Sourcing Handicrafts from India: A Guide for European Importers

While growing awareness means that more and more discerning buyers are interested in procuring authentic Indian hand-crafted goods via export houses, the extremely fragmented nature of this market poses challenges.

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Indian Textile Industry: A Quick Snapshot

India's textile industry is one of the largest contributors to the country’s exports, accounting for nearly 13%. It is a labour-intensive sector and employs about 45 million people directly, and 25 million people indirectly.

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India aims to break into Ease of Doing Business Index Top 50

Recognising that India is a very complex and large country, where change on the ground is very crucial to attract investors and international businesses in greater numbers, India worked on improving its ranking in 6 out of 10 indicators, and in distance to the frontier, it improved in 9 out of 10 indicators.

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Union Budget 2018: Six key insights for India’s defence and manufacturing sectors

The Modi government in India recently went public with its latest Union Budget. Here are some implications for the defence sector, based on the address of the Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley.

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Building a joint venture in India as a foreign enterprise

A quick look at the pointers for foreign companies considering the possibilities of a joint venture with an Indian enterprise.

 

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Doing Business in India: The Rise of Tier-II and Tier-III Cities

There are few markets in the world that are as exciting and promising as India. But the Indian landscape can be equally challenging and riddled with idiosyncrasies. We’re exploring these unique aspects of India in our series on ‘Doing Business in India’ to help newer businesses understand this market.

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How Transport Major Alstom is On Track in India

French transport multinational Alstom is going to be in a joint venture with the Indian Railways to manufacture India’s first high-speed freight train engines. With an investment of $17 billion, this is the first major FDI project for the Indian Railways. 

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A recent A.T. Kearney report pegged India as the “most promising retail market in the world”. The report helps gauge the best opportunities for retail investments globally and ranks 30 developing countries by their market attractiveness.

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The unprecedented spurt of international businesses in India suggests that everyone wants a piece of the pie, and rightfully so. Few markets in the world are as large or offer such diverse opportunities for growth as India does. Breaking into the complex Indian market also gives companies the confidence to expand to rest of South Asia.

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India is poised to become the third largest passenger-vehicle market in the world, and is growing at a steady clip, making it an outlier in a globally slow-moving automotive market.

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