For those who care about the India-UK relationship, democracy, stronger security, more business, and shared values for collective good, the question of who governs the UK should also matter. The choice on this count could not be starker, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. In exactly a week’s time we will know who the victors and losers are in the UK general election. An election called by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the hope of bringing finality and [...]
Given the importance of an EU-India FTA to both sides, it may be time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her political capital to lean on EU bureaucrats to be more flexible, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: Germany, as India’s largest trade partner in the European Union after the UK, has the biggest stake in seeing through a good FTA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can play a key role in reopening the stalled talks on [...]
Despite the inordinate delay in finalising a free trade agreement with Brussels, the India-Germany are enjoying a robust bilateral trade, diplomatic and strategic relationship.
The 2 + 2 dialogue will give both India and the US the opportunity to iron out issues around sanctions and find some common ground.
British Indian voters may well roll in that magic number in the UK election campaign’s game of political snakes and ladders.
The Modi government has finally plucked up the courage to make bold decisions on privatising some of India’s largest state-owned companies, and in doing so redeems a pledge to get government out of the business of business. The Narendra Modi government has decided to kick off its privatisation programme with the big ticket strategic sales of its stakes in the country’s second largest downstream oil company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Shipping Corporation of India, India’s largest shipping company, Container [...]
First ever poll of British Indian voters reveals major decline in support for Labour, significant swing vote up for grabs
A first-of-its-kind YouGov opinion poll of British Indian Voters, commissioned by India Inc. and Washington DC data analytics firm 0ptimus, reveals a large chunk of undecided voters waiting to be wooed by UK parties ahead of the December 12 General Election. London based media group, India Inc. and Washington DC based data analytics firm, 0ptimus conducted the first ever pre-election survey of British Indian voter intentions through a YouGov poll from 13 November to 18 November 2019. The survey asked [...]
India accounts for 18 per cent of the world's population but only has 4 per cent of the globe’s usable water sources. There is an urgent need for world class technologies, partnerships and investment, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Of all the political and economic fault lines that crisscross India, water is arguably among the oldest and most important, albeit least discussed issue. Perhaps details of river water sharing formulae are considered too arcane or maybe India’s [...]
India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa outlines five ways in which India can attract companies looking for alternative markets to China. Soon after cutting corporate tax rates last month, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman explained that the move would help shed some light on what foreign companies were looking for when setting up manufacturing plants in India. A few days ago, she was explicit, saying that the Indian government will soon prepare a plan to woo multinational companies looking [...]
India presents the next frontier in online streaming, opening up multiple possibilities for global players, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Boris Johnson looks to be on the verge of pulling off his Herculean mission of passing the Brexit deal with the EU, but I am going to resist commenting on it just yet. Instead, there is another Herculean transformation happening in India, which merits a closer look. Remember the early 2000s when mobile phones began gaining popularity [...]