China-India Weekly Business Update: March 1

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Mar. 1 – Welcome to our weekly China-India round up in which we examine the latest bilateral news and commentary affecting foreign investment in both countries.

2011-2012 Union Budget Step in the Right Direction for India
For those who are seekers of investment opportunities in emerging Asia, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s unveiling of India’s Union Budget 2011 in front of Parliament on Monday comes as the catch of the season.

Indian 2011/12 Budget Good for Foreign Investment
India’s new budget focuses on finding a balance between controlling inflation and maintaining economic growth. Good news for foreign investors comes in the form of no drastic changes in taxation rates, no negative economic indicators, and increased opportunities to invest in Indian equities.

Market Entry Structures for China and India
New to Asia investors can feel intimidated by China or India. This article explains how and why to put a business toe in the water for each country and the easiest and least costly legal structures in each for doing so.

BP to Make Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in India
BP has committed US$7.2 billion in an Indian joint venture with Reliance Industries.

China-Nepal Double Tax Treaty Takes Effect
The newly signed agreement specifies the definition of tax residents between the two nations, as well as the applicable treatment of taxable income from properties, business operation profits, joint ventures, dividends, interest, royalties, capital gains, independent and dependent personal services, directors fees, pensions, social insurance, government services, individuals who are artists, athletes, teachers, researchers, students and interns, and other revenue-earning avenues.

Applying For India Business Travel and Work Visas
Don’t get caught out when planning your visit to India – you need to apply for visas prior to arrival. This free download tells you all you need to know.

Indian Exports Beat Government Forecasts
India’s booming export industry surpassed government targets by 10 percent last year as global manufacturers took advantage of its lower operating costs

Emerging Asian M&As in Mining and Metals Set for Increase
Both China and India are ripe for a new round of global M&As as mining and metals become hot targets for acquisition

Doing Business in China
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Doing Business in India
Our recently published, 156-page business introduction to India, the second fastest growing economy in the world, providing a thorough and in-depth analysis of India, its history, key demographics and overviews of the states and union territories highlighting business opportunities and infrastructure in place in each region. A comprehensive guide to investing in India is also included with information on FDI trends, business establishment procedures, economic zone information, labor and tax considerations, as well as an analysis of Indian business etiquette and culture. Priced at US$40 (PDF).

China-India Chamber of Commerce Update
The latest weekly bulletin from the China-India Chamber of Commerce. Complimentary download.

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