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Investors are keen to finance China's transport infrastructure, but when it comes to India, they are put off by the difficulty of doing business, according to a recent study.
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Investors who fund large-scale transport infrastructure programmes across Asia are much more likely to focus on China than India, according to research by EC Harris, which describes itself as an international built asset consultancy.

Both countries clearly have “huge investment plans, but political and fiscal uncertainty combined with high operating costs are deterring many parties from investing in India”, concluded the authors of the report, released on Wednesday.

The study ranked 17 major markets across the world according to the relative attractiveness of investment in their transportation sectors. Each country was assessed across the four main transportation sectors aviation, rail, highways and ports and their overall ranking...

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