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Our research identifies, analyzes and explains the major issues driving today's business dynamics and shaping tomorrow's marketplace.

  Media & Entertainment in South India: A distinguishing characteristics about the media in South India is a discerning audience.  Besides demonstrating high maturity towards technological advancement, the audience has also shown a distinct preference for localized content.  The medium’s appeal is further amplified with the advent of new delivery mechanisms and content digitization. Given this new dynamics, this space is growing with momentum as all its stakeholders are increasingly evolving themselves.
  Intermodal and Multimodal Logistics: While the logistics sector is a backbone for the development of any economy, the sector in India lags behind the global standards of performance in many ways. We are ranked as low as 46th among 155 countries in the World Bank International Logistics Performance Index. Transit times are long, efficiencies are poor and costs are high. Intermodal and multimodal logistics presents an opportunity to address these imperfections.
  Indian Higher Education Sector: This report provides an overview of the higher education sector in terms of sub-segments, market size and latest trends, regulatory framework, sectoral challenges and present/future opportunities for investment.
  Re-thinking the enterprise: Deloitte identifies key opportunity areas – innovation, global competitiveness, entrepreneurship, gaining mindshare vs. market share and social responsibility that are not merely good to have, but a must have for every entity, be it government or privately held, large or small.
  Innovative and sustainable healthcare management: Strategies for growth |
Conference background note
: The healthcare industry in India is currently valued at more than US$ 70 billion and is projected to grow further to reach US$ 280 billion by 20202. With a healthy CAGR of 21% (for the period 2010-20), healthcare as an industry in India has emerged to become one of the most promising and progressive sectors in recent times.
  Human Capital Trends 2012: This report focuses on trends like growth, leadership, people risk, social and mobile media and other key issues that redefines how human capital leaders and professionals create value for the organisation they serve.
  India Minerals and Metals Forum 2012: Minerals and Metals sector have always been in the forefront of a nation‟s economy and India is no exception. Read more in the attached document.
  Talent Management & Compensation Practices |  A Report on the Indian Power Sector: The HCAS practice of Deloitte conducted a cross-industry Compensation Trends survey, covering 122 organizations in August 2011. This report examines the talent management and compensation practices in the Infrastructure industry in India, with specific focus on the Power sector, which is poised for growth given the 100% FDI in all segments of this sector.
  Private equity: This thought paper provides an understanding on the trends in Private Equity (PE) investments across the last decade and those likely to emerge in the near future.
  End use monitoring for real estate industry: With the slowing Indian economy and reduced consumer interest, real estate firms are turning to private equity investors to fund their business as the traditional means of funding from banks are getting tougher.
  Litigation and dispute consulting services: In today’s global business environment, corporations are facing an increasing number of litigation and complex business disputes across border as well as within India, where dispute consulting professionals can provide powerful financial analysis and sophisticated tools in the areas of case management e-discovery, data analytics, computer forensics and document review services.
  Finance and Investment Summit 2012 | Catalyzing Inclusive Growth in the North: Role of Financial Services & Institutions: India, with almost half the country’s population unbanked, has one of the highest numbers of households (145 million) excluded from formal banking in the world. The next wave growth is indeed likely to come from this customer segment and hence financial inclusion initiative - to extend services to this segment, promises to be the sustainable source of growth for the industry.
  Conference Paper on Steel Structures: In India, structural steel fabricators predominantly follow on-site fabrication model, while globally all steel structures are fabricated in workshop.
  Procurement Fraud and Corruption: Procurement is one of the key functions in the business operations of any organisation. Organisations, whether
big or small are prone to the risk of fraud and corruption in their procurement cycle. The reputational and financial fallout from such cases can be disastrous.
  Shipping, Marine & Ports Exposition 2012 (Post Summit report): This knowledge papers aims to bring forth the moments experienced and scent of knowledge sprinkled during the conference in the SMP EXPO. This being a Post-Summit Report, it highlights the key points of discussions & presentations addressed by the speakers at the conference.
  White collar crime: Edwin Sutherland coined the term White-Collar crime first time in his address to the American Sociological society, in 1939. He defined
the white-collar crime as “crimes committed by a person of the upper socio-economic class who violates the criminal law in the course of
his occupational and professional activities”.
  Logistics sector: Despite holding promise the logistics sector in India
remains mired in several complexities which have the potential of holding it back. These include significant inefficiencies in transportation, poor condition of storage infrastructure, a complex tax structure, low rate of technology adoption and poor skills of the logistics professionals. The key challenges for the sector are highlighted in the following section.
  Managing Fraud Risk: Many fraud incidents have led to the downfall of big organisations, massive investment losses, significant legal costs, incarceration of key individuals, and erosion of confidence in capital markets.
  Container Infrastructure in India 2012 (Background paper): The advancement in overall trade and benefits due to adoption of containers for transport has brought forward the term “Trading in the Box?”. Containerization thus, in trade terms, is the driver of various players towards utilizing containers for transporting goods between various places and by various modes of transport.
  The changing role of internal audit: According to Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, the role of internal audit is to provide independent assurance that an organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. Unlike external auditors, they look beyond financial risks and statements to consider wider issues such as the organisation’s reputation, growth, its impact on the environment and the way it treats its employees.
  National Conclave on Shipping 2012: With this knowledge paper we aim to provide an overview of the policies and issues affecting the maritime sector.
  Getting to the core (Budget 2012): The Union Budget 2012-13 was presented by the Finance Minister in the wake of a challenging business environment and weak global economic conditions. 2011-12 was described as the “year of recovery, interrupted.”
  Current state of the Indian Economy (A balancing act): The year started on a note of optimism through impressive growth in exports and high levels of foreign exchange inflows, only to moderate as the year progressed through continued monetary tightening in response to the untamed inflationary pressures.
  Factory within Factory (You can explore): The concept of the FWF model involves setting up a factory within the premises of the principal manufacturer.  Read the document to understand more.
  Competition Act 2002 (An overview): Competition Bill, 2001 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 6 August, 2001 and was referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee for its recommendation. Pursuant to the recommendations of the committee, the Competition Act, 2002 [Competition Act] was enacted.
  International Tax Developments in 2011 (Moving forward): This document aims at compiling some of the international tax pronouncements outlining the thought processes, the continuing uncertainty in some areas, and the new approaches which hitherto were not conceived, but could provide the background to the understanding needed for adoption in future years. Additionally, some international cases of importance and developments from the OECD and UN have also been highlighted.
  General Anti-Avoidance Rules (India and International perspective): In India, the proposed Direct Tax Code 2010 (DTC 2010 or Code) seeks to address the issues relating to tax avoidance and evasion by bringing in General
Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) in addition to various transaction-specific Special Anti-Avoidance provisions.
  Tech Trends 2012: Our 2012 report shares ten trends grouped into two categories. Each trend is presented with at least two examples of adoption to help show the trend at work. This year, you’ll also find a new section called My Takes, which provide commentary and examples from CIOs, academics and other luminaries about the utility of the trend in business.
  Dancing to new tunes: Our objective through this report is to present a comprehensive picture of the vibrant Media and Entertainment industry (Films, Television, Print, Radio and New media) in South India. The report characterizes strengths, challenges and emerging themes of each sector of the M&E industry.
  National Telecom Policy 2011: CII organized Teletech 2012 in association with MITSOT. This year the theme was “NTP 2011: Realizing the vision”. As the exclusive knowledge partner for the conference, Deloitte has prepared the report “NTP 2011: A pragmatic view of the road ahead” which was launched during the event.
  Returning Indians: On the occasion of the Tenth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2012, the OIFC took the initiative to bring out a publication, ‘Returning Indians - All that you need to know’ which illustrates the policies, procedures, case studies and the opportunity areas of investments into India from the perspective of Returning Indians.