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A mixed bag for India’s political economy

2020-03-16T13:53:06+00:00March 16th, 2020|Home Page, India Inc News|

In light of US President Trump’s recent visit to India, an economic expert suggests some measures the two countries could take to drive their bilateral relationship to the next level. Highlights: President Trump’s reiteration of PM Modi’s policies reinforced the Indian Government’s assertion of successful outreach of its schemes. If a free trade agreement might not be an immediate possibility, a multi-layered trade agreement would help boost import-linked value-added manufacturing and exports from India. The US must consider that a [...]

Sitharaman presents clean, green, realistic Budget

2020-03-18T08:36:03+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has delivered a realistic Budget for 2020-21. The three most exciting points are the increase in the government’s spending on infrastructure to $59 billion, an increase of $8 billion over the current year [...]

The decade of aspiration, acceleration and assertion

2020-01-17T20:06:51+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

The 2020s promise to be a decade with a difference. For one, many incipient trends – from a rise in aspirations to an acceleration in development to greater assertion of national identities – will come into their own over the next few years. Then, rising education levels and breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine will likely make this the most egalitarian decade in the history of mankind. Highlights: 2020 marks a decade of aspirations – of the billions of newly [...]

A promising New Year for UK-India relations

2020-03-18T09:06:18+00:00December 27th, 2019|UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

Editorial 2020 could be a jumpstart for UK-India ties with PM Boris Johnson hinting a new post-Brexit trade deal with India. As the year of two major elections – one in India in May and a snap poll in the UK in December –comes to a close, the vote is quite definitively in favour of stronger UK-India ties in the New Year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was voted into power with a “stonking” mandate, has made repeated references to his commitment to strike a new post-Brexit trade deal with India and partner with the Indian Prime Minister, whom he fondly refers to as Narendrabhai, on [...]