JUL 20 2016

FDI Regulations in Indian Pharmaceutical Sector: A Game-changer?

Emerging Markets, Health Care

In June 2016, the Indian government liberalized its FDI policy in the pharmaceuticals sector by allowing 74% FDI under automatic route in brownfield pharmaceutical investments (investment in an existing plant). Earlier, even though 100% FDI was allowed in the brownfield projects, government approval was mandatory for investments beyond 49% stake. In greenfield pharmaceutical investments, the…

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NOV 10 2015

Central Asia – A Region of Uneven Growth and Investment Potential

AUTOMOTIVE, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities & Resources

Although all Central Asian countries have been performing well on the overall economic growth front over the past several years, this good performance cannot be assumed to imply an investment growth (especially FDI-related growth)registered by all these countries. Despite government efforts and certain industries playing a critical role in bolstering growth of each Central Asian…

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JUL 08 2015

North Africa: Is It The Next Frontier Market For Automotive Manufacturing?

AUTOMOTIVE, Emerging Markets

The article was also published in Automotive World’s Q2 2015 Megatrends Magazine ———- Rapid urbanization, growing consumer base with rising disposable income, significant infrastructure investments, and proximity to the EU are some of the key reasons why automotive companies are increasingly attracted towards the North African markets. In spite of the impact of political upheavals…

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SEP 17 2014

Is Non-Oil Sector the New Champion of the Nigerian Economy?

Emerging Markets, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication

The 1970s’ oil discovery transformed Nigeria from a largely agro-economy to a more oil-dominated one. Over the last several decades, oil played a significant role in Nigeria’s positive growth story, and its emergence as one of the key economic hubs in Africa. Interestingly, however, the last few years have seen a revival of non-oil sectors,…

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FEB 04 2014

Vietnam’s Macroeconomic Environment: FDI Paving the Way for Growth

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Transportation

2013 was the sixth consecutive year since Vietnam first witnessed macroeconomic instability. With high inflation levels, a collapse of the banking system, and relatively lower growth levels compared with its Asia-Pacific peers, the economy faced immense pressures. However, thanks to continuous efforts by the government to uplift the economy as well as the presence of…

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