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Modi 2.0: Era of growth for start-ups

2019-06-25T11:39:22+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

With the Modi government back in action for its second term, an Indian industry expert pinpoints the critical areas it must look into to fuel the rapidly growing Indian start-up sector. With the Indian PM Narendra Modi led government being re-elected for a second time with record majority, businesses, especially start-ups, expect yet another five years of continued robust growth in the economy. Today, India is almost a $3 trillion economy clubbed with one of the fastest-growing emerging markets. A [...]

Indian banks in the UK to play a catalytic role for a paradigm shift

2019-06-25T11:26:38+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

The CEO of ICICI Bank UK highlights the role the bank plays in catering to the financial requirements of the Indian diaspora in the UK while also shedding light on other sectors that are ripe for collaborative opportunities between the two countries. India and the United Kingdom have a long-standing and historical relationship. This has transformed into a very strong people-to-people relationship over the last 70 years. The UK is now base to one of the most influential and strong [...]

Defining a Design Age of Economy with tech

2019-06-25T11:10:04+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

In the light of Infosys having inaugurated its Experience Design & Innovation Studio in Shoreditch, London, a company head gives their reasons for investing in the UK and explains how their design-led approach has helped them stay ahead of their competitors. Succeeding in the digital age requires keeping a laser focus on two questions: What do customers want? And how do our products and services fulfil those desires? Take the example of Headbox, a company started by London entrepreneur Andrew [...]

On a mission to embrace and empower

2019-06-25T11:01:57+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

Dr Jyotsna Suri is Chairman and Managing Director at Bharat Hotels and Keshav Suri is the Executive Director for the LaLiT Hotels and a prominent activist on LGBTQ rights in India. Both have shown a firm determination to ensure their world view trickles down into their corporate strategy. In this interview, the dynamic mother-son duo gives 'India Global Business' insights into their vision for the hospitality industry and various steps taken to create promote inclusivity in their organisation. What is [...]

A strategic overview of UK-India relations

2019-06-25T10:50:50+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

Despite India’s economic relations with UK being right on track, the emergence of newer superpowers and political uncertainties have weakened the UK’s standing, potentially resulting in India gaining an upper hand. Narendra Modi’s first term coincided with the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. For the UK, this meant that politics turned inward. While some grandiose if unlikely global visions were put forward—including the patronising, and temporally implausible, Empire 2.0⁠—the question of the UK’s relationship to its European neighbours [...]

It’s a lot more than just cricket!

2019-06-25T08:51:06+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

A British diplomat, having lived in India for the past three years, reflects on his time in the country and pinpoints a few opportunities to build closer relationship between India and the UK. How many of you recall visiting pre- ‘91 India? I am not the only second gen Indian who does so vividly. The angst- driven push of our nostalgic parents, lost to mill towns, overtime and corner stores, forcibly recreating on us their childhood experiences. And our suspicions, [...]

India is well poised to tackle tech-related challenges

2019-06-25T08:34:51+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

Cyber security and data protection open several doors for cooperation between the UK and India, asserts an intelligence and security expert. A strategic partnership is based on the commonality of interests. It also presupposes a high degree of trust between the partners that is aimed at achieving those interests. A strategic partnership further demands constant dialogue to ensure that the partnership stays on course. The India-UK relationship is, to my mind, at the cusp of shaping itself into a multi-dimensional [...]

India, UK and the Dawn of the Afro-Asian Century

2019-06-25T08:22:58+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

A partnership between the UK, India and Arica can not only redefine the current global ethic but also easily become one of the most significant trilateral relationships in the coming years. As we approach the third decade of the 21st century, it is unmistakable that Asia now has a twin – Africa. Even as economists and political pundits alike contest and celebrate the Asian Century, it would be erroneous to ignore the promise that a full one-fifth of humanity that [...]

AI and health tech are priority areas for both India and the UK

2019-06-25T07:39:53+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

A UK-India Tech partnership can provide millions of Indians with access to better healthcare and potentially create several job opportunities in both economies. Leading British healthtech specialists are working with Indian tech and clinical leaders to establish how Artificial Intelligence can be used to drive early diagnosis of fatal and severely life-limiting diseases, as part of the India-UK Tech Partnership. In 2016, the UK exported £358 million of digital services to India. The India-UK Tech Partnership aims to bring together [...]

An innovative financing approach holds the key for SMEs

2019-06-25T07:35:05+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a viable approach to fulfil the financial needs of the SME sector, which currently plays a tremendous role in job creation and economic growth in India. India stands at a time of great economic achievement and even greater economic opportunity. This is not mere cheerleading, but a view validated in recent years by the United Nations’ Ease of Doing Business (UN EODB) Report. India has made dramatic strides climbing up the UN EODB rankings, where [...]