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The Latin America Interview with Indian Ambassador R. Viswanathan

A broad ranging discussion I had with the Ambassador at his office in Buenos Aires last week.

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India-Uruguay economic cooperation

Recent meetings between high-level representatives from India and Uruguay have produced a number of positive results, including plans to increase cooperation in the agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles, automobiles, machineries, IT (link). Cooperation is also being negotiated for the renewable energy sector with a focus on wind energy (link). “For Uruguay in its international insertion strategy, links […]

India set to become second largest copper consumer, Chile to benefit

Chile’s economic prosperity has been largely fueled by its copper mines, and since India’s demand for copper is expected to rise rapidly over the next decade, Chile’s commodity-exporting future is looking bright. From MercoPress: COCHILCO, Chile’s copper commission, estimates that by the end of this decade, India’s demand for copper will rise from the current […]

Brazilian and Indian economies on the rise

In 2011 Brazil is expected to surpass Italy to become the seventh largest economy in the world, and India is expected to move ahead of Spain. From MercoPress: The research unit of The Economist is predicting that Brazil, the eighth largest economy of the world in 2009, with a nominal GDP of 1.5 trillion, followed […]

Why Are India and Brazil Rebounding Faster Than the U.S.?

“If America had a central bank chief like Y. V. Reddy, the U.S. economy would not have been such a mess,” Joseph E. Stiglitz, the economist and Nobel laureate, has said. In India, there were no subprime loans. Part of the reason is cultural. Indians are simply not as comfortable with credit as Americans. “A […]

With movie ‘Endhiran,’ Machu Picchu-Peru welcomes India

 India Real Time – WSJ Another mountain range is making its debut as the backdrop for a song-and-dance sequence in an Indian movie—if it made the editor’s cut, that is: the Andes in Peru, and the ruins of the Inca city of Machu Picchu located high amid those mountains. Strictly speaking, we’re talking Kollywood not […]

India brings technology to the Fair of Bogota in Colombia

 | %Good Morning Colombia% As part of the inauguration of the International Fair of Bogota, Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, said that “Colombia has a clear horizon that makes you dream to prosperity.” The president said India’s participation in trade shows as a model of technological progress, economic and industry and said the approach opens […]

Brazil and India rated as preferred places to invest

According to a recent Bloomberg poll, Brazil is tied with China as the most preferred place to invest, and India follows close behind in third place. From Bloomberg: The U.S. has fallen behind emerging markets in Brazil, China and India as the preferred place to invest, a Bloomberg survey shows, though the world’s largest economy […]

India eyes strong trade ties with LatAm

FinancialExpress According to the commerce ministry officials, India is looking forward to sign an FTA with Peru as the first step of engagement. It is also eyeing similar trade agreements with some other Latin American countries. “Latin America is a key bloc for us. So far our trade has been restricted to Brazil and Argentina […]

India, Mexico, and Brazil Embrace “Design Thinking”

For sure India needs more design thinking in products and services; with many engineers running the show, good design, sadly, is  thought of an expense.Nussbaum: | Co.Design If you’re a business or an NGO with an operation in Asia or Latin America, where do you go when you want some serious local design thinking? You […]