Illustration: Making money in India

As a location for operational expansion and as an export market, India presents one of the largest economic opportunities in the world. The country's recent investments in infrastructure and logistics management, coupled with its growing skilled workforce, are advantageous to foreign companies looking for trade partnerships. But like many great opportunities, doing business in India also presents some risks.

Boasting a consumer base of 1.3 billion people, India offers a tempting prospect for exporters. The country's flourishing middle class and large population of young people signal years of market growth to come. On top of these demographic trends, India offers a diverse economy and business-focused government initiatives. Many economists predict that the country will someday challenge, or even overtake, China as the unofficial "factory of the world."

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