Mar. 29 – Welcome to our biweekly China-India round up in which we examine the latest bilateral news and commentary affecting foreign investment in both countries.
Global Economy’s Center of Gravity to Shift East, Settle between India and China
An article written and released earlier this year by London School of Economics Professor Danny Quah is getting a lot of attention recently by quantitatively illustrating how the global economy’s center of gravity is gradually shifting eastwards towards India and China.
Indian, Chinese Chambers of Commerce Sign 400 MoUs in Singapore
The Indian and Chinese Chambers of Commerce signed 400 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on Monday in Singapore, signaling a strengthening of ties between Chinese and Indian industries as well as government.
China and India Rethink Nuclear Power Use after Japan Earthquake
Debates on the use of nuclear power as a form of alternative energy rose in emerging Asian countries last week as the nuclear crisis after Japan’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami stood out as a prominent threat to the public health.
India Puts Accounting Practices in Line with International Standards
The Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently said that it had aligned 35 Indian accounting practices with international standards, marking an important step to bringing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to India and making financial statements of Indian firms read similarly to those of their international peers.
Emerging Asia Pledges Carbon Emission Reduction Goals
China and India have recently submitted their greenhouse emissions mitigation goals to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Although the commitments are not legally enforceable, the pledges mark a significant step forward in formalizing commitments made in Copenhagen back in December 2009.
Russia’s Rosneft Seeks Chinese and Indian Partnership for Arctic Exploration
Russia’s leading petroleum company Rosneft is considering Chinese and Indian firms as potential partners during its exploration of the eastern Arctic.
India’s 2011 Budget Proposal May Lead to Price Hike in Luxury Cars
India’s auto companies that import parts for their assembled car manufacturing may face a cost increase due to the country’s growing customs duty on pre-assembled parts and the expanded definition of semi-knocked down kits.
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