NEW DELHI: Auto component major Bosch looks India to contribute around one-third of its expected global revenue of 1 billion euros (around Rs 7,530 crore) from its two-wheeler and powersports business in the next four years.
New safety norms in India such as mandatory implementation of antilock braking system (ABS) from April 2018 and new engine management system for two-wheelers are expected to help drive the company's growth.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways will soon start leasing out its standalone passenger corridors and branch lines to private companies for operations and maintenance, marking the beginning of corporate participation in the running of the world's fourth largest railroad network. Narrow and metre-gauge tracks linking the colonial era hill stations are set to be the first of the 108,000-kilometer rail network to be run privately, a senior railway official told ET.
MUMBAI: Foreign portfolio investors are scrambling to buy Indian government bonds, mostly with shorter maturities, indicating that they are bullish for the next threefour years when falling rates would lead to capital gains. But, it also shows that they believe that rates between developed nations and India may converge, or at least, the gap would narrow rather than widen. "Some non-sovereign and nonpension type investors may be preferring short maturity papers," said Suyash Choudhary, head of fixed income, IDFC Mutual Funds.
NEW DELHI: Global e-commerce giant Amazon continues to invest "very heavily" in the Indian market, encouraged by its strong sales numbers and expanding seller base, a top company executive has said. Amazon Senior Vice President and CFO Brian T Olsavsky said the US-based company has seen sales quadruple during the festive season (pre-Diwali sales) compared to last year. "We're really encouraged with what we are seeing, both on the customer side and the seller side. On the customer side, active customer accounts are up 230 per cent year-over-year.
LAS VEGAS: To tap the huge growth opportunities available in India, US-based technology giant EMC is looking to invest heavily in the country, which is also its fastest growing market. "Because of the huge opportunities in India, we will be investing heavily there. We have spent a lot of time and resources there to tap its huge potential," EMC's Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Speciality Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, Dmitri Chen told PTI here today. He said India is a strong thinkpad for the company where it has created so many centres of excellence.
NEW DELHI: GSK Consumer Healthcare, the world's leading over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare and wellness products maker, is shifting its priority focus in India to power brands Sensodyne toothpaste and OTC drugs Crocin, Otrivin and Voltaren. This marks a shift, for the first time in over three decades, away from its mainstay Horlicks in the country. "We will invest in OTC brands disproportionately. Horlicks doesn't have the power to be globalised though it remains a core brand for India.
By Siddharth Philip Executives atop India’s mobile-phone industry foresee a consolidation that could knock Bharti Airtel Ltd. out of first place in the $26 billion market. The catalyst: free calls and industry debt that has ratcheted up to more than double revenue. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani escalated a price war in September, vowing to reorder the market and luring tens of millions of new subscribers with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.’s free services. Bharti Airtel cited “predatory pricing” when it reported a worse-than-expected 55 percent drop in quarterly profit on Jan. 24.