Ernst & Young's 2012 attractiveness survey: India
Meeting investors’ 2020 agenda: More open and more innovative
Investors remain committed to increasing operations in India. Sixty–nine percent of the respondents that have an international presence intend to increase (50%) or maintain (19%) their operations in the country.
Investors are also more demanding. They want to secure their investments in easily accessible (63%) and predictable business climates with FDI-friendly regulatory environments (62%).
Indian business conditions raise concerns among global leaders. Our survey respondents believe that improving infrastructure network (76%) and better governance and transparency system (60%) will have a high impact on India's attractiveness.
In the long term, investors highlight innovation as a challenge for India. Forty-three percent of investors think that it needs to improve the quality of its labs and research institutions. More specifically, 38% of investors cite distance between research institutions and corporations as a roadblock to developing new products in the country.
India Attractiveness Survey