Region Focus

Huge untapped economic potential of J&K, Ladakh slowly coming to the fore

2020-07-07T14:50:00+00:00June 26th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, Region Focus|

The two Union Territories, freed from the draconian provisions of Article 370 by the Modi government last year, are now ready to showcase their potential in diverse sectors such as hydropower, solar power, food processing, handicrafts and tourism.

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 [...]