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Regulating India’s Cryptocurrencies: The Power of the Eyebrow

Regulating India’s Cryptocurrencies: The Power of the Eyebrow

When the Governor of the Bank of England was called out of BCCI’s financial wreckage by the Treasury Select Committee in 1995, he was asked to explain his approach to prudential regulation: how would he assert the Bank’s authority over a rogue institution like BCCI in the future? The Committee then sat open mouthed as […]
Saving for the Future: India’s Dynamic Asymmetry

Saving for the Future: India’s Dynamic Asymmetry

India: in the space of a single generation the subcontinent has increased its savings to GDP ratio from 13.9% to a simply astonishing 30% The domestic savings account played a key part in Japan’s economic miracle: with an increasingly wealthy and traditionally conservative population storing up personal wealth at unprecedented levels, the country achieved one […]
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 […]
India Stock Exchange news: a Welcome Union Budget

India Stock Exchange news: a Welcome Union Budget

Although they have softened a little since in unusually turbulent international markets, shares on the BSE rose immediately before the Union Budget Statement on 1st February, the last full Federal Budget before the General Election next year and the surest possible indication that markets were expecting Prime Minister Modi’s Government to continue with its current […]
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 […]
New Sustainability Initiatives: India’s way forward

New Sustainability Initiatives: India’s way forward

At the close of the year, barely noticed by the world’s press, India’s Environment Minister, Harsh Vardhan, issued a major policy statement setting out the steps which the Modi Government is planning to take next to reduce air pollution in the subcontinent’s major conurbations (as well as taking a swipe at the municipal authorities in […]
India Republic Day

India Republic Day

History, as Alan Bennett nearly said, is just one thing after another… How true, and if only the seeds of India’s historic move to independence, celebrated annually on 26th January –Republic Day– were spread a little wider across the world: we could all learn from the essentially peaceful and non-violent movement that made independence a […]
Mainstream Impact Investment: A Sea Change in the Market

Mainstream Impact Investment: A Sea Change in the Market

Businesses that set out to minimise the negative impacts of their activities on the community, our society and on the environment at large are better equipped to be successful in the long term; actively structured to meet the demands of an increasingly social market without compromising on their capacity for commercial success. Indeed, these businesses […]

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