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November, 2012


India is the fifth best country in the world for dynamic growing businesses, according to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index. The index gives a reflection of how suitable an environment it offers for dynamic businesses.

"India is clearly becoming a more and more important player on the world stage in G20 context, in terms of its role in the global economy. It is very useful for us to exchange ideas and build the basis for future collaboration," according to Mr Ben Bernanke, Chairman, US Federal Reserve.

In addition, India's economic confidence has registered an increase of 8 points, to reach 68 per cent in August 2012 as compared to the previous month, according to the 'Ipsos Economic Pulse of the World' survey. This makes India the fourth most economically confident country in the world. Moreover, India is among the fastest growing economies globally.

Investment Options in India

  • The Indian pharmaceutical industry is on a 'good growth path' and is expected to be amongst the top 10 global markets in value terms by 2020, according to a joint report prepared by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The Indian pharma industry has been growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 15 per cent over the last five years and has significant growth opportunities
  • The information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) sector of India is expected to register a growth of 11 per cent and revenue of US$ 75 billion-US$ 77 billion during 2012-13, according to National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom)
  • The public cloud services market in India is projected to grow to US$ 326.2 million, registering 32.4 per cent growth in 2012, according to a report by Gartner
  • India ranks fourth on Ernst & Young's (E&Y) renewable attractiveness index. India ranks second on the solar index, and third on the wind index, as per the latest study by E&Y and UBM India Pvt Ltd
  • In 2012, the healthcare and life sciences sector has received the maximum investment from private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) players, attracting US$ 817 million across 29 investments till August 2012, as compared to US$ 421 million worth 38 deals in 2011, according to data from Venture Intelligence
  • India is one of the leading offshore destinations in delivering engineering R&D services with a market share of 22 per cent. The market in India is expected to grow to US$ 42 billion by 2020, according to a Zinnov study titled, 'Engineering R&D: Advantage India'
  • The specialty chemicals industry of India is expected to grow from the present US$ 22 billion to US$ 80-US$ 100 billion by 2020, according to a study conducted by McKinsey
  • The entertainment and media industry in India is expected to reach Rs 1,750 billion (US$ 31.53 billion) by 2016, according to a joint study by CII and PwC. In India, internet access and gaming segments have also emerged as the fastest-growing at 57 per cent and 33 per cent CAGR, respectively