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Archive for May, 2008

Guest Post: Big Brand Acquisitions And The Tata Group’s Strategy

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Assistant Professor at IIM, Calcutta and a visiting scholar at Institut D’études Internationales De Montréal (IEIM) of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) sends us this guest post, in response to the debate raised by Kiran’s post on the Tata’s LandRover/ Jaguar acquisition. I don’t agree with Chaitan Kansal that joint ventures [...]

Guest Post: Fighting Inflation The Wrong Way

Friday, May 9th, 2008

V Anantha Nageswaran A table of inflation rates in many countries around the world is beginning to reveal a disturbing picture. The lowest rate is found in Germany – at 3.0%. Many emerging countries that seem to be doing a truthful job are reporting inflation rates in excess of 10% and some in excess of [...]

165 licenses

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The Four Seasons launches in Mumbai. This bit is stunning – Bureaucracy and a shortage of skilled workers make building hotels difficult – the opening of the Four Seasons was delayed by at least two years. The hotel needed 165 government permits – including a special licence for the vegetable weighing scale in the kitchen [...]

Welcoming Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Pramti Pal Chaudhuri, Senior Editor of The Hindustan Times joins IEB as a contributor. You can read more about him on the Authors page.

Scrap The Spending Limit

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

There are two special things about the ongoing elections in Karnataka. The first is the presence of a large number of real estate developers in the elections. The second is the virtual non-existence of corruption, rather the removal of it, in party manifestos. These two points, I believe, are not independent. Under the current system, [...]

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