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The Modi administration proposes to put an end to the controversial retroactive tax actions which have frazzled foreign investors. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that the bill on retroactive taxation, that was passed in 2011, prior to the current government coming to power, will be renounced in the interest of encouraging foreign investment. In an article in the Financial Times, Mr. Jaitley stated that he…
April 23, 2015 - Thirteen percent of Canadian exports are now directed to emerging markets, up almost threefold over the last 15 years, and it makes good sense for domestic companies to continue that trend, says the head of Export Development Canada. “Companies in all sectors should look ahead and follow high-growth markets,” said Benoit Daignault, the chief executive officer of EDC, Canada’s export credit…
The global rating agency Moody's, believes that emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region, including India, are resilient to external shocks. According to the rating agency, "Asia Pacific sovereigns generally exhibit strong external payments positions and government debt profiles relative to peers elsewhere in the world - factors that should stand them in good stead." India is experiencing “accelerating GDP growth, improving fiscal and monetary…
India is moving up the global pecking order for Japanese automakers. The country now ranks among the top markets for Japanese automobile companies such as: Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Toyota and Nissan. In fact, the Indian market now ranks among the top five markets globally for almost all the top Japanese automobile brands. Maruti Suzuki is the leader in the car segment in India, which is…
April 23, 2015 - There has been plenty of concern in the investment community this year about China’s slowing economy. But with all the handwringing, it’s easy to forget the shear size of the expansion that continues in the world’s second-largest economy. China’s modern-day Silk Road is a case in point. First mentioned publicly by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the gargantuan scale of…
Clients who consider emerging markets to be too risky can benefit by investing in firms that do business in these regions. As multinational corporations (MNC) based in developed countries increasingly seek to leverage growth opportunities in fast-growing emerging markets, they offer your clients the ability to get exposure to emerging markets without investing directly in those markets. However, there is no consensus about whether developed-markets…
The visit to Canada by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, netted commercial agreements valued at $1.6 billion in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and defence, education, energy, mining, infrastructure, sustainable technologies, and information and communications technology. All together, agreements were signed with 13 companies, which include: Air Canada will reinstate its direct Toronto-Delhi flight on Boeing 787 Aircraft commencing in November 2015.…
Despite the decline in commodity prices, governments in EM countries continue to build out their clean and renewable power capacity led by the largest EM economy China. Apple was the latest to announce a partnership to back two large solar farms in China. At the recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance annual summit, Founder Michael Liebreich, projected that China is on track to have more low-carbon…
PM Modi’s highlight of his visit to Canada was the pact to supply much needed uranium for the nuclear reactors that France agreed to help make in India.Canada has agreed to supply 3,000 tonnes of uranium over the next 5 years from Saskatchewan for boosting clean energy. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/uranium-deal-kicks-off-indian-pm-narendra-modi-s-visit-to-canada-1.3033525    
10 months ago the government in India changed. Now, I can say the ethos of the people has changed. The attitude, thoughts and mind set of the people of India and the youth has changed. There is a change in the attitude and thoughts of the youth and younger generation and the government has also changed. We have shared a special relationship with Canada; it…
When Bhim Asdhir, president and chief executive of Excel Funds Management, recently visited India, he was dazzled by what he saw there. “There is so much energy and enthusiasm about the future of India,” he said, adding that the changes he noticed go beyond his personal impressions: Economic numbers also point to a revitalized country. Now, Mr. Asdhir will meet the source of this improvement:…
For the first time in more than 40 years, India's Prime Minister will be visiting Canada this week. Host Matt Galloway talked to two people who do business in India about what to expect, and what could be gained by strengthening ties with that country. http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2663945338              

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