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International fast food joints expand in India

Various companies including international and domestic players are now making an entry into quick service restaurants – QSR – space. This has given rise to widening of the market due to increasing disposable income of the middle class, rapid urbanisation in the country and influence of western food among the young audience.

India’s bullet train vision

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, while presenting the railway budget last year, had opined that every Indian has a dream that the bullet train would be launched in the country at the earliest. Stating that the Indian Railways is on the right path to fulfill that dream, he proposed India’s first bullet train to run from Ahmedabad-Mumbai.

Making Indian roads safer – The changes in the Automotive Safety sector

Along with the growth in the Indian automotive industry, demand for better safety measures has also seen a remarkable increase over the last few years in the country. In fact, consumers in India and ASEAN countries are also looking at safety innovation as purchasing criteria

Indo-German relationship ready to take the next leap

India’s most important partner in Europe, undoubtedly, is Germany. Given the trade of USD 17.9 billion in the last year focusing mostly on machine tools, chemicals, textiles, and electrical goods, the German Chancellor’s – recent visit to India has only further cemented the bi-lateral ties between the two nations.

Digital India: Empowering India digitally

The Digital India program has been launched for creating transformation by empowering the society with knowledge and increasing the viability within the economy.

Chugging along the growth path: Indian auto-component sector

As per the Automotive Mission Plan 2026, the exports from India for components are expected to cross USD 70.5 billion by the year 2026. The initiative ‘Make in India’ is going to play a pivotal role in achieving higher growth in the next 11 years.

Recent Government initiatives in Indian Railways: A snapshot

The Indian Government is now focused towards making the network an investment-friendly sector through policy reforms. Recently, it has enabled foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector for improving infrastructure for high-speed trains and freight trains.

Top Seven changes in India’s business environment

By the end of 2015, India is set to emerge as the fastest-growing economy in the world, even ahead of China, as per a report by The World Bank. The GDP of the country is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5 per cent during the current year, prompting many prominent global companies to create a niche in this emerging market. Further, the Government is making several policy announcements and changes to facilitate ease of doing business in India.

5 points to consider before you tie-up with an importer-distributor to sell your food products in India

The consumption of packaged food and beverages has been on a rise in India over the last decade. In industry terminology these are the tertiary processed products and form almost 40% of all the processed food items being consumed currently.