Bahram N. Vakil, a partner at the law firm AZB & Partners talks to Gateway House about the increasing merger and acquisition prospects in the Indian renewable energy market and the growing need of infrastructure financing in the country.
The AIIB is a step along a path that started with the Asian financial crisis, which defined ASEAN’s views about the U.S.’s commitment to the region. Although the bank may signal the rise of China, it is also a coming together of Chinese and ASEAN goals—ASEAN’s focus on infrastructure for growth requires another source of finance, and this forecasts its strong relationship with the AIIB
The announcement that major European powers will join the AIIB as founding members means the bank is now clearly accepted as a tangible game changer in the multilateral financial architecture. The formidable intentions of AIIB and the new transnational corridors project are both a challenge and an opportunity for India
With the Modi government’s focus on improving neighbourhood relations, India cannot afford delays in its aid projects in the region—especially because aid is an effective foreign policy instrument. Why are these projects getting delayed? Is the government taking remedial steps to improve India’s aid programme?
A major theme at the multilateral summits this month was connectivity, with China at the forefront. India is trailing behind due to a shortfall in investment and political will, among other factors. Prime Minister Modi must follow up on his meetings at the SAARC Summit by robustly taking forward India’s connectivity agenda
Discussions at the recent India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing focused on Chinese investment in infrastructure in India. China’s strategy of funding projects in India comes from practical necessity – to meet the demands of China's growing middle class for affordable, market based services
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?
The 2012 Economic Outlook release, hosted by Gateway House and the International Monetary Fund on May 7th, has been reported in Live Mint, a business newspaper. The report outlines analysis and projections of economic developments in Asia-Pacific region for the year 2012
The India-Africa Conclave and other such platforms of interaction have played a pivotal role in engaging Africa with India’s growth story. Various Indian investments in agriculture and infrastructure, totalling over $20 billion, are soon to boost Africa's economies.