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The Development of Chennai and the Impact of Corruption in Construction

Jan 21, 2020 @ 09:04 PM / by Francois Wiedenmann

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During my recent survey of India, I visited Chennai. The city is located on India’s east coast and has growing automotive, industrial, and technology sectors. Behind the strength of this, the city government has invested in its infrastructure to alleviate traffic, reduce commuting times, and increase available housing units, including many expatriate-focused housing complexes along the attractive coastline.

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Expatriate Housing in Bangalore, India: New Construction and Development

Jan 14, 2020 @ 01:26 PM / by Francois Wiedenmann

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Driving down the four-lane highway from Bangalore’s airport to the city centre, our progress slowed. The road ahead narrowed to two lanes due to bridges that the government has found prohibitively expensive to wide. Arriving after a full day of travel, my trip suddenly became that much longer as we trudged through traffic on the way to my hotel. I could see why assignees desire to live near their offices.

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The New Heart of Mumbai: Bandra Kurla Complex

Jan 07, 2020 @ 08:30 PM / by Andrew Morollo

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The Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, referred to by many as BKC, has continued to develop and is fast becoming the new business and residential heart of Mumbai. Originally intended to serve as an alternate business district to help decongest south Mumbai, commercial office stock has increased at phenomenal rates in the past five years. BKC now houses India’s Stock Exchange and the Indian headquarters of many large multinational companies.

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Transportation Projects in Mumbai and the Supreme Court Ruling on the Coastal Road Project

Dec 17, 2019 @ 06:24 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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Mumbai has long been known as a city with high levels of air pollution from the choking congestion and horrendous traffic conditions. During my recent survey, I confirmed that this reputation has yet to change! The construction of the elevated lines of the Mumbai Metro project continues to aggravate traffic problems along SV Road in the expat areas of Bandra, Santa Cruz, and Khar. Additionally, rush-hour gridlock in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is being impacted by the work on the BKC Metro station project where there will be a new Metro Line 3 and 2B interchange.

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Demonetization in India: What's the impact 2 years later?

Mar 15, 2019 @ 07:48 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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During my November 2018 survey, the dollar-to-rupee exchange rate showed minimal fluctuation. When I exchanged money in my hotel in Mumbai, I received new, crisp green 500- and pink 2000-rupee banknotes, along with the older, lower denomination notes of 10-,20-, and 100-rupees. Throughout the five major cities that I surveyed, all the 500- and 2000-rupee banknotes that I transacted were part of the new series.

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India GST: Reactions still mixed six months later

Jan 10, 2018 @ 07:15 AM / by Meleah Paull

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The “one nation, one tax” (India GST) policy was intended to make trade among India’s twenty-nine states and seven union territories easier and faster.

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Individual Taxpayers Impacted by New Tax Rates in India

Jul 24, 2017 @ 10:57 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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The Indian government has presented a 2017/2018 budget that includes several tax changes affecting individual taxpayers.

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AIRINC News: Expatriate Hardship - India versus China

Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:59 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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To be able to support business objectives effectively, global mobility teams need to focus on three areas — developing the right set of policies that effectively support...

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Global Mobility News - Bangalore, India: Rents are falling

Jan 31, 2017 @ 04:27 PM / by Manarti Dhaliwal

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The expatriate rental market in Bangalore is experiencing a downturn. Rents for both apartments and houses were relatively stable over the past twelve months

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Currency Bombshell: India voids notes

Nov 09, 2016 @ 01:06 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Shocking the country, PM Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and 1000 bills are void and unable to be used legally as tender for commerce as of November 9, 2016

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