Investment Opportunities in India

January 7, 2011

India as a favored Business Investment Destination

Filed under: Uncategorized — Harjeet @ 12:32 PM

The business investments in India is a new trend which are enabling the Indian economy to prosper and also attracting the business investment opportunities in India to increase on a global level. Investing in India’s economy is becoming a big attraction for the foreign investors especially due to the booming Indian economy and the staggering economy of the developed countries. India Connect is one of the favoured slogan for forming the connection with non-resident Indians (NRIs). Ministry of Overseas takes out a monthly newsletter India Connect. The newsletter focuses on the overeas investors, NRIs etc to come forward to make business investments in India. Through its knowledge partners, it provides part of the investment guide as it provides information and also explains as and how to set up a business in India.

The India Connect concept is most favoured as India has always been a great fascinating destination for the foreign players especially with the large population base with a huge opportunity to do business investments. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has set up an Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as a not-for-profit-trust, in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to promote business investment opportunities amongst the overseas Indians. OIFC also assists the States in India to project business investment opportunities to Overseas Indians and help them make investments.

The robust Indian economy has become a wave to follow on and the business investments opportunities being offered are becoming part of the rising economic bandwagon to prosperity. The developing countries have been acclaimed as the forerunners of the global economy and in its revival. It is important to understand that India is important and is an indistinctively important destination for investments opportunities in India and to make business investments. Various Indian States including the most favored destinations being Chennai, Hyderabad Bengaluru etc. are being encouraged to actively promote their business investment opportunities/ projects. The various services offered by the States to assist the non-resident Indians (NRI’s), overseas Indians and high networth individual’s (HNI) potray the interest of the respective governments to assist as well as attract business investments in India and in turn assist in developing the state’s infrastructure.

According to ‘India PE Report 2010’, released by global consultancy Bain & Company, private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments are projected to reach US$ 17 billion (around Rs 80,000 crore) in 2010. Furthermore, the food processing and agri-based companies PE have attracted US$ 300 million investments during January-June 2010, according to the data released by Grant Thornton. In 2009, PE investments in these sectors were about US$ 398 million. Additionally, the business investments opportunities in India has been the highest among the Asian economies during July-September 2010, on the back of domestic market growth, as per the ‘ING Investor Dashboard Survey’ conducted by an independent research firm, the Nielsen Company. Moreover, India accounted for more than one-fifth of the US$ 22.1 billion PE investments received by the emerging markets across the globe in 2009, according to a report by Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA).

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