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RCEP lessons: India must reform faster to become more competitive

2019-11-08T14:33:29+00:00November 8th, 2019|India Inc News|

India’s withdrawal from the RCEP trade pact indicates that it remains open for business on its own terms and is also an acceptance that reforms must carry on at pace, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Unanimity and consensus are difficult to achieve in India but Prime Minister Modi’s decision to pull out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal has been welcomed by almost all stakeholders – political parties, businesses and farmers associations. For me, this [...]

India’s water woes – need for global partnerships and investment

2019-11-01T20:32:54+00:00November 1st, 2019|India Inc News|

India accounts for 18 per cent of the world's population but only has 4 per cent of the globe’s usable water sources. There is an urgent need for world class technologies, partnerships and investment, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Of all the political and economic fault lines that crisscross India, water is arguably among the oldest and most important, albeit least discussed issue. Perhaps details of river water sharing formulae are considered too arcane or maybe India’s [...]

Battleground India: The next frontier in online streaming

2019-10-25T11:30:37+00:00October 19th, 2019|India Inc News|

India presents the next frontier in online streaming, opening up multiple possibilities for global players, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Boris Johnson looks to be on the verge of pulling off his Herculean mission of passing the Brexit deal with the EU, but I am going to resist commenting on it just yet. Instead, there is another Herculean transformation happening in India, which merits a closer look.  Remember the early 2000s when mobile phones began gaining popularity [...]

Tensions highlight the importance of global trade

2019-10-22T16:12:25+00:00October 16th, 2019|India Inc News|

From bicycles to whisky, handbags to semiconductors. Made on Earth, a new BBC News series, explores eight everyday products, and the eight intricate global trading networks that bring them to market. Even as trade tensions mount, the world has never been more connected, and the volume of international trade continues to rise. Global trade used to be a slightly worthy topic, loved by economists and confined to the financial pages of newspapers. But high-profile trade rows have changed all that, underlining its [...]

The Beast of Brexit

2019-09-18T15:29:37+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019, India Inc News|

Editorial Comment   ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the Beast of Brexit, Modi’s Houston Home Run and India’s Moon Mission. The Beast of Brexit The Scottish court annulling the proroguing of British Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dealt yet another blow to his still very nascent premiership. With Parliament earlier passing a resolution blocking a no-deal Brexit and ruling out an early election, the Brexit end game has entered uncharted waters. The British Supreme Court will [...]

India and Russia tango in Vladivostok, but…

2019-09-06T11:13:57+00:00September 6th, 2019|India Inc News|

India’s reaffirmation of its friendship with Russia and the opening of new business opportunities will make some in the West uneasy, but the imperative of containing the shadow of the big dragon in the room should bring everyone around, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO, Manoj Ladwa. I don’t think it’s ever happened before. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a $1-billion line of credit for the development of the Russian Far East, it probably marked the first time [...]

India’s corruption crackdown opens doors to foreign investment

2019-08-30T10:00:50+00:00August 30th, 2019|India Inc News|

In aggressively cracking down on corruption, whilst opening up to more foreign direct investment, the Modi government walks the talk and sends a clear signal of the direction of travel for India’s economy, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Two apparently unrelated developments over the last nine days have taken economic reforms forward in India and underlined the Narendra Modi government’s resolve to ease the way business is conducted in India. Most commentaries I have read on the [...]

Kamikaze Boris?

2019-08-23T14:41:55+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, India Inc News, UK Edition – August 2019|

Whether the UK PM is headed down a path of national self-harm or one of ultimate glory is a question that hangs heavy over Brexit-bound Britain, India cannot be a bystander, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. That question mark at the end of this headline remains a matter of debate in my own mind as I write this. Kamikaze pilots, as we know, were on suicide missions in favour of Japan during World War II and embodied [...]

India must not wobble on its EV ambitions

2019-08-16T16:50:34+00:00August 16th, 2019|India Inc News|

India must stay the course on its Electric Vehicles ambitions, as the future economic and environmental stakes are much, much higher writes India Inc. CEO and Founder, Manoj Ladwa. Electric vehicles present the Indian government with a difficult choice. With 14 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities being in India, the temptation to push for early adoption of EVs, and thus, reduce the concentration of tail pipe emission in India’s urban centres is huge. Then, India imports 84 per [...]

Building Great Winning Partnerships

2019-10-22T11:27:07+00:00August 6th, 2019|India Inc News|

India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa shares the many highlights and key takeaways from the incisive and thought-provoking deliberations during UK-India Week 2019. It’s been a few weeks since UK-India Week, which featured our 6th annual India Inc. Leaders’ Summit, a glittering Awards evening, and the first-ever India Day at the Houses of Parliament. I am delighted to share with you the many highlights and key takeaways from this year’s excellent deliberations. You will see from the report the support of friends like [...]