EU-India Summit 2016: A new momentum

2018-10-30T10:46:48+00:00November 7th, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

EU-India Agenda for Action 2020: Both sides endorsed the agenda to create a concrete road-map for the EU-India Strategic Partnership for the next five years. EU-India Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA): Both sides agreed to further the negotiations on an early conclusion of the BTIA. Terrorism: Both sides adopted a Joint Declaration on Counter-terrorism to step up cooperation to counter radicalisation and violent extremism. G20 Skills Strategy: Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to implement the G20 Skills Strategy and [...]

Negotiating Brussels

2018-10-31T14:05:41+00:00November 7th, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

A public affairs expert based out of Brussels looks into how Brexit would change Europe and the way Indian corporates do business in the region for ‘India Global Business’. It’s a popular perception that the UK’s exit from the EU will lead to a more protectionist and inward-looking Europe. It’s true that the UK has championed the single market and the better regulation agenda to ensure that harmonisation comes with a minimum of red tape; however, that liberalising instinct has [...]

In Europe, digital disruption comes in many forms

2018-10-31T14:05:27+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

Amit Bajaj is Chief Executive – Europe for Tata Consultancy Services, one of India’s leading software services firms. In this ‘India Global Business’ exclusive, he traces the Mumbai-headquartered IT giant’s 40-year footprint across Europe, what the region has to offer the Indian IT sector and the inevitable impact of Brexit. How important is Europe to TCS? We have been present in Europe for last 40 years and expanded our operations to over 21 countries. We work with 350 clients, including [...]

Do we even need an India-EU FTA?

2018-10-31T14:07:31+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

An Indian industrialist delves into where the European Union stands in its dealings with India and how future ties will shape up as the economic bloc undergoes a major structural change following Brexit. The referendum which took place in Britain on June 23 this year led to an outcome which resulted in economic uncertainty and a political tsunami in the country. A political party which had won such a big mandate would face a leadership change in such a short [...]

Indian firms are doing well in Europe

2018-10-31T14:07:54+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

Luisa Santos is Director for International Relations at BusinessEurope, a leading Europe-wide business facilitation group. Here she talks ‘India Global Business’ through some of the ups and downs of the India-EU relations over the years and what lies in store for the future. How important is India to the EU? The EU is India's number one trading partner (13 per cent of India's overall trade with the world in 2014-15) while India is the EU’s ninth trading partner. This clearly [...]

India-EU relations in a New World economy

2018-10-31T13:54:02+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

Frugal innovation and new business models for inclusive growth hold the key for a new India-Europe collaboration, argues an expert on Indo-Europe ties. We do not suspect how the global economy has taken a new turn after the great crisis of 2009. Not to redefine the relations between India and Europe in the new global economy in the making is to condemn both partners to misunderstandings and gradually a turn-back. This is true for instance with the obsession of completing [...]

The business impact of India in the EU

2020-03-11T12:43:06+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

It is of utmost importance that the views of the business and policy communities from both sides are represented in a constructive negotiation process.  The EU-India Trade and Investment Agreement is still under negotiation. After the EU-India Summit in March 2016, some steps have been taken from both sides to improve the collaboration but still a lot needs to be done to reach a successful conclusion of the deal. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched more than thirty schemes [...]

Lots of potential, but…

2018-10-31T13:53:36+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

India-EU ties can attain great heights but Brussels needs to be a little more sensitive towards New Delhi’s needs Even as Britain’s “leave” vote in the Brexit referendum continues to grab a disproportionate amount of media attention, the Narendra Modi government and bureaucrats in Brussels are working quietly to realise the full potential of India’s relationship with the European Union (EU), which, many analysts believe, is as, if not more important, than New Delhi’s ties with London. Largest trading partner [...]

India comes to grips with creating world-class universities

2018-10-31T14:24:06+00:00October 18th, 2016|2016, India-EU, India-UK, October 2016, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

Indian universities have had the dubious distinction of lagging far behind on global rankings for decades. However, this year marked a significant shift, with a record 31 making the grade in the definitive ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ for 2016. ‘India Global Business’ looks into what is behind India being branded the “star” of South Asia this year. The Indian Parliament had recently passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2016, which is hoped to mark a watershed moment [...]

Huge opportunities for India in post-Brexit world

2018-10-31T14:21:33+00:00August 11th, 2016|2016, Brexit Special, India-EU, July/August 2016, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

Manjeev Singh Puri as the Ambassador of India to the European Union (EU), Belgium and Luxembourg has a unique vantage point on the unfolding global order following the UK’s referendum result in favour of an exit from the EU. The seasoned diplomat, who took charge in Brussels in January 2014, takes time out for ‘India Global Business’ to give a broad view of what the post-Brexit scenario could look like for India. What do you see as a Brexit impact [...]