Many economists feel that some green shoots of growth are visible within the Indian economy but it is best to wait for more widely dispersed signs of a turnaround before breathing a little easier. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India to grow at 4.8 per cent this year, down sharply from the 6.1 per cent forecast in October 2019, and blamed it for dragging global growth down. Since India is the world’s fifth-largest economy in purchasing power parity [...]
Despite extensive talks between the two countries, and a considerable narrowing down of differences, no meeting ground has been found yet.
Sir David Attenborough’s “moment of crisis,” and Greta Thunberg’s ongoing campaign to shake the world’s most powerful into acting faster on climate change, highlights that there are other priorities to President Trump’s conflict with Iran that must not be relegated, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The US assassination of a serving Iranian army general and the Iranian retaliation poses a diplomatic challenge for India’s Narendra Modi government. India’s possible de-escalating role here should not be underestimated. [...]
The director of a London-based think tank analyses the role of the Indian diaspora in the 2019 General Elections and notes how immigration reforms should be of key importance post Brexit. Highlights: The 2019 General Election saw Britain elect its most diverse Parliament ever, with 65 ethnic minority MPs making up one-tenth of the House of Commons. Scepticism about Brexit among Indian voters appeared to be a barrier to supporting the governing party for Corbyn-sceptic voters. One of the biggest [...]
The CEO of the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber catalogues the economic equation between the two countries and delves into how they can take it to the next level. Highlights: Canada has stepped up food and potash exports to India. Canadian pension funds like CDPQ, CPPIB, and financial entities like Brookefield and Fairfax have invested huge amounts in Indian collaborations, heralding a new phase of the India-Canada trade and investment ties. Canada is now looking to seek investments from Tier 2 cities [...]
Canadian investors at the forefront of India’s private equity and infrastructure investment landscape
The CEO of India’s first sovereign wealth fund reflects on the developments in India’s infrastructure sector and what the recent big-ticket investments by Canadian giants means for the relationship between the two countries. Highlights: The recently released a National Infrastructure Pipeline by the Indian government opens up huge investment opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector. Canadian investors have been at the forefront of investing in India, taking a long- term view on the economy. The Indian start-up space, with around 30,000 [...]
The Indian government has decided not to give in to US pressure on keeping the Chinese telecom equipment giant out of the 5G race but the final call on whether or not to permit a post-trial full-scale rollout could still depend on the views of the security establishment. Highlights: India’s decision to allow Huawei to participate in the 5G trials is by no means a signal that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier has cleared the last hurdle. The US has [...]