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Thoughtware - Pre 2012

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

  3rd India Africa Hydrocarbon conference knowledgepaper: India’s trade and human ties with Africa have a long standing history. It can be blithely stated that the groundwork was already done by earlier generations of both regions.  This knowledge paper has been brought out at the 3rd India Africa Hydrocarbon conference.
  Driving Through BRIC Markets: We offer our perspective on the impact of macroeconomic factors on car sales in the BRIC block between 2001 and 2011.
  The Indian Medical Electronics Industry: FICCI hosted the 3rd International Conference on Medical Electronics with a focus on “Partnering for Access and Affordability” where the way forward in medical technology was discussed. Deloitte, as the knowledge partner for thoughtpaper, has prepared this thought paper to provide a future perspective on the industry in terms of how roles of value chain players will need to evolve in order to overcome challenges and spur the appropriate market drivers to impact growth in the industry.
  A symphony of art: The objective of this report is to present an overview of the vibrant Media and Entertainment industry (Films, Television, Print and Animation) in West Bengal. This report is the first in our series on the M&E industry in East India. It characterizes the strengths, challenges and emerging themes of each sector of the M&E industry.
  Cardiovascular diseases in India: Today, the average age of a person suffering with heart attack has come down drastically. And this is mainly a result of today’s changing lifestyles. In fact the rate of coronary heart disease in the Indian community – particularly in young men – is almost twice as high as their western counterparts.
  Inclusive Healthcare Management for Sustainable Development: Delivering affordable healthcare to India's billion-plus people presents an enormous challenge but at the same time also a great opportunity for the Medical community, Insurers and other Service Providers along the value chain
  Public sector enterprises in India: This publication highlights the key drivers underlying TBL initiatives in CPSEs as well as select implementation case studies.
  Inclusive growth: This paper elaborates the need to build Inclusive India and emphasizes why it is imperative to focus on inclusive growth now. It presents the opportunities available for building an inclusive India by identifying key levers in governance, education, energy and resources, telecom and technology, infrastructure, healthcare, financial inclusion, and business model  innovation.
  Indian Retail Market: There are all indications that the Indian government is likely to commence a phased liberalization of the retail sector and is expected to announce the final policy within the next six months to a year.
  Media and Entertainment in India: The media and entertainment industry is at an inflexion point with digital being the buzzword. Convergence between entertainment, information and telecommunication is increasingly impacting India’s overall media and entertainment industry, where Television is still the ‘King’ and ‘advertising on TV’ is still the most influential media source to impact buyers decision.
  National Conference on Ports and Shipping 2011 Background paper: The various sections provided in the report are a very high level overview of certain developments and identify several issues requiring deliberation and debate
as “Food for Thought”. Obviously this is not a comprehensive listing of all issues and is only intended to serve the purpose of prompting a discussion
on these developments at the conference.
  Gaining traction: Will consumers ride the electric vehicle wave?: While many of the factors that influence the EV market are understood intellectually, we carried out a consumer survey to study perceptions and expectations.  The report broadly covers topics on: Market opportunity, Target customers, Barriers to adoption and Conclusions
  Doing business with China: China cannot be ruled out as an important economy for India; as a market, as a competitor, and as a partner. The fact that it is currently the third largest economy and stated to become the world's largest economy by 2025, further provides impetus to the fact that Indian businesses cannot overlook China in their business plans.
  Research & Development expenditure: The white paper provides an overview of the various tax benefits and incentives provided as an impetus to the growth of R & D in India. An understanding of the accounting practices for R & D costs under Indian GAAP(non-converged) and IFRS as well as certain case studies from an accounting and tax perspective are covered in this white paper.
  Mitigating US FCPA Risk – Hospitality Industry: The new UK Bribery Act 2010 which came into force on 1 July 2011 is particularly wide reaching and will apply to some Indian businesses.
  A selection of International Tax and Transfer Pricing developments in 2010: We are pleased to summarize some of the key developments in the field of international tax and transfer pricing which left a mark on the Indian and global landscape.
  Mobile Value Added Services: This study seeks to understand the current and future state of Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) in India alongwith some of the key drivers, challenges, and solutions which can spur the growth of the ecosystem. The study further delves into the potential of MVAS to enhance the quality of life and standard of living for major sections of the Indian populace, including the effective and efficient delivery of government services.
  2011 TMT Predictions for India: The goal of Predictions is to catalyze discussions around important topics that may require organizations to respond. We provide a view on what we think will happen, what will occur as a consequence, and what the implications are for various types of companies.
  India ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: The India ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was signed in Bangkok on August 13, 2009, and came into effect from January 1, 2010 with Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.  Currently the FTA is restricted to trade in goods while negotiations for a similar agreement for services are currently under way.
Mobile eCommerce   Mobile eCommerce: India’s telecom sector is witnessing fierce competitive activity as telecom operators try to battle falling ARPUs (Average Revenues Per User) despite significant additions to subscriber base.
Universal Access to Energy   Universal Access to Energy: Though the Indian population has been growing at a rate of 1.55% since 1961, its energy consumption has been growing at a rate of over 6% CAGR between the years 2004-2008, mainly driven by its economic growth, which has been estimated by IMF to reach approximately 9% next year. Considering that the economic growth is sustained for the next few years, the energy requirement for India is pretty high.
  Animation. Broadcasting. Gaming.: This White Paper, jointly prepared by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited and ASSOCHAM mainly deals with Animation, Broadcasting and Gaming and also the future roadmap for the Industry.
  Public sector enterprises in India | Catalyst for growth: Numerous interventions have been initiated by the Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India in partnership with the respective administrative Departments. The current thought paper highlights some of these initiatives as also the progress achieved by some of the key PSUs.
The move to IFRS   M&A Insights - The move to IFRS: IFRS has clearly established a solid footing in the worldwide financial community and M&A buyers (and sellers) will soon encounter IFRS in India as well. Read more....
Managing India   Managing India:  Over the last two decades, India has increasingly become an attractive destination for business - with considerable domestic demand and a large educated English speaking population waiting to be added into the global workforce. This paper highlights five key opportunities and challenges that India must focus on in its march towards achieving its true potential.
Indian Retail Market   India Retail Market | Changing with the changing times: . The ministry of industry and commerce has initiated a discussion in July on allowing FDI in multi brand retail to open up the retail sector. The proposed FDI norms will open up strategic investment opportunity for global retailers, who have been waiting to invest in India.
Medical Technology Industry in India   Medical Technology Industry in India: Currently, the market for medical technology in India is small, but rapidly expanding. It is nascent and highly
fragmented with limited indigenous manufacturing - imports constitute over 75% of the estimated US$2.75 billion market.
exchanges   Exchanges: The structure of the exchange business stands on four basic pillars viz. Market Design and Market microstructure, Technology, Governance and Supervision & Compliance. In this document, we discuss each of these pillars in terms of their evolutions, challenges and the future trends.
India and LAC   India and Latin America & Caribbean (LAC): Business environment and opportunities for collaboration: The White Paper analyses the trade and existing commercial relations between the regions, and identifies sectors which could provide opportunities for collaboration.
Auto   Auto component sector report: The last three years have been dramatic for the automotive sector worldwide.  To gain deeper insights into how the Indian component sector handled the recession and if there are lessons that can be learnt, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s (DTT), India’s Manufacturing Group developed, “Auto Component Sector Report: Driving out of uncertain times
Safe Harbor   An overview of international Safe Harbor provisions and the need for Safe Harbor in India: This white paper is part of the research initiative that Deloitte has undertaken for the industry at large including all the companies and Indian tax authorities.
Global financial crisis   Global Financial Crisis: The sub-prime crisis and its consequent effects on the global economy saw some of the established financial institutions getting consumed in the turmoil that ensured; many others have been pushed to the brink.
A new era   A new era - An automotive industry transformed: For the past few years, automotive leaders and observers have witnessed an industry in peril.  A slowing global economy, coupled with declining consumer confidence, has translated in dismal new car sales in most markets.
Logistics   Logistics and infrastructure: Logistics has always been a central and essential feature of all economic activity. Despite this importance, there is a long history of organizations paying little attention to their logistics.
Financial services   Global economic slowdown and its impact on the Indian financial services industry: This report focuses on the impact of the global slowdown on the banking and financial services sector in India. The impact of the slowdown on the banking and financial services sector in India has so far been moderate.
Information technology   Global economic slowdown and its impact on the Indian IT industry: India’s economy has been fuelled by the growth in the technology sector in the recent past. A large part of this growth is dependent on the “outsourcing” or “off shoring” of key business processes and software development activity (and related services) by large global corporations and other organizations.
New Indian manager   New Indian Manager: The paper sets the context in which the new Indian manager is operating. It traces the paradigm shift that occurred in 1991, delves into the implications of the upward trends of India’s cross border M&A and then takes a forward looking view of what competencies would be required to attract, retain and develop such talent.
Indian automotive industry   Fast tracking the Indian automotive industry: In this white paper that was released at the Auto SCM 2008, where Deloitte were Knowledge Partners to CII – IL, we have tracked the current state of the logistics industry and identified the strategic, evolutionary and performance gaps for the outbound logistics providers. We have articulated the issues that would require focus, debate and action.