How and Where to Invest in India - Investment

How and Where to Invest in India?   by Harjeet

in Investment    (submitted 2012-10-18)

If you're thinking about investing in India to make money especially in real estate, you need to first determine your financial goals. Do you need to make money quickly, invest for your children’s college fund, or build wealth for your retirement? Once you determine your financial goals, you need to decide which type of investment strategy works for you.

The proof of an investment strategy is how it performs in bad times, not in good times! Strategy is the key, whether you are planning a war, an election campaign or buying a property. There is no such thing as a generic, one-size-fits-all strategy. It is a statement, not an essay. Not having one, is like driving a car through the woods at night without any lights on. Planning your investments in a way that suits your strategy can enable you to create and maintain a competitive advantage.

Choosing the right investment strategies is all about matching the right real estate problem with the right investment solution. Your choice of which strategy to implement depends on two factors:

* The profit outcome you want to achieve (i.e. capital gains and/or positive cash flow returns); and

* The needs of the person who'll be paying you money in exchange for the use of the property.

Your strategy will determine the extent of your success in the property investment world whether you invest in India or overseas markets. It is a crucial first step for the novice property investor and something that an experienced investor monitors and reviews in light of its performance. Strategy dictates the Why, When, Where and How of property investment.

Business Investment Opportunities in India for NRIs

In today’s global economy more and more companies are looking behind their countries borders for investment opportunities. These opportunities can be mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures or Greenfield investments. India is gaining more and more respect as a country to invest in, while it has some major advantages.

India is the second-most profitable destination, according to UNCTAD's World Investment Prospects Survey 2010-2012.

Long-term projects call for large investments, other options include individual investment avenues and products.

National priority level and state-specific projects are being implemented across the country. These offer huge potential for investors willing to invest in India. The government is in fact, promoting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in many projects opening up new vistas in sectors such as infrastructure, education, healthcare etc.

The health care sector of India has also opened new business investment opportunities for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)/Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) to invest in India because of the rise in disposable income, penetration of health insurance and unhealthy lifestyle of present generation.

The returns from real estate sector in India have consistently performed well and have even outperformed other investment options. The Government of India has created many policies and schemes to maximize business investment opportunities for NRIs/PIOs looking to invest in Indian real estate sector.

Government’s intervention on policy issues, especially, Tax Regulations and foreign direct investment (FDI) in sectors like retail, aviation etc. will play a role in driving large transactions, especially inbound deals.