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How serious is India about foreign investment as an engine for growth?

I will be spending next week in Mumbai and Delhi (with @singarbitration), and in preparation have been contemplating the impact of the recent budget proposals on foreign investment, and in turn the implications for the Indian economy. Before going on any trip, … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme Court decision in Vodafone tax case good news for international investors in India

The judgement of India’s Supreme Court on 20 Jan in the Vodafone tax case, removes (at least for now) some of country-specific risk that has been holding back investment by multi-national companies in India. Reduction in perceived risk is likely to encourage … Continue reading

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UK mobile operators create m-commerce joint venture

Last week, three of the UK’s four mobile network operators announced a mobile marketing and payments joint venture. The venture is subject to regulatory approval, and is summarised in the press release as: Creation of a single ecosystem for m-commerce … Continue reading

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Internet regulation: building consumer trust?

Today’s FT article by Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, highlights the importance of regulation for all the players in the on-line ecosystem – those building the pipes and plumbing of network infrastructure, those creating compelling content and services and those who provide search, … Continue reading

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O2 applies for first UK e-money licence whilst Everything Everywhere and Barclaycard announce contactless payment service

Mobile money is a recurrent theme for the watcher. See the mobile money overview post and Apple’s incorporation of NFC into iPhone post. As anticipated, all the industry players are jostling for position and there have been a number of … Continue reading

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Regulatory uncertainty casts shadow over otherwise positive results from BT and Vodafone

Positive results out yesterday from both Vodafone and BT. One fact that caught my eye was the news from BT that (for the first time I can remember), BT had a net increase in connections. It’s is very old news … Continue reading

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Vertical integration the industrial logic for M&A: Vivendi / SFR and Comcast / NBC Universal

My eye was caught last night by a story in the Financial Times this morning reporting analyst speculation that in the wake of the approvals of the US Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice for the purchase of 51% of NBC Universal by Comcast, which … Continue reading

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