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Assessing India‘s Investment Potentials: A Rendezvous with Global Experts

As an outcome of its endeavor to assess the investment potentials in India Wells Fargo Advisors recently released a report titled “India Comes of Age” which takes a fresh look at the risk and return characteristics of the Indian markets and identifies their relationships adopting a macroeconomic perspective.

In this exclusive endeavor for ChindiaBizTM the ICA Institute presents Paul Christopher, CFA, and Sean Lynch, CFA, of Wells Fargo, in an interview with Prashant Das and Anitha Vadavatha of the India China America (ICA) Institute.

Climate Change and Energy: Viewpoints from India, China, and America

A report on a recent China-India-US Roundtable
Asha Hemrajani, Member of the International Contributors Editorial Board, The India China America Institute
November 2010

The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual forum for energy professionals, policy makers and commentators to debate energy issues. As part of this year’s forum, the Energy Studies Institute organized a China-India-US Roundtable on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. This tripartite panel discussed each country’s outlook on climate change and their preparations for the climate summit currently being held in Cancun. The panelists were Dr Lin Boqiang from the China Centre for Energy Economics Research, Mr Suresh Prabhu, former Indian Federal Cabinet Minister and Dr Andrew Light, Director of International Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress. This article reports on each speaker’s viewpoint, and the subsequent post-presentation discussion.

A New Avatar of Outsourcing

Recent trends suggest a new wave of outsourcing opportunities that Americans may end up falling in love with. The “Global Outsourcing 2020” event co-organized by the ICA Institute in Atlanta spurs this debate on “Reverse Outsourcing”.

China’s Housing Bubble

An increasing number of analysts and policy makers are expressing concerns on a growing bubble in China’s property market. If the housing prices are indeed caused by excessive liquidity in the market, the central bank can make adjustment by tightening up the monetary policy. However, the problems may lie on the structure of the economy, which cannot be solved by simply changing monetary policies. I will introduce two newly emerging views on the causes of the high housing prices.

Is India Ready for REITs?

The talk of launching REITs in India in a structure similar to what exists in the United States has been going on for many years. What should be realized, however, is that many aspects of real estate in India must be addressed before one could even think of introducing such a product to the investment community.

A New Currency of Chindia and Latin America?

Conceptually, replacement of Dollar does not necessarily imply creation of a new currency. However, if the dominance of Dollar can be questioned, which other existing currency are we talking about? Perhaps, if the Dollar will be replaced at all; it will be by a brand new currency. But is it really going to happen?