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The decade of aspiration, acceleration and assertion

2020-05-11T06:18:42+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, The Big Story, The Big Story North America - India Global Business, The Big Story UK - India Global Business, 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 [...]

Unfair to criticise Modi govt for raising import tariffs

2020-03-18T09:31:34+00:00December 23rd, 2019|North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

The Modi government has been facing a lot of criticism for its recent policies to give impetus to Make in India – some being similar to those previously been adopted by now-booming economies in the earlier stages of their growth. It would be prudent to not make any hasty judgements and see how this plays out for India in the longer run. Many free-market mavens are upset with India’s Narendra Modi government for apparently turning its back on free trade. [...]

Getting out of business

2019-11-29T15:39:51+00:00November 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

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 [...]