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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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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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy - Part 1

India released a long-awaited, modified Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) in 2016 which includes several new measures that are likely to improve the ease of doing business here. The document outlines a roadmap for how India will go about acquiring new defence equipment, with a promise to review it on an ongoing basis.

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How India is Looking at Renewable Energy to Power Up

India’s burgeoning progress has meant that the country today is the world’s third largest producer of carbon emissions. Recognising its need for clean growth, the country in the last decade has made renewable energy generation a key priority.

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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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Lessons from the field: Building Trust is Key to Negotiating in India

Here are some insights for international businesses who wish to negotiate successfully with Indian decision makers to arrive at a win-win solution for all.

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