/Tag: SME

Bavaria – Germany’s hotspot for Indian investors

2020-03-17T06:20:52+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 13 December 2019|

As one of the main start-up hubs of Germany, Bavaria has a lot to offer Indian companies as well as international students and young talent. Highlights: The German region of Bavaria offers investors a direct access to potential consumers via excellent transport and infrastructure. The region is thriving tech hub renowned for its skilled workforce, research and development and world-class universities. Bavaria’s GDP of €625 billion in 2018 puts it ahead of 22 of the 28 European member states. Currently [...]

New payment opportunities fill in the e-commerce gap for small businesses in India

2019-09-17T08:37:41+00:00September 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – September 2019|

The head of a financial services company lays out the importance of new payment opportunities for India’s burgeoning small and medium business (SMB) sector. The number of small and medium businesses in India is growing by leaps and bounds, with a quick-evolving landscape estimated to have swelled to 48 million businesses over the past decade. With a long, local and cash-only history, many Indian SMBs are finally selling their products and services online, marketing to shoppers beyond their own area [...]

An innovative financing approach holds the key for SMEs

2019-06-26T13:21:16+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Special Edition – June 2019|

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a viable approach to fulfil the financial needs of the SME sector, which currently plays a tremendous role in job creation and economic growth in India. India stands at a time of great economic achievement and even greater economic opportunity. This is not mere cheerleading, but a view validated in recent years by the United Nations’ Ease of Doing Business (UN EODB) Report. India has made dramatic strides climbing up the UN EODB rankings, where [...]

The significant opportunities for UK SMEs to trade with India

2019-02-15T14:42:37+00:00January 15th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

A financial expert weighs up India’s booming market where Britain’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can find an export niche. India has fast become one of the UK’s primary trading partners. According to official UK trade figures, exports to India grew 31.8 per cent in the year to March 2018 – reflecting great opportunity for further growth by UK businesses. The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) was keen to point out that exports grew faster to India as well [...]

Some Indian companies that dreamt big in 2018

2018-12-24T12:42:21+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

The year gone by was marked by a number of Indian companies taking their ambitions global and here we highlight some of the start-ups and small and medium enterprises that took a giant leap. OYO expands into China, UK Earlier this year, Indian budget hotel chain OYO announced its arrival in China, where it covers 11,000 (exclusive) rooms across 26 cities, including Hangzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Kunming. In September, the brand announced its foray into London, [...]

A start-ups 2018 report card

2018-12-21T13:41:45+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

Our industry expert rewinds to analyse some standout moments within the Indian start-ups going global landscape. Ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Start-up India initiative in 2015, the Indian start-up story has become global. Government policy, investor support and a conducive ecosystem are all driving forces encouraging and promoting the start-up culture in India. The Indian start-up ecosystem is looking at the start of another wave, like the internet and dotcom wave, with investors writing big cheques [...]

South Korea and India: A win-win partnership

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

India can learn a lot from South Korea’s ascent from poverty in the 1950s to the ranks of the most technologically advanced societies especially in the fields of manufacturing, defence technology, electronics and skills development. And India can, in turn, help South Korea in areas like software and space technology that it excels in. It is a warm and deepening economic and strategic partnership that could well become the template for India’s engagement with other geographically smaller but economically dynamic [...]