Investment Opportunities in India

August 29, 2012

Investment Trends in India

India has grown as one of the significant economies in the world having immense potential for long-term growth. Indian economy is developing at a faster pace and is brimming with investment opportunities. As per McKinsey Global Institute, the average Indian’s income will triple by 2025. This will result in more investment in the coming years.

India: Investment Potential

According to UNCTAD’s World Investment Prospects Survey 2010-2012, India is the second-most profitable destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world. Indian markets have significant potential offering prospects of high profitability and a favorable regulatory regime for investors.

Investment for saving purpose in future is certainly a good idea. There are large numbers of companies that offer plenty of opportunities for different individuals. India with a matured capital market, backed by liberal policies and strong banking system has turned to a profitable business ambience both for domestic and international businessmen.

Entry strategies for global investors in India

The various entry strategies for foreign investors in India have helped to bring in huge amounts of FDI into India. Some of the investment strategiesinitiated by Indian government are:

  • A foreign company can start its operations in the country by setting up a new company according to the Companies Act 1956. The foreign direct investment of 100 per cent has been allowed by the Government of India in such companies.
  • An international company can start its operations in India by forming joint collaboration with an Indian company.
  • An international company can start its operations in India by setting up their branch office, representative office, and project office.
  • A foreign company can start its operations in India by establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in the sectors, where foreign direct investment up to 100 per cent is permitted under the FDI policy.

Areas of Investment

The scope for business in India is enormous and has led to more investment options in India. Some key areas like infrastructure, petrochemicals, power, automobile, electronic hardware, etc. are receiving attention not only for foreign but for domestic ventures also.

Further, there are various exciting opportunities for conducting business in India, especially, for entrepreneurs dealing in outsourcing technology, internet ventures, software development, e-commerce, etc. People can also find a niche market in India where they can sell various products like health care products.

Major initiatives in India

There are various initiatives taken in India that provide a liberal and investor friendly environment:

  • Simplified investment procedures
  • Liberalised trade policy and exchange regulations
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Enactment of competition law
  • Financial sector reforms

There is no dearth of investment options in India after the investment under the automatic route has been allowed by the Government. The Government has also revised its policy regarding FDI in Indian companies engaged in retail trade. Foreign investors will now be permitted, subject to certain conditions, to own up to 100 per cent of single-brand retail trading companies in India.

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April 19, 2012

Business in India – One of the Major Investment and Business Forces around the World

Most investors are interested in obtaining large returns from the business investments. The most common trend is to invest in small companies with a hope to acquire good profit once the business is successful. While small companies may be risky options for business investments, the profit potential may be quite high. Most small business which has little overhead can offer quite a safe and profitable investment opportunity. In spite of the instability in the housing market, investments in real estate, especially, in India, have provided safe, secure and very profitable investment opportunities.

Investment Potential in India
India is considered to be the second favored destination for investors from other countries, according to the latest reports. Conducting business in India offers big potentials for foreigners who are willing to invest in India. The report also states that the defense and aerospace industry is one of the emerging Indian market with the automobile considered as a much profitable sector for investors. The production of vehicles in India is all set to treble from the year 2009, while the auto parts area is liable to attain US$ 110 billion from US$ 30 billion during this period.

Tips on setting up business
Even though setting up a business in India is a long process and needs a lot of effort, the benefit derived surpasses the hard work. Once you have decided on the business you would like to start, you have to acquire a Director Identification Number. This is obtained from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs 21 (MCA21) after filling a form online to get the DIN. This form has to be printed and then posted with your proof of identity and your photograph. After getting a name for your business and paying the stamp duties online, you will get a signature certificate online. While getting a company seal is not mandatory, you might need it to issue documents and share certificates.

Business investments should be made in companies which have a good chance of sale in public securities market or have the potentials for a merger with a different company. Investing in new companies which have innovative ideas about enhancing the production and the profitability is also a good investment idea. It is best if you can gain a fair knowledge about the market before investing in any business. One must also possess a fair idea about what is happening in the world market daily.

Various business Opportunities in India
There are many exciting opportunities for conducting a business in India, especially, for entrepreneurs dealing in outsourcing technology, internet ventures, software development, e –commerce opportunity and business trends and ideas. There are lots of items which can be bought and exported. Partnering and instituting joint projects with Indian companies will offer opportunities to deal with various products without involving high cost and risks. You can also find a niche market where you can sell health care products or herbal solutions only available in India. There is also much demand for outsourcing data conversion, which is a good idea for a profitable start-up company in India. Many state specific programs and national priority level projects are being established across the country, offering big potential for investors.

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