An opportunity assessment on the potential of E-Commerce and the online retail market in India, for US, Canadian & Indian businesses. I chanced upon Kara’s Blog ‘The Beautiful Mess so far’ just as we all chance upon some great nuggets of thought and expression on the Web, these days. I was surfing Google’s search resultsContinue reading “Catching the Perfect Wave: A surfer’s guide to E-Commerce in India”
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India ahead of Japan. Mexico ahead of Canada. And China breathing down US’ neck.
India is now the world’s third largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity [PPP], moving ahead of Japan. This, according to a World Bank Report that is based on the bank’s 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP). The same report shows that Mexico’s economy is now ahead of Canada and China is close on USA’s heels.Continue reading “India ahead of Japan. Mexico ahead of Canada. And China breathing down US’ neck.”
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.”
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.”
The Opportunity Triangle- Revealed.
At the FITT National Conference in Ottawa, I presented the concept of how Canada-India-Middle East combined, presents an Opportunity Triangle for Canadian businesses. One of the key barriers to Canada’s stellar performance in the global markets is our mindset of relying heavily on trade with the US market. Hence, the lack of diversity in ourContinue reading “The Opportunity Triangle- Revealed.”
Doing Business with India: Real Estate & Construction Industry.
While Infrastructure growth is the biggest growth story in India, within that sector, the real estate/construction industry’s growth is slated to be huge. Here’s a peek at some numbers, trends, what’s fueling the growth and the potential it holds for players in this field: Construction/Building/Real Estate Industry At $ 66.8 billion FY10 total revenue, realContinue reading “Doing Business with India: Real Estate & Construction Industry.”
“A sense of calling from God..”. Reason to start a business in India.
“A sense of calling from God – if you want to see the exciting things I’m going to do in India, you should come.” So they came. So says Anna Hambly of Red Moon Bakery, New Delhi, who mov ed to India along with David Hambly, her husband, from British Columbia, Canada. [Picture courtesy: TheContinue reading ““A sense of calling from God..”. Reason to start a business in India.”
GE’s Jeff Immelt would like US business to do an Avis
Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, minces no words in his message to businesses in the US: “There are going to be one billion consumers joining the middle class in Asia. I think for us to reduce unemployment, exports are going to be a key way to do it,” “It’s this country’s only destiny justContinue reading “GE’s Jeff Immelt would like US business to do an Avis”