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Embedding sustainability in South Asia’s textiles

2019-10-11T17:31:53+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Xeros Technology Group recently signed an exclusive deal with the Indian company Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipments, to introduce their sustainable water-saving products to South Asia’s denim finishing industry. Their CEO explains how the deal with Ramsons can put South Asia’s textile and garment industries at the forefront of efforts to improve sustainability and protect the environment. India and South Asia go hand-in-glove with the textile and garment industries. Whether it’s the production of jute, fine silks or today’s mass-produced apparel, [...]

Belarus is eager to continue cooperating with Indian businesses

2019-10-14T11:45:43+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Rapidly making its way to becoming a trailblazer in the field of IT, Belarus has put in motion several initiatives to ensure it remains a hotbed of investment for foreign businesses. Belarus is a state located exactly on the border dividing Eastern and Western Europe, between Russia and Poland, Ukraine and Latvia. Sometimes, its glory is left behind its more powerful neighbours, but the National Agency of Investment and Privatization is sure that the Belarusian economy will thrive in the [...]

How neighbours can become good friends

2019-10-11T15:40:35+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina have laid the foundation for closer trade and economic ties between the two countries. Now, it is up to the business houses in India and Bangladesh take this forward. Among its South Asian neighbours, Bangladesh is, arguably, India’s closest ally. However, New Delhi has been facing stiff competition from Beijing. In 2015, China replaced India as Bangladesh’s top trading partner. The following year, China agreed to invest $24 billion [...]

techXchange: Empowering possibilities, expanding businesses

2019-10-11T18:12:12+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

An industry expert gives us a lowdown on the rationale behind a techXchange programme aimed at empowering start-ups to grow through innovation. Start-up India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government, through this initiative, aims to empower start-ups to grow through innovation and design. To meet the objectives of the [...]

India-France defence partnership takes flight

2019-10-11T17:32:09+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

As Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in a brand new Rafale fighter jet acquired for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in France, it marked a step change in bilateral ties which are expected to spill over into Make in India gains. India’s Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, declared the French-made Rafale fighter jet as an exponential boost for the country’s air dominance moments after he flew a sortie at Merignac Airport in Bordeaux, France, in the first of [...]

Learning from the Indian start-up ecosystem

2019-10-14T08:29:55+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

A systems analyst turned tech strategy advisor explains why African entrepreneurs should take a page out of India’s start-up ecosystem as a way to generate more employment opportunities. The growth in African-Indian commercial relations accelerated in the decade since the global meltdown, its most obvious manifestation being the coming of the titans of the Indian industry like Tata, Arcelor Mittal, Essar Steel, Jindal Steel and others to the African continent. This acceleration must, however, be put in the context of [...]

The growing influence of Indian business on the UK economy

2019-10-11T18:17:14+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

A Grant Thornton UK executive shares his observations on the growth of Indian companies in the UK over the past few years and how historic ties between the two countries can be leveraged for a stronger business partnership. Cast your mind back to April 1991 – over a quarter of a century ago. The world was truly a different place in every sense. In India two significant events took place. In this year, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated and the Indian [...]

Design-led thinking can help businesses across all sectors

2019-10-15T02:33:30+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, luxury fashion label Varana’s Creative Director Sujata Keshavan talks us through the brand’s vision of translating the splendour of Indian heritage to more a contemporary aesthetic and what sets them apart from their well-known competitors. Is Indian craftsmanship finding it as rightful place on the global stage? Varana is a serious attempt to shine a light on India’s rich and deep traditions of textiles and craft heritage. This is not just history but [...]

Collective efforts for social good

2019-10-11T13:05:09+00:00October 10th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

The Vice-Chairman of a charitable organisation highlights how global Akshaya Patra is addressing hunger and malnutrition in India by harnessing the power of corporate partnerships. Malnutrition is one of the major challenges our country is facing today. According to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018, jointly published by some of the most reputed organisations in the global nutrition space, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health [...]

London overtakes New York in fintech deals

2019-10-11T13:13:35+00:00October 9th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Latest figures released in time for a major global financial services summit in London, Sibos 2019, revealed the British capital’s lead not only within Europe but also worldwide, with Indian projects at the forefront. Global Indian entrepreneur Rishi Khosla’s London-headquartered fintech start-up OakNorth leads the UK capital’s financial technology boom as it overtakes New York in the sector. Among fintech investment deals on a global level, London took the top spot in 2019, with a total of 114 deals, overtaking New York in second place (101). San Francisco is in [...]