Why India Must Track China’s Development Plan

After Huawei, Xiaomi, and a number of Chinese smartphone producers, LeTV will launch its new smartphone in India early next year. With deepening engagement, China and India will have a bigger platform to cooperate. The upcoming 13th five-year plan is not only about China’s reform and innovation but also about the close integration and shared […]

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Buying The US – The Chinese Way

US governors are heading to China in increasing numbers to seek potential investors for public and private projects. Since 2009, US governors have led 58 trade missions to China, helping to usher in more than $34 billion in direct investment over the last five years. Those trips have helped grow total Chinese foreign direct investment […]

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China Whispers In Africa

China’s political and economic engagement in Africa is deep. Between 2009 and 2012, China’s direct investment in Africa grew at an annual rate of 20.5 percent. While negligible in 2000, trade between the regions hit $195.8 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach $385 billion by 2015. Read Here – The National Interest

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Can Myanmar Let Go Of China?

It turns out that Burma may need China after all. Reformers had hoped that the transition from a military regime to democracy would bring in new foreign investment to help Burma wean itself from support from its massive neighbor to the north, which was its main patron during decades of international isolation. But it hasn’t quite turned out that […]

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The Changing Face Of Investment Power

Once upon a time, global foreign direct investment flowed from only a few sources: the traditionally wealthy states of Europe, North America, and Japan. But cross-border investment from countries such as Brazil, India, and China is now flowing not just to other emerging and transitional economies, but also to the “old” FDI-exporting states. These changes have […]

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India’s Reforms of Decade Must Work Now or Die

Sitting in the study of the prime ministerial bungalow in New Delhi, surrounded by manicured lawns and palm trees, Indian leader Manmohan Singh and his soon-to-be finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram pored over plans late into the evening to stem a growing sense of crisis. Singh, the 80-year-old soft-spoken architect of the country’s economic opening two […]

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Indians Living Abroad Pumped $66.13 Billion Into The Economy Last Year, Compared With Only $46.84 Billion In FDI

Immigrants play vital roles at 4 out of 10 Silicon Valley start-ups, and a third of those immigrants are Indians. But the US isn’t the only one to gain, according to India‘s Hindustan Times. Last year, Indians living abroad pumped $66.13 billion into the economy, compared with only $46.84 billion in foreign direct investment, the paper said. And […]

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India Clears FDI in Insurance, Pensions in Economy Reboot

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s cabinet unveiled a second wave of policy changes intended to bolster a slumping economy as he seeks to restore faith in his leadership and establish a platform for his party less than two years before the next general election. In a move that signaled the Congress party-led government’s intent to push ahead […]

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