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India to be a major manufacturing hub for automobiles with sales up to 9% up between 2016 and 2017

SOURCE: SIAM By Charles Moreira The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) sees India becoming a major manufacturing hub for automobiles, with exports of passenger vehicles likely to grow further. The automotive industry body expects India’s domestic sales of 3,046,727 passenger vehicles between April 2016 and March 2017 to go up 9.23%, over the 2,789,208 […]

Make agriculture resilient, sustainable and profitable: VP

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has called for policy interventions to bring in a positive bias towards agriculture and make it resilient, sustainable and profitable. The Vice President was Inaugurating Agri-Vision 2019 – a two-day conference on ‘Envisioning Agro Solutions for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture’ at Hyderabad. He stressed the need […]

Malaysia’s Investments in India and Vice Versa

Image: Indian exports to Malaysia by top 10 sectors – Source: Indian High Commission By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Here is a compilation of some of the standout investments by Malaysia in India and vice versa – giving an idea how extensive the bilateral trade and business partnerships between Malaysia and India are growing. Malaysian […]

Durians, rambutan and mangosteen more lucrative for India’s farms

Image: Durians at the Burliar State Horticultural Farm – courtesy Durian Travel Guide By Charles F. Moreira, Editor The hot news in Malaysian these days is that many Chinese tourists to Malaysia include eating durian as part of their itinerary whilst Malaysian durian farmers are exporting durian fruits to China, with some fetching as much as […]

Demonetisation kicks of Golden Age for Fintech in India: ‘Cashless Wedding’ Trend

From digital shaguns, shopping to honeymoon travel, special online ‘wedding stores’ helping people go cashless The demonetisation drive has kicked off a golden age for fintech companies in India. As more Indians have started to realise the benefits of using fintech firm Paytm ASTROLOGICAL calculations might have deemed this time of the year as auspicious […]

India’s Iron Lady to be featured on CNA

India’s first and only female Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi will feature in Channel New Asia’s landmark 4-part series, ASIAN CENTURY (premiering Tuesday, 7th Nov) featuring pivotal events that have shaped the Asian Century. In Episode Two – India’s Iron Lady Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017: Few leaders have left a bigger political legacy than India’s first and only female Prime […]

How Nestle plans to sell more Maggi mee in India

Swiss food giant Nestle is looking to partner with Indian startups to appeal to tech-savvy consumers. Similar to its open innovation platform Henri@Nestle in the US, this initiative will help the 150-year-old company rope in third-party innovators to create new products, ramp up communication for its brands and stay relevant in the digital age. Nestle […]

India, China and Russia working to dump US dollar payments – Part 1

Image: Chabahar Port – courtesy The Hindu Online By Charles F. Moreira, Editor With the looming re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran coming into effect on 4 November 2018, aimed at killing off Iran’s crude oil exports amongst others, major oil importers such as India, China and Russia are looking at paying for oil in […]

Khazanah Nasional Berhad arm to sell stake in India’s IDFC Bank

2 December 2016   Sipadan Investments (Mauritius) Ltd an arm of the $33.67 billion Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad is selling almost all of its stake in IDFC Bank in a block deal which will be executed on Wednesday, two people familiar with the deal said. “They will sell about 80.4 million shares […]

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