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India Creates 20,000 New Jobs A Month When It Needs One Million

By John Richardson

WHEN Narendra Modi was campaigning to be India’s Prime Minister in 2013 he promised to create 10m new jobs every year.

But in July 2014-December 2016, after Modi had become PM, 614,000 jobs were created in India’s …

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Time To Buy Some Better Advice On India

By John Richardson

WHEN was the last time you picked up a bottle of shampoo, looked at the price, and thought “can I really afford this? Might it be better if I bought a couple of single-serve sachets of shampoo?”…

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Modi: Great Words, All The Best, But We Are Watching You

By John Richardson

IT IS once again fantastic news that Narendra Modi has highlighted the need to improve sanitation in India, as he also did last month.

During his National Day speech last week, India’s prime minister called on listeners …

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Modi Pledges To Do More Than Just Boost The Stock Market

By John Richardson

THE blog is delighted that Narendra Modi sees the bigger picture through this bold statement: “By 2022, no Indian should be without a home, without clean water, without electricity and without a toilet.”

Fantastic. This is exactly …

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How To Measure Modi’s Success

By John Richardson

WINNING an election is one thing and governing is entirely different – as the hopeless Tony Abbott is discovering in Australia (more in a later blog post).

We sincerely hope that Narendra Modi proves to be a …

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Narendra Modi’s Infrastructure Challenge

By John Richardson

NARENDRA Modi looks as if he will end up leading the BJP-coalition to victory in India. This has led to a surge in optimism that he can repeat the “economic miracle” he achieved in Gujarat at a …

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India: Less “Payback” For Pollution

By John Richardson

IF you are convinced of the accuracy of Indian government air-quality readings, then air pollution in Delhi is nowhere near as bad as that in Beijing – despite a New York Times report to the contrary.

Government …

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India Risks Squandering Demographic Dividend

By John Richardson

INDIA is at risk of squandering its demographic dividend, warned investment bank Espirito Santo when it wrote in a September 2013 note:

If India continues its current path it will face a catastrophic shortage of jobs, creating …

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India Gas Price Breakthrough

By John Richardson

DEMOGRAPHICS can drive chemicals demand in the right direction, provided the correct government policies are in place.

India’s demographics are much better than China’s, as this data from the CIA Factbook indicate. For instance, as of 2013 …

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China and India: When Over-Investment Is A Good Thing

By John Richardson

WHEN is over-investment a good thing? This was another question the blog was left pondering after a good conversation with a Beijing-based training delegate during ICIS Training’s recent China Seminar in Bangkok.

She made the point that …

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