India, as an Investor, has just learned to invest in Equity and Mutual Fund. But, I always find that we, Indian Investors, are very skeptical of our country’s progress. With slight negative news or by few percentage market decline, we start worrying about our Investment.
That is one of the reason, foreigners have made tons of money from our stock market and and lot lot more than Indian Investors. They are very confident of our country’s growth prospects.
Let’s look at Multinational Companies Investment in India.
Amazon has spent most out of Rs. 35000 crores earmarked for India, has also announced to spend additional 12000 crores to defy competition. Amazon’s spending in India caused Amazon USA to report losses in USA. Amazon has such a high conviction in India story.
Walmart, seeing Amazon’s growth, trying to buy major stake in Flipkart, that will result in to Investment of close to Rs. 70000- 80000 crores in India story.
Japan’s SoftBank declared in 2014 that it will invest close to Rs. 65000 crores in Indian market by 2024. In April 2018, SoftBank said it has already invested Rs. 52000 crores in India now and will complete target by 2022 instead of 2024.
Global Hotel chain Marriott has now highest rooms in India. Marriott has now 22000 rooms in India, 2nd highest Taj has 14000 rooms. If you go through plan of another foreign hotel chain The Hilton group, they too want to expand furiously in next couple of years.
HDFC Bank declared result last week. It posted massive Rs. 4799 crore profit for Jan – March quarter and Rs. 17486 crore profit for last financial year. But, who benefits from HDFC Bank’s success story, Indians? Absolutely not. We don’t trust our companies. Foreigners own 74% of HDFC bank. They benefitted from success of HDFC bank. They are consistently owing 74% for last many years now.
Our entire focus is on one Nirav Modi and one Vijay Malya and we choose to miss whole India story. While foreigners, too, take note of Nirav Modi and Malya but they don’t take their eye off big India story, which will continue to play for many years to come.
Other very successful Companies,Paytm and Makemytrip are owned by foreigners, Indians have just minor stake in it.
Message is just sit on your investment in Equity and Mutual Fund. whole world is coming here to invest. And, they are not foolish. They have studied opportunity very well. They have benefitted earlier from other such developing markets hence they know size of the opportunity.