Happy New Year! We hope you are settling into 2018 and are looking forward an exciting new year ahead. 2018 promises to be another dynamic year in the Indian Business Landscape. In this newsletter you will find key updates from India on economy & reforms, doing business in India and recent developments with respect to Make in India.
Economy & Reforms
Govt may allow 100 % FDI in telecom via automatic route
DIPP approves two FDI proposals in retail sector
Government eyes 100 % electric public transport through FAME II
Government may raise import duty on wheat
Tata, GE join hands to manufacture jet engine components
Patanjali to manufacture solar energy equipment
Novo Nordisk India and Torrent Pharma expand their insulin manufacturing facility
We see more export opportunities for Siemens in India: Ralf Christian
Doing Business in India
(Market Entry, Mergers & Acquisition and Joint Ventures)
Rico Auto inks JV pact with Singapore’s Fairwood for EVs
Chinese bicycle sharing unicorn Ofo enters India
Ola gains a sizeable entry into food delivery segment with FoodPanda acquisition
Road clear for Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba to invest in Big Basket
Source: News Corp Vccircle
Xiaomi eyes entry in Indian electric vehicle market; Volvo to only sell EVs by 2019
India gets its first ever Tesla
IKEA is preparing to rule India’s retail market for the next 100 years
ArcelorMittal, SAIL are said to sign India joint venture deal soon
Boost for Make in India
HAL’s Dornier planes made under ‘Make in India’ set for commercial flights
Dabur India to debut fruit-based mocktails under Real brand
Source: The Hindu
Big data and bullet train drive India-Japan strategic ties ahead
Parag Milk partners TajSATS Air Catering for product supply
Toys bring great (Kinder) Joy to Ferrero in India
LT Foods to invest $20 mn for branding, expansion in Europe
Research & Partnerships Division
Sannam S4’s in-house Research & Partnerships team is completely focused on supporting customers Explore new markets. Our research involves going out to the market and talking to companies, potential consumers and partners to give you a clear view on the opportunities.
The combination of our sector, business and in-market expertise then ensures you build a business model that is sustainable in the country by undertaking validation reviews of your local costs, margins and sales potential.
We create realistic and achievable market research roadmaps for the companies who are looking for Explore Enter Expand into India.
For more info on the range of our work, click on our Research & Partnerships flyer or contact a member of the team.
Head of Research & Partnerships
Head of North America
Senior International Consultant
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