IBEF: India Brand Equity Foundation
India Brand Equity Foundation DLVII April 14, 2014
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- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
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- Focus: Exports
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  Bangalore based GMR Infrastructure scored a major victory on the global front when its consortium with Philippine firm Megawide Construction (a 40:60 joint venture) won the contract for upgradation and modernisation of the Philippines’ Mactan-Cebu International Airport. GMR Infrastructure has earlier won the bid to develop Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA) at Istanbul, Turkey with its consortium partners.

GMR’s ability to execute world class projects ahead of schedule has already been amply demonstrated through its airport projects in India. Delhi International Airport Limited, the consortium that has developed and managed the IGI Airport in Delhi, bagged the 2nd Best Airport award in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category in the Airport Service Quality Awards ceremony by the Airports Council International, 2012. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (RGIA) was adjudged the 2nd Best Airport in the world in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category in Airport Service Quality by Airports Council International for 2010, 2011 & 2012. Besides other felicitations, RGIA became the first airport in the world to get the Leadership Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver rating for its eco-friendly design.

And more on the Indian MNCs - Bharti Airtel has emerged the second largest telecom operator in Nigeria with a total subscriber count of 26,194,336. In another major development over this fortnight, Sun Pharma has acquired a majority stake in Ranbaxy Laboratories from Daiichi Sankyo, which is expected to provide a major impetus to the company’s growth plans in both India and global markets. These developments not only reflect the zealous pursuit of global ambitions by Indian companies but more importantly their truly world class prowess and professional abilities.

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Aparna Dutt Sharma
Aparna Dutt Sharma
India Brand Equity Foundation
Indian Retail Congress 2014  
What's new@IBEF
Indian Manufacturers Going Global
The manufacturing sector holds a key position in the Indian economy. This research paper from IBEF focuses on the trend of Indian manufacturers going global.

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Conversations on Brand India
“On a larger canvas, the Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy deal should contribute to India’s brand image as the Pharmacy of the world with responsible healthcare.”

Aparna Dutt Sharma
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation

Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy combine promises compelling synergies
Did You Know?
India's seafood exports have crossed the one million tonne (MT) mark for the first time, earning over US$ 4.5 billion in 2013-14.
Ordinary Indians Extraordinary Enterprise
Economy & Policy Snapshots
FIIs invested Rs 79,709 crore in equity market during FY14
New Delhi: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have invested around Rs 79,709 crore (US$ 13.25 billion) in the Indian equity market so far during FY14, according to data released by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  GMR consortium wins Philippine airport project
Bengaluru: GMR Infrastructure has won a contract to upgrade and modernise the Philippines’ Mactan-Cebu international airport. The consortium of GMR Infra and its partner Megawide Construction will make an upfront concession payment of US$ 325 million and invest US$ 375 million over five years.
Agri exports outpace other commodities’
Mumbai: Growth in India’s agricultural exports has exceeded the rise in exports of other products. In the first 11 months of 2013-14, agricultural exports stood at US$ 29.3 billion, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. The share of agricultural commodities in India’s overall export basked rose to 10.66 per cent in 2012-13.
  India inks pact with Russia to share diamond trade data
Mumbai: India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia to source data on diamond trade between two countries. India is the largest diamond processor and accounts for about 60 per cent of global polished diamond output in value terms.
Reliance Jio, RCom eye more infra pacts
Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture Reliance Jio Infocomm is in talks with the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) to share the latter’s comprehensive retail network across the country.
  Bharti Airtel now second largest telecom operator in Nigeria
Mumbai: Bharti Airtel has become the second largest mobile telecommunications operator in Nigeria. Airtel Nigeria had a total subscriber count of 26,194,336 as on February 2014, according to data from the Nigerian Communications Commission.
They Said It
"Around US$ 45 billion is expected to be spent in oil & gas sector in India in next few years."
Mr Lorenzo Simonelli
President and CEO, GE Oil and Gas
Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Success Stories of International Corporate Entities in India - A Macro Perspective
The liberalisation of India's economy in 1991 led many multinational enterprises to foray into Indian markets. This research paper from IBEF provides a macro perspective on the success achieved by various MNCs in India.
India is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market. The mobile phone industry in India is likely to contribute US$ 400 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and has the potential to generate about 4.1 million additional jobs by 2020.

Sectoral Presentation
Media: Interview
Media: Interview   Mr Rangan Varadan, Co-founder and CEO, MicroGraam
In this interaction with IBEF, Mr Varadan discusses his unique peer-to-peer microfinance model and the changing entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.

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