The Silk Road of the 21st Century

The Silk road of the 21st Century

(ATF) In this extract from his book, author Gary Sigley talks about China's mobility narrative and how through trade, pilgrimage, migration and other forms of travel different communities and peoples interact. ... Qianmen, literally ‘the front gate’, is the main entrance to the old walled city of Beijing. It was …

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How Mukesh Ambani is building a digital marketplace in India

How Mukesh Ambani is building a digital marketplace in India

In this excerpt from the book Persevere and Prevail Like Mukesh Ambani, Rajiv Agarwal writes about Mukesh Ambani's innovative business ways and quest to build a digital wholesale marketplace in India. ------ (ATF) On 13 April 2019, a newspaper reported that Reliance Retail was intending to lay a big bet …

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Constant flow of frauds undermining India’s banking system

 Constant flow of frauds undermining India’s banking system

(ATF) Bank frauds are nothing new in India – they have been bringing down banks since the 18th century. But in recent years they are of a different scale, often a result of deep-rooted collusion between lender, borrower and officials. Crony capitalism has led to massive frauds. Many fraudsters have …

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This Chinese town shows the success of China's supply chain and failures of Indian manufacturing

This Chinese town shows the success of China's supply chain and failures of Indian manufacturing

(ATF) Yiwu is a gritty town, where businesses appear to rise and fall every other week. Deals are struck with the shake of a hand. Contracts can mean nothing. The city was in the news for the wrong reasons in 2012 when two Indians, Deepak Raheja and Shyamsunder Agarwal, were …

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