Global Edition – August 2018

///Global Edition – August 2018

Can Modi return to power in 2019?

2020-09-21T08:28:41+00:00August 24th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Solid achievements in reviving the economy, addressing farm distress, fighting poverty, fighting corruption and helping India regain its global standing are likely to help Modi and BJP retain power in next year’s Lok Sabha elections. The Lok Sabha elections are still nine months away but India, it seems, is already in election-mode. Rarely a day passes without newspapers and TV channels reporting on moves by the Opposition to form a united bulwark against the BJP-led NDA juggernaut that now rules [...]

Making Indian music go global

2018-08-31T09:55:10+00:00August 24th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Gracenote, a Nielsen company that specialises in music metadata and automatic content recognition technologies, recently tuned into India. With its new database expansion into India, US-headquartered Gracenote said it would enable streaming services, voice-powered virtual assistants and online media companies to deliver next-generation music search and discovery of Indian music. The company’s India entry is marked by the launch of its Global Music Data, the catalogue of reference for the music industry, in the country. The solution localises Gracenote’s comprehensive [...]

As politics moves to the centre-stage in India, the stakes are high at home and abroad

2020-08-20T07:11:45+00:00August 24th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

The Indian General Election may still be months away but as the political scene hots up, India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa does a deeper dive on what may be in store for 2019. I meet people of all walks of life on my frequent visits to India – politicians, bureaucrats, business people, analysts and ordinary citizens. Over the years, I have come to consider the last group of people the best indicator of the political mood in the [...]

How GIFT City plans to boost foreign investments in India

2018-09-24T10:29:42+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City envisages a global financial hub on the lines of Singapore, London and Dubai that will offer stiff competition to these cities. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, which goes by the acronym, is planned, as the name suggests, as an international financial services centre on the lines of Singapore and Dubai against which it is being benchmarked. A brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is India's first operational smart city and international financial services centre [...]

Vajpayee did not get credit for cementing India’s global position

2020-03-26T08:28:57+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

India’s coveted standing on the world stage has its roots in the era of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away last Thursday, was a poet, politician and a genuine leader of the masses. But ‘India Global Business’ strongly feels he did not get the full credit for his achievements. Today, India is the toast of the world – both as a golden investment destination and as a much sought after strategic partner. Ironically, this [...]

India and the Gulf Region: Building strategic partnerships

2018-09-24T10:33:11+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Our strategic expert delves deeper into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as India’s largest regional-bloc trading partner. It is not often realised that when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi firmly placed the Indo-Pacific region at the heart of India’s engagement with the world at the IISS Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore in May 2018, he was also referring to the Gulf region. Prime Minister Modi defined this essentially maritime region as stretching “from the shores of Africa to that of the [...]

FrankfurtRheinMain: Where Indian businesses flourish

2018-11-23T14:12:11+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Eric Menges is President & CEO of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH, the inward investment agency of FrankfurtRheinMain region of Germany. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he outlines the scope for investments in the region in the wake of the Brexit vote and why the German hub is a prime location for Indian companies looking to expand in European markets. How is the Brexit vote changing the landscape for Indian investments? Germany’s most dynamic business location, FrankfurtRheinMain, is named after the [...]

A few ground rules for UK Fintech’s India entry

2018-08-24T12:33:10+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018, Uncategorized|

A financial technology sector expert delves into some key factors when companies eye the Indian market. The Fintech Revolution is transforming the financial sector at its core. Today, there are over 21,650 Fintech start-ups in the world, each at varying stages of growth. Approximately 25 per cent are at an ‘emerging’ stage (beta product and seeking seed investment), 40 per cent are ‘scaling’ (market ready product and revenue positive) and 35 per cent have reached a ‘mature’ stage of growth, [...]

Combatting fake news, Logically

2020-03-16T10:36:08+00:00August 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Lyric Jain, a Cambridge University engineering student originally from Mysore, set up Logically last year and has since developed the UK-based start-up into a machine-learning platform to sift fact from fiction. In this interview, the 21-year-old techie reveals plans for a project specifically targeted at India and a first-of-its-kind “intelligent news feed” that he believes may prove to be the future of journalism How does Logically work to combat fake news? The Logically platform gathers the biggest news stories from over 70,000 domains [...]

We are very bullish about India

2018-09-24T10:32:49+00:00August 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Suchit Punnose is the Founder & CEO of UK-based Red Ribbon Asset Management and instrumental in the creation of a new Gibraltar-India Business Council to promote investments between India and the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. In this interview, he talks through this new plan and his company’s wider efforts within the India global space. How did the idea of Gibraltar-India Business Council develop? Gibraltar is an international finance centre and the objective of this council is to promote trade [...]