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GEOFF HISCOCK. Key Indian states go to the polls in February

While most of Asia-Pacific focuses on the beginning of the Trump presidency and China’s prickly response so far, a substantial slice of the world’s biggest democracy, India, is about to enter a crucial round of state elections that will also … Continue reading

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GEOFF HISCOCK. Long-awaited tax change raises tantalising prospect for Indian economy

  The tantalising prospect of a 10% growth rate is on India’s economic horizon in the next few years, now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won legislative backing for the long-awaited goods and services tax. On August 3, India’s … Continue reading

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GEOFF HISCOCK. Asia’s easy opportunities overshadow Indian business ties. Australian businesses lack enthusiasm for Indian opportunities.

At the Australia India Business Council forum in Sydney earlier this week, Indian diplomats wondered why Australian businesses lacked enthusiasm about engaging with an economy that is destined to become the world’s third largest within the next two decades.

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Geoff Hiscock. Cleaning up the coal energy pillar a central task for Modi and Abbott

Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott explicitly defined energy as a “central pillar” of the India-Australia economic relationship in their joint statement this week. That’s a good sign, but if they want to make a truly significant contribution to the long-term … Continue reading

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Geoff Hiscock. Abbott on the friendship trail with Modi

China rightly dominates most discussions of Australia’s economic outlook, but Tony Abbott has made it plain he also wants to be good friends with the other emerging Asian heavyweight, India. A tangible example came during his visit there early last … Continue reading

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Geoff Hiscock. Onus on Abbott to forge closer ties with India

​As a young man, Tony Abbott backpacked across India in 1981, and spent six weeks at the Australian Jesuit mission in Bihar state. He was fascinated by the country’s many contrasts, from its bullock carts to its nuclear power stations. … Continue reading

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Geoff Hiscock. Economic time is right in India for Modi and his mandate

​Narendra Modi comes to office in India with two big advantages: the economic cycle is starting to turn up at last, and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a clear majority in parliament that frees him from the coalition-style shackles … Continue reading

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