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The India enigma

Reform or regress: India's battle to boost its flagging FDI growth story

The strict rules governing foreign investment in India appear to be thwarting the country's economic potential. However, hopes that the government will send out clear signals that it is committed to reforming its business policies are being thwarted by its opponents, both inside and outside of the government.

Switzerland leads WEF competitiveness ranking

The World Economic Forum has placed Switzerland at the top of its competitiveness index, citing the country's level of innovation, efficient labour market and sophisticated business sector as its key attributes.

India profile

Stephen Timewell talks to the Reserve Bank of India's deputy governor about the expected growth in the country's banking system, the challenges of establishing and Islamic finance sector in a country with the world's third largest Muslim population and the investment plans in infrastructure over the next five years.

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A learning curve for the private education sector

Increased demand for private education, particularly in developing countries, has created a multitude of opportunities for private investors. But while education might seem a sound investment, there are complex ideological and logistical problems facing companies choosing to enter this somewhat controversial market.

Emerging markets set business example: Tata study

A recent survey shows that companies from emerging markets are looking to the developing world both for the best growth strategies and for expansion opportunities.

TEASER-Getting the best out of the BRICs

Getting the best out of the BRICs

Companies setting up shop in Brazil, Russia, India and China are becoming increasingly dependent on financial outsourcing to navigate unfamiliar and often complex local legislation. While there are many advantages to outsourcing financial operations, there are myriad factors to consider before these can be realised.

Indian and Chinese companies lead BRIC investment charge

Companies from India and China were leading source FDI countries among BRICs in 2011.

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Johnson & Johnson takes outsourcing route to business growth

Julia Santos, head of global business optimisation for the Johnson & Johnson Group, explains to Barbara Njau why outsourcing is essential to the company’s business strategy.

Asias IFCs shift up a gear

Asia's financial centres make presence felt

As the global economic balance of power shifts from west to east, international financial centres in Asia are growing in prominence at the expense of their developed world counterparts. But is this shift a permanent one?

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

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