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Diligent Opportunities

Diligent Opportunities

In his maiden speech at the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw out significant and motivational bait to his audience, ‘Make in India, and sell anywhere in the world.’ It was his attempt to urge global investors to look at India as a manufacturing base as the country possesses skill, talent, discipline and determination. This is[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Viewpoint
Diligent Opportunities

Diligent Opportunities

In his maiden speech at the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw out significant and motivational bait to his audience, ‘Make in India, and sell anywhere in the world.’ It was his attempt to urge global investors to look at India as a manufacturing base as the country possesses skill, talent, discipline and determination. This is to some extent happening in the[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 Viewpoint
Challenges Continue . .

Challenges Continue . .

Dust generated by deliberations on the Union Budget has settled down more than a month ago. However, it warrants a mention now since the Budget was pragmatic with adequate focus on development of the manufacturing industry, especially the micro, small and medium enterprises, though bereft of any big announcement. Extension of 15% allowance to companies investing more than Rs 25 crore in new plant and machinery will certainly help[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 Viewpoint
Calibrated Approach

Calibrated Approach

At its monetary policy review early last month the Reserve Bank of India kept the key rates unchanged and cut the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points. Cutting SLR can boost morale and build confidence, infusing additional funds in the banking system, eventually offering a little more freedom for banks to expand credit to non-governmental sectors. The apex bank has maintained the repo rate at 8%[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 Viewpoint
Great Expectations!

Great Expectations!

After nearly three decades, the country has given one party a clear and strong mandate to govern. Political pundits view this as a harbinger of real change in every aspect of administration. No sooner were the elections announced, did sentiment pep up the bourses, signified by the gradual rise of the rupee. The rupee strengthened against the USD to Rs 58.52 when trading closed on 23rd May against[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 Viewpoint
Bold Step

Bold Step

We have been hearing bold statements for more than a month now from politicians across the country targeting elections. While the statements are bold, deeds may certainly not be as expected. There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, after two straight years of slowdown in the auto industry. Whether this is due to expectations from the new government, or a natural upswing, is still unclear. The manufacturing[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 Viewpoint
The Big Question!

The Big Question!

Like many other sectors, the auto industry is also looking forward to a clear mandate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections, hoping that the new government would address certain burning issues that have been affecting the industry and the economy as a whole. The auto industry has been reeling under pressure for the last two years with commercial vehicles taking[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 Viewpoint
Smart Move

Smart Move

Welcome to Auto Components India, the tenth title from Next Gen Publishing which also brings out Car India, Bike India and CV magazine. As the name denotes, the new magazine will primarily focus on the end-to-end value chain of the automotive components industry and allied segments such as machine tools, service tools, testing equipment, consumables and IT. In covering these[Read More…]

by February 6, 2014 Viewpoint