Business - Analyses & Assessments - Apr 24, 2022
A nondescript warehouse on the American east coast has been the scene of firing the first shots in a battle royale that is likely to disrupt boardrooms across the capitalist world.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Feb 21, 2022
The 2021 ‘India State of Forest Report’, though optimistic in its findings, raises the question of the inequitable nature of the environmental debate.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Feb 7, 2022
As the second-largest generator of employment after the Agri sector, MSMEs need government handholding in terms of easy finance and active promotion of foreign investments.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Jan 20, 2022
As crypto gains popularity, there are concerns that its decentralised nature may threaten a country's macroeconomic stability.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Dec 18, 2021
The government’s attempts to ban private crypto has raised eyebrows, especially when there is so much activity in the Indian market.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Nov 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the failure of ‘just-in-time’ production models, which are prone to supply chain disruptions.
The Facebook outage has highlighted the vulnerability of digitally-mediated economies, which are precariously dependent on a few servers or platforms.
As Evergrande teeters on the precipice of default, there is immense strain on China’s outsized property sector, fuelling concerns about a liquidity crunch.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Aug 31, 2021
By abolishing retrospective taxes, India has sought to project itself as a pragmatic and investor-friendly regime devoid of regulatory uncertainty.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Jul 22, 2021
Apart from a digitally aspiring demography, India has a robust semiconductor design ecosystem that can complement chip fabrication giants like Taiwan
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Jun 25, 2021
With China introducing its own digital currency (eRMB) and clamping down on other cryptocurrencies, it is evident it is asserting control over the digital economy.
Business - Analyses & Assessments - Jun 17, 2021
Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency. This digital tender is minted using huge amounts of energy.
The Cairn and Vodafone cases have opened a pandora’s box of tax-related investment disputes that lie at the intersection of international laws and municipal governance.
While determining the arbitrability of tax disputes under investment protection laws, the devil lies in the details of the treaty instrument.
It is critical to maintain an equilibrium between the regulatory powers of a sovereign and the legitimate interests of a foreign investor.
By retrospectively amending the Income Tax Act in 2012, the Indian Parliament sought to clarify its legislative intention.
The nature of the interaction between taxation regimes and investment agreements have evolved over time, with new generation treaties envisaging specific carve-outs for tax.
The Huawei controversy raises the questions of whether India can envision a future without Chinese venture capital.
The enforcement of an investment treaty award is a layered issue and needs to be deconstructed step by step.