India’s Real Estate/ Construction Sector Circa 2030- How about building infrastructure for half the US population? Or 5 times Canada?

If projects in the pipeline were any indication of a sector’s growth, this industry has some some impressive numbers that companies out to tap global markets ought to take note: India’s infrastructure, in terms of projects planned, till 2030 include: $98 billion on 432 projects for Roads $90 billion on more than 400 projects inContinue reading “India’s Real Estate/ Construction Sector Circa 2030- How about building infrastructure for half the US population? Or 5 times Canada?”

The Healthcare Market in India & How to Succeed in India-the Abbott Experience.

“In a way that no spreadsheet or PowerPoint ever could, this experience [a visit to a local pharmacy in Mumbai] drove home to me how crucial it was for us at Abbott to be part of India’s health-care solution.”– Miles White, Chairman & CEO, Abbott Laboratories. Nothing succeeds like success. And here is a first person accountContinue reading “The Healthcare Market in India & How to Succeed in India-the Abbott Experience.”

Opportunities in The Middle East Petrochemical Industries

McKinsey’s paper on the Middle East’s Petrochemical Industry is beneficial in two ways, however for two very different companies. At the first level it provides insights for the region’s petrochem industry on what they ought to do with an eye on the future. However it also gives a keen reader sitting in Canada or theContinue reading “Opportunities in The Middle East Petrochemical Industries”

Thick Crust Pizzas and the Great India Opportunity

Business owners often ask me “Which industries, do you think, have good potential in India?” My response has always been “Practically any”.

Let me give you an example: We all know that India has been going through an IT and BPO boom for years now, with companies running 24X7 offices where young Indians answer customer calls and write code for organizations from Seattle to Sydney. One such location which has a concentration of such IT companies is what’s referred to, as the IT Corridor, in Chennai in India- an area called OMR. Thousands of youth, male and female

In business, you’ve got to skate to where the puck will be.

And not to where it is. Wayne Gretzky’s famous quote on how he plays ice hockey is absolutely true to business as well. Especially so, in today’s seismic shifts that are happening in the global marketplace. To those in business in Canada and the US, this maxim is a surefire test for how their corporateContinue reading “In business, you’ve got to skate to where the puck will be.”

India’s Knowledge Economy & Education

To truly understand the implications of any concept, it really helps if we can quantify and project the ‘what if’ scenario. What will become of India as a knowledge powerhouse in the world of the future? What will be the value of India’s human capital, looking into the future? How important is education’s role inContinue reading “India’s Knowledge Economy & Education”

India Grocery Retail Update: Walmart, Metro, Carrefour & Booker plans.

Walmart, through its Indian Joint Venture Bharti-Walmart for cash-an-carry outlets, will be investing close to $ 240 million in 2012, to open 12 to 15 wholesale outlets, in addition to the 17 that are already up and running. Metro, the German retail giant has added two more wholesale outlets this year already, to add toContinue reading “India Grocery Retail Update: Walmart, Metro, Carrefour & Booker plans.”

Doing Business in the MIddle East: Healthcare & Education Industry Focus

750 schools being built, another 3200 to begin construction. In Saudi Arabia. Looking ahead into the not too distant future, say the year 2020, social infrastructure  like schools and hospitals are key to managing the growth that the Middle East markets will experience. Particularly Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Qatar- three of the stable, richContinue reading “Doing Business in the MIddle East: Healthcare & Education Industry Focus”

Unsure about expanding into India? Consult with Goldman Sachs.

Earlier this year, the Global Board for Goldman Sachs met for it’s annual meeting in India. A first for Goldman Sachs and a silent vote for what the US banking major thinks of India’s role in its global plans. And now Economic Times [ET] reports that Goldman Sachs have just concluded a deal to leaseContinue reading “Unsure about expanding into India? Consult with Goldman Sachs.”

American doughnut makers Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts now play out rivalry in India – The Economic Times

American doughnut makers Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts now play out rivalry in India – The Economic Times. The most recent add-on to the exploding Food Industry in India. Indians love food- as a nation the average home spend over 40% of its income on food. New food concepts, new formats, new brands creating newContinue reading “American doughnut makers Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts now play out rivalry in India – The Economic Times”