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Investing in manufacturing in India

2019-01-02T07:32:42+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Policy India, Year|

A leading consultant analyses the factors that have made investing in India easier and a more rewarding experience as long as investors go in with a level of preparedness. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently altered its predicted growth rate for India slightly downward to 6.8 per cent, but this is still attractive compared to the sluggish rates of growth elsewhere in the world. Foreign investors’ confidence in India has also recently improved, making it the eighth most attractive [...]

Powering ahead

2019-01-02T07:32:53+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, State Focus, Year|

A proactive, business-friendly government, great location and sound macro fundamentals are powering Haryana’s economic surge. This is not the kind of news that makes for banner headlines. So, it was no surprise to find the news on Gurugram, the commercial capital of Haryana, getting an International Arbitration Centre (IAC) buried in the inside pages of most newspapers. The city, part of the National Capital Region (NCR) and till recently known as Gurgaon, will be the second Indian city after Mumbai [...]

India goes on IPO overdrive

2019-01-02T07:21:15+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Policy India, Year|

The year 2016 was one of the best years in recent times for initial public offering (‘IPO’) in India owing to stronger macroeconomics, pro-business political regime, continuing regulatory reforms and an overall positive investment climate.  Indian companies raised more than $4bn through IPOs in 2016, which is close to the aggregate equity raised over preceding four years from 2012-15. The IPO pipeline for 2017 looks promising with some of the large companies expected to tap the equity markets including NSE, [...]

Is India’s rooftop solar market taking off?

2018-12-03T11:56:54+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal May Edition, REWIND 2017, Year|

A relatively slow-moving solar market in India is showing some signs of promise. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced a 1,000 MW tender in order to allocate rooftop solar projects on government buildings across the country. This is the largest ever rooftop solar tender announced in India till date. Riding on the success of a previous 500 MW rooftop solar tender announced in April 2016, SECI has now doubled the allocation size. This is a welcome move [...]

The business of travel made easier

2019-01-02T07:21:23+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Other Stories, Year|

A visa strategist gives some crucial updates on recent changes to the visa regime for travellers to India. There have been some important changes to the e-TV and business visa regime that are worthy of note. These changes, which became effective from April 1 this year, are expected to stimulate economic growth, increase earnings from export of services like tourism, medical value travel and travel on account of business and to make ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’ and [...]

Getting businesses in India GST ready

2019-01-02T07:21:32+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Policy India, Year|

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) is one of the most significant reforms in post-independence India which has rightly garnered interest of businesses across the nation. Here a tech enthusiast highlights why digitisation is the key. For decades, India has been thriving on a ‘red tape’ culture. India as a trade economy has been functioning on high import tariffs, excises and turnover tax on goods and services having enormous cascading effects, leading to a distorted structure of production, consumption and [...]

Indian healthcare: An emerging investment magnet

2018-12-03T11:58:06+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal May Edition, Other Highlights, Policy India, Year|

The Indian healthcare sector is riding the growth curve and emerging as a lucrative site for foreign investments, writes a healthcare analyst. The Indian healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing sectors with high contribution not only in terms of revenue, but also employment. The Indian healthcare market is expected to rank amongst the top-three healthcare markets in terms of incremental growth by 2020.[1] The sector stood at approximately $113.9 billion in 2016 and is likely to grow at [...]

Rebooting the start-up economy

2019-01-02T07:27:04+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After the heady rush of initial years, Indian start-ups went through a churn in 2016. A spate of mergers beckons this year, as local firms brace against a global onslaught. He was a 26-year-old young achiever. A dropout from India’s premier tech institute —Bombay IIT. A chief executive officer of a company he himself co-founded with 11 others. A man who became the toast of the nascent start-up ecosystem in India when within two years, five rounds of funding, a [...]

Moving up the BPO value chain

2019-01-02T07:26:54+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

Ramesh Awtaney heads the iSON Group, Africa’s largest technology and BPO specialist with a presence in 29 countries, including India. The businessman, who is passionate about replicating the Digital India model in Africa, shares his views on the emerging trends in IT/ BPO space in India, Africa and globally, Donald Trump’s impact on the industry and iSON’s growth journey. What is your analysis of the Digital India programme?  The Digital India programme has picked up remarkable pace over the last [...]

The Essentials of attracting investments into Ayruveda

2019-01-02T07:27:14+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After years of research with experts and bio-chemists, Forest Essentials set off to build on the 6,000-year-old Indian science of Ayurveda. Company chief Samrth Bedi talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through his ‘Luxurious Ayrurveda’ tagline, the tie-up with American skincare giant Estee Lauder and future plans. What in your opinion attracted investors to Forest Essentials? Successful brands are built on rich heritage and history. What is compelling about Forest Essentials is its focus on the skill, science and tradition of Ayurveda [...]