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Reform Without Remorse

On its way to being a globally inter-connected economy, India must distinguish between necessary reform and unnecessary liberalization rhetoric. The populace of India, the technocrats, the industrialists, the entrepreneurs and the media need to be reminded that “reform” does not necessarily mean “liberalize.” Continue reading

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Report: India to Overtake Japan in Car Sales by 2016

IHS Automotive, a leading market research firm in the automobile industry, estimates in a recent report that India will likely overtake Japan as the second largest vehicle market in Asia by 2016. Meanwhile, China will remain Asia’s largest auto market with its steady growth in auto sales volume.

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India and China’s Retail Industries Compared

As big-name retailers like Best Buy and Home Depot exited China last year, India has just liberalized its single brand retail to permit 100 percent foreign investment. A comparison of India and China’s retail markets reveals some lessons for retailers in both markets. The key points? Second and third-tier cities. Continue reading

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China, India See Drop in Retail Development Index

China and India both fell out of the top three markets for retail development this year in A.T. Kearney’s 2011 Global Retail Development Index. The annual study outlines investment opportunities for global retailers in emerging markets by ranking the top 30 countries for retail development based on four equally-weighted criteria: country and business risk; market attractiveness; market saturation; and time pressure. Continue reading

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