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Tech is redefining the auto industry

2019-10-16T13:51:18+00:00October 12th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Driverless cars are still distant reality, says Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande as he discusses the role of AI in automotive tech, advances in car systems and efforts made by the auto sector towards the climate change challenge. How would you categorise the integral role of tech in automotive solutions around the world? Technology is redefining the auto industry, particularly in the form of software and sensor-driven solutions. In the near future, the focus is on two areas – [...]

Brexit can provide an opportunity for Wales to forge closer ties with India

2019-10-16T13:57:05+00:00October 12th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

In light of his recent visit to India, the Secretary of State for Wales weighs up how Brexit could help Wales carve its individual identity and foster a stronger relationship with India. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of October. But since the 2016 referendum, which began the process of leaving the EU, I have been asked many times what this momentous change will mean for the future of Wales. Wales has always played a [...]

Belarus is eager to continue cooperating with Indian businesses

2019-10-14T11:45:43+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Rapidly making its way to becoming a trailblazer in the field of IT, Belarus has put in motion several initiatives to ensure it remains a hotbed of investment for foreign businesses. Belarus is a state located exactly on the border dividing Eastern and Western Europe, between Russia and Poland, Ukraine and Latvia. Sometimes, its glory is left behind its more powerful neighbours, but the National Agency of Investment and Privatization is sure that the Belarusian economy will thrive in the [...]

Learning from the Indian start-up ecosystem

2019-10-14T08:29:55+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

A systems analyst turned tech strategy advisor explains why African entrepreneurs should take a page out of India’s start-up ecosystem as a way to generate more employment opportunities. The growth in African-Indian commercial relations accelerated in the decade since the global meltdown, its most obvious manifestation being the coming of the titans of the Indian industry like Tata, Arcelor Mittal, Essar Steel, Jindal Steel and others to the African continent. This acceleration must, however, be put in the context of [...]

Modi’s Houston meeting with CEOs to enhance India’s energy security

2019-09-27T16:17:20+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s meeting with the heads of major US oil companies and his government’s tango with the Middle East and Russia will ensure that the country gets adequate hydrocarbon supplies to power its growth aspirations. The recent attack on Saudi Aramco’s plants, which resulted in the suspension of 5 per cent of the world’s crude oil supplies, led to violent swings in global oil prices. In the two days following the attack, Brent futures went up by almost [...]

The UK provides a compelling offer for Indian businesses

2019-09-27T16:16:57+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Lord Mayor of the City of London reflects on the opportunities for collaboration between the UK and India within the digital sphere as he leads a major fintech delegation to India. As a businessman who has travelled to India no less than 20 times over three decades, it was fantastic to return to the country as Lord Mayor of the City of London, and principle ambassador for the UK financial and professional services sector. Last week I visited three cities [...]

Increased choice and competition are good news for Indian consumers

2019-09-28T10:21:58+00:00September 25th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27th September 2019|

An oil industry chief weighs up the changing dynamics within the Indian energy sector and what this means for foreign investors. The energy industry will see interesting times ahead. This is particularly true for India’s downstream petroleum fuels market as the country balances the additional need from an upwardly mobile population with the urgency to protect the environment and maximise energy security. The coming decade will likely witness India emerging as the country with the highest growth in petroleum fuels [...]

What makes New Jersey an ideal hub for Indian investments?

2019-09-27T16:18:06+00:00September 24th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27th September 2019|

Home to a sizeable Indian diaspora, New Jersey offers several existing and new opportunities of Indian entrepreneurs looking to enter the US. Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Development Authority highlights some of the key areas that hold great potential for a stronger bilateral connect. As part of Governor Murphy’s efforts to build a stronger and fairer New Jersey economy, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) created an Office of International Trade and Investment last year to promote [...]

Modi’s Houston Home Run

2019-09-18T15:31:16+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – September 2019|

Editorial Comment   ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on Modi’s Houston Home Run, the Beast of Brexit and India’s Moon Mission. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Indian Americans at Madison Square Gardens in 2014, he was in New York for an official function; when he addressed 60,000 British Indians at the Wembley Stadium the following year, he was in London to attend a Commonwealth event. His address to Indians at Houston later this month is different and [...]

Celebrating Manchester’s burgeoning relationship with India

2019-09-16T05:55:38+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019, Home Page|

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, discusses the many opportunities Manchester offers to Indian companies looking to expand into the UK and lays out his vision for the wider Manchester-India partnership. Next month I’ll be leading a delegation from the UK city-region of Greater Manchester on a visit to India and Bangladesh - a chance to celebrate an exciting new era of closer working ties. Visiting Mumbai, Mysore, Bangalore and Delhi, it provides an opportunity to explore the benefits [...]