This is an inflection point for India. As its makes its way through the second decade of the 21st century, it is dealing with an economic downturn that has hit the brakes on growth, eroded investor confidence and taken inflation to worrying levels. Next year, India will vote in a general election in which corruption, right-wing fundamentalism, internal security, and law and order will be major issues.
What does this mean for businesses seeking to negotiate the economic, business and regulatory environment? What can foreign businesses and potential investors in India expect over the next few months? What is the implication of the changing landscape on the economy?
These are just some of the questions that the MSLGROUP India’s public affairs newsletter, Public Affairs Round-up (PAR), seeks to answer.
In this inaugural issue, Bipul Kiran Singh, public affairs and strategic communications adviser, writes on The Indian Economy – its performance and prospects and Amber Dubey, partner and head (aviation), KPMG in India, with assistance from Kunal Sinha, senior consultant, KPMG in India writes about AirAsia’s Indian foray.