IIJ March 2017 sub

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Arun Jaitley: Batting for growth

2018-12-03T12:53:37+00:00March 17th, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Some heavy hitting from the Finance Minister puts the Indian economy on a winning wicket, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. After all the excitement over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 4-1 sweep of the recently concluded Assembly elections, it is time once again to focus on the nuts of bolts of governance. In the latest issue of ‘India Investment Journal’, we turn our attention to India’s growth story and the man in charge of shepherding the country to greater economic [...]

Rajasthan decks up for investors

2020-03-06T13:11:50+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, State Focus: Rajasthan, Year|

India’s largest state has caught the attention of investors of late but has a long way to go. In one of his earliest interactions with the press after the formation of Niti Aayog, India’s premier think tank, two years ago, Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya took exception to Rajasthan being referred to as a “BIMAROU” state. The oft-used acronym means diseased or sick in Hindi and is made up of the Indian states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. [...]

A new vision of steel for development

2018-12-03T12:50:16+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal March Edition, Other Highlights, Policy India, Year|

The Government of India recently announced a highly ambitious vision for India's steel industry and future demand and circulated a New Draft Steel Policy 2017 for public discussion. This document is an outline for attaining a most challenging target capacity of 300 million tonnes of crude steel capacity by 2030, which is anticipated to be the demand for steel then. To put this figure in context, India is producing only around 100 million tonnes today while China alone produces around [...]

Indian Budget 2017 a boost for affordable housing

2018-12-03T12:51:18+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Policy India, Year|

India Inc. property expert unravels the Indian government’s recent Budget for 2017-18 and its impact on the country’s real estate market. The central theme of the 2017 Budget in early February seems to be towards creating cash flow and consumption from the bottom of the pyramid. This would then flow upwards to more robust and long-term capital formation at the hands of the development companies. The same trend is observed in the changes to the real estate rules in the [...]

Is it the right time for energy storage in India?

2018-12-03T12:52:14+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

As India edges towards its ambitious renewable energy target, the next challenge will be effective energy storage solutions that can be made in the country. India has embarked on an ambitious programme of accelerating renewable energy deployment in the country. The target for renewable energy has been expanded multi-fold to 175 GW by 2022. A major part of the target is going to be from solar PV (100 GW) and wind energy (60 GW) and the rest from small hydro [...]

Britain holds on to position as largest G20 investor into India

2018-12-03T12:53:10+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

Britain beat off tough competition from Japan to hold on to its position as the largest G20 investor and biggest job creator in India, a new report revealed. Between 2000 and 2016, the UK invested $24.07 billion in India and created 371,000 jobs, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) finds in its 2017 ‘Sterling Assets India’ report. Japan by comparison invested around $23.76 billion, followed by the US at $19.38 billion as the top G20 investors into India. “The top [...]

India drives Britain’s luxury car export boom

2018-12-03T13:02:31+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

The rising popularity of Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) models led to a 15.8 per cent hike in car exports from the UK to India in 2016, the recent UK automotive industry figures released in London revealed. India is now the eighth largest Asian market for UK car exports with JLR’s Land Rover Discovery Sport, Ranger Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XE and Jaguar F-Pace among the top five most popular models with a growing number of “affluent [...]

Jaitley pushes the growth button

2018-12-03T13:03:41+00:00March 15th, 2017|2016, 2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Budget has allocated almost $90 billion for building new infrastructure. This will help restart the stalled private investment cycle and spur demand but the absence of serious efforts to resolve the non-performing assets (NPA) problem in the banking sector will hurt. Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley, who reiterated his earlier statement that private investment remains sluggish despite incentives, has done his bit to revive the entrepreneurial instincts of private entrepreneurs, both domestic and foreign, by announcing a massive $90-billion infrastructure [...]

How India’s goal for self reliance is transforming aerospace

2020-03-12T14:19:09+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Sector Focus/Aerospace, Year|

The Indian government’s goal to achieve self-reliance is on track, writes a senior adviser in the defence sector. India’s defence budget has grown manifold over the last seven decades to $39 billion in 2017-18, which is around 1.6 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Overall, India contributes nearly 3 per cent to the world’s defence and aerospace spending of about $1.7 trillion and ranks among the top five countries in the world in terms of military expenditure [...]

Companies eye socially responsible outcomes in India

2018-12-03T13:15:29+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal March Edition, Policy India, Year|

The average spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) by companies in India went up 29 basis points to 1.64 per cent last year, edging closer to the government mandate of 2 per cent. The overall expenditure among companies in India on CSR activity registered a significant increase of 22 per cent, latest analysis by ratings agency CRISIL has revealed. The bulk of the CSR money went into education, skills development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives. India’s Companies Act 2013 encourages corporates [...]