India-Africa IT corridor: The next growth frontier
After decades of struggle, Africa has emerged as a beacon of economic growth and stability. With the demand for its business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) services rapidly growing, the continent has evolved into an attractive offshore destination. Indian firms have started to tap into this market and are at the forefront of this movement.
India’s first compulsory license – Implications
Authors discuss the implications of the compulsory licensing (CL) provision which arms the Government of India with power to ensure that medicines are available to patients at affordable rates. Article includes details of the ruling and international implications.
PE/VC firms target E-commerce businesses for investments
Private equity firms are targeting e-commerce businesses in India for investment. E-commerce investments in 2011 more than quadrupled to USD 467 million compared to USD 99 million that was invested in 2010. Deal volumes too increased to 78 deals compared to only 22 deals in 2010. Article provides charts, identifies market enablers and challenges.
Real Estate and Construction
Special Economic Zones in India: Off-track?
In the early 2000s, the Government of India put in place the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy which was to dramatically encourage India’s export capability. Now, almost six years later, with the change in the global economic scenario, coupled with an unstable policy, the SEZ story is dying a slow death. The authors discuss the Department of Commerce’s Discussion Paper to Facilitate Stakeholder Consultation on Potential Reform of the SEZ Policy and Operating Framework
, its implications and ramifications.