Indian stock market
The size of the India stock market is currently behind to the United States, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Kingdom; it is estimated that within three years it will rise from the current US$3.5 trillion, accounting for about 2.8% of the global stock market. It will grow to exceed the size of the United Kingdom and exceed 5 trillion by 2024, and the U.S. dollar increased to about 3.7% of the global stock market, squeezing out the United Kingdom and India stock market becoming the world’s fifth largest stock market.
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Indian startups have raised a total of US$10 billion since 2021, surpassing the sum of the past three years, and up to 150 companies may be listed in the next three years. The booming on India venture capital will accelerate the the India stock market.
India’s tech giants
|Company name||Business area||Main investors|
|Bill Desk||Simplify of billing payment|
|Dream11||Online sport and gaming||Tencent|
|Flipkart||ecommerce, retail||Walmart, Tencent, Microsoft, Softbank|
|Future Group||ecommerce, retail||Amazon.com|
|Meesho||Social network||Facebook, Softbank|
|Mikemytrip||Online ticket, hoteling||Ctrip.com|
|MLP||Online game, eSport||Alphabet, Sequoai|
|Mu Sigma||Big data||Softbank|
|Ola||Ride hailing||Tencent, softbank|
|Oyo||Ride hailing||Didi, Microsoft, Huazhu Hotels Group|
|Oyo Room||Online hoteling|
|PayTM||Fintech||Alibaba, Berkshire Hathaway, Softbank|
|PayTM Mal||ecommerce, retail||Alibaba|
|Pine Labs||POS devices|
|Policy Bazaar||Online insurance|
|Reliance Retail||ecommerce and retail||Amazon.com|
|ReNew Power||Renewable energy|
|ShareChat||Social network||Alphabet, SnapChat, Microsoft|
|Swiggy||Food delivery||Tencent, Meituan, Hillhouse Capital|
|Udaan||B2B trading platform||Tencent|
|Zomato||Food delivery||Ant group, Alibaba, Shunwei Capital|
Even Buffett’s Berkshire (ticker:s: BRK.A and BRK.B) have invested in PayTM. There will be a total of seven unicorns in India in 2020, and there will be only six in 2019. Catering delivery platforms Zomato, Paytm, ride-hailing service startup Ola, e-commerce company Flipkart, etc. will soon be listed.
China’s influence on Indian tech giants
The Indian emerging technology giants listed above are almost inseparable from the support of large sums of funds from the Chinese technology giants, and they are all major investors. These Chinese technology giants include Alibaba (ticker: BABA), Tencent (ticker: TCEHY), Xiaomi, and Fuxing. Among them, Alibaba and Tencent have invested the most funds on these emerging technology giants in India. After the China-India fallout last year and India completely banned Chinese software and Internet products, this wave of Chinese technology giants’ investment in India’s emerging technology giants has officially come to an end.
Starting in 2015, Tencent and Alibaba began to increase their bets in India. India had only 31 unicorn companies by the end of 2019, and nearly half of them were divided between Alibaba and Tencent. According to statistics in mid-2020, of the 30 Internet unicorns in India, 18 have Chinese shareholders.
US’s influence on Indian tech giants
Amazon (ticker: AMZN), Alphabet (ticker:s: GOOGL and GOOG), WalMart (ticker: WMT), Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) and Facebook (ticker: META) make huge investments of billions of dollars at every turn. In contrast, the investment amount of Chinese companies and Chinese capital is much smaller, but China’s capital coverage is wider than that of the US technology giants. Usually, Chinese companies will not obtain controlling rights or dominate operations. These are the biggest difference from U.S. giants.
In short, almost all the funds behind India’s emerging technology giants come from the Chinese and American technology giants; plus Softbank from Japan, there are very few exceptions. With no doubt, India stock market will grow in the future!
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