IBEF: India Brand Equity Foundation
India Brand Equity Foundation DLXXIX February 16, 2015
In this issue
- What's NewIBEF
- Poll
- Conversations on Brand India
- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
- Exclusive
- Focus: Exports
- Interview
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  The Government of India aims to increase exports of telecom products and services to US$ 10 billion, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 per cent over the next five years. Telecom exports from India currently stand at Rs 32,000 crore (US$ 5.14 billion), with Rs 20,000 crore (US$ 3.21 billion) coming from products and equipment and remaining Rs 12,000 crore (US$ 1.92 billion) from services. India's ability in frugal innovation to develop world-class telecom equipment is helping operators offer services at very low costs, according to Mr Rakesh Garg, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India.

In another significant announcement, IT storage solutions company EMC Corporation plans to establish 100 centres of academic excellence in India this year. These centres of academic excellence will be set up in leading IT institutes across the country to give students an opportunity to learn and practice key skills in the areas of cloud, data science, analytics, IT infrastructure and other leading technologies.



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Aparna Dutt Sharma
Aparna Dutt Sharma
CEO
India Brand Equity Foundation
 
India Now Business and Economy  
What's new@IBEF
India Now Business and Economy magazine
IBEF released a special issue of India Now Business and Economy magazine recently with more features, analysis and wider coverage. The cover feature titled ' On a Steady Keel, Towards Disruptive Growth’ talks about India laying the ground for a sustainable economic future by harnessing its traditional strengths and working on new initiatives.

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Poll
Poll Online retail industry in India has the potential to surpass offline retail stores in revenue in the next five years?

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Conversations on Brand India
"Brand India Pharma will showcase the strengths of the Indian pharmaceutical industry at CPhI Worldwide 2014, to be held from October 6-9, 2014 in Paris."

Aparna Dutt Sharma
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
 

India: Responsible Healthcare at CPhI Worldwide 2014
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Did You Know?
India is poised to become the second biggest start-up ecosystem option after the US in the next two years.
 
 
 
Economy & Policy Snapshots
India is fastest growing economy in world: PM Narendra Modi
Pune: India has become the fastest growing economy in world with gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 7.4 per cent and the Government of India is focusing on ease of doing business in India, said Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
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  India aims US$ 10 billion telecom exports in five years: Rakesh Garg
New Delhi: The Government of India aims to increase export of telecom products and services at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 per cent in next five years to reach US$ 10 billion, said Mr Rakesh Garg, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India.
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India's retail market expected to double in next 5 years: report
Mumbai: India's retail market is expected to double to US$ 1 trillion by 2020 from US$ 600 billion in 2015 driven by income growth, urbanisation and attitudinal shifts, highlighted the Boston Consulting Group and Retailers Association of India's report titled, 'Retail 2020: Retrospect, Reinvent, Rewrite'.
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  Internet to influence $35 billion of FMCG sales in India by 2020: Google
Mumbai: The influence of internet will impact the purchasing decisions worth US$ 35 billion for products in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment by 2020, according to a report released by Google Inc and Bain & Co.
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EMC to set up 100 centres of academic excellence in India
Chennai: EMC Corporation plans to establish 100 centres of academic excellence in India in 2015. These centres will be set up in leading IT institutes across the country to give students an opportunity to learn and practise key skills in the areas of cloud, data science, analytics, IT infrastructure and other leading technologies.
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  Tata Steel to acquire three service centres of SSAB in Nordic region
Mumbai: Tata Steel Europe has acquired three service centres of SSAB-a Sweden-based steel manufacturer of strip, plate and tubular products-in Sweden, Finland and Norway to strengthen its offerings to manufacturers in the Nordic region.
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They Said It
"India and China are potentially large markets, so we want to grow in what we call the sweet spots of the market, such as staffing with added value."
Mr Jacques van den Broek
CEO
Randstad Holding
 
Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
Bandhavgarh National Park is unique, for its history, flora and fauna, and the royal sightings. It is the royal abode of exotic royal white tigers and the true answer to the nature tourist's prayers. Bandhavgarh calls out to not just tiger lovers but all wildlife and nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers as well the general tourists.
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  Gems and Jewellery
India's gems and jewellery industry had a market size of Rs 251,000 crore (US$ 40.58 billion) in 2013, and is expected to reach Rs 500,000-530,000 crore (US$ 81.61-86.51 billion) by 2018. India's gems and jewellery sector has been contributing in a big way to the country's foreign exchange earnings (FEEs). The Government of India has viewed the sector as a thrust area for export promotion. In FY14, India's gems and jewellery sector contributed US$ 34,746.90 million to the country's FEEs.


 
Media: Blog
Media: Interview   AMW - Made in India to Global Standards
In this exclusive interview with IBEF, Mr Anirudh Bhuwalka, MD & CEO at AMW Motors Limited shares the journey and future plans for the company.

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