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Brexit as usual keeps businesses on edge

2019-10-25T20:38:02+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Business chiefs and analysts wearing thin of a wait and watch approach to an ever-moving target for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). The finish line in any race is most often the clearest goal towards which competitors can focus their attention. However, in the Brexit race, more of a dash in the days leading up to the October 31 mark, it is that very finish line that has continued to blur every time it seems remotely within reach. [...]

Time Justin Trudeau reset India ties

2019-10-31T13:16:33+00:00October 25th, 2019|North America Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial ‘India Global Business’ analyses the opportunities Justin Trudeau’s win opens up for a reset of India-Canada relations. The question many foreign policy experts in New Delhi are pondering is: Will Justine Trudeau tie up with Jagmeet Singh’s NDP to form his new government? And if he does, how will this impact Indo-Canadian ties, given Singh’s open support for Sikh separatists? A sober and sane analysis of the bilateral relationship, however, shows that areas of convergence in areas of trade, [...]

Boris’ no ifs or buts approach ends in lots of ifs and buts

2019-10-31T13:48:06+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial comment ‘India Global Business’ analyses the scenario as another Brexit deadline falls by the wayside and the UK gears up for a General Election on December 12. Business as usual is a desired outcome that reflects certainty and purpose. But as the Big Story this time explores, the UK is going through a long-drawn phase of Brexit as usual instead. The overwhelming voice from within industry quarters is one of sheer fatigue and frustration, with many declining to weigh [...]

Can Trudeau give momentum to ties with India?

2019-10-26T06:34:05+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019|

Closer trade ties and regular dialogues on a range of issues such as security, foreign policy, trade and investment, finance and energy are likely to lead to deeper bilateral ties but both sides will have to carefully handle potential areas of discord. Of all the western democracies, India has one of the most ambivalent relationships with Canada. Despite the obvious areas of convergence on trade, investment, security and a shared geo-strategic worldview, the India-Canada relationship has yet to achieve anywhere [...]

India sets sights on companies leaving China

2019-10-25T15:19:17+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial 'India Global Business' analyses the steps India can take to become the more attractive manufacturing hub in Asia. The Finance Minister has announced that the Indian government is preparing a plan to attract foreign companies looking for alternatives to China in the wake of the US-China trade war. India has, in the past, missed the bus each time the world went through a major business restructuring. The roots of the global supply chains that brought unprecedented prosperity to the [...]

We gain a lot from our current partnership with Europe

2019-11-01T07:24:44+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

The leader of the Liberal Democrats presents her stance on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and elaborates on why retaining a close alignment with the EU is the answer for even UK-India relations. As leader of the Liberal Democrats, my top priority right now is to stop Brexit. Liberal Democrats, alongside millions of UK citizens, recognise that Brexit is bad for Britain. Brexit has already inflicted real damage on our country. It has cost taxpayers billions to fund ‘no deal’ preparations, [...]

Herd mentality is detrimental to entrepreneurship

2019-10-25T19:41:33+00:00October 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Devita Saraf, Founder of California-headquartered VU Technologies, gives a peek into the brand’s noteworthy journey in a highly competitive market and shares her message for budding entrepreneurs in India. What drew you to the field of consumer electronics in India? I come from a family that had an electronics business and I was always driven towards the world of business. Technology is one of those fields that is constantly evolving. It’s why I love technology - it’s always updating. The [...]

5 ways India can attract companies moving out of China

2019-10-25T20:29:48+00:00October 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa outlines five ways in which India can attract companies looking for alternative markets to China. Soon after cutting corporate tax rates last month, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman explained that the move would help shed some light on what foreign companies were looking for when setting up manufacturing plants in India. A few days ago, she was explicit, saying that the Indian government will soon prepare a plan to woo multinational companies looking [...]

The rocky path to US-India alignment

2019-10-26T06:26:35+00:00October 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019|

Internal challenges hinder the US and India from fostering closer strategic ties. While there is clear logic to closer India-US strategic cooperation on a number of fronts, domestic priorities and capacity issues will continue to complicate ties. The United States and India are currently in the midst of a minor trade spat, cantered on medical devices, agriculture and e-commerce, among others. Washington has revoked India’s benefits under the 1970s era Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) arrangement, and New Delhi has [...]