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How China’s downturn could uplift India

1 September, 2015

The effects of economic upheaval in China have been felt worldwide – though less so in neighbouring India. Analysts say the country’s quirks could work to its advantage. In contrast to China, India has struggled to find its place as a global exporter, focusing instead on the domestic market. Resilient consumer spending serves to reinforce this inward-oriented development.


Google, alphabetised

30 August, 2015

The corporate restructuring and establishment of a new holding company, called Alphabet, formalizes Google’s status as a conglomerate. It also better positions founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to grow their pet projects – emerging businesses ranging from driverless cars and drones to medical devices – as more independent subsidiaries. Page and Brin will serve as Chief Executive and President of Alphabet, respectively.


Australian port and railroad operator goes for $8.8 billion

27 August, 2015

Australia is attracting some of the world’s biggest infrastructure investors. Global asset manager Brookfield Infrastructure Partners said it will purchase Australian port and railroad operator Asciano for about $8.8 billion. The firm is looking for other ports to acquire, given forecasts that seaborne trade will increase dramatically. It is also eager to expand in various regions.


A first: Smartphone sales dip in China

25 August, 2015

Chinese consumers have embraced smartphones at an incredible rate, making China the world’s biggest smartphone market; however the market is reaching a saturation point globally, and in China, smartphone sales fell for the first time in the second quarter. In what remains the biggest country for smartphone sales, accounting for 30% of global market share, year-over-year sales declined 4%.


The state of manufacturing in India

23 August, 2015

After India opened up markets for goods to competition in 1991, its once-robust manufacturing sector fell into decline. In the post-liberalisation era, factories have largely been replaced by IT services firms, which cannot provide nearly enough jobs for a massive unskilled labour force. But with the reform efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and gains in foreign investment, manufacturing in India could be making a comeback.


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