According to India Avenue Investment Management, India is the growth market for investors this year – with a young population and strong economy. The company is based in Sydney and has an office in Mumbai.
India Avenue are very keen on the Indian banking sector and consumption providers.
Here are their thoughts:
“We expect companies in the Banking, Consumption and Industrial companies to outperform in the first half of 2019. Provisioning in Banks have bottomed out and we expect earnings to improve significantly from here, particularly given credit growth.
“Our top picks here are ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank, State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank and Axis Bank.
“Consumption will also remain a dominant theme as interest rate cuts are delivered, retail credit growth increases and the benefit of handouts to rural India (Government initiatives, populist measures and farm loan waivers) lead to a pick-up in spending.
“Our top picks here are Mahindra and Mahindra (autos/tractors), Dabur (consumer health products), Britannia Industries (biscuits, milk and basic foods), Crompton Greaves (consumer products) and Sun TV (media/television).”
Author: Stephen Manallack
Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand.
Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication.
Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India.
Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India.
A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.
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