Indo-Japan trade data

Japan hardly imports $30 bln annually from India an dis almost entirely dependen to n Chinese imports for its local economy. However it has been developing India with annual Capital investments of INR 90 bln or $2 bln and an almost equal amount of INR 88 bln or another $ 2 bln in development aid this year.

Japan is providing $4.5 bln in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor looking a  developing more than 12 new citiies on the route amongside the larger Dedicated Freight Corridor which encompasses the nation across its two legs Delhi РKolata and Delhi Mumbai,. The Eastern corridor of the DFC itself costs $10 bln while the DMIC is envisaged to cost $90 bln. The freight corridpor speeds up our Logistics gap while the DMIC undertakes urbanisation in new zones to catch up with the China equation

The Japanese and Indian governments agreed Wednesday to set up a three-year, $15 billion bilateral currency swap line in an effort to buttress their economies against Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

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The new swap line–five times the previous arrangement, which expired in early summer–follows a Japan-South Korea deal in October to boost their bilateral swap pact to $70 billion from $13 billion.

The moves signal spreading doubts among Asian economic powerhouses about the ability of European leaders to fix their problems anytime soon.

National Manufacturing Policy / Zones

The NIMZ cities identified in the latest manufacturing policy area compendium of all identified microsites and

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large successes of India in manufacturing policy over the last decade. Japan funded Delhi Mumbai infra corridor, the industrial zone at Manesar or the village Dholera in Gujarat identified for investment can start in quick time. The Dedicated Freiht Corridor needs $7-8 bln, the DMIC even $40 bln or INR 2 Tln for itself, Japanese providing $10 bln and Private sector to be willing ot invest the rest

With a new Land acquisition bill, which nevertheless does not make it easy for someone to single handedly establish or grow a city in the wilderness( attract good talent for one, attract suppliers and ensure all resources in supply for another) ¬†is still as difficult but where land acquisition and construction for manufacturing can begin like in Manesar, Haryana or Dholera , Gujarat can show the way to others if done right. Unfortunately winners do not include last decades export successes like Textiles and Auto ancilliaries and Services will be denied its place in the sun if it remains a National “manufacturing” Policy. The Buddh International Arena in UP near New Delhi with a NCR, Delhi address tag is a great success showcase for others.

Also, like Indian banks being told off in foreign lands, foreign banks in India like ICBC and CCB that have just opened should not be allowed to club their business with that of the parent country as it will stifle local opportunity esp where such large investments are expected by local satraps and a regular scam-o-rama is keeping the media busy from 2G to Mamta Banerjee Europe , in contrast has global companies and diaspora ( not remittances) that make such partnerships with banks global in thei rvery nature instead. Sadly some of them will leave or forfeit plans of growing in retail if they ever nodded to RBI

A couple of other ‘contradictions’ have to be managed in India, including letting farmers a share of real estate profit with the new bill in hand allowing prices without governemnt interference, delevraging required in the real estate satraps specialised for such acquisition incl DLF, JSW and maybe JP ( not delevraging but has hands fuull) or the new crop wlike India bulls and Adani which have to bear the blame for endless delays in the Power sector or the consumption successes like PVR and mall owners who are making profits only in the super luxury investments. Also India’s labor participation rates could soon be dropping below 65% ( nearly a low 60% in the mediterranean Euro crisis owners) and US that provided a great land of opportunity for educated talent from this country, also suffering a low participation rate of 64%

Interesingly India’s export growth, still keeps machinery in the largest categories, and should soon include

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pharmaceuticals as well. Perhaps Farming can be mechanised, along with Textile cities and Auto ancilliary dreams. Loan mela, anyone?

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