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 [...]

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 [...]

India-UK Future Tech Month promotes innovation ties

2018-08-20T12:47:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The month of November has been earmarked for a focus on cooperation between India and Britain in the field of digital innovation. The UK government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has been running a month-long series of technology-focused business activities in the UK and India under the banner of India-UK Future Tech Month. The series of events are aimed at showcasing the very best UK technology and innovation to a high-quality Indian audience, including buyers, investors, and central and state-level government officials, DIT said. Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India, said: “November marks one [...]

Unlocking second homes: An alternate approach to homestays in India

2018-08-20T10:22:39+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India’s diverse holiday destinations have thousands of locked second homes that can become fully managed vacation rentals, writes an Indian hospitality industry insider. India has always had very strong tourism potential given our rich cultural and historical heritage, variety in ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty that are spread across the country. And with a growing economy and ever-increasing government initiatives like ‘e-Tourist Visa’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’ etc, there has been an almost simultaneous increase in demand [...]

Limited Liability Partnership: An alternative choice of entity to invest into India

2018-08-20T11:20:04+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

In recent years, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India has been on the rise, with a significant percentage of such FDI originating from Singapore. Establishing a private limited company has traditionally been a popular means by which foreign investors set up an entity for (ease of) doing business in India. While a private limited company has its advantages, such as managing shareholders liability, perpetual succession, ease of transfer of ownership, it also incurs additional tax and compliance burdens in India. [...]

New findings inspire confidence in India’s reporting of methane emissions

2018-12-31T12:21:31+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas whose concentrations are rising in the atmosphere but India recorded little growth in its emissions over the last few years.  Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Each tonne of methane emitted contributes roughly 25 times more to global warming than an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognised that reduction [...]

The changing face of Indian real estate

2018-08-20T11:33:10+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

India Inc. property expert analyses the pattern shifts in the Indian real estate sector due to changing laws and market trends. If one were to think that the pain in the Indian real estate industry is a matter that started in 2016 due to demonetisation and was made worse in 2017 due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Real Estate Regulation Act, one would like to consider the fundamental changes in the IT, telecom and [...]