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US-China trade war and protectionism in the West, not India, dragging down global growth

2020-01-23T11:13:15+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Home Page, India Inc News|

Many economists feel that some green shoots of growth are visible within the Indian economy but it is best to wait for more widely dispersed signs of a turnaround before breathing a little easier. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India to grow at 4.8 per cent this year, down sharply from the 6.1 per cent forecast in October 2019, and blamed it for dragging global growth down. Since India is the world’s fifth-largest economy in purchasing power parity [...]

India’s ambitious $1.4 trillion infra investment plan

2020-01-17T13:40:08+00:00January 3rd, 2020|India Inc News|

Can the new mega infrastructure investment plan be the fillip the Indian economy needed after a protracted period of sluggish growth? India Inc. Founder and CEO, Manoj Ladwa, writes that much will depend on the Indian government’s ability to execute well, and foreign investors having the confidence to muscle in. Highlights: India’s ambitious $1.4 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a critical step towards realising the Modi government’s ambition of making India a $5-trillion economy. NIP opens up huge investment [...]

Britain matters to India, so must who governs it

2019-12-06T16:09:35+00:00December 6th, 2019|India Inc News|

For those who care about the India-UK relationship, democracy, stronger security, more business, and shared values for collective good, the question of who governs the UK should also matter. The choice on this count could not be starker, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. In exactly a week’s time we will know who the victors and losers are in the UK general election.  An election called by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the hope of bringing finality and [...]

India Inc. Poll sends stark message to all UK political parties

2019-11-22T13:50:41+00:00November 22nd, 2019|India Inc News|

The first-ever India Inc. survey of voter intentions confirms the obvious dealignment of British Indians from the UK’s Labour Party; what is less obvious is where these votes will finally go, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Winston Churchill famously described politics as the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year; and then to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. The landmark India Inc. Optimus [...]

First ever poll of British Indian voters reveals major decline in support for Labour, significant swing vote up for grabs

2019-11-22T14:21:09+00:00November 20th, 2019|Home Page, India Inc News|

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 [...]

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 [...]