Monthly Archives: June 2011

India’s Advantages Versus China in Africa

India may have certain soft-power advantages, including Bollywood as well as knowledge of the English language and a history of living under British rule that it shares with many African countries. It also has a significant Indian diaspora in Africa. … Continue reading

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Forward Looking

Global fixed investment will reach US$23.2 trillion by 2016.  Outlays on railways and other basic structures may rise to US$3.7 trillion in 2030 from US$1.6 trillion in 2008. China will lengthen its rail network to 120,000 km from 86,000 by … Continue reading

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Interesting Statements

Within the S&P 500, there is approximately US$1 trillion in cash waiting to be deployed and maybe for M&A. Microsoft bought Skype will all foriegn cash. Skype is the largest provider of international calling services in the world. In the … Continue reading

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China and Africa

Many observers think the African economy is poised for great things. Fueled by a commodities boom, the continent’s output grew by 5% to 7% in both 2007 and 2008 and even managed 2% growh in 2009. China is not the … Continue reading

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Read – Executive Book Summaries “Play to Your Strengths”

One of the largest assets of any company is its human capital combined with the system that manages it, but so many managers insist on treating employees as costs to be minimized rather than as investments that add value to … Continue reading

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US Soaring Debt

Some 200 years after the birth of the United States, Ronald Reagan took over the presidency and a national debt of just under US$1 trillion. That was January 1981. By the time he left office, the figure had nearly tripled … Continue reading

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The Making of a Very Strong Economic Zone

China will speed up the defveopment of transport connections with Southeast Asia, building roads, telecommunications and power links as it seeks to boost trade.  China will give financial support through credit aid and investment, to provide for better exchange of … Continue reading

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