International Finance

Tag : infrastructure

Economy

China’s investment in Indonesia up from $600 million to $1.6 billion

Boost for President Joko Widodo’s ambitious program to build infrastructure IFM Correspondent November 1, 2016: Many countries are racing to invest in Indonesia, South East Asia’s biggest economy. Last week, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the economy will probably expand 5 percent this year, making Indonesia an attractive investment destination. According to reports from...
Company

Iran’s aviation market is waiting to be tapped

Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya There is pent-up demand after years of sanctions but risks remain June 10, 2016: Iran has remained outside the international business community for close to 40 years now. Hence when sanctions were lifted this January, it was a gold rush for many. Being the 29th largest economy by GDP, Iran’s return to...
Economy

Indian aviation market to be third largest by 2020

Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya Main drivers for now are low fuel price, expanding middle class and high GDP growth June 8, 2016: The Indian aviation market is flying high. It is set to become the third largest in the world by 2020. With 81 million trips, the domestic market grew at about 19% during the 12...
Economy

Ruta Viva cuts travel time to Quito airport by half

Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, which was in charge of the construction of both phases, has won IFM’s Best Infrastructure Development Project Ecuador 2015 December 15, 2015: Ruta Viva, the highway that connects Ecuador’s capital city to two adjacent valleys, grew out of the pressing need to improve traffic circulation in the Metropolitan District of Quito, which...
Business Leaders

‘With AIIB around, ADB will no longer be complacent’

ADB was not doing much lending before as Japan was too busy trying to put its own house in order Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya July 31, 2015: Since the day China announced its intention to set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), US has been skeptical about its intention. Same with Japan. Though initially, supporters were...
Economy

Kenya’s betting big on infrastructure

Earlier this year, various organisations placed the East African nation among the fastest growing economies in the world Amoxers Wachira and Veronicah Riba July 10, 2015: Africa has been described as the Dark Continent for many years. However, with economies of a couple of African countries recording growth in recent years, the narrative is quickly...