Archive for the ‘FDI’ Category

Smart Mobility for India: Needs, Opportunities and Challenges

Friday, August 17th, 2012

India finds itself in a precarious situation. While the lack of efficient and effective mediums of mobility for public-at-large outside metropolitan cities continues to cause loss of productivity and stifle economic growth in a considerable manner; the economic growth in major urban centres and the resultant growth of passenger vehicles and two-wheelers is leading to heavy traffic jams and pollution, again causing loss of productivity and chocking of economic growth. This article argues that a viable solution to these entwined and complex challenges lies in implementing “smart mobility” solutions. This could prove to be the next growth driver and present immense opportunities for Indo-German collaboration, in both private and public sectors. []

This article, authored by Rajnish Tiwari, has been published in GermanyContact India (issue 02/2012, August). To continue reading click here. An extended, unedited version of the article with additional information/graphs can be accessed here (PDF, 524 KB).

“Innovationsstandort Indien”: Einladung zur Veranstaltung am 7. Mai 2012 in Hamburg

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Der German-Indian Round Table Hamburg lädt zu einem Vortragsabend zum Thema “Innovationsstandort Indien” ein. Dabei geht es umrechtliche, steuerliche und wirtschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen für Investitionen in innovative Industrien in Indien.

Die Veranstaltung findet in Zusammenarbeit mit den Unternehmen PricewaterhouseCoopers und Taylor Wessing statt. Herr Bernd Mützelburg (Botschafter a.D. der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Indien und Sonderbeauftragter a.D. für Afghanistan und Pakistan) hält einen Impulsvortrag. Zusätzlich hierzu gibt es Fachvorträge von Herrn Frank Quassowsky und Herrn Björn Delff (beide PwC), Herrn Dr. Philipp Manoj Behrendt (Taylor Wessing) und Herrn Rajnish Tiwari (GIRT/TUHH). Anschließend besteht bei einem Get-Together die Möglichkeit, sich in entspannter Antmosphäre mit den Referenten und anderen Teilnehmern auszutauschen.

Veranstaltungsort: Taylor Wessing, Hanseatic Trade Center, Am Sandtorkai 41, 20457 Hamburg

Datum/Uhrzeit: Montag, 7. Mai 2012, 18:00 bis ca. 20:00 Uhr mit anschließendem Get-Together

Weitere Infos und die Anmeldehinweise entnehmen Sie bitte dem beigefügten PDF-Dokument.

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Indo-German Trade Continues its Dream Run in 2011

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Indo-German trade registered a staggering growth of 18.7% in 2011. The bilateral trade volume in calendar year 2011 is estimated to have stood at €18.4 billion, up from €15.5 billion in 2010. The growth in bilateral exports and imports outperformed the overall growth in Germany’s trade with the rest of the world. While Germany’s exports to India grew by 17.1% on yearly basis and stood at €10.87 billion, the imports grew by 20.2% reaching €7.5 billion.

Read the complete report titled “Indo-German Trade Continues its Dream Run in 2011: Bilateral business defies financial crisis and economic slowdown“.

The Hindu Business Line recommends reading Rajnish Tiwari’s article on Indian investments in Germany

Monday, February 13th, 2012

In an article titled “The horizon vocabulary” journalist D. Murali of The Hindu Business Line, a renowned newspaper from India, recommends reading an article (“Investment Destination Germany: Chances & Challenges for Indian Firms“) written by Rajnish Tiwari, Head of German-Indian Round Table in Hamburg:

Investment opportunities in Germany

In a significant contrast to their Chinese counterparts, Indian firms have so far tended to prefer developed Western countries for their investments, notes Rajnish Tiwari, Head of the German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) in Hamburg. Germany, along with the US and the UK, has emerged as a primary target for Indian FDI, he adds, in Investment destination Germany: Chances & challenges for Indian firms ( “With its established technological prowess, high-quality infrastructure and reliable institutional set-up, Germany is regarded as an excellent investment target by many Indian firms in their pursuit of newest technologies and commercially viable cutting-edge innovations,” Tiwari reasons.

The paper concedes that, since many Indian companies prefer to channelise their FDI projects to Germany through their existing domestic subsidiaries or through their daughter concerns in other European countries, the official data fail to capture the true extent of Indian engagement in Germany.

Tiwari urges Indian firms, therefore, to take advantage of Germany’s excellent physical infrastructure and technological know-how, including in the eastern part, while combining it with their own strengths in production, marketing, low-cost engineering, and business model innovations. Provides pointers that you may like to explore in detail.

Source: The Hindu Business Line, 11.02.2012

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Book Review: The Rise of Indian Multinationals: Perspective of Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment

Monday, February 13th, 2012

In its publication “Reserve Bank of India Occasional Papers” (Vol. 32. No. 1, Summer 2011) India’s central bank has published a review of the book “The Rise of Indian multinationals: Perspective of Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment”, edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jaya Prakash Pradhan with Ayesha Chatterjee and Brian Harley (Palgrave MacMillan: New York), 2010; pp 284, £90.

The review also includes a chapter on Indian investments in Germany. The reviewer Arvind K. Jha (Assistant Adviser, Department of Economic and Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai) writes:

“Chapter 8 on ‘The Emergence of Indian Multinationals: An Empirical Study of Motives, Current Status, and Trends of Indian Investment in Germany’, by Rajnish Tiwari and Cornelius Herstatt, presents the results of a empirical survey conducted among Indian subsidiaries operating in Germany. Survey brings out the fact that the majority of Indian companies investing in Germany are from service sectors like software and IT industry (more than half of Indian companies), pharmaceuticals and the automotive industry. Important factors behind the Indian OFDI to Germany are long tradition of economic relations between these two countries, proximity to their customers and suppliers, large access to German market and availability of skilled labour. Another interesting finding of this survey study is that Indian MNEs are net job creators in the Germany. The study also finds that Indian subsidiaries have generally performed well and look forward to strengthen their operational presence in Germany, including research and development activities. However, the survey also highlights the challenges, including cross-cultural issues, being faced by Indian MNEs in Germany.”

Source: Reserve Bank of India