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Opening Retail – Brand by Brand

The New Year has kick-started with good news on economic policy. On January 10, the government notified its earlier decision of permitting 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand product retail trading.┬áBut attached to this permission are conditions that are bound to present implementation challenges and include a two-step application process that can be unnecessarily … Continue reading

2012: ANOTHER DIRTY PICTURE?

In Taoist philosophy, quiescence is described as a still state that is unlikely to easily change. Just as the stillness seems here to stay, life happens – forces of shade and light – Yin and Yang – arrive. These seemingly opposite forces churn the stillness, causing mayhem, till an altered quiescent state emerges anew. 2011 … Continue reading