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Coca-Cola to Invest $2B in India

Posted: Nov. 15th, 2011  |  By Forbes

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According to several media reports, Coca-Cola is planning to invest billions in India over the next five years.

The company reportedly said it plans to invest $2 billion in India, along with its partners there, beginning in 2012.

The investments will be in infrastructure, brand building and other programs, and will be aimed at positioning the company to benefit from potential growth in the Indian non-alcoholic ready to drink market.

Coca-Cola (nyse: KO - news - people ) shares are trading down .8% Monday.

Rival PepsiCo (nyse: PEP - news - people ) is trading down .9% Monday. Dr Pepper Snapple is trading down over .6%.

Smaller soda brand Jones Soda (nasdaq: JSDA - news - people ) is trading up over 6.6%, while Hansen Natural (nasdaq: HANS - news - people ) trades up about .1%.

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