IBEF: India Brand Equity Foundation
India Brand Equity FoundationDLXXXXIXDecember 9, 2015
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- Conversations on Brand India
- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
- Exclusive
- Focus: Exports
- Media: Blog

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India registered a growth of 13 per cent to reach US$ 16.63 billion during the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2015) as compared to US$ 14.69 billion in the same period last year. Sectors like computer software and hardware (US$ 3.05 billion), trading (US$ 2.30 billion), services and automobile (US$ 1.46 billion each) and telecommunications (US$ 659 million) attracted highest foreign investment. With the government relaxing FDI norms in many sectors including defence, single brand retail, construction and civil aviation, the foreign investment into India can be expected to continue to rise during the remaining months of this fiscal.

In another significant announcement, Indonesia is expecting FDI worth US$ 40-50 billion over the next five years from India which would be one-third of the total inward FDI aimed by Indonesia. Indonesia is focusing on areas such as infrastructure, maritime, energy, and manufacturing for FDI. Direct investments from India are expected to rise in the future as a result of greater cooperation between the two countries, said Mr R W Indrakesuma, Indonesian Ambassador to India.

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Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
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What's new@IBEF
Brand India Engineering at IESS 2015
The Brand India Engineering campaign was officially launched at the India Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) 2015 at Mumbai on November 24, 2015. The event also witnessed the launch of two engineering specific websites (www.indianpumpsandvalves.com and www.brandindiaelectricals.com) and films.

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Conversations on Brand India
"India's online grocery market is estimated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 62 per cent between 2016-2022."

Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation

Online grocery market in India: On a roll!
Did You Know?
Foreign direct investment in the insurance sector stood at US$ 341 million in March-September, 2015, showing a growth of 152 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Economy & Policy Snapshots
Foreign Direct Investment increased by 13 per cent to US$ 16.63 billion in the first half of FY2016
New Delhi: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India witnessed an increase of 13 per cent and reached US$ 16.63 billion during April-September, 2015 as compared to US$ 14.69 billion in the same period last year.
 Indonesia expect US$ 50 billion FDI from India in 5 years
Kolkata: Indonesia is expecting foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$ 40-50 billion over the next five years from India which would be one-third of the total inward FDI aimed by Indonesia, said Indonesian Ambassador to India Mr R W Indrakesuma in a session with the members of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Estimates of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter (July-September) of 2015-16
New Delhi: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant prices (2011-12) in Q2 2015-16 is estimated at Rs 2,757,000 crore (US$ 414 billion) compared to Rs 2,566,000 crore (US$ 386 billion) in Q2 of 2014-15, showing a growth rate of 7.4 per cent.
 UAE earmarks key sectors like railways, housing, ports, roads for investments in India
New Delhi: United Arab Emirates (UAE) has earmarked US$ 75 billion for investment in key sectors in India such as railways, housing, ports, roads, and renewable energy.
Wipro buys German firm Cellent for US$ 78 mn
Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based Wipro Ltd, India’s third largest software firm, has acquired Cellent AG, a German technology company which implements and maintains SAP software for clients in automobile and manufacturing segments, in a deal worth US$ 78 million.
 India Inc hails International Solar Alliance
New Delhi: New Delhi: India Inc has welcomed the unique initiative of International Solar Alliance (ISA) of over 120 countries which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Climate Summit in Paris with a view to boost solar energy in developing nations.
They Said It
"Globally, we have 30,000 people and a third of our employees are Indians. This is our largest location by far, in terms of number of employees."
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Exclusive Focus: Exports
State Snapshot: Haryana
Haryana is among the northern most states in India and adjacent to national capital Delhi. The state is one of India's largest automobile hubs and accounts for two thirds of passenger cars, 50 per cent of tractors and 60 per cent of motorcycles manufactured in the country. The state has also emerged as a base for the knowledge industry, including IT and biotechnology. Haryana is the third-largest exporter of software and one of the preferred destinations for IT/ITeS facilities.
 Synthetic and Rayon Textiles
India has a diverse and rich textile tradition. Contemporary Indian textiles not only reflect the country’s rich and splendid past but also cater to the demands of the modern day. Today, India is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of man-made textiles. Indian fabrics are known for their excellent workmanship, colours and durability.
Media: Blog
Media: Interview 6 Government Initiatives that has improved India's Reputation in the Global Market
Satish Kota, Founder, ReputationXL & TestimonialsFor shares his thoughts on the 6 Government initiatives that has improved India's reputation in the global market in an exclusive article for IBEF.

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