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WARC (July 30)

2020/ 07/ 31 by jd in Global News

“With India’s government reported to be considering a ban on more Chinese apps, advertisers are having to re-evaluate their media strategies… Brands that have successfully leveraged TikTok in India… will need to figure out if their TikTok audiences can be replicated on platforms like Instagram Reels, Roposo or Chingari.”


WARC (July 21)

2020/ 07/ 23 by jd in Global News

“High levels of concern over COVID-19 come as countries struggle to contain virus outbreak in tandem with the slow reopening of their economies. While 77% of respondents in China were worried, 90% of respondents were also confident about their country’s ability to deal with the virus compared the global percentage of 36%. In India, 53% of respondents were confident, down from a high of 64% in previous surveys, while Japan had the lowest confidence level at 19% but was up from a low of 11%.”


Investment Week (July 20)

2020/ 07/ 21 by jd in Global News

“The US silver economy is worth $7trn alone, making it more valuable than the economies of Britain, Japan, or India. In the past 18 years, companies whose businesses relate to the ageing population have achieved average revenue and earnings growth that has outperformed the global market. This trend is expected to continue gathering momentum.”


USA Today (July 9)

2020/ 07/ 11 by jd in Global News

The U.S. passed another “grim milestone” on Wednesday, racking up 3 million COVID-19 cases, which “represents roughly a quarter of the world’s cases and the same percentage of its deaths.” The U.S. now strongly “leads an unenviable group. Its 3 million cases for a nation of 330 million beats out Brazil’s 1.7 million cases (210 million population), India’s 742,000 cases (1.4 billion) and Russia’s 699,000 cases (145 million).”


Hindustan Times (June 23)

2020/ 06/ 25 by jd in Global News

“India is a case in point because it imposed the earliest and strictest lockdown.” Unfortunately, the nation “eased restrictions before cases peaked.”


Foreign Policy (June 22)

2020/ 06/ 22 by jd in Global News

“India has crossed two bleak landmarks in its battle against the coronavirus. The country has now reached over 400,000 infections, making it the fourth-worst-hit country in the world, overtaking Britain, Spain, and Italy. But it’s also lifted its 76-day lockdown.” In order “to stave off economic disaster,” the country is now “walking head-on into a pandemic at its peak.”


The Economist (June 16)

2020/ 06/ 17 by jd in Global News

“India and China have their first deadly clashes in 45 years.” Although “artillery and tanks” stayed quiet, front-line soldiers engaged wielding “only sticks and stones.” When “the final rocks had been thrown, at least 20 Indian troops lay dead….Chinese casualties are unknown.” The hostilities are “a sign of worrying military escalation between Asia’s giants.”


WARC (May 19)

2020/ 05/ 19 by jd in Global News

“India’s largest consumer-facing companies have begun pushing ‘vocal for local’ themes across all advertising and marketing campaigns and last-mile sales pitches.” This could give local brands a boost in the Indian market, which is currently dominated by global brands.


Washington Post (April 11)

2020/ 04/ 13 by jd in Global News

“As the world’s largest democracy, India ought to be setting a standard for how the emergency can be met without resort to repression or censorship. So far, it has not done so.”


Investments & Pensions Europe (November Issue)

2019/ 11/ 27 by jd in Global News

“In India, where there is next to no focus on ESG, there is a growing realisation that externalities matter in areas like water management or rice production, which is highly water intensive. A small but growing band of investors is seeking to put ESG on the map.”


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