IBEF: India Brand Equity Foundation
India Brand Equity FoundationDCJanuary 5, 2016
In this issue
- What's NewIBEF
- Poll
- Conversations on Brand India
- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
- Exclusive
- Focus: Exports
- Media: Blog
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India has become the only country in the world after China to cross one billion mobile phone subscribers. The number of mobile phone subscribers in India reached 1.03 billion in October 2015, up 0.7 per cent from the previous month, as per the data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The size of India's mobile subscriber base is now more than triple the US population.

In another significant announcement, India has received private equity (PE) inflow worth US$ 21 billion in 2015, surpassing the previous high of US$ 18 billion in 2007. In fact, compared to the US$ 12.5 billion invested in 2014, the inflow in 2015 registered a 67 per cent growth. Angels and VCs together contributed about 27.5 per cent of the total private equity (PE) investments. Mumbai stood first in terms of attracting private investments and M&A activity while Bengaluru stood second in terms of drawing deals. Bengaluru shared the second spot along with New Delhi in attracting M&A in value terms.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!


Warm regards


Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
 
India Now Business and Economy  
What's new@IBEF
Ordinary Indians, Extraordinary Enterprise
Shashank ND, Founder and CEO, Practo Technologies Pvt Ltd exemplifies how the company’s technology platform is making healthcare management simpler for patients while simultaneously facilitating the medical community in an exclusive interview with IBEF.

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Poll
PollIndia is the most preferred global export hub for small cars?

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Conversations on Brand India
"With the government backing the sector and providing the required impetus, it is expected that an increasing number of global and domestic infrastructure companies will drive the infrastructure sector going forward."

Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
 

India: An infrastructure opportunity
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Did You Know?
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to build its heaviest rocket, which can increase its satellite carrying capacity by five times to 10 tonnes weight into space
 
 
 
Economy & Policy Snapshots
Mobile phone subscribers in India cross 1 billion, as per Trai data
Mumbai: India has become the only country in the world after China to cross one billion mobile phone subscribers, as the number of mobile phone subscribers in India reached 1.03 billion in October 2015, as per the data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
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 PE inflow of US$ 21 billion surpasses the highs of 2007: VCCEdge
Chennai: Private Equity (PE) inflows in India in the year 2015 reached US$ 21 billion, increasing 67 per cent over 2014, and surpassing the previous high of US$ 18 billion reached in 2007, as per financial research platform VCCEdge.
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Indian mid- and small-caps remain world's best equity category
New Delhi: Indian small and mid-cap stocks have remained the best equity category in the world, according to Vice-Chairman and Joint Managing Director of First Global, Mr Shankar Sharma.
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 Karnataka approves Rs 23,383 crore worth projects ahead of global investor meet
Bengaluru: Government of Karnataka has approved investment proposals worth Rs 23,383 crore (US$ 3.5 billion) for solar power park, steel plant and a cement plant, ahead of the state’s Global Investor Meet, with a target of total investment of Rs 1 trillion (US$ 15 billion) in the next 40 days.
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Kochi Metro gets first set of 'made in India' coaches
Chennai/Kochi: Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) of Kerala has received the first set of ‘Made in India’ coaches which were ordered in August 2014, five months ahead of schedule from Alstom Transport which is the rolling stock manufacturer for the project from Sri City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Andhra Pradesh.
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 Around 3.5 million job opportunities likely to be on offer in 2016
New Delhi: In India, around 3.5 million job opportunities are likely to be on offer in 2016, majorly in the retail, app economy and automobile sectors as per Ms Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder of a staffing firm Teamlease Services and president of Indian Staffing Federation.
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They Said It
"Prime Minister Modi has probably done the best job I have seen done in terms of outlining a vision and strategy for the country…We are committed to manufacturing in India."
John Chambers
Executive Chairman
Cisco Systems Inc
 
Exclusive Focus: Exports
State Snapshot: Rajasthan
Rajasthan, the largest (area-wise) state in India, offers tremendous opportunities in the areas of organic and contract farming as well as in infrastructure developments related to agriculture. Rajasthan is the largest producer of rapeseed, bajra and mustard. It is the second largest producer of oilseeds and spices and third largest producer of soya bean and coarse cereals in India.
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 Wool
India’s wool and woollen textile industry is the seventh-largest in the world and can broadly be divided into 10 major product categories: worsted yarn, woollen yarn, wool tops, fabric (woollen/worsted), shoddy yarn, shoddy fabrics, blankets, knitwear, hand-made carpets and machine-made carpets.
 
Media: Blog
Media: Interview   Project Udaan: Promoting digital literacy
Students from the ENACTUS Society from the Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (University Of Delhi) showcase the UDAAN initiative that aims at promoting digital literacy in an exclusive interaction with IBEF.

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