April 2017

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Re-imagining the Commonwealth

2018-09-04T12:57:40+00:00April 13th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Putting it in context, Year|

It may be time to anoint New Delhi as a hub for a reimagined Commonwealth, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. This week the Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a report which claims that if the UK and India sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), this could boost bilateral trade by a staggering 26 per cent. I am somewhat sceptical about the speed at which an FTA could be agreed and the figures. But nonetheless any moves in this direction is [...]

Global flashpoints: India must not remain in ‘splendid isolation’

2018-08-06T13:33:26+00:00April 13th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Last Word, Year|

India has a major stake in the political tremors around the world. Any fault line is worrying. Even more so is the fact that we seem to be living in a world criss-crossed by such fissures, some overlapping and others not so. Any one of the them could set off tremors or even earthquakes of proportions unprecedented since the end of the Second World War. In Western Europe, that bastion of stability and shared prosperity for the last three quarters [...]

International students are worth £25bn to UK economy

2018-08-06T13:37:43+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, UK/Europe, Year|

As the number of Indian students coming to study at UK universities continues to register a drop, a new report reveals just what Britain stands to lose. International students coming to study at UK universities are worth over 25 billion pounds to the British economy, found new research released today. The latest analysis titled ‘The Economic Impact of International Students’, conducted for representative organisation Universities UK by Oxford Economics, shows that in 2014-15 spending by international students supported 206,600 jobs [...]

The woman behind calls for ‘Scexit’

2018-08-02T12:34:05+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Hotspot, HOTSPOT, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

Nicola Sturgeon is the outspoken First Minister of Scotland who has been campaigning for a voice for Scotland in the post-Brexit scenario. Her call for a second referendum on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom has raised the spectre of a new kind of exit – Scotland’s exit from the UK (Scexit). Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is the first woman to become leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and First Minister of Scotland, a post created in 1999 when the [...]

Being a Global Indian is part of my DNA

2018-08-02T12:42:42+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Global Indian, GLOBAL INDIAN, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

Baroness Usha Prashar straddles the worlds of politics and arts with comfort and ease. ‘India Global Business’ explores what being a Global Indian means to her. How would you say the India-UK dynamic has evolved over the years? India and UK have always had a special relationship but like any relationship it has had its ups and downs. In recent years the relationship has matured. India has become important economically and the relationship is beginning to change. There is now [...]

India is a major Brexit trade priority

2018-06-11T09:33:24+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, COMMONWEALTH, December 2017, INDIA-UK, Special Edition – May 2017, UK/Europe, Year|

A London-based policy expert weighs up the challenges and opportunities thrown up by Brexit to strike a stronger India-UK dynamic. Talk of Brexit is never far from the headlines in the UK press. Theresa May triggering Article 50 signaled the start of the process. This presents significant challenges and opportunities for Commonwealth countries, with India being a prime example. New research from my organisation, the Royal Commonwealth Society, reveals an overwhelming majority of British businesses want to see the Government [...]

Sedentary work life, pain killers and therapy

2018-06-12T11:03:13+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, More from this edition, OTHER HIGHLIGHTS, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

Our expert explains why a sedentary office-bound lifestyle is like a ticking time bomb and how yoga therapy can help counter the effects on our joints. Studies suggest we are all sitting for an average of 5.5 hours a day. We then go home and sit for a further 2.5-4 hours. The development of Osteoarthritic (joint wear & tear) conditions are a direct result of such a lifestyle. The management of such low to medium grade conditions is through medication [...]

Canada and India can take Commonwealth lead

2018-08-01T12:16:17+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Commonwealth, COMMONWEALTH, December 2017, India & The World, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

François-Philippe Champagne is Canada’s Minister for International Trade with over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with the minister soon after the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London recently to explore the potential of India-Canada ties within a broader multilateral context. What is the status of the Canada-India free trade agreement? The negotiation of the Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) began in November 2010. Nine rounds of negotiations have been held [...]