Digital media to garner 65% of ad investment in India this year: GroupM

Print still relevant to advertisers wanting to build credible brands Advertising investment in India is set to soar to ₹91,641 crore this year, representing an estimated growth of 10.7 per cent for 2020, according to GroupM, the media investment group of WPP, in its advertising expenditure (adex) forecasts for 2020. Even with an overall slowdown in the global economy, Indian media spends are expected to be between low to moderate in H1, with robust growth anticipated in H2 2020. India is the eight-largest market globally and is the largest contributor to…

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Investment Cell to provide information on tax policies, incentive schemes to entrepreneurs

NEW DELHI: The proposed Investment Clearance Cell in the Budget will link all central government ministries and state departments to provide information on land banks, incentive schemes and taxation policies to entrepreneurs, a top government official said. Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Guruprasad Mohapatra said the cell will help an entrepreneur to take a well informed decision to set up manufacturing facility in the country. “The idea is to bring all central government ministries and state governments linked to it physically as well as through IT,” he told…

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Investment in equity mutual funds drops 41% to Rs 75,000 crore in 2019

Investors pumped in nearly Rs 75,000 crore in equity-oriented mutual fund schemes in 2019, a sharp plunge of 41% from the preceding year, mainly hit by extreme market volatility amid slowing economic growth. Experts, however, are of the view that equity schemes will attract investor interest this year as the market is expected to perform well. “While volatility in the market may continue for some more time going forward, we believe investors will want to benefit from this volatility and use it to create and growth their wealth. As we…

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SoftBank offers up to $40b investment for Indonesia’s new capital

Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investments Luhut Pandjaitan said that Japanese conglomerate SoftBank would likely invest US$30 billion to US$40 billion for the development of Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan province, the Indonesian part of Borneo island, according to Bloomberg. The statement followed SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son’s visit in Jakarta last week to meet President Joko Widodo. During the encounter that was also attended by Grab’s CEO and co-founder Anthony Tan, Son expressed his interest to fund “the new Jakarta.” Pandjaitan said the president will announce his…

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Growth pangs vs investment: 4 factors that are likely to chart market direction in 2020

Karthikraj Lakshmanan We see that the earnings growth is likely to be more in the mid-teens for the Nifty50 index. Considering the growth slowdown, market leaders with healthy balance sheets and good free cash flow generation at the broader market level are better positioned to grow faster than the industry and the economy. Earnings growth is more likely to pick-up towards the second half of 2020 as one sees the fruit of the recent steps taken by the Government and how some of the strategic divestments pan out to provide…

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How to become rich: Top 10 investment options for New Year that can make you rich

If you wish to become rich, make a plane, and start investing early. All of us wonder how we can make money without much effort. However, only a few follow the winding path towards becoming rich. To become rich, a person needs to have a good financial plan and also learn how to invest. Once you learn the art and science behind making idle money work for you, you will have a better chance at becoming rich effortlessly. Needless to say, one can become financially stable if they inculcate the habit…

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