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Isolating Pakistan: When neither trade nor aid work

2019-02-22T11:45:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|India Inc News|

The Pulwama attack in Jammu & Kashmir must only serve to harden international resolve to push Pakistan to renounce terror as an instrument of state policy, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, aka MBS, earlier this week announced $20 billion fresh investments in Pakistan’s oil refining, mining and power generation sectors. In October last year, Riyadh had announced a $6-billion bailout for the near-bankrupt Pakistani exchequer, which included direct cash aid [...]

The great Indian clean-up gathers pace

2019-02-18T06:52:02+00:00February 15th, 2019|Global Edition – February 2019|

The Modi government’s action against indirect ownership of foreign assets, the crackdown on shell companies, the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the decisive diplomacy that has helped nab alleged middleman in the Augusta Westland deal – Christian Michel – and put fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya  on notice is cleaning up the Indian business landscape and bringing in transparency. Two out of four... Is that good enough? An important element that would enable people to provide an [...]

North Carolina sets up base to attract Indian investments

2019-01-28T10:24:55+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Home Page|

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) set up an office in Bangalore in November 2018 to build on its track record of Indian company presence in the US region. As head of the statewide organisation responsible for recruiting foreign direct investment into North Carolina, I’ve made it a priority to grow the already impressive roster of Indian companies that have chosen our state as the best location for a US expansion. So I’m happy to announce that the [...]

Greater Copenhagen: A preferred destination for international companies

2019-01-17T06:54:56+00:00January 17th, 2019|Home Page|

The Danish capital region’s investment expert explains why the city is ideal for Indian global expansion plans. Is it possible that one of the most liveable regions in the world, can also be one of the most investible? Can a region dedicated to sustainable development, also be a region that is one of the most favoured places in the world for foreign direct investment (FDI)? Yes. With its booming economy, highly skilled workforce, and hi-tech infrastructure, Greater Copenhagen is a [...]

India’s Space Odyssey: New frontiers in business & diplomacy

2019-02-13T05:14:11+00:00January 4th, 2019|India Inc News|

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s space diplomacy means business and strategic opportunities for allies; a conundrum for foes, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. In 2014, within months of coming to power in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked out the next frontier for Indian diplomacy – outer space. But unlike the US and the erstwhile USSR, which used their space expertise and satellites to over-awe and impress allies and adversaries alike, the Indian thrust is based on Modi’s inclusive [...]

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, [...]