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


  Realignment & Reforms:Increasing the Outreach of Indian Financial Services:The Indian Economy has entered a resurgent phase with the GDP growth having touched its highest point in the past two-and-a-half years. A spurt in growth, aided by a number of economic reforms and forward looking policies, waning inflation levels, steady foreign investments and an increasingly stable currency exchange, the economy is at its prime as compared to the last few years. In this report, Realignment & Reforms: Increasing the Outreach of Indian Financial Services, we look at some key challenges to assess their potential impact, the plausible constructive steps and policy reforms. We will also delve into the need and nature of resources required for enhancing the outreach of the Financial Services sector, banking sector reforms, wholesale financing to boost MSMEs, increasing insurance outreach, distribution model of financial products, differential banking and banking amalgamation, alternate payment channels etc.
  Teething issues:Managing fraud and dispute challenges in the infrastructure sector : To understand the sentiments of infrastructure companies on how fraud impacts the sector, Deloitte launched a brief survey in August 2014 and received 29 responses from C-level professionals employed with various infrastructure companies across India. We have compiled this report on the basis of responses received and it offers insights into some of the key fraud and non-compliance risks that companies in the sector face, even as they gear up for growth.
  mPay Insights 2014 - Translating to Transactions: This report focuses on the potential of the mobile payments solutions in the Indian market. A closer look at how to translate the investments and efforts of each member of the payment ecosystem into transaction volumes warrants a discussion on three broad areas on: Retail mobile payments - Current scenario, challenges and future roadmap, Mobile led financial inclusion: Need for a collaborative model; and Ecosystem support to make mobile payments a success: From policy interventions to technology inventions.
  Fuelling growth-Prospects, challenges and the road ahead: The country's banking industry looks set for greater transformation. In the next 5-10 years, the sector is expected to create up to two million new jobs driven by the efforts of the RBI and the Government of India to expand financial services into rural areas. Two new banks have already received licenses from the government, and the RBI's new norms will offer incentives to banks to spot bad loans and take necessary recourse to curb the practices of rogue borrowers.
  Performance Evaluation of Boards and Directors : Boards have recognized that it would be important for them to continually assess how effectively they are performing their roles against the objectives and the goals they have set for themselves. This growing recognition has resulted in Board evaluations becoming widely established internationally in rules-based as well as in principles-based jurisdictions.
  A one-day seminar, “Investors’ perspective on Corporate Governance - Implications from the Companies Act, 2013 and Clause 49” was organized by CII and IFC in association with IICA, with Deloitte as the knowledge partner. The objective of the seminar was to gain expert views of the C- suite members of major companies by way of panel discussions on topics like Related Party Transactions, Performance Evaluations of the Board, Internal Financial controls and Risk Management, which have been a subject of debate after the release of the new Companies Act, 2013 in India. This publication is aimed at providing brief overview of the above mentioned four aspects of the corporate governance framework laid down by the Companies Act, 2013 and the Clause 49.
  State of the Indian Economy-Coherent strategy for revival: Over the past few years, the Indian economy has witnessed sluggish growth with relative moderation in all three sectors: agriculture, industry and services. The economy is in need of a fillip to pull itself out of this slump and be redirected to a path of continued and sustained growth. A strong and stable government at the center does instil hope.
  Despite global recognition for whistleblower hotlines as key channels to detect fraud, it has been established that India has had very little success in this area. One of the major reasons being the ‘tick in the box’ approach adopted by companies when they set out to implement a whistleblower program. The Whistleblowing mechanisms are faced with numerous challenges. Learn about the key challenges and ways to combat them with the Whistleblowing Survey 2014 titled: Making Whistleblowing programs successful in corporate India.
  Digitization & mobility-Next frontier of growth for M&E : Digitization will open new frontiers of opportunities in India and improve regulation footprint, which will facilitate better monetization for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. Furthermore, cloud and mobility together will give efficiency, reach and cost optimization in the future. Click here to learn more about digitization and mobility and how are they the next frontier of growth for the M&E segment.
  Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd (DTTIPL) has conducted this study on ‘Economic contribution of the motion picture and television industry in India’ for the Motion Picture Association (MPA). This study assesses the contribution of the motion picture and television industry to the Indian economy, and provides estimates measuring the magnitude of that contribution for FY2013.
The study has been commissioned by Motion Pictures Association of America.
  The Energy & Resources ERM Benchmark Survey has been designed to assess the overall maturity level of energy and resources companies’ ERM and risk management activities, and to help identify new challenges, critical issues and risks they may be facing today and in the future.
  Compliance for Related Party Transactions under the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI Equity Listing Agreement: Deloitte’s Regulatory and Transfer Pricing team can assist you in addressing the current challenges by analysing the impact of and complying with 2013 Act and Equity Listing Agreement, in respect of the Related Party Transactions, along with advice on structural aspects.
  DTTL has launched the 1st annual Global Powers of Luxury Goods report, which identifies the 75 largest luxury goods companies around the world, and examines the trends shaping the sector. It also looks at M&A deals and provides a global economic outlook.
  Engaging the 21st century workforce-Global Human Capital Trends 2014:This report summarizes the talent and HR trends and priorities that are likely to shape the business agendas for corporate leaders across India in 2014 and beyond. This customised report compares the Indian results to the global and Asia Pacific results of Deloitte’s comprehensive survey of more than 2,500 business leaders and HR executives in 94 countries comprising the world’s major economic regions.
  Addressing Key Challenges-U.S.-India Economic Engagement: With this publication,Amcham - India outlines the overview and underlying challenges in some of the important industry sectors in India including civil aviation, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, defense etc. The publication also provides some of the proposed solutions and recommendations for the government and the companies; to make the business environment more investor friendly for the U.S companies to foray into India.
  India:A Commercial Profile for Overseas Investors: India is not only one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world. Investors need to understand this complexity to ensure they fully understand the different opportunities that exist across this broad nation.In this publication, we set out some of the background to India’s ongoing initiatives to continue to become even more attractive as an investment destination.
  Global Powers of Consumer Products- the connected consumer evolves: The report identifies the 250 largest consumer product companies around the world based on publicly available data for the fiscal year 2012 and provides an outlook for the global economy, an analysis of market capitalization in the industry, a look at M&A activity in the consumer products sector, and a discussion of major trends affecting consumer products companies.
  Implementing the GIC Executive Agenda for Talent and Leadership - 2014:Deloitte has partnered with NASSCOM to conduct an online survey, executive interviews, and prepare a follow - up report on the current and emerging talent and leadership best practices from GICs across India. With this report, we are trying to understand what leading Indian GICs are already doing, or planning to do in the next few months/years, to meet the talent and leadership challenges in their organization. This report presents the summary results of the survey and our interview findings on the best practices that are prevailing in GICs today in the talent and leadership domain.

India CFO Survey 2014-Hope prevails:The Deloitte India CFO Survey 2014 provides a perspective on how CFO opinions are evolving with respect to the changing economic and global scenarios, slowing consumer demand and increasing organizational pressures to maintain margins and profitability. This report provides CFOs with analysis and information on their peers' thinking on a cross section of topics including economic outlook, financial market dynamics, business trends, as well as their organizations and functional roles.

  Annual Compensation & Benefits Trends Survey India FY 2014-15: Deloitte Human Capital Consulting in India recently concluded a cross industry Compensation Trends Survey that provided key insights on salary increments, variable pay trends, attrition rates, key HR challenges, benefits provided by organizations and measures to manage and reward their critical talent. The online survey was launched for the first time and a total of 209 companies participated in the survey.
  2014 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook: The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Global Manufacturing Industry group has released this year’s 2014 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook which predicts a rise in global chemical activity in 2014 due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals, and portfolio realignments in North America. The outlook also projects M&A growth in 2014 as companies focus on key ends markets.
  Indian Logistics-Focus on infrastructure creation to sustain and drive growth: India’s need for infrastructure creation in the logistics sector is striking. In just a decade India has seen its economic size more than double to $ 1.37 trillion.This growth has been accompanied with a phenomenal rise in the volume of freight traffic movement over the period. However, logistics infrastructure and services in the country have arguably not developed at the same pace to support and further this growth
  CII-Deloitte Innovation and Knowledge Management Survey-Impact of Disruptive Technologies: Deloitte and CII carried out a survey of Indian companies with an objective to understand the current maturity and focus on Knowledge Management (KM) and innovation, as well as future vision, directions, and plan to leverage these trends, and underlying components of disruptive technologies, to drive business growth.
  Infrastructure and Construction Sectors-Building the Nation: This publication provides an overview of major infrastructure sub-sectors as well as construction sector in India.The Government of India has projected very large investment requirements for providing infrastructure to specified norms and also supporting the growth process. They have also identified the need for introducing modern technologies to increase the speed and efficiency of developing this infrastructure.Therefore, the Government of India is actively striving towards stimulating construction activities in the country.
  Trade & Investment Relations between India and Central Europe-A Study of opportunities:CII joined hands with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited (Deloitte) to undertake the study, which would identify opportunities, key bottlenecks impacting business and trade ties and suggest initiatives (at the government and industry level) through statistical evidences as well as empirical analyses.The Deloitte-CII report on Indo-Central Europe Trade Relations highlights key trends and existing potential markets for Indian businesses in the Central European region. An emerging market, the region covers countries like Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
  Telecom:Enabling growth and serving the masses: Over the past decade, Indian telecom industry has witnessed many positive developments.This report aims to discuss the role of telecom in enabling growth of various sectors such as healthcare, banking, education, energy and serving the masses, at large.
  India’s GDP continues on an upward trajectory, bringing continual increases in new investment opportunities in the infrastructure, which would be required to maintain the growth momentum. Plenty of opportunities and long term potential in the infrastructure would keep attracting private equity to invest in it. Indian Infrastructure-A Trillion Dollar Opportunity report provides a background to identify practical solutions to address concerns holding back investments in the infrastructure sector.
  Driving through the consumer’s mind Considerations for Car purchase: Today, India stands as one of the top ten automotive markets in the world and is likely to scale-up to third position by 2020, thanks to the expanding middle-class population with buying potential. This expectation has already led to a number of key global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to establish their operations in India.
  Technology, Media & Telecommunications India Predictions 2014: This publication is released in conjunction with Deloitte’s global TMT Predictions report and presents an India perspective of the key developments, anticipated over next 12-18 months, which are likely to have a significant medium- to long-term impact on companies operating in TMT and TMT-induced developments in other industries in India.
  Incredible opportunities back home: As in the past years, this publication aims to be a definitive guidebook for expatriate Indians around the world– be it Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs). The canvass of the document is broad based and covers several different aspects that would interest the NRI/ PIO population.








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