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The place to be: 10 reasons to invest in India

The place to be: 10 reasons to invest in India

India’s economy and business landscape are changing, ushering in a period of growth, prosperity and investment opportunities. All the ingredients are in place for India to become a world leader investment destination. Let’s look a little more closely at just a few of the more compelling reasons why investing in India is an opportunity you […]
The Eco Hotel Phenomenon and Donald Trump’s observations

The Eco Hotel Phenomenon and Donald Trump’s observations

What turns a run of the mill, resource hungry hotel into an Eco Hotel and why does it matter? Well, the clue lies partly in the question: an Eco Hotel isn’t resource hungry at all. Instead of gobbling away at all before it, an Eco Hotel sips and nibbles at its key resources: energy, water […]
Time matters with India’s Real Estate revitalisation

Time matters with India’s Real Estate revitalisation

KPMG reported last month that Indian Real Estate Sector has now entered a “revitalisation mode”, with aggregate growth projected to reach $ 650 Billion by 2025 and topping $850 Billion by 2028: the average yearly contribution of real estate to the Indian economy will more than double from its current 7% by 2025. And CBRE […]
Mid-market hotels are taking over India’s branded sector

Mid-market hotels are taking over India’s branded sector

In the late 1980’s Esso commissioned a survey of its UK customers and found less than 7% travelled onto Mainland Europe with their cars. Why this reticence on the part of families clearly capable of making their way from Poole to Provence in an overcrowded Metro? And no, it’s not what you think: back in […]
Modular Construction: the answer to the shortage of skills in India

Modular Construction: the answer to the shortage of skills in India

Most Indians work in agriculture but next comes construction, and according to the latest Economic Survey the subcontinent’s real estate and construction sector is likely to create more than 15 Million jobs over the next five years, that’s three million every year. To put that in perspective less than 3 Million people are currently employed […]
An Ambition for Growth: The Roots of India’s Economic Miracle

An Ambition for Growth: The Roots of India’s Economic Miracle

Currently locked in a peculiar species of death roll with her backbenchers, Theresa May still (to her credit) seems intent on securing an orderly exit from the EU by 2020, but most economic commentators are forecasting a long term decline in UK GDP however “soft” the exit terms might be. Price Waterhouse for one are […]
Better Smart than Big: India’s Eco Hospitality Sector

Better Smart than Big: India’s Eco Hospitality Sector

The problem with global conglomerates is that they have global reach but monolithic thinking. Look how long it took Facebook to respond to high profile data breaches, with the hardly media shy Mark Zuckerberg virtually disappearing from the ubiquity of his own platform for weeks on end. Think of IBM: slow to the point of […]
Hospitality: The Explosive Growth of India’s Mid Market

Hospitality: The Explosive Growth of India’s Mid Market

Jawaharlal Nehru famously championed “hospitality with responsibility” and riding high as it is on the crest of an unprecedented surge in tourism, India is holding hard to the father of the nation’s message. Not least because public awareness of environmental imperatives has never been higher on the subcontinent, leading Prime Minister Modi’s Government to respond […]

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