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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Cracking the Indian aviation market – be in the right place, at the right time

Highlighting the opportunities the Indian aviation sector presently offers and laying the groundwork to answer the following question: How can French-speaking businesses, including SMEs, take advantage of this highly promising environment?

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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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IKEA's Custom Retail Strategy for India - Part 2

This is the concluding part of a two-part story on how IKEA is armed with knowledge designed to woo the Indian customer, as it readies to open the first of its megastores in Hyderabad.

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How IKEA is Customising its Retail Strategy to Appeal to Indian Customers - Part 1

Taking a look at how IKEA is armed with knowledge designed to woo the Indian customer, as it readies to open the first of its megastores in Hyderabad.

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The Trouble With MRP Labelling in India

Global single-brand manufacturers who sell products sourced directly from suppliers around the world, can no longer manipulate prices. In this context, MRP has become an unnecessary obligation that makes it difficult to do business in India.

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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy: Part 2

Part 2 of our two-part series, which highlights some of the more significant changes to India’s Defence Procurement Policy (2016), and seeks to identify clauses of particular interest to foreign OEMs, who are interested in taking advantage of opportunities presented by India’s rapidly modernising defence sector.

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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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Forging Ties and Flying High: Indian and Canadian Firms Network at Arsha Consulting’s Aerospace and Defence White Paper Launch

An Indian aerospace components manufacturer discussed the nuances of building local partnerships with a potential customer from a leading Canadian firm. A representative from L-3 Wescam weighed in on the appointment of India’s new defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. An executive from the Adani Group was engrossed in a conversation with a newfound connection from Pratt & W ...

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