IBEF: India Brand Equity Foundation
India Brand Equity Foundation DLXXV December 22, 2014
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- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
- Exclusive
- Focus: Exports
- Media: Blog
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  The Government of India has recently signed a Note of Exchange with the Federal Republic of Germany for financial cooperation to support Green Energy Corridors (GEC) project under the Indo-German Bilateral Development Cooperation. Germany has made a commitment of Euro 500 million (US$ 612.5 million) for the GEC project this year taking the total to Euro 750 million (US$ 919 million). GEC aims to create transmission infrastructure in the renewable energy potential rich states and facilitate evacuation of renewable energy into the national grid.

In another major development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended its flexible refinancing and repayment option, popularly known as the 5:25 scheme, for long term infrastructure projects to existing ones where the total exposure of lenders is more than Rs 500 crore (US$ 79.1 million). The scheme allows banks to extend long term loans of 20-25 years to match the cash flow of projects while refinancing them every five or seven years. The move by the central bank is seen as a major boost for the infrastructure sector as well as for banks financing long gestation projects.

India has now emerged as the third largest market for Dell, following US and China. The country now has the largest workforce for Dell outside of the US and is representative of every single business of Dell.


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Aparna Dutt Sharma
Aparna Dutt Sharma
India Brand Equity Foundation
Ordinary Indians, Extraordinary Enterprise  
What's new@IBEF
Updated Brand India Pharma website
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Conversations on Brand India
"The young Indian talent base working across the world is an integral advantage compared to many economies."

Aparna Dutt Sharma
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India Brand Equity Foundation

India: The knowledge hub
Did You Know?
The adoption of key technologies across sectors spurred by the 'Digital India initiative' could help boost India's gross domestic product (GDP) by US$ 550 billion to US$ 1 trillion by 2025.
Economy & Policy Snapshots
First experimental flight of India's next generation launch vehicle GSLV MK-III successful
New Delhi: The first experimental flight (GSLV Mk-III X/CARE) of India's next generation launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted on December 18, 2014, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
  Government of India signs agreements with Germany for financial cooperation to support GEC Project
New Delhi: The Government of India signed Note of Exchange with Government of Germany for financial cooperation to support Green Energy Corridors (GEC) project under Indo German Bilateral Development Cooperation.
RBI extends 5:25 scheme to some existing infrastructure projects
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended its flexible refinancing and repayment option-5:25 scheme-for long term infrastructure projects to existing ones where the total exposure of lenders is more than Rs 500 crore (US$ 78.56 million).
  Market capitalization of SMEs tops Rs 10,000 crore on BSE
Mumbai: The market capitalisation of the 82 listed small and medium enterprises (SMEs), on BSE's separate platform, reached Rs 10,118.90 crore (US$ 1.62 billion) on December 12, 2014.
Motherson Sumi buys assets of Scherer and Trier for $44.8 million
Mumbai: Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd has acquired assets of German auto parts maker Scherer & Trier GmbH & Company KG, which includes two factories. The acquisition will be made through its Netherlands-based subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV for Rs 285.10 crore (US$ 44.8 million).
  India becomes fastest-growing, third-largest market for Dell
Bengaluru:India has emerged as the fastest growing market for Dell globally and third largest market in terms of revenue after the US and China, said Mr Alok Ohrie, Managing Director, Dell India.
They Said It
India is a big market. There is a large part of the market which is beyond digital. Our stores expansion plan will be similar to the last couple of years. We have been adding 100 stores year-on-year.
Mr Thomas G Bata
Bata Shoe Company

Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth With Diabetic Sugar
According to the International Diabetes Federation’s IDF Diabetes Atlas Sixth Edition, International Diabetes Federation 2013, there were 382 million people living with diabetes in the world in 2013. The number of people affected by diabetes is projected to increase by 55 per cent to reach 592 million worldwide by 2035. From the India Now Business and Economy magazine, this exclusive article showcases an innovation by Mr C K Nandagopalan, Founder, Revolution and Chief Technology Officer, DiaBliss, which is reportedly the world’s only diabetic friendly herbal sugar.
India is the world's second-largest producer of textiles and garments. The Indian textile industry accounts for about 22 per cent of the world's spindle capacity and eight per cent of global rotor capacity. It has the highest loom capacity (including hand looms) with 61 per cent of the world's market share. Abundant availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk and jute as well as skilled workforce have made the country a sourcing hub.

Sectoral Presentation
Media: Blog
Media: Interview   Mr Kapil Mehta, Managing Director, SecureNow
In this exclusive article for IBEF, Mr Kapil Mehta, Managing Director, SecureNow shares the journey and the road ahead for his entrepreneurial venture, SecureNow Insurance Broker.

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