Corporate WebsiteOCTOBER 2014Volume I | Issue 2
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
September 30, 2014
CarDekho acquires Ibibo's...
September 25, 2014
Tiger Global invests in online...
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TRIVIA TRACK

Till the decade of the 80's, there was no scale that could measure the various ups and downs in the Indian stock market.

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MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
While investors are willing to pay sky-high valuations for Indian e-commerce players, the challenge of becoming profitable still remains a big question mark.
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PINC INSIGHTS
Sector Analysis – Indian E-commerce Sector

India has witnessed incredible growth in e-commerce over the past five years with traction coming in from service segments like banking & allied financial services, shares & stock trading, medical & health care services, and tours & travel. Today, online search, decision making and purchases are dominated by segments such as clothing and apparel (26 percent), tours and travel (51 percent), electronics and books (40 percent), and Banking, Financial Services & Institutions (BFSI) services (30 percent). These statistics compare favourably,...

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TREND WATCH
The Internet of Things (IoT): The Next Wave of Disruption

Imagine living in a world so connected that each and every device around you can intelligently and intuitively respond to what you need, whenever you want. This could soon become a reality with the new wave in technology called the Internet of Things (IoT) that is all set to touch every aspect of our daily lives. Connecting everything in our world, from the devices we wear, to the vehicles we drive, to the places in which we live, work, and play, IoT will create seamless, instinctive, and connected experiences no matter where we are.

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Point of View
Should India set up a Sovereign Wealth Fund?

Evers since the Indian economy hit the growth track in the early part of this millennium, several debates have been held on setting up a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) for India. An SWF is a state owned, special purpose investment fund that manages and invests funds on behalf of the Government through a set of investment strategies including foreign financial assets.

There are about 85 SWFs globally across 54 countries that manage nearly $7 trillion between them. It is believed they are on the verge of an explosion as they are projected to ...

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FROM THE LAWMAKERS
At the Heart of the New CSR Mandate

After a gap of over 5 decades, the Government of India comprehensively revamped the Companies Act, last year. Coming into effect from April 1, 2014, the Act is an endeavour to incorporate the best practices from the coporate sector of developed economies and make corporate governance & disclosure its foundation.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
September 30, 2014
CarDekho acquires Ibibo's Gaadi.com
September 25, 2014
Tiger Global invests in online property portal CommonFloor
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TRIVIA TRACK

Till the decade of the 80's, there was no scale that could measure the various ups and downs in the Indian stock market. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), in 1986, came out with a Stock Index – SENSEX - that consequently became the barometer of the Indian stock market. Read more>>