merco press Courtesy: MercoPress - South Atlantic News Agency
20 July 2013

Lessons from India Jindal’s Bolivian investment failure

MercoPress - South Atlantic News Agency republished Ambassador R. Viswanathan's article on the failure of Jindal’s mining and steel project in Bolivia. Ambassador opines that a foreign investment plan should always be corroborated with a proper political risk analysis to ascertain the understanding of local politics and culture.

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5 December 2012

The Maldives: Geopolitics trumps geoeconomics

The move by the Maldives to renege on Bangalore-based GMR’s $500 million investment is a classic case of geopolitics trumping geoeconomics. This is an appropriate time for India to boost its diplomatic efforts by including the Ministry of Commerce in initiatives taken by the Ministry of External Affairs.