Region Focus

COVID-19 and Ireland’s initiatives to help the students

2020-05-18T12:32:08+00:00May 18th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, Region Focus|

The Coronavirus crisis has massively impacted higher education, yet students remain keen as ever to continue their studies abroad. Here’s how Ireland is coping with this dilemma. The COVID-19 crisis has had an immediate impact on higher education globally. Notably, for those international students studying far from home, the decision had to be made whether to return home to continue studies online, or stay abroad during a period of social distancing measures. Related Stories: COVID-19 hits an Indian solution to a [...]

Scotland invites Indian investments

2020-05-20T16:49:30+00:00May 15th, 2020|Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Region Focus|

The head of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce reiterates the region’s aim to increase bilateral trade with India. Highlights: Scotland’s agri-tech and biotech research capability as well as its digital and fintech industries are appealing for Indian investors. The Indian diaspora is one of the most significant ethnic minority communities in Scotland. While India accounts for less that 4% of the total investments in Scotland, there is a lot of scope for improvement in the future. Ties of culture [...]

COVID-19 could spur a revival of the SAARC

2020-05-11T05:21:19+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Region Focus, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Prime Minister Modi’s call to India's neighbours to combat the global crisis is a solid diplomatic play where all members stand to gain. Highlights: SAARC representatives huddled together at short notice to discuss and draw up blueprints for a common strategy over a video call presided over by PM Modi. He made a statement of intent of India’s reputation of being an ‘enabler’ by attempting to espouse the fundamentals of effective bilateral relations among members of the SAARC. South Asia has [...]

Fighting an invisible enemy, globally

2020-05-11T04:17:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, Region Focus, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

While the COVID-19 crisis has unleashed an unprecedented global fightback, the strategy to combat the pandemic has varied across regions – from instant draconian lockdown measures to a more softly-softly approach. Highlights: Countries across the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in vastly different ways, ranging from a complete lockdown to a milder ‘social distancing’ approach. While China’s commendable quarantine measures helped contain the spread to an extent, the country failed at sparking a global response at an early [...]

Australian businesses on a mission to India

2020-05-11T04:05:25+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, Region Focus, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

It is important to sustain the momentum of the path set for India-Australia trade relations with commitment, consistency and collaboration. Highlights: Young demographics and rising demand driven by digitisation have made India a lucrative market for businesses. Understanding the complexity of the Indian market can be a challenging task for businesses waiting to enter this market on a strong footing. The recent delegation led by trade Minister Simon Birmingham visited India to gain market insights and explore/expand on the Indian [...]

Minneapolis-Saint Paul – A smart location for Indian investment

2020-05-11T04:59:17+00:00March 12th, 2020|2020, Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, Region Focus|

The region presents several opportunities for Indian companies focused on innovative healthcare solutions, among others. Highlights: The Minneapolis-Saint Paul region of Minnesota is the largest metro region in the US. The region is unique because it is home to two major urban centres. The region is renowned as the global epicentre of health innovation and care. The tech talent pool in the region is over 136,000, over 60 per cent larger than Austin, Texas. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul region of [...]

Birmingham pushes for closer healthcare ties with India

2020-05-11T03:35:21+00:00March 2nd, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Region Focus, UK Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020|

The West Midlands region of England has pegged itself as an important base for medical science project collaborations through an annual India-UK Healthcare Conference. Highlights: Healthcare has been identified as a priority sector for the India-UK relationship. The India-UK Healthcare Conference, a collaboration between the Consul General of India in Birmingham and the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), is aimed at promoting the exchange of knowledge and best practice for closer cooperation on future research projects. A combination of [...]

Illinois – Providing the environment for Indian companies to grow

2020-05-11T03:52:55+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020, Region Focus|

As one of the most economically diverse states in the US, Illinois offers a world-class business environment, several financial initiatives, tax credits and international business development support for companies looking to expand operations in the state. Highlights: Illinois ranks number one in agricultural biosciences, is the largest soybean producer in North America, and is nationally ranked in the top five for chemical manufacturing, food processing, and plastics manufacturing. The state’s ‘5 Year Economic Plan’ has created a roadmap for the [...]

Air corridors to help fulfill potential of India’s ties with Central Asia

2020-05-11T03:23:59+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Region Focus, UK Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020|

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has said India is exploring air corridors between India and five ‘Stans’ of Central Asia to enhance and deepen economic engagement and facilitate trade in perishable goods such as food products and farm produce and position India as a medical tourism destination in the region. Highlights: Central Asia is crucial to India as a source of raw materials such as oil and gas as well as uranium. Bilateral trade, however, remains below potential due to [...]

Bridging the knowledge gap in India

2020-05-11T03:08:43+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Region Focus, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

The University of Warwick, in collaboration with Denmark’s Novo Nordisk, has launched a fully-funded Doctoral Training Partnership scheme for Indian graduates with a vision to further diabetes research in India. Highlights: India has the second-highest number of adults living with Type 2 Diabetes, one of the biggest contributors of non-communicable diseases. India does not yet have the level and variety of research skills vital to the understanding of the mechanisms of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or Type 2 Diabetes. To develop [...]