Doing Business in India (Second Edition)

Published: August 2011

India was the second most attractive FDI destination in the world in 2010, according to the World Investment Prospects Survey 2010-2012 (China was ranked number one and Brazil number three).

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  • No. of Pages: 158 pages
  • ISBN: 978-988-18370-3-5

India was the second most attractive FDI destination in the world in 2010, according to the World Investment Prospects Survey 2010-2012 (China was ranked number one and Brazil number three). Furthermore, the country’s economy is expected to grow at 8.6 percent in 2010-2011 and the Indian government is shaping laws and regulations to make the country an utterly compelling destination for investment.

This book aims to provide a basic overview of all topics related to doing business in India - history, business etiquette and culture, and how to invest into the country, in addition to a detailed, state-by-state demographic and geographic overview and a comparison with China.

 

  1. An Introduction to India
    1. Key facts and figures
    2. Why India matters and where India is going

  2. A Brief History of India
    1. Ancient India 
    2. Independence through present day
    3. Political structure

  3. Indian Business Etiquette and Culture
    1. Making appointments and greetings
    2. Religions and holidays
    3. Negotiating a deal and entertaining clients
    4. Food, travel and safety
    5. Communication challenges

  4. Key Sectors for FDI
    1. Investing in Indian public-private partnerships

  5. Investment Policy and Procedure
    1. FDI trends
    2. Government initiatives to promote FDI
    3. FDI policy and regulations
    4. Establishing legal entities: liaison office, project offices, branch offices, private limited companies
    5. Tax considerations
    6. Trademark and patent applications
    7. Special economic and development zones
    8. Labor laws and labor costs

  6. Demographic and Geographic
    1. Overview of India
    2. State and Union Territory overviews

  7. India and China Compared
    1. China vs. India, the next 20 years
    2. Bilateral trade
    3. Establishing business in China vs. India
    4. Corporate income taxes compared

  8. Directory

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