Economics

Jun 6th

2016

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Apple’s Plan to invest in India

On May 26th, 2016 CEO of Apple Inc., Tim Cook, met with Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.  His main mission for meeting was to discuss Apple’s plan to establish a Map Development Center in Hyderabad as well as to further discuss the hopes of developing Apple manufacturing and retail in India.  The company aims […]

Feb 12th

2015

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India’s growing population of the super rich

India’s growth story has resulted in a rapid growth of the very wealthy as seen in the attached Wall Street Journal article.  Still questions remain as to how inclusive this growth really is.   http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/02/04/india-has-worlds-third-largest-number-of-billionaires/

Nov 6th

2014

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The Economic Times reports on how Indian Philanthropists are launching and growing initiatives to support good governance in India.

Philanthropist  Rohini Nilekani believes mainstream media is weighed down by many handicaps and, therefore, wants to co-create an entirely  new media platform primarily funded by donor money. While it’s too early to reveal details of the new media entity taking shape, she says, it will be fairly meaningful in size and impact, and not some facile effort at tinkering […]

Oct 31st

2014

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Understanding India’s Economic Geography

The country’s economy once again holds promise. To make the most of it, companies must identify growth opportunities at a granular level. Keep Reading: http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Asia-Pacific/Understanding_Indias_economic_geography

Aug 29th

2014

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India launches initiative to provide bank accounts for all it’s citizens.   

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor. Nearly 40% of Indians have little access to financial services and are often at the mercy of moneylenders who charge extortionate interest. Mr Modi has told state and private banks […]

Aug 14th

2014

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CHANGING PARADIGM OF US FOREIGN POLICY AND INDIA PAKISTAN DYNAMICS

By Sanjiv Khanna “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  ― George Bernard Shaw US’ global dominance is no longer uncontested. Geopolitical rivalries are intensifying: whether it is US retreat from direct confrontation in Syria last year; Russia seizing Crimea; China asserting its influence in the East and South China Sea, or the […]

Apr 21st

2014

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CategoryPosted in Economics
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Indian Temporary Workers in the US

A recent study found that over one-third of temporary workers in the US hail from the India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Over-one-third-of-temporary-workers-in-US-from-India-Report/articleshow/33810837.cms

Apr 15th

2014

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Can India overcome the monumental challenge of poverty?

In spite of the significant progress made in reducing extreme poverty in India, the reality of poverty remains a significant challenge amidst the country’s rapid economic growth.   McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) proposes a plan which “outlines a more ambitious yet economically sound path of inclusive reforms, which could lift 580 million people above the […]

Oct 28th

2013

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A New Normal For India – Can We Do It? Part 4

Of course, governance is not only about where we should focus our attention, or about values. It is also about creating the right structures. That is why, at the highest levels in our political structure, we have a division of powers between the legislature, the executive, and the courts. And that is why our founders […]

Oct 25th

2013

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A New Normal For India – Can We Do? Part 3

Of course, part of the explanation is our Indian concept of “politeness” (which actually means an inability or unwillingness to tell the truth) and part of the explanation, in this particular case, is that our culture has no concept of the importance of time, because the kal that has gone (yesterday) is the same word […]

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