Counting the Cost

India: The next global economic powerhouse?

We explore how India outpaced China as the world’s fastest-growing economy but still struggles to reach its potential.

India has raced ahead of China as the world’s fastest-growing economy, despite a slowdown in the global economy and tough times for most emerging markets.

The world’s largest democracy recorded economic growth at 7.5 percent in the last quarter of 2015, as it surpassed China’s 6.8 percent.

While the Chinese juggernaut has still been growing, India’s economic expansion has accelerated.

Meanwhile, in the past week, India has unveiled a pro-poor budget seeking to win back support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government by boosting farm growth and appealing to the rural poor.

Prableen Bajpai, the founder and CEO of FinFix, a research and analytics firm, joins Counting the Cost to discuss whether India can maintain its growth levels and whether the budget lived up to expectations.

Brick by brick: How Lego is still relevant in the digital age

Lego has cemented its place as the world’s biggest toymaker after sales in 2015 leapt by 25 percent compared to 2014.

With seven boxes of Lego sold every second, 62 pieces for every person in the world, and little ‘mini-figures’ as they’re known outumbering real people in the world, Lego has performed spectacularly in spite of the popularity of mobile phones and video games.

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of the Lego Group, joins the programme to discuss how Lego have stayed relevant in the digital age.

Would you pay $1.9m for the Lamborghini Centenario?

In honour of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday, Lamborghini recently unveiled the limited edition supercar, the Centenario.

Despite having not started production, all 40 models of the car, which produces 770 horsepower and top speed of more than 217 mph, were sold out.

But at a cost of around $1.9m, who bought the car and why has it managed to sell so easily?

Stephan Winkelmann, the CEO of Lamborghini, joins the programme to discuss where the company and the luxury car market is heading.