Hilton, Starbucks Add to Their India Portfolio


May 14 – Looking to further break into the Indian market, Hilton Hotels has committed to expand its mid-market and luxury brands in the country. Hilton, which already has established various hotels in India, recently acquired an additional number of properties on which it looks to open up and develop hotels for its luxury brand, […]

India Tightens Eligibility Norms for Listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange’s SME Platform


Nov. 29 – India’s Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has issued new conditions for companies seeking to list on the BSE’s small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) platform. Companies seeking to be listed on this platform through initial public offerings (IPOs) are already required to comply with the quantitative eligibility norms prescribed by the BSE. Now, however, […]

Foreign Investors Now Allowed to Invest Directly in Indian Stock Market


Jan. 5 – India has permitted overseas individual investors, pension funds, and trusts to directly invest in equities, in an effort to shore up investor confidence and attract money from overseas to bridge the widening current account deficit. Procedures that enhance capital inflows are high on the government’s agenda as the international downturn led by […]

India’s Top Six Cities – Free City Guides!


Asia Briefing takes a closer look at India’s top six cities (by GDP) in the newly released Indian city guides for Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. These city guides are available for free download on the Asia Briefing bookstore.

ICBC Sets Up Shop in India


Sept. 20 – China’s most valuable bank – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) – has become the first Chinese bank to establish itself in India. The bank is planning to start with an investment of US$100 million and aims to lend to corporations and cover sectors where Chinese companies have a presence such […]

India a Preferred FDI Spot for Euro Zone


Jun. 13 – Despite several obstacles, India continues to be among the one of the preferred destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) due to its elevated financial expansion, according to the survey of 800 executives by consultancy firm Ernst & Young (E&Y).

RBI Hikes Interest Rates for Sixth Time this Year


Nov. 3 – India’s central bank raised interest rates on Tuesday for the sixth time this year, but said that rates will probably remain stable for the next three months. The Reserve Bank of India, which has tightened its monetary policy the most in Asia this year, increased the repurchase rate, or lending rate, by […]

Monorail Manufacturers Concentrate on India’s Infrastructure Boom


Apr. 12 – As the Indian economy develops, the need for massive improvements in its transportation network also increases. With Mumbai’s first monorail service about to be launched and those familiar street level cantilevered rail lines now weaving their way above the city’s roads, other places in the country have already started taking notice. All […]

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