Given the importance of an EU-India FTA to both sides, it may be time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her political capital to lean on EU bureaucrats to be more flexible, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: Germany, as India’s largest trade partner in the European Union after the UK, has the biggest stake in seeing through a good FTA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can play a key role in reopening the stalled talks on [...]
The chief executive of Deutsche Bank explains how the bank’s new web-based investment platform will make it easier to invest in India. Highlights: India is considered to have the most evolved digital payments systems compared to 25 other countries. Complex documentation requirements for investments in India has long been perceived as a challenging process by most foreign investors. Access India, an interactive web-based facility by Deutsche Bank helps overseas investors achieve process efficiencies with FPI registration, associated documentation, due diligence [...]
The UK General Election on December 12 will determine the course of the country’s history in many ways, not least in the context of its relationship with Europe and the wider world. One group that holds many of the cards, voters with their roots in the Indian sub-continent, can no longer be expected to vote predictably – either for Labour or Conservatives. Highlights: The first ever survey of British Indian Voter intentions ahead of the December General Elections confirmed some traditionally held notions but also helped bust many myths. Nearly 47 per cent British Indians in [...]
The President and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum touches upon the various areas the Indian government must focus on as it aims to secure a fruitful US-India trade deal. Highlights: The current US-India partial trade deal should be visualised as the beginning of an important chapter towards a larger Free Trade Agreement. Allowing negotiations for a trade deal covering a handful of market access issues shows the Trump administration’s recognition of the value of the US-India partnership. India needs [...]
The Head of Global Thematic Research at Credit Suisse summarises the findings in the company’s Gender 3000 report and suggests measures that can be taken to increase female representation at senior management levels. Highlights: While there have been increased gender diversity in the boardroom, most senior executive positions are still occupied by men. In India, female representation on boards has increased by 4.3 percentage over the past five years but t still remains below the global average. Credit Suisse’s Gender [...]
First ever poll of British Indian voters reveals major decline in support for Labour, significant swing vote up for grabs
A first-of-its-kind YouGov opinion poll of British Indian Voters, commissioned by India Inc. and Washington DC data analytics firm 0ptimus, reveals a large chunk of undecided voters waiting to be wooed by UK parties ahead of the December 12 General Election. London based media group, India Inc. and Washington DC based data analytics firm, 0ptimus conducted the first ever pre-election survey of British Indian voter intentions through a YouGov poll from 13 November to 18 November 2019. The survey asked [...]
Hardeep Singh Puri is a dynamic force in the Indian Cabinet, in charge of the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, as well as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
We strive to make the state as business friendly as possible, affirms the Governor of Arkansas as he invites companies looking to expand in the US. Highlights: Arkansas offers an integrated infrastructure system that allows companies to get their product to market quickly and efficiently. The State works with local stakeholders to nurture and grow business and industry. Start-up ecosystems like Arkansas Made, Arkansas Innovation Hub, and Innovate Arkansas bridge the gap between innovation and commercialisation, while accelerators like The [...]
MR Rangaswami is an entrepreneur, investor, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder and philanthropist. As the Founder of Indiaspora and Co-Founder of Sand Hill Group, he shares his thoughts on the recent developments in the tech industry and the importance of the Indian diaspora in countries like the US.
A senior director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute explains how developments in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area could be the bridge that the US and India could build on for mutual future growth. Highlights: Diaspora ties and India’s prowess in software and IT services have been the bedrock of the India–Silicon Valley/Bay Area connect. Regulatory reforms reducing administrative complexity and streamlining the approval of foreign investment are making it easier for overseas companies to enter India’s tech [...]