India Investment Journal November Edition

///India Investment Journal November Edition

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 [...]

Editor’s Note

2020-03-12T14:42:44+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 [...]

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 [...]

Born-again Andhra Pradesh in a league of its own

2020-03-16T10:51:08+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 [...]

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 [...]