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Digital India: A landmark year for digitisation

2020-03-24T07:04:48+00:00January 22nd, 2018|2018/2017, Digital India, India Investment Journal January Edition, Year|

Giant strides have been made in digitising the Indian economy and improving internet penetration, but more conviction is required to get Smart Cities off the block. The year 2017 was a landmark year for digitisation of the economy in India. Following the demonetisation exercise of November 8, 2016, when 86 percent of liquidity in the system present in the form of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes, was sucked out in one stroke, the usage of digital modes of [...]

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 [...]

The privatisation of Air India will test Modi’s reformist resolve

2020-04-03T11:33:35+00:00January 22nd, 2018|2018/2017, Final Word, India Investment Journal January Edition, Year|

The proposed privatisation of India’s state-owned carrier will prove a balancing act for the government. The proposed privatisation of Air India, the country’s flag carrier, will test both the Narendra Modi government’s resolve to push through politically contentious reforms as well as its ability to balance the need to make the sale attractive to private investors while warding off opposition charges that it was “nationalising losses and privatising profits”. It will be a litmus test of how much his government [...]

Start-ups keep up India’s growth momentum

2020-03-24T07:25:56+00:00January 22nd, 2018|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Policy India, Year|

Start-up India is beginning to show results but these are still early days. The eco-system has to mature further before the benefits percolate down to all sectors of the economy.   For all those who wring their hands and complain that there is little by way of cutting edge scientific breakthroughs coming out of India’s vibrant start-up community, consider this: Deepak Solanki, a young Indian IIT Bombay and IIIT Hyderabad graduate, and his team are making waves the world over [...]

Editor’s Note

2018-12-04T08:03:43+00:00January 22nd, 2018|2018/2017, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal January Edition, Year|

As we begin the New Year, ‘India Investment Journal’ presents its annual curtain-raiser edition packed with a look-back at some of the highlights of 2017 as well as a review of what can be expected in 2018. As part of Snapshot 2017, we have collated the 50 standout inbound investments that India attracted in the course of last year. From Peugeot’s acquisition of India’s iconic Ambassador brand to the Adani Group’s partnership with Saab to manufacture fighter jets, the deals [...]

Make in India slowly making a mark

2018-12-04T08:08:22+00:00January 19th, 2018|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Make In India, Year|

The Narendra Modi government’s relentless efforts to boost domestic manufacturing and generate millions of new jobs in the country are slowly beginning to bear fruit. The Narendra Modi government’s Make in India initiative seems to be paying dividends. For the first time ever, domestic production of electronics exceeded imports. The domestic output of electronics in 2016-17 was $49.5 billion compared to $43 billion of imports. Electronics manufacturing is a major focus area of the Indian government and it has announced [...]

Power for all promises big boost to economy

2018-12-26T13:31:10+00:00January 18th, 2018|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Policy India, Year|

The Saubhagya scheme, announced last year, can improve the lives of a quarter billion people by giving them access to 24x7 electricity. It also offers $11.5-billion worth of business opportunities for foreign and Indian companies in the power sector. Of all the flagship schemes announced by the Narendra Modi government over the last three-and-a-half years, the Power for All initiative, to provide electricity connections to every single household in India, is, arguably, the one that can help lift living standards [...]

Indian diplomacy’s new paradigm: India First

2018-12-04T08:09:24+00:00January 17th, 2018|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

Under Narendra Modi, India has shed its anaemic ‘please all, offend none’ foreign policy stance, firmed up what exactly Act East means and has handled foreign policy challenges strictly from the point of India’s enlightened self-interest. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a well-founded reputation as a disruptor. Demonetisation of high value currency notes that sucked out 86 per cent of the country’s currency in circulation, the introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST), which replaced a welter of [...]

Indian real estate to build on 2017 reforms

2018-12-04T08:09:58+00:00January 17th, 2018|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

The property market has stepped into 2018 with new optimism and drive, writes India Inc. property expert. In 2017, the Indian real estate market was able to constantly sense the waves of transformation. These waves were caused by various policy initiatives and government reforms and also digital disruption, layoffs, the millennial effect, shift in office space trends, start-up boom and emergence of new real estate subdivisions such as co-working, e-retailing and affordable housing. However, India’s real estate industry managed to [...]