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Can digital technologies contribute to gender equality?

2019-04-23T07:03:17+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

A digital economy expert outlines the various factors contributing to gender inequality in South Asian countries and methods to alleviate the gap. The ubiquitous deployment of digital technologies is undoubtedly bringing tremendous efficiency and productivity gains across various domains of political, social, and economic life. But technologies are rarely neutral - they reflect existing socio-economic values and priorities, and their effects are likely to transform social relations, in ways that are both visible and invisible. Can the deployment of digital [...]

Why Start-up in Maharashtra?

2019-04-23T07:08:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

An Indian politician lists down the advantages nascent firms can gain by choosing Maharashtra as the ideal market for their ventures. “Come, Make in India, we will say to the world, from electrical to electronics,” Hon Prime Minister Modi said in his maiden Independence Day speech as prime minister, pledging to set up what is unarguably the most ambitious efforts towards achieving a manufacturing powerhouse status for India. However, what began with that ambitious declaration by the Prime Minister is [...]

Opportunities to build closer ties lie within the diaspora communities

2019-04-23T07:03:07+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

A British politician discusses the role the House of Lords can play in building closer India-UK ties amidst the ongoing Brexit uncertainties. As elections take place in India and the United Kingdom looks to exit the European Union, it is good time to reflect on how far we have come in relationships that bound us in the past but also shaped our futures. What are the commonalities that we share today and how as UK, the oldest democracy, and India [...]

India’s Soft Power – A long shot perspective

2019-04-23T07:09:49+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

We need to focus on quality, training, excellence and investment for India’s soft power to be globally recognised, asserts an Indian arts expert. India is the world’s largest democracy. India has a global presence thanks to its economically successful diaspora, a successful IT industry and its internationally loved cuisine, cinema, dance and music. Our much-appreciated multi-culturalism, religious pluralism and the heritage of yoga, Ayurveda and philosophy also play a vital role in establishing India’s soft power globally. A survey of [...]

India-Venezuela relations: A case study in oil diplomacy

2019-03-29T14:36:43+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A Latin America analyst explains why it would be ill-advised for India to take any political policy position vis-à-vis Venezuela, especially regarding the ongoing political crises in the country. In light of US sanctions imposed on Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) in January this year, Venezuelan oil exports to the United States have dried up. It has left a shortfall of up to 500,000 bpd that Venezuela exported to the United States before [...]

The many reasons to invest and grow a business in Winnipeg

2019-04-11T08:32:43+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A senior representative of the Canadian city’s economic development agency lays out a series of attractive factors for Indian companies to consider as part of their expansion plans. Trading ties between Canada and India have been mutually beneficial for investors in both countries for many years. When it comes to the best place in Canada to maximise investment opportunities, there is one city that is being increasingly recognized as a world-class commerce hub, well-positioned to help businesses flourish. That city is Winnipeg, [...]

On a mission to simplify doing business in India

2019-03-29T14:36:40+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A specialist on trade and investment within the India-Australia corridor traces the re-energising of this bilateral relationship as part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concerted efforts. The Australia-India relationship has mostly revolved around the three Cs – cricket, curry and Commonwealth. So, when in November 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia, a gap of 28 years since an official visit to Australia by an Indian PM, it was a moment to redefine Australia–India relations and rewrite this [...]

Make in India helps balance supply chains

2019-03-29T14:36:36+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

Will Yang is the Brand Director of OPPO India and in this interview he explores the Chinese electronics company’s Make in India trajectory, plans to nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem and explore the untapped vernacular market in the country. What are the main driving factors behind a recent Telangana government tie-up? OPPO has consistently remained dedicated in providing products infused with art and innovative technologies. Through our partnership with Telangana government, we aim to provide technical expertise and mentoring support to [...]

An Indian backstop: Insurance policy for a stronger post-Brexit Britain

2019-03-11T14:59:49+00:00March 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – March 2019|

As the Brexit deadline looms, all options are on the table. But British Prime Minister Theresa May should be selling her deal to the British public by also leveraging the existing technology and economic cooperation agreements her government signed with India last year. Will Brexit be delayed? British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox thinks it is possible, if Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is rejected and Article 50 extended. It will be very unfortunate, “but, if we have no option, [...]

Israel is a global innovation powerhouse

2019-03-11T14:59:12+00:00March 8th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – March 2019|

Ziva Eger has been serving as Chief Executive of Foreign Investments and Industrial Cooperation Authority at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry since October 2014. In this interview, Eger delves into Israel’s investment promotion credentials and why Indian companies can find the perfect fit in the region. What makes Israel a hotspot for investments from India? First, like investors from other countries, Indian companies are attracted to Israel due to its position as global innovation powerhouse. Israel has a [...]