IIJ November 2016 sub

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A peek into the cyber security landscape

2018-12-05T11:39:17+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

An ethical hacker flags up opportunities in the field of cyber security for ‘India Investment Journal’ and explains why global companies should be looking towards India for this crucial sector. As we all know, Brexit or the June 23 referendum whereby British citizens voted to exit the European Union, had far reaching implications across several fronts. Cyber security is just one of them. It churned global markets, impacting currencies, instigating the British pound to fall to its lowest level in [...]

Warm but awaiting new direction

2018-12-05T10:42:38+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, India-UK, Year|

India’s relations with the UK are deep and friendly. But the much expected impetus to closer ties will have to wait till clarity emerges on London’s divorce with Brussels. The rhetoric remains as warm as ever. But the visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May to India in early November, her first official visit as British leader outside Europe, did little to take the relationship forward from an apparent post-Brexit pause that has puzzled most analysts and foreign policy experts. [...]

CSR cannot be an afterthought

2020-03-12T14:13:17+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Kartik Kilachand, the CEO & co-founder of Magnus Gyan, is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on India-US initiatives. More recently, he moved to being a social impact entrepreneur – leveraging technology for providing skills training for under-privileged youth to create employment opportunities. He tells ‘India Investment Journal’ about his journey so far and the motivation behind his serial entrepreneurship. I have been an entrepreneur nearly all my life, except for the first five years after my graduate studies at [...]

India’s solar power sector to shine brighter

2018-12-05T10:44:31+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

As the world, especially emerging economies, grapple with the challenges posed by climate change, it is essential to come up with innovative solutions to address energy shortages that can significantly benefit people with no or limited access to energy. An International Finance Corporation (IFC) expert analysis where India fits in. At COP 21 in Paris last year, leaders from across the world recognised climate change as an urgent and irreversible threat to the planet that required nations to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The dialogue encouraged [...]

Just the right time to invest in India’s infrastructure

2018-12-05T10:46:11+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, Policy India, Year|

A leading Indian entrepreneur weighs up India’s incredible infrastructure challenge and why it is the right time for it to attract the much-needed foreign direct investment (FDI). The Indian infrastructure story is at an interesting crossroad. On one hand, being the world’s fastest growing major economy, India needs to create fresh capacity in its infrastructure to maintain the growth momentum. On the other hand, the banks, which have been the main source of funds for infrastructure projects, are saddled with [...]

India on track for sustainable growth

2018-12-05T11:07:28+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, Policy India, Year|

A policy expert analyses if India’s current rate of growth is any cause for worry or a sign of sustainable recovery.  India increasingly attracts positive attention from foreign sources. This is evident when one meets with groups of foreign investors who see India as an attractive investment opportunity. This renewed investor interest in itself is not surprising given the rather uncertain and downbeat conditions in a large number of advanced and emerging economies. However, in domestic circles, there is a [...]

Evolution pains

2018-12-05T11:08:37+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, More From This Edition, Year|

India Inc. property expert reviews the recent trends in the Indian realty sector to highlight that it would be wise to go along with the current phase of transformation rather than resist change. There was a drought in property sales that was carried forward from 2015 into the early half of the year. When sales just started picking up, came the liquidity squeeze which was a corollary to the government scheme that offered amnesty to tax dodgers. If that was [...]

Scotch whisky sales on a high in India

2018-12-05T10:58:10+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, More From This Edition, Year|

India has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing Scotch whisky import markets. So much so that post-Brexit UK will be looking to connoissuers in India to make up for any drop in sales in Europe as a result of an end to free trade deals within the European Union (EU). The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) revealed in its recent analysis that the amount of Scotch whisky sold overseas increased for the first time since 2013, largely thanks to [...]

India-Russia: The ties that bind

2018-12-05T10:59:52+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Around The World, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India’s close relations with Russia covers politics, defence, civil nuclear energy, anti-terrorism cooperation and space. The strategic partnership has endured the test of time. Here is a snapshot. India-Russia Annual Summit: October 2016 “An old friend is better than two new ones.” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Industries of both countries are improving cooperation; military and technical cooperation is also improving.” Vladimir Putin, Russian President 16 agreements across several fields India to spend over $5 billion to acquire S-400 Triumf [...]

Fact Sheet: An Expat’s Guide to Bhopal

2018-12-05T11:02:20+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus: Madhya Pradesh, Year|

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes. It also claims to be one of the greenest cities in India. Havelis, famous cave paintings, grand mosques and museums co-exist alongside modern flyovers, bridges and tall buildings. While the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster made headlines of the wrong kind, the city has come a long way over the years to take its rightful place among India’s [...]