Global Edition – April 2018

///Global Edition – April 2018

The Noise vs The Facts: India Demands

2020-12-09T15:03:26+00:00May 15th, 2018|2017/2018, From The Top, Global Edition – April 2018, Home Page, Year|

Amid the shrill Indian television debates, the facts speak for themselves – India today is a much better place from what it was four years ago, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Most people I know find it difficult to form any opinion based on Indian news channels. Switch on any TV channel in any language and you will be bombarded with shrill outbursts of often ill-tempered name calling from every shade of the country’s political and intellectual spectrum. Every channel claims to be [...]

Robust cyber forces needed to combat cybercrime

2018-07-31T11:50:11+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

Steve Morgan is Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures, one of the world’s leading researchers and publishers covering the global cyber economy as well as a data bank for cyber security facts, figures, and statistics. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he presents an analysis of what the latest cyber crime involving global media giants means for the world of data. Does the data breach scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica open up a new frontier for the cyber [...]

M&As and JVs mark Indian companies’ global footprint

2020-03-05T10:31:57+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

India’s steel and automotive industries were in the limelight with acquisitions and joint ventures. JSW Steel acquires US-based Acero Junction Indian steelmaker JSW Steel Ltd has agreed to acquire US-based steel mill owner Acero Junction Holdings Inc. for up to $80.85 million (Rs 527 crore) in cash to expand its North America operations. The acquisition will help JSW Steel establish its presence in Ohio, US, and gain deeper access to the North American steel market, the company said in a [...]

Cyber security: Building awareness and resilience

2018-05-23T12:30:02+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

A cyber security expert believes improving global resilience will require all stakeholders to act together at scale and in a coordinated way. The integration of physical and digital systems creates many opportunities for improved performance and innovation in the systems that support a modern economy, generating economic value and creating social and environment benefits. Such systems and their underpinning digital technologies – data analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, advanced connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) – will provide myriad [...]

Spain and India have a lot in common

2019-09-24T11:01:10+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Bird's Eye View, Global Edition – April 2018, Home Page, Year|

Fiscal incentives and an investor-friendly climate make Spain an attractive investment destination in Europe, according to a senior Spanish official. India and Spain are two countries separated by more than 7,900 km, both are from different continents, speak different languages and, people may think, there is nothing in common between them. This is absolutely wrong. Spain and India have more things in common than general knowledge may presume. First of all, from a social perspective we share a strong family [...]

UK-US tie-up creates largest Indian genomics project

2018-05-23T12:35:51+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Spotlight, Year|

A new multi-year collaboration between a UK-based genomics data platform and an American genetics company is set to create the world’s largest project of its kind to study Indian populations. Global Gene Corp believes its tie-up with US-headquartered Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, is aimed at finding innovative diagnosis and therapies for rare diseases. “We believe that genomics will help India to achieve a paradigm shift in healthcare,” said Deepak Bagla, [...]

Act East: Investing in the Northeast of India

2018-05-23T12:35:42+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

India has finally woken up to tap the immense potential of its far-flung Northeast states but it would take time before it becomes the darling of foreign investors. Ask any average citizen on the road in mainland India the names and capital cities of the eight Northeastern states of the country and there is a high likelihood they would fumble and embarrass themselves. A popular joke in the northern parts of the country is that only an aspirant of the [...]

How do we advance on #PressforProgress?

2018-07-31T13:10:22+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

The Founder of Loomba Foundation explains why he is championing gender parity across all sectors around the Press for Progress theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. The recent World Economic Forum’s 2017 ‘Global Gender Gap’ report has exposed shocking results stating that gender parity is over 200 years away. There has never been a more important time to take this issue up and keep motivated for #PressforProgress. And while we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, one could [...]

Vietnam is critical to balance of power in Asia

2020-03-04T07:06:48+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

Given the ambivalence of some ASEAN countries to China’s rise and Beijing’s hardnosed strategy of using its financial heft to buy influence across Asia, it is important for democracies like India and Japan to foster cooperation with Vietnam. It is not very often that New Delhi hosts the Prime Minister and the President of the same country within a span of five weeks. But that’s exactly what Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did, inviting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc [...]

India’s inclusivity challenge is to provide productive jobs

2018-05-22T14:34:44+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Spotlight, Year|

Professor Kunal Sen is the  at the University of Manchester. He is at the forefront of research into inclusive economic development, principally focusing on India but also on East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. In this interview, the economist tells ‘India Global Business’ why he chose to focus his research on India’s economic growth story. My research, which I have been working on for probably the last 15-20 years, has essentially been about understanding India’s economic growth. I have observed how [...]