to expand its hydrocarbons, metals and mining businesses and meet more of India’s requirements of these commodities locally. Anil Agarwal, founder and chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc, said: “We are planning to invest $2.5 billion in oil and gas to step up our production to half of India’s crude oil output (from 26 per cent in 2016-17). "The other [...]

India to retain second spot among world’s smartphone users

2018-08-20T10:35:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, The Big Story, Year|

The country will hit 530 million smartphone users by 2018, behind China’s 1.3 billion but ahead of the US figure of 229 million, a latest analysis finds. In 2018, 66 per cent of people across 52 countries will own a smartphone, up from 63 per cent in 2017 and 58 per cent in 2016, according to Zenith’s ‘Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017’ report, published recently. The US-based analysis firm found that the top three countries in terms of smartphone usage will remain [...]

Prince Charles backs new education bond for India

2018-12-04T08:16:07+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal November Edition, REWIND 2017, Year|

Charles, Prince of Wales threw his weight behind a new Education Development Impact Bond (DIB) for India during a recent tour of the country. A new $10-million DIB has been created by the British Asian Trust (BAT), founded by Charles, Prince of Wales to fight poverty in South Asia, and is designed to improve learning outcomes for thousands of marginalised children in India. The bond is intended as an innovative and sustainable social impact investment tool which will be tied in with [...]

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 [...]