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Circular Economy: An alternative development pathway for India

2019-02-15T18:53:18+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

An entrepreneur delves into the tremendous untapped potential of circularising the Indian economy to accelerate growth and job creation. In 2010, India consumed close to one-twelfth of the total raw materials extracted globally. Being one of the fastest growing economies globally, with a growing population anchored around an aspirational middle class and unprecedented levels of urbanisation, India will nearly triple its demand for primary raw materials to 15 billion tonnes by 2030 if it follows the current linear economy model [...]

India gets ready to outpace China

2019-02-15T14:54:37+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

An expert analyses the factors behind India set to overtake China as the biggest source of oil demand growth from the mid-2020s. One of the biggest stories to impact oil markets over the medium-term (i.e. the next five years) will be India supplanting China as the biggest source of demand growth from the mid-2020s. Modelling each sector of their respective economies, in our recently published ‘Long-term Energy Market Outlook, November 2018’, Energy Aspects projects that total Indian oil demand growth [...]

A wide scope of Indian expansion in Malaysia

2019-02-15T14:54:52+00:00February 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) runs through ways Indian investors can capitalise on business opportunities in Malaysia. Malaysia is no stranger to the Indian business community. The relationship has been dynamic, evolving in the rapidly changing international environment. The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the principal investment promotion agency for the country, set up its overseas office in Mumbai in April 2008. This office is responsible for the promotion of quality Indian investments into Malaysia, to provide potential investors [...]

India’s impact in Latin America beyond exports

2019-02-15T14:49:43+00:00February 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

A former ambassador traces the evolution of Indo-Latin American economic relations. The economic relations of India with Latin America have evolved in three stages, as in many Bollywood film stories: started with mutual ignorance, ran into occasional flirtation and climaxed in romance. In the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, it was a period of mutual ignorance and indifference. India was grappling with its own survival as an independent country in the process of consolidating itself as a democracy with diverse languages, [...]

Cancer Research UK’s tie-up with India seeks to develop an innovative approach to research

2019-02-15T14:37:34+00:00February 8th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

Nick Grant, Executive Director of International Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, discusses a unique initiative between the Government of India and Cancer Research UK – the world’s largest independent cancer research charity. Cancer affects all people, from all backgrounds, indiscriminately. The challenge of beating cancer, a disease that has no borders, is a global one. It’s predicted that more than 29.5 million people will be diagnosed with cancer worldwide by 2040*. India is experiencing a rapidly rising cancer burden. In 2018, [...]

Some lessons for new age innovators

2019-02-15T14:38:30+00:00February 6th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

Open mindedness towards mentorship can empower innovators to also deepen the social impact of their efforts, writes the head of Marico Innovation Foundation. Regardless of their size, innovative organisations are able to scale up more easily and grow. They are able to predict and respond better to market changes and build a brand that stands out. It is no wonder then that 63% of the companies according a recent Forbes article, are hiring Chief Innovation Officers (CIOs) to support the [...]

Franchising is the way ahead for Indian businesses

2019-02-08T16:45:30+00:00January 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

Gaurav Marya is the Chairman of Franchise India Group, Asia's largest integrated franchise solution company since 1999. In this interview with 'India Global Business', he discusses recent trends in the brand financing sector in India, future plans of the company and more. What makes the franchise and licensing market in India vibrant? Facts and figures  Indian economy is very receptive to new business opportunities due to factors such as high disposable income, high entrepreneurial energy, growing urban population etc. and [...]

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 [...]

The significant opportunities for UK SMEs to trade with India

2019-02-15T14:42:37+00:00January 15th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

A financial expert weighs up India’s booming market where Britain’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can find an export niche. India has fast become one of the UK’s primary trading partners. According to official UK trade figures, exports to India grew 31.8 per cent in the year to March 2018 – reflecting great opportunity for further growth by UK businesses. The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) was keen to point out that exports grew faster to India as well [...]