2015 Publications

Jun 16, 2006

The healthcare agenda: Stakeholder collaboration for the way forward

The private sector in the country’s healthcare landscape is now assuming the centre stage. The need of the hour is to identify and strengthen the support pillars of healthcare delivery systems. These may include production of quality manpower, technology-enabled solutions like mobile health and adoption of low-cost drugs and vaccines. Going forward, the action agenda is to foster a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach with a common objective of providing healthcare to masses.

Location based services: Adding another dimention to smart cities

The story of India’s economic development presents a mixed picture. The recent UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) estimates that India’s economy is projected to grow by 7.6 per cent this year and 7.7 per cent in 2016, overtaking that of China’s. Indeed, technological advances have made this order of growth possible. Alongside economic prosperity, there has been an exponential growth of urban population density.

Total Retail 2015: Retailers and the age of disruption

Continuing with PwC’s global exercise from last year, our firms across the world have evaluated consumer shopping behaviours and the use of different channels in the retail industry. In an expanded, comprehensive survey, we cover more than 19,000 respondents in 19 countries across six continents. In India, our team obtained more than a 1,000 completed responses that have provided data to analyse and evaluate at great depth the changing retail landscape in the country.

PwC ReportingPerspectives April 2015

We are pleased to bring to you our April 2015 quarterly newsletter covering the latest developments in financial reporting and other regulatory updates. Ind AS – Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) converged with the IFRS are now a reality. Since the issue of the revised roadmap for implementing Ind AS in January 2015, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has moved quite swiftly and has notified the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 together with 39 standards.

India: Surging to a smarter future

India is the third-largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) with a 6.4% share of the worldwide gross domestic product (GDP) on a PPP basis. The country also ranks second in terms of population, with more than 1.2 billion people, out of which, nearly one-third are urban dwellers. The urban proportion in the country has increased from 17.3% in 1951 to 31.2% in 2011. Over the last decade, Indian cities have witnessed a high rate of urbanisation with Delhi leading the race, registering a growth rate of 4.1%, followed by Mumbai and Kolkata with growth rates of 3.1 and 2% respectively.i

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