Tag Archives | Indian poverty

India’s Budget: The Toilet Test

By John Richardson

IT was fantastic news to hear that Narendra Modi, in his first budget as Prime Minister, has repeated his pledge of ensuring that every Indian has access to a toilet by 2019.

But will he follow through …

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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 Cash In On India’s Demographic Dividend

By John Richardson

A DEMOGRAPHIC dividend is only a demographic dividend if you can create enough jobs for most of your young people. That’s one of India’s biggest challenges.

During the economic Supercycle, cashing in on this dividend was relatively …

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India PVC Growth In Context

By John Richardson

INDIAN polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand is expected to increase by 13-14% in the financial year ending 31 March 2013 compared with just 3% growth in 2011-2012.

This is further evidence that, just perhaps, the decline in the …

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China’s Luxury Goods Risk

 

By John Richardson

THE “luxury end” of China’s polyethylene (PE) market is being heavily targeted by overseas producers and the results so far have been pretty spectacular, according to one of the producers.

“The annual growth in demand for …

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India Needs A New Political Direction

Manmohan Singh compromises to the point where “policy has no direction”

Source of picture: Wikipedia

 

By John Richardson

IN A week during which the Eurozone could quite easily break-up, the influence that individual political leaders will have on shaping …

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