#October 2017, #EMERGING MARKETS

The Netherlands, Singapore and Mauritius have emerged as leading destinations for outbound Indian FDI. The attractions are benign tax laws, ease of doing business, easy access to international markets and robust regulatory frameworks.

The two top destinations for outward foreign direct investments (FDI) from India are Mauritius and Singapore. Three more tax havens – Jersey, Switzerland and British Virgin Islands – also figure in the list of Top 10 outward destinations. These jurisdictions are obviously bases from which the investments are routed to their ultimate destinations where actual physical assets and IPRs are located.

#SECTOR FOCUS/Finance, #October 2017

Indian banks and investment banks are investing in global financial centres such as London, New York, Singapore and Dubai to better serve the growing and very lucrative market for cross-border deals involving Indian companies.

Here’s a quiz question: Which Indian bank has the largest presence outside India?

The answer is not as easy and straightforward as it looks. The top spot is claimed by two banks – Bank of Baroda, which has 51 branches in foreign countries, and State Bank of India, which has 48 foreign branches and four subsidiary banks in London, New York, Nepal, and Mauritius.

#2016, #October 2016, #Emerging Markets

Organised by the Delhi-based think-tank India Foundation in Singapore, the Indian Ocean Conference of September 2016 sought to locate India in the midst of the ocean that bears its name. ‘India Global Business’ presents a report from the scene.

India’s relationship with the Indian Ocean is political, cultural and economic, historical and contemporary. Its essence can be captured by the following statistics: of all of India’s international trade, 90 per cent by volume and 70 per cent by value moves across the ocean.

#March/April 2016, #Year, #2016, #Asia Pacific

Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, co-founder & CEO, & Kavita Jhunjhunwala, co-founder & Digital Lead, of Web Spiders set up their start-up in Kolkata in the early 2000s with just two computers and now have over 300 employees around the globe, with a co-located HQ in Singapore as well as bases in the US and UK. The Jhunjhunwalas relive their fascinating journey with ‘India Global Business’.

#March/April 2016, #2016, #India's Export

India has come a long way from the time when it was tagged as an economically challenged country with low quality products. Today with a steadily growing population, India still remains a big consumption story that’s attracting multinationals and luxury brands to expand their presence here.

#THE YEAR THAT WAS 2015, #Yearend 2015

The year 2015 will go down in history as one that laid the groundwork for the promised “acchhe din” (good times), with enough concrete indicators that the Indian economy is set for a bounce.

A series of far reaching measures taken by the Narendra Modi government is slowly beginning to bear fruit. The most important of these is the decision to front load the government’s capital expenditure, especially in the roads and highways, railways and rural infrastructure sectors