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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.


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 […]

Indian companies in the Forbes Asia Fab 50 list

Forbes Forbes Asia has released its 2010 roster of the Fabulous 50, the best bigger companies in Asia-Pacific that are publicly traded. These have sales or market capitalization bigger than $3 billion. Indian firms on the list are: Adani Enterprises, Axis Bank, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, HCL Technologies, HDFC Bank, Hindalco Industries, Infosys […]

Brazil on the Rise

Here at IndusLatin we recently highlighted the growing role of cities like Mumbai, India, and São Paulo, Brazil, as international financial centers. The NY Times has just drew attention to a few recent developments in Brazil that indicate that this trend is unlikely to stop any time soon. Here are some key facts from the article: A […]

Frontier Investing – Asia and Latin America

TWO OF AMIT WADHWANEY’S passions are international stocks and ethnic restaurants. That he is an avowed value investor is no surprise, given that Third Avenue Management, his employer, was founded in the mid-1980s by famed bargain-hunter Marty Whitman. Wadhwaney’s duties include running the Third Avenue International Fund (TAVIX). Barron’s recently caught up by Wadhwaney by […]

Agriculture is one of the great places to be – Jim Rogers on Bloomberg UTV in India

Jim speaking at an event – “Investment strategies in an emerging financial lanscape”. Funny to see the Indian interviewer’s (probably an MBA!) WTF reaction to Jim’s comments on agriculture. In trying to sell the attractiveness of the farming business in South America to potential investors, I’ve found the going rough in India. People cannot imagine […]

Developing economies should invest in each other

Successful LatAm companies and wealthy LatAm individuals would be reluctant to invest in Asia, given they are coming from a culltural framework of high uncertainty avoidance. Investing and doing business in tried and tested regions like the U.S. and Europe is preferred over the new.Times LIVE A preferential trade agreement (PTA) between the Southern Africa […]

Latin America: India’s next frontier

Image via Wikipedia I think the India-Latin America trade corridor is one of the last frontiers in business. India does more trade with Africa – 2-way flows about $40 billlion, which has  a fraction of the overall GDP($2,5Tn at PPP) compared to Latin America (almost $6Tn at PPP)  – 2-way flows about $16billion. So, the […]

India’s Interest in Latin America/South America must go beyond World Cup: Not just football superpowers, agriculture superpowers as well

Note: an abbreviated version of this article titled “India’s Interest in Latin America must go beyond World Cup” was syndicated by Indo-Asian News Wire Service. A few portals that ran the article include: SIFY, TradeIndia, IndiaNewsPost, ThaIndian, SouthAsiaMail, ProKerala, Gulf Times, Qatar and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Over the next few weeks, millions […]

Venezuela strays from its policy of nationalization

Venezuela has been particularly hard hit by the global recession over the last few years. Last year alone, the country experienced 27% inflation and a 2.9 percent decline in economic output. Times are tough enough, in fact, that famed “anti-capitalist and Marxist” Hugo Chávez has declared that, “Investment and experience from foreign oil firms is […]