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    The IT Sector: Time to Invest in India

    In this edition of India Briefing Magazine, we make the case for why now is the right time for foreign firms to invest in India’s IT sector. India is the world’s leading outsourcing destination, and its IT sector is updating its SMAC capabilities, and up-skilling the existing labor pool.

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    Make in India: Still Falling Short after Three Years

    Make in India was launched in 2014 by Prime Minister Modi to transform India into a manufacturing powerhouse, and boost investor interest. Here we assess what has been Make in India’s real impact on the ground – what has worked for the program and what needs to get done.

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    Traveling in India – Business Etiquette and Culture

    India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and a complicated mixture of old and new traditions from the West and East. If you are planning to do business with or in India, it is important to try and understand its cultural intricacies.

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    AI and Automation Processes in India’s Economy

    Manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and India’s tech industry are investing in artificial intelligence and automation technologies to enhance productivity and streamline work processes. Here, we discuss what is AI, how is it a disruptor for industry, and its role in India’s future economy.

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    Joint Ventures in India: Learning from McDonald’s Experience

    A soured joint venture between McDonald’s and Connaught Plaza Restaurants is threatening to undermine the fast food giant’s success in India. In this article, we explain McDonald’s’ joint venture problems, and highlight takeaway lessons for foreign companies looking for Indian partners.

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    Industrial Licensing: Norms and Policy

    In India, industrial licenses are regulated by the IDRA, 1951 Act, This article serves as a primer about the scope of the Act as well as industrial licensing norms, which are mandatory for only selected industries in India since the liberalization and deregulation of its economy in 1991.

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    India’s Logistics Industry Modernizing with Tax Reform, Technology, and Infrastructure

    India’s logistics industry is undergoing a transformative period. In this article, we discuss the current state of the sector, and how the GST – coupled with technological innovation and infrastructure development – is reshaping the industry in India.

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    Growth of Digital Payments Systems in India

    Since demonetization in November 2016, and given the ongoing rapid spread of internet connectivity and smartphone usage in India, the country’s digital payments industry is become more attractive for investors. This article illustrates the major factors shaping the online cash and payments sector in India.

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