Category Archives: Country in focus

Insight into a specific economy

The Delhi Mumbai Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)

The building of Regional powerhouses creates world class infrastructure and, accelerates industrial clusters and specialisation. However, there is an impact on the Informal Economy. The Delhi Mumbai Dedicated freight Corridor is another case in point.[i]   Share this:

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Wilberforce’s unfinished business

David Murden of the And Albert Foundation has worked tirelessly for many years to progress a trade based initiative in Ghana. The core idea is a transformative project with a focus on trees, trade and training as a means to … Continue reading

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A Trade Mission to Peru ready to go

In December 2014, Adam Budgen (a world renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon; partner in the White Rose Clinic; North Yorkshire Orthopaedic Specialists; lecturer at Hull York Medical School and Founder of the K’Anchay Nan Foundation) and Robert Bell (CEO of Archomai, Fellow … Continue reading

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From historical Slave Trade Route to modern day Trade Corridor

With Oscar nominations galore, Steve McQueen’s film 12 Years A Slave is sure to make the headlines and the focus will be back on the slave trade in all its sordid detail. Working with And Albert Foundation, the Transformational Logistics … Continue reading

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Jim O’Neill and the MINTs (Mexico; Indonesia; Nigeria and Turkey).

More than a decade ago Jim O’Neill was working with Goldman Sachs and coined the term BRIC; an acronym for Brazil; Russia; India and China – countries characterised by high growth. South Africa was added in 2010 to give us … Continue reading

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Singapore and the transformational agenda in Africa

As the US and EU stagnate; China slows and India stalls, Africa is well placed to interest investors looking for returns. Africa needs help to capitalise on this opportunity. Some countries have worked with other foreign countries and Aid Agencies … Continue reading

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Light manufacturing in Tanzania and beyond

Skills has to be seen as key in any focus on sustainable growth and, as with the example from Sri Lanka and the German led vocational skills centre Tanzania is exploring the same agenda. The World Bank has just produced a … Continue reading

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GST can be the catalyst to transform Indian logistics

In an interview with the Indian Economic Times [03/03/12] Marc Llistosella, CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles (India), made it clear. His company would support a hike in diesel prices and an increase in excise duties on diesel vehicles. In other … Continue reading

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Plug in and … hope for the best.

On the dining room table a candle burns, the house is silent and yet, this is far from romantic. It is a weekday morning in Chennai, South India and the computer on the table is running out of battery; all … Continue reading

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The Africa challenge

The T L Blog is delighted to introduce a new contributor – Tielman Nieuwoudt. Based in Johannesburg and for several years working out of Vietnam, Tielman brings a huge level of experience in frontier markets to the TL table. This … Continue reading

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