As Africa grows in strategic and economic importance for India, a three-day exposition showcasing Indian businesses and what they have to offer to this 54-nation continent opens in the Ghanaian capital on July 9. It will be partnered by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional grouping and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with the support of the Indian government.
Road shows highlighting India's growth potential to attract sovereign funds and other investors kicked off in five Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman on June 10. The marketing campaign takes off at a time when the India growth story has taken a beating following softening of the growth rate to 5.3 percent -- the lowest in nine years-- from a high of nine percent prior to the 2008 global financial crisis.
Pakistan's fashion fraternity has welcomed India and Pakistan's decision to open more trade routes and hope to expand their reach by collaborating with Indian wholesalers, brands and opening retail outlets in the country.