The secret of success for Indian companies on a global stage lies in very human instincts, according to India Inc. columnist who looks at the psychology behind businesses. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent visit to India was yet another rubber stamp of the promise that India is taking centre stage and making strides in terms of business growth. The Mercedes plant in Pune is also another leap of faith that India can aspire for quality. The globalisation of Indian-owned businesses [...]
India Inc. CEO lays out the sharp contrast between India's benign partnership and China’s projection of hard power in Africa and how it could become the template for Indian strategic-economic-political outreach programmes elsewhere. Looking at India’s efforts at making inroads into Africa, I’m reminded of an old proverb, probably of Chinese origin, which says: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Fortunately for India, that step has been widely welcomed in Africa, which views India as a [...]
India and Britain share a partnership that has evolved over time to encompass nearly every aspect of the political and economic spectrum. Navtej Sarna, India’s relatively new diplomat to take charge of the crucial UK posting, takes time out to weigh up the scenario for his tenure. India and the UK enjoy a multi-level partnership and a very broad engagement. This historic relationship between the two countries was transformed into a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Indeed, this was in some [...]
India’s minister for power, coal, new and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal, has often been referred to as among the most energetic ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. As someone who thrives on meeting India’s energy targets before time, he is now keen to move the debate towards how India can play a leadership role within the context of Modi’s International Solar Alliance (ISA).
‘India Global Business’ caught up with the minister during a recent visit to London, where he spoke about redefining the Africa story and affordable energy access for every citizen of India and the world.
Africa is the new battleground for India and China to carve out their influence. Besides a lucrative market and source of raw materials, the continent offers India strategic significance in the Indian Ocean. India Inc. Consulting Editor analyses if India is close to winning this game of catch-up.
The organisation charged with promoting trade and investment between Commonwealth countries has had a turbulent history but it may have finally found its saviour in businessman and entrepreneur Jonathan Peter Marland, also known as Lord Marland of Odstock. Here we trace the journey of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the promise it holds under Lord Marland’s stewardship. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Edinburgh in 1997 had mandated the creation of the Commonwealth Business Council [...]
Thailand is among India’s top-most trading partners in South Asia and yet a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two has proved difficult for all these years. There is renewed hope this arrangement may finally be put to rest as Bangkok is keen to thrash out the broader brushstrokes, leaving the nitty-gritties for later. India and Thailand share more than just a maritime border in the Andaman Sea, with religious and cultural ties providing a strong base for what is [...]
The Indian ICT industry has been a flag-bearer for the country, especially in the UK and Europe. NIIT Technologies, as a leading player in the field, is well placed to give an overview of the successes and challenges. The firm’s Europe in-charge weighs up the market, how it has evolved over the years and if the upcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) is likely to have any significant impact on the industry. Europe offers a [...]
The Indian Diaspora has been at the forefront of some of the key posts around the world. ‘India Global Business’ takes a look at the government and ministerial posts occupied by prominent Indian voices in this series which tracks Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Lok Doots”.