India

Shifting wealth of nations – what is overlooked

Needless to say the world is focusing on China and India due to its huge populations as well as rapidly rising economies and middle classes. Correct if you look at the amount of people. But by looking at the issue that way we overlook a very potent and prosperous group of people. [...]

Africa growing faster than Asia?

The fastest growing country in the world is actually Angola. No you didn’t get it wrong. China comes second followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda, all growing at least 8% a year. So has Africa’s time finally come and will the continent now forge ahead? [...]

Is the West taxing itself out of business?

It’s not a coincidence that most successful Western corporations were founded last century. Then it was still possible to build up a highly profitable company in the West. Nowadays however, that’s easier said than done. Western tax authorities, led by Sweden followed by America, are tightening any loopholes there are. [...]

Laudable Indian move to educate all children

United Nations is hailing what they call a “ground-breaking” new act that legalizes the right to free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of 6 and 14 in India. The Indian move is laudable and since the bill was passed already in August last year to be implemented swiftly, presumably by now more Indian children are already attending school? If not, what’s the progress so far and when is it estimated that all children will start going to school? [...]