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26 November 2013

The Pacific Alliance: ASEAN’s Bridge to South America

Recent developments indicate that Pacific Alliance member states have their gaze firmly set upon Asian-Pacific and ASEAN economies. Can a Pacific Alliance deal with China or ASEAN serve as a powerful incentive to force the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through the U.S. Senate?

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14 November 2013

Introduction to China’s Plenary Sessions and the CPC Central Committee

The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is being held in Beijing from November 9-12. What are the Plenary Sessions of the CPC’s Central Committee? What are the general functions of each Plenary Session? Why is the Third Plenum this year so significant?

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22 August 2013

India and China’s Retail Industries Compared

China ranks fourth globally for retail development, while India’s retail development ranking fell nine spots from the 2012 GRDI to 14th overall after experiencing backlash from the global economic slowdown. A comparison of India and China’s retail sectors reveals some lessons for retailers in both markets.

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22 August 2013

The Falling Rupee Ushers in India as a Global Trade Dynamo

The U.S. economy is recovering, and the dollar strengthening, the lack of which has been behind much of the Global Financial Crisis over the past four years, and one that is largely responsible for the slowdown in China’s manufacturing. This is not a crisis, it’s a rebalancing, and the same is true for India.

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2 July 2013

India’s Bilateral Investment Treaties

Bilateral Investment Treaty agreements (BIT) are often conceived as an academic or historical interest. However, for many countries, these agreements help investors in understanding dispute resolution and legal mechanisms.

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26 June 2013

Hedging China Manufacturing Through India Just Became Corporate Strategy

Indian laws and regulations are now being perceived friendly by foreign investments. With a favourable worker demographic dividend, India and Vietnam are poised to become becoming Asia’s new manufacturing hubs, although at China’s cost

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7 June 2013

Why India is Winning the Entrepreneurial Battle with China

While India may be lagging behind China in its infrastructure development, it has inherited a worker demographic dividend. With most of the Chinese business being state owned, will India be the destination to look for new entrepreneurial talent?

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17 May 2013

India Poised to Be China’s New Engine for Growth

China-Japan relations have taken a backseat due to their economic hurdles and territorial rows. In order to increase its economic prowess in Asia, China needs to be more amiable with India and has to avoid any border disputes in the near future.

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