Canada’s second “home market”: India.

I believe developed markets, for the sake of their own sustenance, need to look outward and have to create what I’d like to call their second ‘home market’. As growth tapers and as a product’s ‘home market’ ages, the imperative is that it has to create it’s new second ‘home market’ in today’s shifting economicContinue reading “Canada’s second “home market”: India.”

Rmagine in the media. “One. Just one reason to invest in India”

Forget the ‘twentyone’ reasons why….. to do anything. We will keep it short and simple for all those Canadian and US businesses looking to expanding into new global markets. If you want to examine why your business may want to consider India, I have just one reason. To know more, I’d like you to takeContinue reading “Rmagine in the media. “One. Just one reason to invest in India””

Emerging Markets Consumer Survey- India

Thanks to Credit Suisse Research, a research done by AC Nielsen on the Emerging Markets Consumer has some very revealing facts for Canadian and US businesses looking to India as a potential market. The survey was done among 13,000 adults in Brazil, India, China, Russia, Latin America, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Key pointers: Mood ofContinue reading “Emerging Markets Consumer Survey- India”

Phenomenal business growth from Saudi Arabia for Canada

The Profit magazine and Business without Borders did a short piece on ‘Canada’s Hottest Markets’ of growth in trade between 2005 and 2009, this December. Guess who came on top? A market that had grown 164% in exports during this period. That huge consuming machine and one of the wealthiest nations of the world- SaudiContinue reading “Phenomenal business growth from Saudi Arabia for Canada”

Canada’s & EDC’s Oracle Peter Hall, on India.

EDC’s Vice President and Chief Economist Peter Hall does a Weekly Commentary on subjects that are of significance to Canada’s businesses, commerce and economic well-being. Maybe not just Canada’s well-being but the world’s. Earlier this year he went on this whirlwind 20 plus city tour of Canada as EDC’s one-man rock band or our own modern-day Oracle of Delphi, giving his insightfulContinue reading “Canada’s & EDC’s Oracle Peter Hall, on India.”

Owls to Athens, India to Indians

It’s like getting a German to have a beer. During Oktoberfest!! Or, as they used to say, gifting owls to the wise in Greece. That’s what I am going to be doing later today- selling India to Indians. Specifically, Indo Canadians or persons of Indian origin, living in Canada. The Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce [ICCC] in TorontoContinue reading “Owls to Athens, India to Indians”

India: Business education from Scotland?

Starting off a new series today: a catalogue of stories of success. Of businesses from all over the globe kicking-off their India ventures, either trade or direct/joint business ventures. Dubbed the India Success Stories, this first one is from the education sector and a not so likely player- Scotland. Let the inspiration flow…..  The UniversityContinue reading “India: Business education from Scotland?”

The India Opportunity Story, as told by Thomas Friedman

Here’s an interesting observation from Friedman on whether the growth stories about economies like India are real or not: ” Having traveled to both China and India in the last few weeks, here’s a scary thought I have: What if – for all the hype about China, India and globalization – they’re actually underhyped? What ifContinue reading “The India Opportunity Story, as told by Thomas Friedman”

Mom! I’m calling from Mt.Everest OR Is the India hype, underhyped?

Now things are getting really interesting in India. We are not talking global majors notching up handsome growths in sales, coming in from their India expansion. That may soon be par for the course. What’s even more telling of the kind of promise that India holds for business to thrive are the new, unconventional stories ofContinue reading “Mom! I’m calling from Mt.Everest OR Is the India hype, underhyped?”

Doing business with India….is a lot like losing weight.

Because….’you got to DO something about it’, if it is to happen.  The reason I make this point is that Canadian businesses are curious about doing business globally but that curiosity is yet to turn into action. We need to galvanize businesses to get into action mode and I feel that it is partly my responsibilityContinue reading “Doing business with India….is a lot like losing weight.”