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The best Indian states to invest in

2020-01-17T13:39:17+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

Intense competition to rank higher on India’s internal Ease of Doing Business index has led to huge improvement in the business climate in all 28 states and nine Union Territories in India but the top five positions have largely been occupied by five states – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – though not always in that order. Here’s a look at what keeps them ahead of the pack. Highlights: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu [...]

2020 Indian real estate – limping back to a functioning liquidity cycle

2020-01-17T14:46:38+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

A real estate expert breaks down the causes for the poor performance of the sector in 2019 and suggests measures the government could adopt to revive it. Highlights: The IL&FS crisis caused a domino effect on the NBFC and banking system with institutions declaring higher than anticipated non-performing assets (NPAs) and going into a conservative lending mode. The real estate sector was probably the worst hit given that it had a sequence of poor performing years. The government mooted a [...]

Helping children with Autism in India

2020-01-22T12:02:55+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

The Helping Hands organisation is striving hard to enrich the lives of underprivileged children with autism and other learning and behavioural differences, while also raising awareness among society. Highlights: According to research, one in every hundred children under the age of 10 is somewhere on the Autism spectrum. People from poor economic backgrounds lack knowledge of ASD or access to get help for it. Helping Hands Organisation (H2O) is a not-for-profit based out of Kerala, India which provides support and [...]

India powers ahead with UK in pursuit of energy efficiency

2020-01-17T13:39:33+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

The Indian Cabinet has approved an important pact with the UK to strive for greater use of solar and wind energy within the country’s railway network, a key step towards meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. India has committed to achieve 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, a target further enhanced recently when Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to increasing the country’s renewable energy capacity to 450 GW [...]

Ontario is open for business, trade and investment

2020-01-17T13:39:44+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 January 2020|

The Canadian province’s competitive business landscape, economic stability, high-quality talent and efficient connectivity make it a compelling choice for foreign investors. Highlights: Ontario is at the centre of one of the most reputable and competitive business environments in the world. Ontario offers some of the most competitive corporate tax rates, lower than the G7 average. Ontario has the second-largest IT hub in North America, with over 300,000 skilled workers employed by 20,000 companies. Ontario boasts of excellent transport links with [...]

India as a Digital Decider in 2020

2020-01-17T13:39:56+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 January 2020|

A cyber security specialist deliberates on how India can play a more proactive role in cyber security issues on a global level. Highlights: Indian companies and experts are at the forefront of new developments in IT, including artificial intelligence and cyber security. India currently ranks in the middle when it comes to global statistics on cyber security, leaving much room for improvement. India has been named as one of the regional leaders crucial to deciding the trajectory for the internet [...]

India’s ambitious $1.4 trillion infra investment plan

2020-01-17T13:40:08+00:00January 3rd, 2020|India Inc News|

Can the new mega infrastructure investment plan be the fillip the Indian economy needed after a protracted period of sluggish growth? India Inc. Founder and CEO, Manoj Ladwa, writes that much will depend on the Indian government’s ability to execute well, and foreign investors having the confidence to muscle in. Highlights: India’s ambitious $1.4 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a critical step towards realising the Modi government’s ambition of making India a $5-trillion economy. NIP opens up huge investment [...]

Year of drama and assertion

2019-12-30T14:34:29+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

2019 was a year of near non-stop drama, fast-moving action and events with far-reaching consequences. It was also a year in which powerful nations and their leaders asserted their right of action in different ways and in doing so, majorly disrupted the 'business as usual' status quo that the world has gotten used to. We look at some of the biggest developments of 2019 in this analysis. Trade war The year’s biggest economic news was undoubtedly the ongoing trade war [...]

My reflections on 2019: The glass is not always half empty

2019-12-30T10:08:46+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

In the pursuit of so-called ‘balance’, 2019 has seen far too many commentators straying towards the negative as their safest bet when explaining India’s growth story. The glass is not always half empty, argues India Inc. Founder & CEO, Manoj Ladwa. Over the past five years, I have written over 250 ‘Globally Speaking’ blogs, which are published online every Friday at and selected ones in the ‘India Global Business’ magazine. I am pleased to inform readers that in 2020, [...]