Job creation at core of Indian impact in US

2020-03-16T11:24:11+00:00December 20th, 2017|2016, 2017/2018, December 2017, India-US, India-US, Year, Yearend 2016|

Indian companies created over 100,000 jobs in the US in recent months, which will define the relationship into the New Year. Biocon widens BristolMyers Squibb tie-up Biocon's contract research arm, Syngene International, has expanded its ongoing drug discovery and development with US-based Bristol-Myers Squibb till 2026. Syngene International said in a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing: "The next phase of the partnership will see the addition of a new facility to support future Bristol-Myers Squibb research and development operations, an [...]

New road for India-UK ties

2019-10-22T11:34:18+00:00May 11th, 2017|2016, 2017/2018, BOOK REVIEW, India Inc News, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

‘Winning Partnership’ edited by Manoj Ladwa, takes a fresh 360 degree look at a 400-year-old relationship and comes up with several interesting suggestions for keeping it relevant in the 21st century. What can you say after everything has already been said? Not much, right? Wrong. With so much literature on UK’s relationship with the former jewel in its crown, it takes a very intrepid intellectual to gather all his bravery to attempt to shed new light on the subject. But [...]

Jaitley pushes the growth button

2018-12-03T13:03:41+00:00March 15th, 2017|2016, 2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Budget has allocated almost $90 billion for building new infrastructure. This will help restart the stalled private investment cycle and spur demand but the absence of serious efforts to resolve the non-performing assets (NPA) problem in the banking sector will hurt. Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley, who reiterated his earlier statement that private investment remains sluggish despite incentives, has done his bit to revive the entrepreneurial instincts of private entrepreneurs, both domestic and foreign, by announcing a massive $90-billion infrastructure [...]

Indian-made jet engines all set to take flight

2018-12-03T12:47:41+00:00March 15th, 2017|2016, 2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Sector Focus/Aerospace, Year|

Rolls-Royce started its relationship with India over 80 years ago with its engines powering the first civil and military aircraft in the country. Chris Cholerton, President – Defence Aerospace at one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the sector, tells ‘India Investment Journal’ how a focus on technology and capability transfer has contributed towards India’s sustainable growth. How is Rolls-Royce supporting the India growth story? Today, as an investor, a high skills employer and a supplier of power systems across [...]

Securing India’s energy future

2020-09-21T08:50:33+00:00December 11th, 2016|2016, Sector Focus, Year, Yearend 2016|

India has got its electricity under control but still does not have an answer to its unrelenting thirst for imported crude. India has invested heavily in building up power plants to the extent there is a glut-like situation today. This year, India’s installed power capacity crossed 300 GW while peak power consumption is estimated in the range of just 140 GW. At least part of this excess capacity is lost as, at 27 per cent, the distribution and transmission losses [...]

A new trade era: What it means for Asia and the UK

2018-09-05T12:52:26+00:00December 11th, 2016|2016, India-UK, Year, Yearend 2016|

From someone who vigorously campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union, Alok Sharma now finds himself on a rather different kind of pitch as the Foreign Office Minister charged with Asia. His post-Brexit appointment led to a flurry of visits to Asia to deliver Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Brexit means Brexit” message. Many commentators call this century the Asian century. For historians, though, the reality is that the economic centre of gravity is merely returning Eastward. In [...]

The European Union: What next?

2018-09-05T13:31:28+00:00December 11th, 2016|2016, India-EU, Year, Yearend 2016|

To say that the year 2016 shook up the very foundations of the European Union (EU) would not be an exaggeration. The reverberations from the Brexit vote in Britain aside, the economic bloc is undergoing its biggest existential crises that will continue to unravel in the New Year. India has had a rather bumpy ride with the EU, not least when it comes to the now infamous free trade agreement (FTA) which has been stuck in various rounds of negotiations [...]

Dancing with the Dragon

2018-09-05T12:51:32+00:00December 11th, 2016|2016, World View, Year, Yearend 2016|

The underlying mood may be tetchy, but overall India-China relations covered some important ground in 2016. In 2016, particularly following the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) plenary in Seoul in June, India-China relations became decidedly testy. Several reasons were attributed to this and it is possible all of them had a bearing on the outcome. Critics of the Indian government’s attempt to gain acceptance as a full member of the NSG blamed that motivation. They argued the bid was premature and [...]

Why London attracts Indian companies, big and small

2018-09-05T12:49:54+00:00December 11th, 2016|2016, India-UK, Year, Yearend 2016|

London attracts many of India’s new adventurers looking to expand globally. A trade and investment expert from the mayor’s team tells ‘India Global Business’ why that will continue to be the case in the New Year. It is crucial London further strengthens ties with the great cities across India, because when it comes to business, we already share a special bond. We wish to underline the message that London is open to investment, trade and talent, and also that we [...]

Brexit: Opportunities and challenges

2018-05-18T13:04:37+00:00December 10th, 2016|2016, India-UK, Year, Yearend 2016|

The year 2016 will undoubtedly go down in history as having changed the political landscape of the world, not least as a result of Britain’s vote in June’s referendum to leave the European Union (EU). As the immediate aftermath of the seismic shockwaves on the financial markets subside, we look back at what made Brexit the most-used word of the year.