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Costa Rica offers a new time zone for India

2018-12-12T08:13:51+00:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Central American region highlights its cost-saving credentials and having the same time zone as the US market as a big plus for Indian companies. Costa Rica is a small economy located in the middle of the Americas that initially specialised in exporting a few primary products (e.g. coffee, bananas, sugar, and beef) to its neighborhood. Costa Rica viewed foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction as a strategic option to sustain growth, enhance exports and create better jobs. The Costa Rican [...]

Italy reaches out for Indian investments

2018-12-12T08:23:53+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

An Italian Trade Agency chief paints the economic landscape that awaits Indian companies eyeing this European Union (EU) country. Italy is one of the world’s most iconic destinations, combining an unmatched cultural heritage and striking sceneries with one of Europe’s top performing and most diversified economies. With a GDP of over €1.6 trillion and a population of over 60 million, Italy is the world’s eighth largest economy. It is a very open economy, a welcoming place for investors and has [...]

Estonia: Nordic hub for digital and knowledge-based business

2018-11-23T14:07:54+00:00November 20th, 2018|Home Page|

The Director of Estonia’s investment promotion agency spells out the northern European country’s appeal as an industrial and tech hub. Estonia has many advantages that make it a smart, agile investment location for businesses with global ambitions. These include world-class human capital, unique digital capabilities, a robust pro-business environment, and a scalable location within the EU. As a Northern European hub for industrial, global business services, supply chain and a world class IT centre, Estonia provides a competitive environment that [...]

Ease of Doing Business: Modi government’s hard work paying off

2018-11-02T13:08:54+00:00November 2nd, 2018|India Inc News|

India’s dramatic jump of 23 places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index will encourage foreign investors who are otherwise facing turbulent times globally, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The hard work put in by the Narendra Modi government over the last four-and-a-half years is bearing fruit. The recently released ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’, compiled by the World Bank, shows India has jumped 23 places in the pecking order to Rank 77. It comes [...]

Bulgaria: On the strategic crossroads of five pan-European corridors

2018-11-23T14:09:04+00:00November 2nd, 2018|India Inc News|

Bulgaria highlights its geographical location and attractive investment credentials for Indian companies eyeing the European Union (EU). Bulgaria and India have a long-standing friendship and the bilateral relations are characterised by an atmosphere of close friendship and mutual understanding. In 2019, India and Bulgaria will mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and throughout this entire period we have enjoyed exciting possibilities in important areas, including trade and investment activities. In recent years, [...]

Hong Kong: Where business goes to grow

2018-11-23T14:09:36+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Invest Hong Kong makes a play for Indian investments as the region vigorously promotes innovation and technology. Hong Kong is a highly dynamic city that serves as the perfect platform for Indian companies expanding into China and Asia Pacific. It is a modern, fast-paced, hyper-connected and business-friendly city with a multitude of advantages to ensure businesses enjoy a level playing field and flourish. Core Advantages Strategic location in Asia: Hong Kong enjoys an enviable and strategic location in the heart [...]

Don’t ignore Comrade Corbyn’s march

2018-11-19T08:18:42+00:00October 26th, 2018|UK Edition – October 2018|

The UK’s Labour Party leader is uncomfortable in engaging with Modi’s India; but neither he nor Indians can afford to ignore each other anymore, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Like many people, I, too, am concerned about the fate of the Brexit negotiations and the UK’s future after exiting the 28-member European Union (EU). And as a long-time and ardent believer in the potential for global good that a closer UK-India engagement can engender in the world, [...]

Tackling the Dragon in India’s cyber rooms

2018-11-05T05:32:12+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

Despite his long-held belief in India’s systematic economic liberalisation and opening to global competition, India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa raises concerns about China's current free-run in the country’s buoyant social media space. I recently read a very disturbing piece in ‘The Times’ (London) about Russia allegedly “targeting British teenagers as part of a cover campaign to sow discord among young westerners”. The report cites the example of the Kremlin allegedly using fake celebrity posts to spread Russian propaganda with the intention of [...]

Lack of political will to conclude an India-EU free trade agreement

2018-10-12T13:27:48+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

Geoffrey Van Orden is Britain’s Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of England and Vice-Chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group. In this interview, he tells ‘India Global Business’ what Brexit means for India-EU relations and why he fears the prospect of a free trade agreement (FTA) will continue to be hampered due to a mismatch in ambitions. As Chairman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with India, how do you see the India-EU [...]

Howzat! India takes cricket global

2018-10-12T08:26:43+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018|

An Indian entrepreneur has taken the game of cricket into cyber space with a new mentoring app. A new smartphone-based mentoring app that gives budding amateur cricketers the chance to get direct access to their cricketing heroes for advice on how to improve their game was unveiled at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London recently. Proatar, co-founded by Indian entrepreneur Srikanth Tanguturi and Sri Lankan investor Christy Kulasingam, is designed as a revolutionary new sports coaching-cum-mentoring platform to help passionate amateurs [...]