June/July 2016 sub

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An insight into India’s tough but fair negotiator

2020-03-12T08:13:00+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Policy India, Year|

Senior columnist Ashok Malik delves into what makes one of India's most dynamic ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman, ideal for the commerce and industries portfolio. As India’s commerce and industry minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has two major mandates. The first is to promote Make in India, a programme of enhancing the role of manufacture in India’s economy and integrating India with global supply chains. The second is to give political support to India’s trade negotiators in a time when protectionism and “plurilateralism” are [...]

Making wallets more mobile in India

2018-12-04T12:52:46+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

India is slowly but surely embracing the digital wallet. Current Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rules have a Rs 10,000 ($114) cap on such mobile friendly payment options with acquiring complete “know your customer” (KYC) details. However, this does not seem to be putting off many start-ups who are banking on this trend catching on among India’s burgeoning middle classes and, indeed, the rural sector with increasing access to affordable mobile technology. The most popular mobile payment apps in terms [...]

Modi says Hey Presto!

2020-03-12T08:12:37+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, From The Top, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa digs deep into the Indian government’s recent Reforms Rush and explores what it means for India and the world economy. Just when criticism was mounting at the pace of reforms and foreign investors were getting jittery, the Narendra Modi government announced a raft of reforms to open up some of India's most protected and strategically sensitive sectors, such as defence and aviation to 100 per cent foreign investment and made it much easier for foreigners [...]

Why foreign investors are bullish on Solar India

2018-12-04T11:51:39+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Solar India, Year|

India has laid down a very aggressive road map for solar power in the country, with an overall target being 100GW by 2022 – nearly five times from current levels. Co-founder of Rays Power, a pioneer in the field of solar power generation in the country, gives his view on achieving this goal. There is a very huge requirement for equity capital investment in the Indian solar sector and a lot of that capital will come from foreign markets. London, [...]

India-UK strike new R&D pacts in solar & nano technology

2020-03-12T14:42:09+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Solar India, Year|

India’s minister for science & technology and earth sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, was in the UK recently for the fifth Indo-UK Science and Innovation Council (SIC) meeting. The two sides clinched a crucial agreement to work together as R&D partners in Solar Alliance. He gives details of the deliberations to ‘India Investment Journal’ after his talks with UK counterpart, Jo Johnson. As a part of our commitment to the Solar Alliance, India and the UK have agreed to establish India-UK [...]

India jumps up global retail investment charts

2018-12-04T11:51:05+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Policy India, Year|

A spike in GDP growth, improved ease of doing business environment, and better clarity regarding foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations are among the key factors behind India being named as the second most attractive destination for retail investments in the world. In a clear indication that the Narendra Modi led government’s reforms agenda is bearing fruit, India jumped 13 positions from 2015 to be ranked second, after China, in A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) for 2016. India’s retail [...]

Showing Solar India some money

2018-12-04T11:57:58+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Solar India, Year|

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) experts navigate India’s $100bn renewables challenge to present a view on a much-needed boom in this crucial sector. India’s solar power capacity has grown nearly 400 times in six years, from a mere 17.8MW in March 2010 to nearly 6,998MW in April 2016. However, the real solar boom is yet to come, as India strives to realise its ambitious target of 100GW of installed solar PV capacity by 2022. The five-fold jump [...]

A US perspective on why it has become easy to do business in India

2018-12-04T11:58:53+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Policy India, Year|

One of the policy chiefs at the US India Business Council (USIBC) presents a kind of first-hand account of India’s journey towards easing up its business environment. In 2016, India moved up several places in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ Rankings. Why the quick leap?  In part, because of the government of India’s singular, constant, and relentless focus on making India a welcome destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and for business. Prime Minister Modi started, early in his administration, [...]

Getting Make in India a patent to succeed

2018-12-04T12:02:09+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

A patent agent offers his take on India’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) legislation, measures being taken to combat infringement and how they tie in with the Make in India programme. The 21st century belongs to entrepreneurs. Keeping that in mind the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, announced The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on May 13, 2016. The aim of the policy is to create awareness about economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs [...]

Empowering a cashless India can be no quick-fix

2020-03-17T06:17:23+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

MobiKwik counts itself among the pioneers of digital wallets in India and has now set its sights on becoming the largest source of digital transactions in the country. Upasana Taku, who co-founded MobiKwik along with Bipin Preet Singh, traces the Gurgaon-headquartered firm’s journey so far, how digital-ready India really is for their cashless model, and the key to attracting finance for digital start-ups in the country. What is the ethos behind MobiKwik? Our ethos is to support digital payments for a [...]