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Seminar - India’s Trade Policy: Opportunities for Asia and Singapore

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and is set to become USD 1000 billion economy by the end of the decade. India’s trade policy has evolved along with the changes taking place in its economy. On 31st August 2004, the Commerce Ministry unveiled India’s first National Foreign Trade Policy covering trade in goods and services. The Policy aims to double India’s share of global trade from 0.8 percent currently to 1.5 percent by the end of the decade. By then, India’s international trade in goods and services is expected to be USD 500 billion. The economic opportunities such large volume and rapid growth can provide for companies based in Asia, particularly those based in Singapore are immense.

To provide a better understanding of these opportunities, and how to tap them, India Club is pleased to organize a seminar by Dr. Jayanta Roy.

Seminar Programme: Thursday 28th October 2004

Time Topic
17:30 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 18:10 Welcome & Introduction Chairperson: Prof Mukul Asher- President India Club & Prof LKY School of Public Policy National University of Singapore
18:10 – 19:30 India’s Trade Policy: Opportunities for Asia and Singapore by Dr. Jayanta Roy
19:30 – 19:45 Q & A Session

Venue: SCCCI Conference Room, Level 2, 47 Hill Street Singapore 179365
Fees: India Club Members - FREE (Registration is required)
Non-Member - $15 (Please make cheque payment to ‘India Club’)
(Limited Seats, Registration is on first-come-first-served basis)

News

India is the world’s 3rd best favourite FDI destination

India is threatening to displace the United States as a destination for foreign direct investment, according to the latest FDI Confidence Index, an annual survey of executives from the world’s largest companies conducted by management consulting firm AT Kearney.

In its list of top 25 FDI destination for 2004, A T Kearney has placed India at number three. While China is at the top, the US is at the second spot, with a FDI Confidence Index that is only slightly better than that of India. In 2003, India was ranked sixth on the list.

“Although it remained the second most attractive FDI location, the gap between the US and India may be closing.

As China and India forge their leading positions in the global economy, the US and the rest of the world will face severe competitive pressures from these two dynamic and rapidly evolving economies,” AT Kearney said in a release.

For the first time, India displaced the US in the index to become the second most attractive FDI location among manufacturing investors. The US slipped to third place.[Read the complete article on Rediff]

Past Events

India IT Forum

The India IT Forum, hosted in conjunction with Global Entrepolis in Singapore, will help leading players from around the world get a first hand experience of the technology, entrepreneurship and knowledge industries of India. This concise forum will bring together leading players in Indian IT as well as analysts, investors, consultants, academics, authors, media and policymakers.

The compact and informative forum, hosted on the opening day of Global Entrepolis, features over a dozen eminent speakers from the cutting edge of the Indian IT wave. Participants in this must-attend event will get to meet these pioneers face to face, interact with them in a thought-provoking forum, and explore relationships for future IT markets and services.

11 October 2004 - Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

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