ValueNotes Connect
In this month’s issue of ValueNotes Connect, we present the findings of the latest wave of the JP Morgan Asset Management – ValueNotes Investment Confidence Index (ICI) survey in India. The Index touched its lowest since its inception in August 2009, with confidence within India Inc shaken the most.

Do read on to learn what our analysts have to say about the oil & gas industry; the need for competitive intelligence by Indian policy makers; the opportunities in store for Tata Power, and the benefits of ‘rightshoring’.

As always, we thank you for taking the time to go through this, and we look forward to your feedback.

Outsourcing soothes oil & gas industry burns
– by Sameer Murdeshwar
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 brought the spotlight back on safety standards in the oil & gas industry. The Oil Spill Commission, set up to investigate the disaster, recommended stricter safety measures for oil majors. These entail higher insurance, better spill prevention techniques, safer equipment and even more restrictive environment regulations. Companies have turned to outsourcing to help improve their safety standards and reduce impact on the environment.
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CI for India’s National Manufacturing Policy
– by Varsha Chitale
Growth of manufacturing in India is being seen as a necessary condition for continued economic growth. India’s proposed National Manufacturing Policy has ambitious plans to create employment for 100 million people and to take the share of manufacturing in India from the current 16% to 25% by 2022. Competitive intelligence is a key ingredient that policy makers need to use for meeting this objective.
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Tata Power – fuels power growth
– by Jaslene Bawa
Present per capita electricity consumption in India is about 733 kWh. At a GDP growth rate of 5-9%, demand is expected to double by 2017. With continued economic growth, there will be a need to add up to 190 GW of base load capacity between 2020 and 2030 i.e. up to 19,000 MW p.a. The expected growth would mean that about 40,000 MW will be under construction every year. Tata Power will no doubt benefit…
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Rightshoring – an effective sourcing strategy
– by Runa Mookerjee
To optimize operational margins, buyers of outsourcing solutions procure services from the most efficient source, the right location and in the right proportion. Rightsourcing is the optimal mix of multi-location and multi-engagement strategies.
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Financial Chronicle: Investor confidence slides
Economic Times: Sensex set to touch 22,000- mark by December
Financial Express: Lavasa responds to pre- conditions, awaits decision
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