India remains the #4 destination for FDI worldwide way behind China as less than one third the rate of FDI
hitting China. China’s FDI changed characteristic at the start of the crisis to a Services led growth in the Central and Western regions , moving away form the Eastern seaboard and even as wages increased at the rate of 12% per year it stayed in new Services areas and current enterprises in McDonalds,, Starbucks and GM continue to either grow or as in GM’s case battle new 11-22% duties but remian the dominant player in China.
On the other hand, India has turned away many in retail from Ikea to Walmart, keeping those planning JVs in the play for more thna one reason. Yet, Till November the eight months of FY2012 managed a $22 bln inflow
of FDI, $15 bln having come till July 2011 and data for December and January incl LVMH and Starbucks but excluding Carrefour and Ikea still expected from official sources.
FDI in aviation allowed to Foreign carriers is yet to bvecome a happy event without a ready pipeline of bidders and local sourcing restrictions helped a couple of 100% entry decisions get shelved
FDI averaged $2.8 bln, $1.7 bln, $1.1 bln and $2.5 bln from August onwards and likely stayed below $30 bln for Calendar 2011. China in the meantime crossed $110 bln for 2011 as FDI alone even as new exchanges in Schenzen paralleled Hangseng in size and grew business on the last remianing Indian bastion, the Equities Capital Markets, India’s natural advantage in a well understood global ecosystem lost in China’s sheer opportunity and advanatges of quick execution and operationalisation we somehow never wanted, putting the blame on the democratic process.
Fortunately, India’s infra sector does not suffer from those bottlemnecks that much, except that the Land acquisition itself has been an issue for many projects and the Power projects in play already beat by non availability of coal and sector specific finance deals
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