Indian investments in South Africa touch $4 billion

Source: The Hindu Business Line, May 06, 2018

New Delhi: Around 140 Indian companies have invested close to $4 billion in South Africa, creating direct employment for 18,000 people, according to a report.

Sectors where Indian companies have made significant investments include healthcare and pharmaceuticals, IT, automobile industry and finance. Leading Indian companies that have invested in South Africa are Wipro, Coal India, Cipla, HCL Technologies, Tata Motors, Zomato and Mahindra and Mahindra.

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Hiranandani family to invest Rs3,500 crore in oil and gas business

Source: LiveMint.com, Mar 26, 2018

Mumbai: Niranjan Hiranandani’s family is investing around Rs3,500 crore to build liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals in Maharashtra and West Bengal, in a diversification for the Mumbai developer who built the iconic 250-acre Hiranandani Gardens township in suburban Powai.

Led by Darshan Hiranandani, Niranjan’s son, H-Energy (formerly known as Hiranandani Energy) expects to start commercial operation of its first LNG terminal at Jaigarh in Maharashtra by October. The Hiranandanis are spending around Rs 1,700 crore in setting up the terminal and laying down a 60 km pipeline from Jaigarh to Dabhol that is expected to be ready by May 2018.

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UP opens agro market worth Rs 600 billion for private investment

Source: Business Standard, Mar 08, 2018

Lucknow: In a major agro reforms action, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to throw open the state’s organised farm produce market estimated at over Rs 600 billion for private investment and participation.

The Adityanath cabinet has approved amendment to UP Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act, 1964 allowing the setting up of private mandis to give competition to the government-run mandis operated by UP Mandi Parishad.

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India Inc to invest $1 billion, create 5,000 new jobs in Canada

download.jpgSource: The Economic Times, Feb 20, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today said corporate India has committed USD 1 billion worth of investments in his country, which will create over 5,000 jobs.

Trudeau made the announcement after meetings with industry leaders including Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran; Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla; Mahindra group chief Anand Mahindra; Salil Parikh of Infosys, and Cyrus Mistry of the Pallonjee Mistry group, among others.

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ITC lines up Rs 10,000-cr investment to boost food processing business

Source: Business Standard, Nov 28, 2017

Kolkata: Cigarettes to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) firm ITC on Monday said it would invest around Rs 10,000 crore in the coming years to strengthen its business in the food processing sector.

 Sanjiv Puri, chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, said of the allotted investment, much of it would be in West Bengal. This is a part of the company’s Rs 25,000-crore-investment package that it has planned to invest on 65 projects, including 20 integrated factories for consumer goods across the country.

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Amazon invested $1 bn in India e-commerce arm since Jan

Source: Business Standard, Nov 16, 2017

Bengaluru: US online retail giant Amazon has invested Rs 6,200 crore (about $1 billion) in its e-commerce business in India since the beginning of this calendar year as it competes with cash-flush rival Flipkart.

Amazon Seller Services, largest arm of the US company here, has seen three rounds of capital infusion this year. The largest, of Rs 2,900 crore, was at end-September, according to official filings.

This brings the total pumped into this arm to Rs 17,839 crore ($2.7 billion). The figure shows how quickly Amazon has ramped up its investment in Indian e-commerce, with $1 billion of that being invested in 2017. The firm has also seen its authorised capital rise from Rs 16,000 crore to Rs 31,000 crore, which could signal the coming in of a lot more investment. Amazon aims to overtake Flipkart, which claims to have a cash reserve of $4 billion.

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Indian companies invest nearly $18 bn in US; create nearly 113,000 jobs

Source: Business Standard, Nov 15, 2017

Wahington: Indian companies have created more than 113,000 jobs in the US and invested nearly $18 billion in the country, according to an annual report which gives state-by-state breakdown of the tangible investments made and jobs created by 100 Indian firms doing business in America and Puerto Rico.

The report titled ‘Indian Roots, American Soil’, which was released by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) yesterday, states that Indian companies have also contributed USD 147 million towards corporate social responsibility and $588 million as research and development expenditures in the US.

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