Low oil prices could be a blessing for India as it tackles ongoing budget and infrastructure problems. Unlike many emerging economies, India imports most of its oil from abroad. Low oil prices have little impact on government revenues.
German economists have proposed an 'investment agenda,' calling for a massive boost in public spending on infrastructure and education, to boost the nation's productivity. They say it would more than pay for itself.
One year ago, many people in Ghana celebrated the victory of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. He promised to build more factories, improve education and stamp out corruption. What has he achieved so far?
A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan is watching with concern and China may have a new economic rival in the region.
India is at the top of the list of nations expected to be worst hit by the adverse effects of climate change. It is striving to overcome the problem by advancing strategies like investing massively in renewable energy.
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