Around 2,200 local companies may go global by 2024

India is expected to produce the most new multinational companies, overtaking China as the emerging world's largest source of new multinationals

India may overtake China as the largest source of new multinational companies (MNCs) from the emerging markets, with over 2,200 domestic firms forecast to open overseas operations over the next 15 years, says a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

According to the report titled ‘Emerging Multinationals’, the competitive landscape is set to be transformed over the next decade as Indian and Chinese multinationals lead the way in seeking new markets outside their home markets, reports PTI.

“India is expected to produce the most new multinational companies, overtaking China as the emerging world’s largest source of new multinationals. Over 2,200 domestic companies are projected to open operations outside over the next 15 years (between 2010 and 2024),” the report says.

Driven by the rapid pace of globalisation and revolution in information and communications technologies, the number of companies from the emerging markets choosing to set up operations abroad has increased in the past five years.

The report suggests this trend is expected to continue over the next 15 years, as new multinationals from emerging economies rise in prominence on the global economic stage.

“It is encouraging to know that India will replace China as the largest source of new MNCs in the emerging world from 2018 onwards. The key drivers for this are the relative increase in both investment intensity as well as openness that the domestic economy offers,” PwC India leader for markets and industries Jairaj Purandare said.

India and China would also be joined by an array of companies from Singapore, Russia, Malaysia and South Korea in terms of setting up MNCs.

According to the report, some of these new MNCs would become international powerhouses and would require services all over the world; for example, to support their IT and telecom networks.

The PwC report says more and more new MNCs are moving straight into the developed economies as opposed to setting up their first foreign operation in a neighbouring emerging market.

The global consultancy major used econometric techniques to project the number of new multinationals arising from a sample of 15 emerging economies over the next 15 years.

The countries analysed are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine and Vietnam.



Shadi Katyal

7 years ago

It is hilarious to read such articles as China will sit back and wait. We should be devoting more time to present conditions of our industry and infrastructure and face the naked truth that we lack many resources like well trained labour, lack of power and above all working ethics and discipline but I presume we dont want to face the truth but rather day dream.We have similar optimism in the past but every year goal posta are pushed back.
China already has most of the latest equipment and technology to move ahead. She bought IBM personal computors and GM cars. Almost majority of products in USA are made in China from shoes to eye glasses frames and anything and everything.
china is already buying mineral resources in other lands along with oil and Gas and has reserves of more than 1.5 Trillions. She is building Railroads in Africa and yesterday news said we are far behind in our Road buildings.
Dreaming is good but must have some basis. Does India has that much foreign exchange that they will buy the world?

Over 3.7 lakh companies did not file accounts, annual returns for FY09

Courts have imposed penalty to the tune of Rs63.84 lakh for non-filing of these documents by these companies in the year 2008-09

Over 3.7 lakh companies have not filed annual returns and balance sheets, which is mandatory under the Companies Act, for the fiscal year 2008-09, Parliament was informed today, reports PTI.

While the annual returns and balance sheets for the year 2009-10 are not yet due for filing, there are 3,70,196 companies which have not filed balance sheets, and 3,71,110 companies which have not filed their annual returns, corporate affairs minister Salman Khurshid said in the Lok Sabha.

In a written reply in the House, he said that the courts have imposed penalty to the tune of
Rs63.84 lakh for non-filing of these documents by the companies in the year 2008-09.

The balance sheets and annual returns are required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) by all the companies registered under the Companies Act, 1956, he said.

Similarly, for the fiscal ended 2007-08, over 3.03 lakh companies have not filed their balance sheets, while more than 3.07 lakh companies have not filed their annual returns.

The penalties imposed by the courts for non-filing of these documents by the companies during 2007-08 stood at Rs88.17 lakh, Mr Khurshid added.

Similarly for fiscal 2006-07, over 2.60 lakh companies have not filed returns and accounts and the courts have imposed a penalty of Rs94.66 lakh.


India’s footwear exports may touch $3.37 billion in the next two years

The domestic footwear industry, the second-largest in the world after China, is growing at a rate of about 10% annually

With global economies recovering from the slowdown, India’s footwear exports are expected to more than double to $3.37 billion (about Rs14, 828 crore) in the next two years.

The Indian footwear industry, the second-largest in the world after China, is growing at a rate of about 10% annually, president of the Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association BD Bhaiya told reporters.

“Apart from the growth in the domestic sector, we have also set a target of $3.37 billion in exports of footwear alone by 2013-14,” Mr Bhaiya said.

In 2008-09, footwear exports from India were $1.53 billion. Of the total exports of leather and leather products, the segment contributes over 40%.

Several international brands like Nike, Adidas and Reebok source footwear from the $5-billion domestic industry.

India currently produces about 2.06 billion pairs of shoes in different categories. Per capita consumption of footwear in the country has also increased to two pairs from a mere 0.5 pairs a decade ago.

“With the quality and price competitiveness that has been proved, I am confident that India will fast become a major player in the global footwear market, as more and more companies are shifting their sourcing needs as well as production bases towards us,” Mr Bhaiya said.

The country’s major export markets are the US and Europe. India allows 100% foreign direct investment in the sector.

Companies like Formas Kunz (Brazil), Feng Tay Enterprises (Taiwan) and Apache Footwear (China) have set up production basis in India, Mr Bhaiya said.

The industry is organising a three-day Footwear, Materials, Manufacturing and Technology Fair in Greater Noida from 7th May to attract global players.



Shadi Katyal

7 years ago

It is nice to hear such progress but one is sad to read that almost all the progress is with FDI and nothing from our own bankers and industrialist.
India does not have enough talent and thus foreign companies as far as Brazil are sourcing in India. while one finds sandals and chapals made in Brazil all over the world. We have not seen any such products in USA or Europe.
what is the total export of footwear to Russia as she was at one time the biggest buyer.

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