Tag Archives: China

Surprise for 2013: Corruption in India, China, US and Myanmar

I was browsing the Transparency International website, and realized they have their 2013 data up. This organization tracks corruption, and each year they make a ‘Corruption Perceptions Index’ across 175-180 or so countries. For 2013, it was 177 countries. This … Continue reading

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Corruption Perceptions

Transparency International‘s (TI) anually updated Corruption Perceptions Index covers 180 countries, give or take a few. In 2012, it ranked 176 countries. In the last few years, I’ve been following its scoring for India, and more particularly, whether perceived corruption … Continue reading

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Asia: Upward Wage Pressure

There’s an atmosphere of uncertainty, even gloom, about employment in the US. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in California for September 2010 was  12.4% and there’s no immediate sign of improvement. So the document that landed in my email box … 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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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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