IBEF: India Brand Equity Foundation
India Brand Equity Foundation DLXXVII January 19, 2015
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- Conversations on Brand India
- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
- Exclusive
- Focus: Exports
- Media: Blog
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  India is expected to become the fastest growing big economy in the world in the fourth year of the current government, according to a recent report from the World Bank. With an expected 7 per cent growth in GDP in 2017, India is expected to edge past China as the fastest growing economy across the world. "In India, export growth has been robust, and investor confidence has been bolstered by election of a reform-minded government. The current account deficit and elevated inflation—both persistent vulnerabilities—have declined considerably. Over the medium term, growth is expected to rise steadily to 7 per cent as reforms begin to yield productivity gains. This is expected to benefit other countries in the region which receive remittances from India," according to the report.

In another significant development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 per cent from the current 8 per cent. The move by the central bank was hailed by the stock markets and industry experts as it is expected to kickstart a new easing cycle in the Indian economy.

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Aparna Dutt Sharma
Aparna Dutt Sharma
India Brand Equity Foundation
Ordinary Indians, Extraordinary Enterprise  
What's new@IBEF
India Now Business and Economy magazine
IBEF released the latest issue of India Now Business and Economy magazine recently with the cover story on the Digital India initiative. Digital India is being hailed as a unique and unparalleled initiative the world over. With citizens at the centre of governance, the emphasis on industry participation and shift to more governance than government, the programme has opened up a sea of opportunities.

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Conversations on Brand India
"The Make in India Lounge presents an opportunity to probe the India business reality, the market aspirations, the transformative competitive landscape and the compelling policy issues."

Aparna Dutt Sharma
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation

Make in India at Davos 2015
Did You Know?
India's Internet economy is expected to touch Rs 10 trillion (US$ 1.62 trillion) by 2018, accounting for 5 per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).
Economy & Policy Snapshots
JBIC survey ranks India as no. 1 destination for future investments
New Delhi: Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has ranked India as the number 1 destination for future investments followed by Indonesia and China.
  India to become fastest-growing economy in PM Narendra Modi government's 4th year: World Bank
New Delhi: India is set to become the fastest-growing big economy in the world in the fourth year of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi's Government. India is set to register a 7 per cent rise in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 surpassing China, as per the World Bank publication.
RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps to 7.75% as inflation eases
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) pared its repurchase rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 7.75 per cent from the current 8 per cent, citing easing inflationary pressures. One basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point.
  Power sector has investment potential of Rs 15 trillion in 4-5 years: Piyush Goyal
Gandhinagar: The Indian power sector has an investment potential of about Rs 15 trillion (US$ 250 billion) in the next 4-5 years, providing immense opportunities in power generation, distribution, transmission and equipment, said Mr Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Coal, Power and Renewable Energy, Government of India.
Accenture sees big scope for high-end analytics in India
New Delhi: Accenture Plc plans to tap India's high-end analytics market in anticipation of an increase in demand driven by the government's Digital India programme. "Big data analytics will play a major role in the whole digital disruption that is happening in India today," said Mr Arnab Chakraborty, MD for Advanced Analytics, Accenture Digital.
  Premium Spanish apparel brand Custo Barcelona ready for India entry
New Delhi: Custo Barcelona, the Spanish apparel brand of Custo Dalmau, is set to make its entry into India. The brand will start its operations with two stores in Delhi and Mumbai, and then expand over a period.
They Said It
"There are more entrepreneurs in India than in China…Whether it is China or India, there is that hunger with young entrepreneurs that we want to be better than America or Western Europe."
Ms Eva Au
Managing Director
International Data Corp. (IDC)

Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Stay Connected with Gecko
Gecko is a multipurpose device that takes you a step closer to the Internet of Things, a world where everything is connected. Connovate Technology, its creator, has more such products up its sleeve. "The product Gecko, I can say proudly, is my idea and dream to show the world that India can produce innovative products," says Mr Bahubali Shete, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Connovate Technology Private Limited.
  Auto Components
The Indian auto components industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Majority of Indian auto component exports are to countries in Europe, which account for 35 per cent followed by countries in North America with 26 per cent share. The industry is expected to be a US$ 100 billion industry by 2020, compared with about US$ 35.1 billion today.

Sectoral Presentation
Media: Blog
Media: Interview   Trends in the Indian real estate sector and the industry outlook 2015
In this exclusive article for IBEF, Mr Sahil Kapoor, Executive Director, REMAX India shares the broad trends in the Indian real estate market along with the industry outlook for 2015.

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