Update on India’s States: December 5, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir to install 23 gigawatts of grid-connected solar projects; New Delhi releases draft Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018; Nagaland bans all single-use plastic items; Haryana announces $215 subsidy for solar home systems; Tamil Nadu releases Direct Selling Guidelines…

The Power of Talk

By Matthew P. Goodman — There is an old joke among economists: “Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.” Those of us who follow international economics began this month expecting talk to be at a steep discount. November is summit…

Mind the Gap

By Richard Rossow —  Reviewing the growing list of trade concerns between the U.S. and India, it feels like the relationship is spinning out of control. However, real trade — far more important in the greater scheme of things —…

Update on India’s States: November 28, 2018

 Andhra Pradesh freezes electric power tariff hikes ahead of 2019 election and expands power subsidies; Maharashtra approved legislation to give job and education quotas to the Marathi community; Uttar Pradesh announces a plan to merge all the government controlled cooperative…

Update on India’s States: November 21, 2018

Great Eastern Energy Corporation announces it has found prospective shale resources with a valuation of over $2.78 billion at its Raniganj (South) block in West Bengal; Odisha releases its ‘Biotech Policy 2018’ at the Make in Odisha Conclave; six north-eastern…

Update on India’s States: November 13, 2018

The Odisha government approved investment proposals worth $3.5 billion to set up six mega manufacturing facilities in the state; Himachal Pradesh amends Land Lease Rules, 2013, to  simplify the process to allocate land on lease; Bihar approves the redevelopment of…

Update on India’s States: November 7, 2018

India leaps into 77th place from 100th in latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report; Andhra Pradesh is ranked number one in the country with an average growth of 10.5 percent; by recording 13.6 percent annual growth rate in…

How can Southeast Asia Win in the U.S.-China Trade War?

By Natasha Burrows & Kim Mai Tran — Economists posit that the U.S.-China trade war will have long-standing economic and geopolitical impacts on Southeast Asia. The export-oriented, globally-integrated economies of ASEAN will suffer most from trade barriers and tensions, particularly…

CogitAsia Podcast: Balancing U.S.-India Energy Ties

In this episode, we discuss energy cooperation in the U.S.-India relationship. Achieving two diverging goals for energy engagement in the relationship – deepening and broadening renewables cooperation while India is importing U.S. oil and gas – will likely require a…

Update on India’s States: October 30, 2018

Bihar meets universal electricity access target ahead of December 31 deadline set by the center; the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announces that 28 states and union territories have adopted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act; Odisha announces…