/Tag: Foxconn

An export hub in the making

2018-08-01T13:12:08+00:00August 18th, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, Guest Columns, Year|

The idea of India as an export hub has shown some promise in the last few months. Engineering exports to Israel on a high India's engineering exports to Israel have gone up by about 640 per cent, that is more than seven times in April 2017 on an annualised basis, official data by EEPC has revealed. The sharp jump in exports comes just ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impending visit to Israel in July. EEPC is the trade and [...]

Time for Maharashtra to shine… again

2018-12-31T13:25:23+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, State Focus/Maharashtra, Year|

Once the darling of investors, Maharashtra seemed to have lost its way in the middle but is now charging forward again. In mid 2015 when a delegation from Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn was scouting for a suitable destination for investments in India and South East Asia, the western state of Maharashtra was not even in their initial list of considerations. States such as Gujarat that has a reputation as being most friendly for business, Karnataka that has an established Information [...]

The world’s next factory

2020-03-12T14:22:56+00:00July 14th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme to make India a major global manufacturing hub is likely to start showing results when the $68-billion of investments committed on the ground start coming on stream over the next couple of years. Critics complain that the glass is half empty. The Prime Minister’s Make in India initiative has not led to any increase in the share of manufacturing in the country’s GDP and has not generated the huge number of jobs it was expected [...]