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India’s urban challenge and Modular Construction

India’s urban challenge and Modular Construction

“We must run as fast as we can just to stay in one place… and if you want to go anywhere we must run twice as fast as that.” (Alice in Wonderland). As well as having an engaging smile, indeed sometimes only an engaging smile, the Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice demonstrated wisdom beyond his […]
No Carillion for India: The Subcontinent’s New Audit Regime

No Carillion for India: The Subcontinent’s New Audit Regime

English Law requires an Auditor to be a guard dog not a bloodhound, and that’s why Carillion collapsed in a Multi-Billion Pound insolvency with KPMG’s partners left wondering how to spend their bonuses while they wait to give evidence the House of Commons Finance Committee. But as with so much else over recent years, India’s […]
Modular Construction as a key innovator

Modular Construction as a key innovator

27,348 people live on every square kilometre of land in the Mumbai Conurbation, and this figure is expected to grow to 101,066 by 2020 making it the most densely populated area on the planet. This striking statistic is characteristic of the burgeoning and rapidly urbanised population trends which are currently driving the subcontinent’s economic miracle, […]
India’s New Direction in Infrastructure Investment

India’s New Direction in Infrastructure Investment

For those commentators who might have thought they detected a slackening off over recent months in the appetite of Prime Minister Modi’s Government to engage in still further rounds of major infrastructure spending, the Union Budget Statement was something of a wake up call. Anyone sensing a slackening was simply looking in the wrong place, […]
Affordable Housing Programme: the Private Equity Boost

Affordable Housing Programme: the Private Equity Boost

We’ve heard a lot recently about policy announcements made in this year’s Union Budget, but what about the headline announcements from last year; how effective have they been in delivering the radical economic programme currently being pursued by Prime Minister Modi’s Government? Well, the answer seems to be very effective indeed, particularly in the case […]
Indian Infrastructure Projects: it’s good to talk

Indian Infrastructure Projects: it’s good to talk

After decades of bewildering inactivity, the Indian Court System seems to have been jolted into life. Ask most western lawyers over the past twenty years whether Indian Courts can be relied on to deliver speedy and reliable results to complex claims and they would shuffle their feet and roll their eyes; because, historically, Indian Courts […]
Renewing India’s Infrastructure Markets

Renewing India’s Infrastructure Markets

Speaking in a typically candid interview in 2000, just a few short years before his death, Milton Friedman took (for him) unusual care in distinguishing between two of the critical “classes” of spending that made up Roosevelt’s New Deal Economics of the 1930’s, both critical to the subsequent expansion of the U.S. Economy: “One class was reform: […]
India’s Infrastructure Boost: A Market full of Growth

India’s Infrastructure Boost: A Market full of Growth

For the first time since Independence,  analysts on the subcontinent are predicting a surplus of generating capacity in electricity across India’s extensive chain of power stations, solar power facilities and wind farms; and it’s not the only India’s energy infrastructure that is booming at the moment. Railways, Highways and Bridge Building Projects are witnessing an […]

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