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India Services Exports to Hit $310 billion and Surpass Merchandise Exports by 2012

India's export of services is expected to touch $310.9 billion by 2011/12, powered by the booming software, consultancy, engineering and tourism sectors, according to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) survey. Services exports could surpass merchandise exports, which are expected to more than double to $305.5 billion in the next five years. 

India: Projected Exports of Services and Merchandise 

 

Services ($ billion)

Merchandise ($ billion)

2006

71.6

112.4

2007

91.5

132.7

2008

116.9

156.8

2009

149.2

185.3

2010

190.6

218.9

2011

243.4

258.6

2012

310.9

305.5

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India Aims for Fourfold Jump in IT Exports to $80 billion by 2010

Indian software and services exports are expected to jump nearly 33% to $31.3 billion during the fiscal year ending Mar 2007. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Indian IT leaders to be ambitious and aim for IT expots of $80 billion in 2010, nearly fourfold increase in annual exports of from fiscal 2006. 

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India to Cross $1 trillion in GDP by Next Year; Fastest GDP Growth in 18 Years

Indian economy, Asia's fourth-largest, was expected to expand 9.2% this fiscal year ending in March, its fastest growth in almost two decades, according to the government reports. By comparison, China's economy grew 10.7% in 2006. India's economic growth has averaged 8.3% over the past three fiscal years. 

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India Debt Rating Raised to Investment Grade; Economy to Grow at Record 9%

India's debt rating was raised to investment grade by Standard & Poor's for the first time in 14 years . Moody's Investors Service raised its rating to investment grade in January 2004, followed by Fitch Ratings in August 2006, reports Bloomberg.

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Indian Outsourcing Industry Set to Jump 33% to $31.3 billion

Indian software and services exports are expected to jump nearly 33% to $31.3 billion during the fiscal year ending Mar 2007, according to the the Strategic Review 2007 report by NASSCOM, IT software and service industry trade body in India. 

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Private Equity Backed Companies Growing Faster in India: Study

Private equity and venture capital backed companies in India have recorded faster sales growth and higher wages than non PE-backed listed firms, according to a study by Venture Intelligence. 

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India Industrial Production Expanded 14.4% in November, Fastest Pace in 11 Years

India's industrial production rose 14.4% in November, the fastest pace in 11 years, compared to 4.4% growth in October, according to the Central Statistical Organisation, reports Bloomberg. Analysts expected an 11.3% increase in November.  Rising consumer spending may prompt the central bank to raise its 6% benchmark interest rate. 

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Private Equity Investments in India Jumped Threefold to $7.46B in 2006

Private equity and venture capital investments in India surged more than threefold to a record $7.46 billion in 2006, compared to $2.3 billion in 2005, according to Venture Intelligence data, reports Dow Jones. 

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Private Equity and VC Sizzle in India; 329 Deals This Year

2006 has been an extraordinary year for private equity, with the value of announced deals hitting a record $700 billion worldwide, according to Thomson Financial data. Private equity deals hit a record $48 billion in the Asia-Pacific region this year, more than four times that of 2005. 

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Asia Pacific Private Equity Deals Tripled in 2006 

The value of private equity deals in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, has more than tripled this year to $26 billion from $7 billion in 2006, driven by billion-dollar investments in Australia and China, market data firm Dealogic reported. 

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