#2017/2016, #Sector Focus/IT, #April 2017

A tech expert traces India’s journey from an outsourcing hub of the 1990s to an innovation destination of today.

When I first became aware of the Indian tech sector in 1993, India would have been the least likely candidate to be named an innovation hub. Back then, and for many years, it was known more as a place where you could outsource your software development at low cost. Or in manufacturing, as the then secretary of department of electronics used to tell me, it was becoming known for ‘screwdriver assembly’, whereby product kits were imported and then assembled in India for either local consumption or re-export.

#2017/2016, #Hotspot, #February 2017

Tech Mahindra, an Indian software major specialising in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, opened its new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Dublin in January 2017.

The centre, to be operational in the first quarter of calendar year 2017, will be central to Tech Mahindra’s operations in the country and would focus on emerging technologies such as Robotics and Automation, Business Analytics, Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Services. The new centre would employ around 150 engineers over the next three years.

#2017/2016, #Yearend 2016, #Sector Focus

India’s auto industry has arrived on the global stage but has to learn to adapt to go further.

With annual sales of over 20 million units, the Indian automobile industry is one of the largest in the world. It is the fourth largest market for cars behind China, US and Japan and trails only China in the global pecking order for two wheelers. It has also been one of the fastest growing automobile markets in the world at a time when there are fewer takers for cars around the world. Many believe India will emerge as the third largest market for cars as early as the turn of this decade.

#India-EU, #2017/2016, #Special Edition - November 2016

India-EU ties can attain great heights but Brussels needs to be a little more sensitive towards New Delhi’s needs

Even as Britain’s “leave” vote in the Brexit referendum continues to grab a disproportionate amount of media attention, the Narendra Modi government and bureaucrats in Brussels are working quietly to realise the full potential of India’s relationship with the European Union (EU), which, many analysts believe, is as, if not more important, than New Delhi’s ties with London.

#India-EU, #2017/2016, #Special Edition - November 2016

It is of utmost importance that the views of the business and policy communities from both sides are represented in a constructive negotiation process.

The EU-India Trade and Investment Agreement is still under negotiation. After the EU-India Summit in March 2016, some steps have been taken from both sides to improve the collaboration but still a lot needs to be done to reach a successful conclusion of the deal.

#2017/2016, #Special Edition - November 2016, #Other Highlights

Nitin Gadkari is among one of the Narendra Modi led government’s biggest assets and has undoubtedly shaken things up as the minister for road transport, highways and shipping. He takes some valuable time out of his incessant schedule for ‘India Investment Journal’ to take stock of where things stand in terms of his enormous infrastructure challenge.

#2017/2016, #October 2016, #Region Focus, #Special Edition - November 2016, #Region Focus

Flanders is one of three official regions of Belgium in the European Union (EU). ‘India Global Business’ throws the spotlight on this economic powerhouse to see what it can offer Indian companies looking to set up in Europe.

Flanders is all about synergy – synergy between knowledge centers, corporations, universities, markets and culture. The region’s perfect combination of talent, innovation, infrastructure and purchasing power make it a bustling metropolis that gives wings to Indian businesses. Are you ready to take off? The sky is the limit in Flanders.

#October 2016, #Emerging Markets

Mumbai-headquartered Marico Limited is a consumer goods company providing products and services in the area of health and beauty. Vivek Karve, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the firm, speaks exclusively to ‘India Global Business’ about the firm’s global expansion strategy, why Africa has been a focal point for some of its well-known brands and what other Indian firms with global ambitions can learn from its success story.

#July/August 2016, #2017/2016, #Emerging Markets

Sachin Tendulkar, well known for his big hits on the cricket pitch, has struck a unique off-field investment in an Australian headquartered firm to provide an edge to Indian sports’ brand image. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with him during the launch in London recently to see what the Little Master has in store for cricket this time.