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 [...]
A ‘pared down’ free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and EU may well just be the chink of light at the end of the very long Brexit tunnel.
The recent €7.8-billion defence deal looks to be the first step to propelling India-France relations to new heights.
Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on India’s latest tax cuts. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week unveiled her boldest tax move yet. In one fell swoop, she cut India’s corporate tax rate from 34 per cent to just over 25 per cent. Further, she announced a new tax rate of 17 per cent for manufacturing companies setting up after 1 October this year and commence operations before 31 March 2023. These are, easily, the most aggressive [...]
Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the historic Howdy Modi US tour. The Howdy Modi rally in Houston and mutual bonhomie on display there between the Indian Prime Minister and US President Donald Trump and their interaction on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York had messages for India, the US, Pakistan and even China. A very important development, which has got lost in the euphoria over the rally, is Trump’s assertion that a trade deal [...]
By dramatically slashing corporate taxes, India’s gritty Finance Minister has given a big boost to India’s private sector and brings the country closer to becoming a low-tax, high-efficiency economy that the Modi government aspires for, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The recent cuts in corporate tax and minimum alternative tax rates by Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will provide a much-needed stimulus for companies in India. It may well also help the country attract companies that are [...]
The India-US partnership must succeed for the emergence of a new rules-based global order, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. The US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), a non-profit advocacy group comprising leading corporate figures from the two countries, has projected that bilateral trade between India and the US could rise sharply to $238 billion by 2025 from the current level of $143 billion. The USISPF’s US India Bilateral Trade Report projects bilateral trade to grow 7.5 [...]
Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on Modi’s Houston Home Run, the Beast of Brexit and India’s Moon Mission. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Indian Americans at Madison Square Gardens in 2014, he was in New York for an official function; when he addressed 60,000 British Indians at the Wembley Stadium the following year, he was in London to attend a Commonwealth event. His address to Indians at Houston later this month is different and [...]