IIJ November 2017 sub

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Editor’s Note

2020-03-12T14:42:44+00:00November 30th, 2017|2018/2017, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The last few weeks have brought some cheer for those tracking the investment climate in India. Credit rating firm Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign rating by one notch, a move seen as a clear endorsement of the economic reform agenda underway in the country. A key plank of this agenda has been the ambition to improve the ease of doing business in the country, which also received a major boost with India moving into the top 100 in the World Bank’s [...]

The tourist is our God

2018-12-31T11:54:06+00:00November 30th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The old Sanskrit saying ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, which has been loosely translated in the headline, is paying India rich dividends as foreign hotel and restaurant chains flock to the country to create jobs and provide economic opportunities to many more. It is widely accepted that the hospitality and tourism sector is a key driver of employment and growth the world over. In the Indian context, the Narendra Modi government has identified this sector as key to generating jobs for the [...]

India among London’s fastest growing tourism markets

2018-11-21T11:37:10+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Expenditure by Indian tourists visiting London is set for a 180 per cent spike by 2025, a latest report reveals. Indian tourists visiting London are set to register a 90 per cent hike in numbers by 2025, latest data on the British capital’s tourism industry has revealed. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), India is expected to establish itself as the fourth-largest travel and tourism economy by 2027. With a 7.4 per cent projected CAGR, India is predicted to reach 520,000 [...]

India-UK Future Tech Month promotes innovation ties

2018-08-20T12:47:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The month of November has been earmarked for a focus on cooperation between India and Britain in the field of digital innovation. The UK government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has been running a month-long series of technology-focused business activities in the UK and India under the banner of India-UK Future Tech Month. The series of events are aimed at showcasing the very best UK technology and innovation to a high-quality Indian audience, including buyers, investors, and central and state-level government officials, DIT said. Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India, said: “November marks one [...]

Limited Liability Partnership: An alternative choice of entity to invest into India

2018-08-20T11:20:04+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

In recent years, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India has been on the rise, with a significant percentage of such FDI originating from Singapore. Establishing a private limited company has traditionally been a popular means by which foreign investors set up an entity for (ease of) doing business in India. While a private limited company has its advantages, such as managing shareholders liability, perpetual succession, ease of transfer of ownership, it also incurs additional tax and compliance burdens in India. [...]

New findings inspire confidence in India’s reporting of methane emissions

2018-12-31T12:21:31+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas whose concentrations are rising in the atmosphere but India recorded little growth in its emissions over the last few years.  Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Each tonne of methane emitted contributes roughly 25 times more to global warming than an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognised that reduction [...]

The changing face of Indian real estate

2018-08-20T11:33:10+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

India Inc. property expert analyses the pattern shifts in the Indian real estate sector due to changing laws and market trends. If one were to think that the pain in the Indian real estate industry is a matter that started in 2016 due to demonetisation and was made worse in 2017 due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Real Estate Regulation Act, one would like to consider the fundamental changes in the IT, telecom and [...]

Born-again Andhra Pradesh in a league of its own

2020-03-16T10:51:08+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus/Andhra Pradesh, Year|

The state claims to be the best one to invest in India but does not make the mistake of resting on its laurels. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is forever a busy man. His media advisor, Srinivasa Rao, says keeping pace with him is no mean task. He claims he has lost at least 5 kgs in the last one year. Ever since Telangana was carved out of the erstwhile state in June 2014, it will not be incorrect [...]

When travel meets treatment

2018-08-20T10:17:45+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Story, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Medical travel assistance experts elaborate on the co-dependence of medical tourism and the healthcare industry in India. It is not always possible to find the medical treatment one seeks in one’s own country because of certain factors like waiting lists, availability, underdeveloped healthcare facilities or expense that directly questions individual affordability. At times like these, one decides to explore the unexplored healthcare sectors of other countries. A process of exploration and experience highly stimulated by the need for a medical [...]

Digital India can win the economic nationalism race

2018-08-20T11:05:24+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India has an opportunity to take a leadership role in technology and innovation in a changing global landscape, writes a tech expert. Economic nationalism has become the order of the day in many western economies. Given this backdrop, what are the opportunities for India, in terms of technology and innovation? In this article, I explore that while such sentiment may pose challenges, it also presents an opportunity for India, and despite Brexit, there is significant opportunity for research and innovation [...]