BRICS- A Dramatically Different World

BRIC: A term coined by Goldman Sachs in late 2001, today it rolls off the tongue of many, globally. At a time when South Africa has just joined the group [late April 2011], for it to be rechristened as BRICS, these findings from papers published by the Goldman Sachs Global Research Centre in 2003 andContinue reading “BRICS- A Dramatically Different World”

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”

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”

Do you know how to stuff an elephant into a match box?

The Global Business Exchange 2010 is an event conducted by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters [CME], to be held tomorrow at the Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto. The Seminar is all about businesses going global. I will be one of the speakers and my focus is on The India Opportunity and what it promises for the entrepreneur who daresContinue reading “Do you know how to stuff an elephant into a match box?”

Cameron’s Indian Summer of Opportunity

Continuing Rmagine’s spotlight on news coverage across the EU on the Indian economy and opportunities, here is another from the UK’s Telegraph…Liam Halligan, the chief economist at Prosperity Capital Management writes: “…..Indian commerce is these days about so much more than “cheap labour” call-centres and Bollywood movies. India is transforming itself into a manufacturing andContinue reading “Cameron’s Indian Summer of Opportunity”