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Where to Invest in India

Published: December 2018

In this issue of India Briefing magazine, we emphasize on the significance of a state-based approach to market entry in India. Further, we provide an economic overview of India’s top five investment destinations – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. We also specify the advantages and opportunities available for investment in each state. Finally, we highlight the industrial incentives, port connectivity and industry-specific special economic zones established across each state.


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Manufacturing and Trading in India

Published: November 2018

In this issue of India Briefing magazine, we discuss the advantages India offers as an alternative destination for businesses in China planning to relocate or diversify their existing operations due to rising production costs. Further, we highlight the advantages of operating in India’s special economic zones and discuss the factors a company must consider before choosing an ideal SEZ location. Finally, we look at the relevant steps and procedures for establishing an import-export company in India.


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Labor Laws, Costs, and Hiring Practices in India

Published: June 2018

In this issue of India Briefing magazine, we discuss the structure of India’s labor laws, with special reference to the country’s manufacturing and IT sectors. We also briefly examine the composition of India’s labor market and compute average hiring costs in IT and manufacturing. Finally, we put a spotlight on India’s female labor force participation rate, which is among the lowest in Asia, and explain how firms benefit by pursuing diversity hiring strategies.


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Les accords de libre-échange et de double imposition de l’Inde

Published: April 2018

Dans ce numéro du magazine India Briefing, nous examinons les accords commerciaux bilatéraux et multilatéraux que l’Inde a actuellement en place et mettons en évidence les accords qui sont en cours de négociation. Une poussée des politiques isolationnistes dans les pays occidentaux a encouragé de nombreuses entreprises à repenser leurs relations commerciales et à explorer de nouveaux marchés. Ces différents accords de libre-échange et de double imposition de l’Inde peuvent offrir de nouvelles voies commerciales dans toute l’Asie.


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Tax Incentives in India

Published: March 2018

In this issue of India Briefing magazine, we examine India’s corporate tax structure, analyze the latest trends in India’s tax system, and strategies that companies can use to offset their tax burden. We also answer frequently asked questions on applying for investment incentives and tax breaks in India. Foreign investors should note that tax benefits available to businesses in India are determined by economic activity, industry, location, and size of firm.


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India's Free Trade and Double Tax Agreements

Published: December 2017

In this issue of India Briefing magazine, we take a look at the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that India currently has in place and highlight the deals that are still in negotiation. We analyze the country’s double tax agreements, and conclude by discussing how foreign businesses can establish a presence in Singapore to access the Indian and ASEAN markets.


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The IT Sector: Time to Invest in India

Published: October 2017

In this edition of India Briefing Magazine, we make the case for why now is the right time for foreign firms to invest in India’s IT sector. Firms can take advantage of the existing IT infrastructure, new industrial verticals, proliferation of technological startups, and federal incentives. Finally, we discuss India’s talent procurement advantages, with its labor pool of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates.


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Payroll Processing and Compliance in India

Published: May 2017

In this issue of India Briefing Magazine, we discuss payroll processing and reporting in India, and the various regulations and tax norms that impact salary and wage computation. Further, we explain India’s complex social security system and gratuity law, and how it applies to companies. Finally, we describe the importance of IT infrastructure, compliance, and confidentiality when processing payroll in India.


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Working as an Expat in India

Published: March 2017

In this issue of India Briefing Magazine, we look at India’s living and working environment, HR and payroll laws, and the taxation norms as applicable to foreign nationals. India is the second most favored destination for expatriates that want to work in the emerging markets. Expatriates should take note of the basic social and welfare concerns – such as accommodation, business culture, healthcare, and education facilities – as well as the regulatory and tax issues that apply to foreigners that work in the country.


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Taking Advantage of India's Improving Business Environment

Published: December 2016

In this issue of India Briefing Magazine, we look at the important regulatory reforms, policy initiatives, and increased incentives for investing in the Indian market that have emerged since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014. Foreign companies should take note of the pro-business agenda of the current government and stay updated with the new reforms and sectoral policies that might ease their entry, investment, and expansion of business operations in India.



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