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MonitorIndia : Industry and trade - $600 billion – that is how much the Indian retail industry is currently worth. To put this number into context, consider this: the combined GDPs of Luxembourg ($57.8 billion), Denmark ($257.14 billion), Finland ($224.71 billion), and Iceland ($14.48 billion) total up to around $554 billion. These eye-popping numbers serve to underline just how much of a business opportunity the country’s retail industry represents. The growth potential is even more; industry projections estimate that the retail sector will almost double by the end of this decade to reach a valuation of $1.2 trillion.
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MonitorIndia : Industry and Trade - Reliance Jio’s onslaught led to a 10% decline in the revenues of large firms such as Bharti Airtel, while in the case of smaller ones, the decline was as high as 22-24%
Published by Live Mint on Thu, Jun 15 2017. 09 16 AM IST Read More 
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MonitorIndia : Industry and Trade - If India and the UK decide to enter an FTA and bring down their tariffs to zero, it is likely to have a greater impact on India than the UK. India's imports from the UK are estimated to increase from USD 5.2 billion to USD 7.8 billion, i.e. almost 50 per cent rise per annum if there was an India- UK FTA post Brexit," the Commonwealth Secretariat report notes.
Published by Economic Times on Apr 11, 2017, 08.28 PM IST Read More 
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MonitorIndia : Industry and Trade - India, to a large extent, owes its stature as a leading business process outsourcing country to Raman Roy, the new chairman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). Speaking to Express on the first day in his new assignment, Roy, who is also chairman and managing director of Quatrro – a global BPO and consultancy firm – said, “It is a challenging post in a challenging time.”
Published by Indian Express on 07th April 2017 01:49 AM Read More 
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  Reforms in food retail: Narendra Modi government mulls easy FDI rules; kitchenware, beauty products on table  
MonitorIndia :Industry and Trade : The government is weighing further relaxing foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in the retailing of food products to make it even easier for top foreign retailers to invest in India.The move comes after several global retailers such as Walmart, Tesco, Metro Cash and Carry and Auchan Group conveyed to the government their willingness to set up shop here provided the rules are relaxed to add more items to the shelves.
Published by Financial Express on April 6, 2017 6:20 AM Read More 
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  US slams India's 'restrictive' policies in foreign investment, trade  
MonitorIndia : Industry and Trade -The United States (US) has slammed India's trade policies for imposing various sorts of barriers, including registration requirements, product approval norms and restrictions on foreign ownership. A report on foreign trade barriers by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) came at a time when the country under President Donald Trump is itself facing severe flak for adopting a protectionist stance. The report criticises restrictions imposed by India on retail trading — either single brand or multi-brand.
Published by Business Standard on April 3, 2017 at 14:50 IST Read More 
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