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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Bonjour, Namaste: Paris-based Louvre Hotels Group and Sarovar Hotels merge to conquer the hospitality space

Louvre Hotels is no stranger to India, for the group has been present in the subcontinent since 2007, managing 22 hotels before this merger with the Sarovar Group.

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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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A Guide to Business Negotiation in India   

Here are a few things to keep in mind while entering business negotiations with an Indian player

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French Cosmetic Brands Bullish on India – Part 1

From L'Oréal, Clarins, L’Occitane, Chanel, and Dior to the Sephora chain of stores, French cosmetic brands are wooing Indian customers who have, slowly but surely, begun gravitating from mass market to more premium branded products for skin care and makeup. In this two-part story, we look at the latest entrants to this space, and help identify a few market trends in the sector.

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Conscious Travel in India – A conversation with an Earth-Friendly Traveller

In the second part of an article focusing on the increasing awareness of eco-friendly travel in India, we speak to Maya Kilpadi, a sustainability consultant and founding editor of digital magazine Eartha that documents stories of environmental sustainability in India. We ask her whether her penchant for minimalism and love for nature influences how she chooses to travel and stay while on vacation.

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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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