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Stillman Professor in Forbes on Business in India  

A.D. AmarProfessor A.D. Amar, an acknowledged expert on Indian business who teaches management at the Stillman School of Business, was featured in Forbes. The article, entitled "The 5 Biggest Reasons To Invest In India Now," notes that Professor Amar "travels to India each year as a management consultant" and "has led the 'How to do Business in India' seminar at the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. the past eight years."

The How to do Business in India Seminar culminates with a Spring Break trip to India, home to the world's fastest growing economy, where students are immersed in Indian business culture, education, manufacturing and finance.

The Forbes article recounts the success of the Indian economy and the significant returns experienced thus far this year in India-based investments as evidenced by Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs, investment funds which are traded on stock exchanges and generally track indexes for stocks, bonds and/or commodities.

"The largest India ETF by assets, iShares MSCI India ETF, returned an eye-popping 17% this year, through April 16, as the stock market hit new highs. WisdomTree India Earnings ETF rallied 21% over the same period. Market Vectors Small-Cap India ETF vaulted a mind-blowing 35%. Sector-focused ETFs, Columbia India Consumer ETF and Columbia India Infrastructure ETF climbed 20% and 26%, respectively.

India outpaced all the major global indexes. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF rose 11%. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, tracking foreign developed markets, popped 6.7%. SPDR S&P 500 ETF added 4.5%."

Just returned from this yearly trip to India with students, Professor Amar further confirmed the sanguine outlook for the Indian economy, reporting for Forbes that "India's business centers are humming with a new vibrancy. Everywhere you look, new capacity is being brought online. The confidence of the population is convincing; the government utterly cooperative."

Forbes, "The 5 Biggest Reasons To Invest In India Now." 

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