R&C Trendwatch – India: Positive signs for consumer goods, status quo for retail

India offers a potentially lucrative opportunity, with its huge, young population that's increasingly urban and has a growing ability and desire to spend. The investment climate is improving, especially for consumer goods manufacturers, but the retail picture remains somewhat cloudy, with restrictive investment rules. Companies will want to consider India a long-term play and will need to keep a close eye on state-level politics, which govern the investment climate.

Fighting a growing threat: Retail and consumer goods sector analysis of PwC’s 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey

Retail and consumer goods companies are experiencing greater levels of economic crime. Nearly half of respondents say their company has experienced this type of event in the last two years. By far the most commonly reported type of economic crime for the sector is asset misappropriation, while other common types of fraud included bribery and corruption, accounting fraud and cybercrime.

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