Business Today Archive Mar 2, 2014 Issue

Edition: Mar 2, 2014

Cover Story

India gains as China begins to lose its manufacturing edge

India gains as China begins to lose its manufacturing edge

One of the major factors tilting the scales in favour of manufacturing in India is favourable movements in the foreign-exchange market. The yuan has climbed 7.2 per cent against the US dollar in the past three years and 35.3 per cent in the past decade, making China's exports costlier.
Money
Editors note
In areas where labour costs crimp margins, spending on logistics ratchet up with volumes, and as the yuan continues to strengthen, you will see new factories increasingly hum in India, not in China.
Features
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Corporate
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Focus
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