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Sep 16, 2016

Move over China, India could become a manufacturing haven for Hong Kong based firms

The huge Make-in-India push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attracted the attention of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), which has – over the last few months – conducted extensive research of advantages India provides for low cost manufacturing versus other Asian economies #China #HKTDC #Hong Kong Trade Development Council #India #InMyOpinion #manufacturing

Sep 15, 2016

RCom, Aircel merger is good news; will it signal consolidation in the crowded telecom market?

The merger will help the two companies get economies of scale to deal with increasing competition in the market, something the two standalone entities were finding tough #Aircel #Bharti Airtel #BoAML report #cellular #Debt #Idea #Market Share #Maxis Communications #Merger #MTS #RCom #Reliance Jio #spectrum #Vodafone #Wireless

Sep 1, 2016

Is Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio the Nirma moment for Indian telecom industry?

The potential disruption Reliance Jio could bring to India’s telecom market, which already has the world’s cheapest voice tariffs, may be multiple times bigger than what Nirma did for its competitors #COAI #Digital India #Jio launch #Karsanbhai Khodidas Patel #Nirma #Rajan Mathews #Reliance Jio #Tariff

Aug 22, 2016

Massive flight delays at Mumbai airport: How congestion is killing India’s aviation growth story

How much of this is the fault of an individual airline is debatable but it is clear that airport infrastructure at Mumbai is bursting at the seams #air india #Airline #airport infrastructure #ATC #CAGR #CAPA #GoAir #IndiGo #Mumbai airport #Navi Mumbai airport #OTP #SpiceJet #traffic growth #Vistara

Aug 16, 2016

PMGSY: Now, CAG report shows several flaws in rural roads scheme

Ineligible habitations were covered under the programme while eligible habitations were either left out or incorrectly shown as connected #auditor #CAG #MNREGA #NDA #PMGSY scheme #Prime Minister Narendra Modi #roads scheme #UPA

Aug 9, 2016

Spectrum auction: Rs 5.6 lakh cr revenue a tall call as pricing, glut may spoil the party

A telecom industry expert pointed out that the 700 mhz band is unlikely to see much bidding and it is possible that the reserve price is revised downwards #3G #4G #Bharti Airtel #Department of Telecom #DoT #GDP #Idea Cellular #Reliance Industries #Reliance Jio #RJio #spectrum #telecom #Vodafone

Aug 3, 2016

GST Bill: Chidambaram rakes up aam aadmi in Rajya Sabha, asks govt to cap rate

Chidambaram again made a strong pitch on capping the standard rate of GST at 18 percent while also carping on two-three other provisions of the bill #Aam Aadmi #GST Bill #P. Chidambaram #parliament #Rajya Sabha

Aug 2, 2016

IndiGo’s bottomline hit, other airlines will also suffer; why airfares should rise

Not just IndiGo, every other airline will likely post a decline in profitability for the June quarter due to the same fare wars #Aditya Ghosh #airfare #BottomLine #IndiGo #Jet Airways #passengers #SpiceJet