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2019 Warehousing in India – The favourite child

2019-11-29T06:24:46+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

An expert analyses the drastic changes in the Indian warehouse market in 2017-2019 and how these trends will further evolve in the coming year. Highlights: The competitiveness of the online market has made it necessary for logistic companies to facilitate faster delivery to customers. Warehouses are being delivered and being automated to reach the markets even faster than their competitors. 2020 looks like a year where the realty sector will more than make up with quality A-grade warehouse demand. [...]

Not a simple Left or Right question any more for British Indian voters

2019-12-10T06:52:53+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The UK General Election on December 12 will determine the course of the country’s history in many ways, not least in the context of its relationship with Europe and the wider world. One group that holds many of the cards, voters with their roots in the Indian sub-continent, can no longer be expected to vote predictably – either for Labour or Conservatives. Highlights: The first ever survey of British Indian Voter intentions ahead of the December General Elections confirmed some traditionally held notions but also helped bust many myths. Nearly 47 per cent British Indians in [...]

Resilience is the Indian financial service sector’s biggest strength

2019-11-30T22:28:33+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

Kalpana Morparia is Chairman - South and Southeast Asia at J.P. Morgan. In this interview, the banking veteran discusses the recent reforms in the Indian banking sector and her message for female CEOs in the making.

It is time to seal the US-India trade deal

2019-11-29T16:55:04+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 29 November 2019|

The President and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum touches upon the various areas the Indian government must focus on as it aims to secure a fruitful US-India trade deal. Highlights: The current US-India partial trade deal should be visualised as the beginning of an important chapter towards a larger Free Trade Agreement. Allowing negotiations for a trade deal covering a handful of market access issues shows the Trump administration’s recognition of the value of the US-India partnership. India needs [...]

Companies with more women in senior management yield superior returns

2019-11-29T16:23:12+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 29 November 2019|

The Head of Global Thematic Research at Credit Suisse summarises the findings in the company’s Gender 3000 report and suggests measures that can be taken to increase female representation at senior management levels. Highlights: While there have been increased gender diversity in the boardroom, most senior executive positions are still occupied by men. In India, female representation on boards has increased by 4.3 percentage over the past five years but t still remains below the global average. Credit Suisse’s Gender [...]

Unlocking potential: The future of the UK-India automotive trade relationship

2019-12-05T14:41:54+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

Collaboration will be more important than ever, says a motor industry expert as he stresses on the importance of India as a partner for the UK automotive industry. Highlights: Presently, UK-India automotive trade is worth approx. £270 million. Over the past decade, the total number of UK-built cars exported to India has increased twelvefold, despite high import duties. Collaboration with partners abroad to exchange skills and expertise to accelerate digitalisation offers greater opportunities both for India and the UK. India [...]

A reformed United Nations – How India and the UK must collaborate

2019-11-29T15:43:41+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

Asoke Mukerji, formerly India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, makes a note of the various areas that the UK and India can collectively work on in the context of a reformed and dynamic UN. Highlights: Cooperation between India and the UK in the future evolution of UN peacekeeping is a practical way of ensuring the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping operations. An area where they must collaborate more actively to create a more dynamic and responsive UN is in the [...]

Lithuania – an EU location primed for further investment from India

2019-11-29T15:32:00+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

Lithuania’s talent, ecosystem and investor-friendly policies make it an ideal choice for Indian investors from all sectors. Highlights: Lithuania has an international reputation for excellence in fields such as industry 4.0 manufacturing and Life Sciences. Lithuania’s GBS sector has had a major Indian presence in the form of HCL Technologies. Lithuania has a strong pool of talent skilled in financial services, and especially in financial technologies. Strong government support is a factor that is mentioned time and again by investors [...]

Transforming lives with HOPE

2019-11-29T06:54:30+00:00November 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

With healthcare, occupational skills for employability, preservation of national heritage art & culture and empowerment of society at the core of all their work, the Schaeffler Group is committed to bringing about a positive change in the society while ensuring profits for all their shareholders. Highlights: Sustainability offers businesses a chance to build resilience and withstand volatile economic pressure. It is important for sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function to graduate from a ‘support function’ level, and become mainstream. [...]

Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai on a global prosperity index

2019-11-29T06:59:45+00:00November 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index finds only three Indian cities make the cut among the world’s 113 in terms of trying to create a more holistic environment for its citizens. Highlights: Three Indian Cities featured in a new index of the world’s 113 most economic and social inclusive cities. The Index scores Cities based on key factors – Income per capita or GDP, Personal Safety, Access to Education and Access to ICTs and Affordability [...]