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India Brand Equity Foundation DLXXXXII August 19, 2015
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India is expected to overtake US as the second largest smartphone market by 2017, according to a recent report by IDC. With a double-digit growth rate over the next few years as consumers switch to smartphones and gradually upgrade to 4G, the Indian smartphone market is expected to continue its growth run in coming years. Around 26.5 million smartphones were shipped during the second quarter in 2015 registering a 44 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) growth. In fact, India is already one of the largest telecom markets in the world with over one billion telephone connections and potential in the smartphone segment opens up new growth avenues for telecom companies and mobile phone manufacturers operating in the country.

According to another set of recently released numbers, India has received foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows worth US$ 24.9 billion from European Union (EU) during past three years. India received US$ 6.23 billion in FDI equity inflows from EU in 2012-13, US$ 9.06 billion in 2013-14 and US$ 8.20 billion in 2014-15.

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Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
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Updated Brand India Tea, Coffee, Spices website
Do visit the updated website on tea, coffee and spices of India. IBEF is managing a dedicated brand campaign for the promotion of India tea, coffee and spices. The website offers news, statistics, blogs and much more about these three plantation commodities.

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Conversations on Brand India
“The Prime Minister announced a new campaign ‘Start-up India; Stand up India’ to promote bank financing for start-ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation.”

Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation

An entrepreneurial revolution in India
Did You Know?
India has received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$ 24.9 billion from European Union (EU) during past three years.
Economy & Policy Snapshots
Govt approves interest subvention scheme for farmers
Mumbai: The Government of India has approved implementation of interest rate subvention schemes as a result of which farmers will be able to take crop loans at 4 per cent rate next financial year, provided they repay the existing loans as per schedule.
  Internet-enabled cars now a $30 bn market in India; companies like Infosys, TCS working with carmakers
New Delhi: Internet-enabled cars market in India, which is expected to grow nearly six times by 2020, currently offers an attractive US$ 30-billion market for related sectors like IT, Auto parts, Telecommunications, Insurance, Chipmakers, etc.
Super-rich population in India rises 17% in FY15
Mumbai: The number of ultra-high net worth households (UHNHs), families with net assets of more than Rs 25 crore (US$ 4 million) in India has increased 17 per cent year-on-year to 137,100 in FY 2014-15 as per ‘Top of the Pyramid’ report by Kotak Wealth Management.
  India to overtake US as the 2nd largest smartphone market by 2017
Mumbai: International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts India to overtake US as the second-largest smartphone market globally by 2017 and to maintain high growth rate over the next few years as people switch to smartphones and gradually upgrade to 4G.
India is Domino's 2nd-largest market after US, says Jubilant
Mumbai: India is Domino's Pizza's second-largest market after the US, according to the FY 2015 Annual Report of the Indian franchisee, Jubilant FoodWorks. It also states that the pizza chain's store count more than doubled in FY 2015 to 876 from 378 in FY 2011.
  India-born Sundar Pichai appointed the new CEO of Google
Washington: India-born Mr Sundar Pichai, an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur, has been named CEO of Google, as part of the reorganisation under new parent company, Alphabet Inc. Mr Pichai was responsible for some of the company's best-known products like the Chrome browser and the Android mobile software.
They Said It
"India is so big. Maybe in 10 years, we can have a factory in every state."
Terry Gou
Founder and Chairman
Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Punjab: State Snapshot
Punjab has a well-developed social and industrial infrastructure. Its transport network is one of the best in India, with easy access to key markets such as the Delhi-NCR region. Punjab has witnessed impressive growth in the number of clusters and hubs, with the establishment of several PPPs.
Leather is one of the most widely-traded commodities globally. The Indian leather industry occupies a place of prominence in the Indian economy in view of its substantial export earnings and growth, besides the fact that it employs 2.5 million people.
Media: Blog
Media: Interview   Revolutionary Government Reforms
Amarjit Bakshi, Founder & MD, Central Park provides an insight about the changing policy landscape in the Indian real estate sector in an exclusive article for IBEF.

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