Although China’s one child policy has managed its population over the past three decades, it has reduced the number of available Chinese workers. Will China’s declining workforce enable India’s rise as a manufacturing hub?
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As China’s working population ages and becomes more expensive, locations such as Vietnam and India become competitive manufacturing alternatives for export driven businesses. What are the various factors to be considered by foreign investors while investing in India and Vietnam?
D. P. Satish in his review of Rahul Pandita’s latest book writes that it is a bold attempt at voicing despair about a nation that mouths lofty platitudes but does little to protect its persecuted communities.
The Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands is bound to have a negative impact on China-Japan relations. If these tensions in the East China Sea persist, regional business ties and especially China-Japan economies ties - a whopping $345 billion in two-way trade - will take a hit.
With the introduction of new legal entities, domestic and foreign investors can now co-invest in one enterprise. The 25 % corporate income tax has theoretically been eliminated, therefore offering the prospect of substantial tax savings.
Foreign investors in China can benefit from setting up Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises (WFOEs) and Foreign-Invested Commercial Enterprises (FICEs) to start businesses in trade and the service industry.
C. Raja Mohan says Indians watching how the U.S. presidential race shapes up shows a growing appreciation of how political developments within the United States can affect Indian interests. He answered questions on a variety of subjects involving India-U.S. relations in this interview with Bernard Gwertzman.
Recent events shows that even though China's leadership has evolved and political knowledge among chinese masses has grown, the path to power in China is still dominated by revolutionary political divisions.
India’s tumultuous politics, weakened capital market, retroactive tax laws, uncertain growth rate, and bleak investment climate are adding up to India’s gloom. We need strong leadership and bold reforms to strengthen our economy.
Over the past thirty years, the U.S. and Iran have been at odds over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons programme. India too has a large stake with both countries - with the U.S. as a strategic partner and Iran for its oil imports - and resolving this conundrum will require some creative diplomacy.