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What makes India the long-term growth story worth backing?

2019-11-29T14:53:38+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

An investment expert expands on the various factors that make India a preferred emerging market for foreign investors. Highlights: Favourable demographics, urbanisation and the increasing size of the middle-class population are the macro drivers make India a favourable investment destination. India is benefiting from structural and economic change, courtesy of a pro-business Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The long-term investment case for India is both strong and compelling. There are no two ways about it – if you are investing [...]

2019 Warehousing in India – The favourite child

2019-11-29T06:24:46+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

An expert analyses the drastic changes in the Indian warehouse market in 2017-2019 and how these trends will further evolve in the coming year. Highlights: The competitiveness of the online market has made it necessary for logistic companies to facilitate faster delivery to customers. Warehouses are being delivered and being automated to reach the markets even faster than their competitors. 2020 looks like a year where the realty sector will more than make up with quality A-grade warehouse demand. [...]

Do Modi’s numbers stack up?

2020-03-24T07:35:28+00:00March 29th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

As India’s General Elections get underway, a closer look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s report card on the economy and the social sector shows he does have a good story to sell to his electorate. The war drums are reaching a deafening crescendo heralding the start of the greatest show on earth – when 900 million Indians get together to elect the government that will define the destiny of one-sixth of the world’s population. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led 30-party [...]

India’s Budget: Fiscal prudence and structural reforms paying off

2019-02-15T14:38:36+00:00February 5th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

The Indian Budget will give confidence to foreign investors that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deep structural reforms and four-and-a-half years of hard graft cleaning up the economy are paying dividends. It will also give a much-needed fillip to demand whilst maintaining the holy grail of fiscal prudence. Balancing fiscal prudence and political populism is an extremely difficult task but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal have successfully walked the tightrope while presenting the Budget in [...]

Indian Budget: Modi and Goyal deliver confident, coherent message

2020-08-20T07:07:47+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Indian Budget will give foreign investors much to cheer and boost Modi’s re-election prospects, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Budget 2019 could, in the final analysis, be the proverbial last-ball six that seals a hard-fought cricket match. In the run-up to the Narendra Modi government’s last Budget before the Lok Sabha elections due in three months, there was much speculation over its fine print, with some analysts predicting a please-all giveaway festival aimed at garnering votes [...]

One year of GST: Well begun but still a work in progress

2018-08-09T13:34:32+00:00July 30th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – July 2018, Home Page|

The early indications are that GST has led to a rise in revenue collections and shrunk the shadow market; this is leading to a massive formalisation of the Indian economy, which will generate huge demand for fintech products and services. In April this year, Goods and Service Tax (GST) collections in India crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore ($15 billion or Rs 1 trillion) mark. But that proved to be a one-off. Collections in the subsequent two months are in [...]

Trump and Xi could learn from Modi’s pragmatic freer trade policies

2020-03-26T09:49:40+00:00July 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – July 2018, Home Page|

The self-defeating tariff war between the US and China comes at a time when India has adopted a more liberalised approach writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. US President Donald Trump has fired his opening salvos in what could escalate into a full blown trade war between the US and China, the world’s two largest economies. This is ironical and, in my opinion and in the opinions of millions of people around the world, self-defeating and, potentially, ruinous for the [...]

A half-year review of the Indian real estate market

2018-07-31T11:44:39+00:00July 20th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – July 2018|

An Indian real estate expert analyses property trends following the implementation of Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country. As the half-year mark approaches the real estate sector, there is a mixed feeling in the developer community. The larger firms have restarted launching new projects – which had taken quite a back seat, with the least number of new project launches in 2017 due to the implementation of RERA and GST. The mid-sized [...]

Understanding India’s new ideological tilt

2018-07-26T13:02:49+00:00July 5th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, Putting it in context, Special Edition - June 2018|

It is four years since India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, came to power in New Delhi in an election whose categorical outcome came as a shock to most India-watchers. Having grown accustomed to fragile and sometimes inchoate coalition governments since 1989, it was assumed that strong leadership and political stability had bypassed India permanently. It is not that P.V. Narasimha Rao (1991-96), Atal Behari Vajpayee (1998-2004) and Manmohan Singh (2004-14) lacked either vision or political sagacity. However, the conflicting pulls [...]

2017: A year of FDI groundings for India

2018-12-04T08:05:06+00:00January 22nd, 2018|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Make In India, Year|

The New Year promises to continue the upward swing in foreign direct investment (FDI) flowing into India, according to the country’s main investment promotion agency.   India’s investment climate has never been better. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to reform-perform-and-transform has conclusively catapulted India into a higher orbit. The last 12 months saw India break into the top-100 club, on ease of doing business, receive a record FDI of $60.1 billion and earn an upgrade in its credit rating from [...]