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Naan Dog at Narita

Yesterday, at Narita airport in Japan, I encountered an interesting new product: The Naan Dog. I was intrigued. It spoke of innovation, globalization, and adaptive palates all at the same time. The Naan Dog product was clearly fusion, though I … Continue reading

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Corruption in India: Worse?

As I noted in India Business Checklists, there’s no getting round it: India has a problem with corruption. At the time, I posed the question to the people I interviewed: Is corruption getting better or worse? I got a mixed … Continue reading

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India's Prosperity

The UK based Legatum Institute conducts an annual prosperity survey of 104 countries, India and China among them. It measures prosperity not just as wealth, but includes factors such as health, safety, democracy, and social capital – the confidence in … Continue reading

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China and India: The Megamarkets

Neither China nor India are easy to enter or operate in. Yet, global rebalancing may force companies to plunge in anyway, ready or not. It’s a tough decision. I’ve been working on an IMA Asia paper on these two hot-spots … Continue reading

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Global Recovery, Global Rebalancing

IMA Asia‘s revising its forecasts for economic growth. Its main scenario (with a 60% probability) is for a weak Asia-led recovery starting now, and edging up over the next three years. The more pessimistic forecast, (20% probability) is for a … Continue reading

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India: Market of the Month

It’s nice to have the spotlight turned on India by the US Government’s Export.gov, which has chosen India as its Market of the Month, right behind China, which was its ‘market of the month’ in September 09. Export.gov’s profile on … Continue reading

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China's still growing

A recent meeting and paper from IMA Asia came to the conclusion that China’s still growing nicely. There’s a slump in export demand, it’s true; and the export-oriented sector is not doing that well. But what drives China’s economy is … Continue reading

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