Global Edition – October 2018

///Global Edition – October 2018

Tackling the Dragon in India’s cyber rooms

2018-11-05T05:32:12+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

Despite his long-held belief in India’s systematic economic liberalisation and opening to global competition, India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa raises concerns about China's current free-run in the country’s buoyant social media space. I recently read a very disturbing piece in ‘The Times’ (London) about Russia allegedly “targeting British teenagers as part of a cover campaign to sow discord among young westerners”. The report cites the example of the Kremlin allegedly using fake celebrity posts to spread Russian propaganda with the intention of [...]

Lack of political will to conclude an India-EU free trade agreement

2018-10-12T13:27:48+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

Geoffrey Van Orden is Britain’s Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of England and Vice-Chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group. In this interview, he tells ‘India Global Business’ what Brexit means for India-EU relations and why he fears the prospect of a free trade agreement (FTA) will continue to be hampered due to a mismatch in ambitions. As Chairman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with India, how do you see the India-EU [...]

India’s tech sector takes centre stage

2018-10-12T13:36:23+00:00October 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – October 2018|

The country’s technology and cyber space segment has seen a lot of activity in recent weeks. Samsung opens its biggest store in India Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened its biggest mobile store in the world in India as it tries to take pole position in the world’s second-biggest smartphone market amid fierce competition from Chinese brands. The South Korean tech giant’s roughly 33,000 sq ft store in the southern tech hub of Bengaluru will help it extend its lead in [...]

Howzat! India takes cricket global

2018-10-12T08:26:43+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018|

An Indian entrepreneur has taken the game of cricket into cyber space with a new mentoring app. A new smartphone-based mentoring app that gives budding amateur cricketers the chance to get direct access to their cricketing heroes for advice on how to improve their game was unveiled at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London recently. Proatar, co-founded by Indian entrepreneur Srikanth Tanguturi and Sri Lankan investor Christy Kulasingam, is designed as a revolutionary new sports coaching-cum-mentoring platform to help passionate amateurs [...]

Harnessing the true power of corporate partnerships

2018-10-12T13:29:44+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

The Executive Director of British Asian Trust analyses how the private sector can be a tremendous source for good. In the not-too-distant past, there was a general assumption that the private sector was about making money, the public sector was about the provision of basic services and the charity sector was about doing good. This was certainly how many people in the charity sector saw the world – not recognising what a tremendous source for good the private sector can [...]

The India-US tango

2018-10-12T14:22:47+00:00October 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – October 2018|

A strategic expert looks back at the first-ever India-US 2+2 Dialogue to analyse its long-term impact on bilateral relations. In the end, it was the strategic logic of the bilateral partnership that was on display at the Indo-US 2+2 talks. The ‘transactionalism’ of the Trump Administration, of much concern to many in India, was relegated to the margins, and for good reason, and at least for the time being, Washington and New Delhi can hail the upward momentum in the [...]

Why trust is key to business in India: Lessons from Adam Smith to Jack Ma

2018-10-12T07:31:05+00:00October 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – October 2018|

The author of ‘Trust: Creating the foundation for entrepreneurship in developing countries’ presents a snapshot from his latest work to highlight the importance of a simple set of principles in achieving entrepreneurial excellence. In the past decade, India has become the flavor du jour for investors, whether one uses portfolio flows or direct investment as a measure.  As an academic and investor-entrepreneur in India, and in other emerging markets, I often try to regroup with my colleagues to ask ourselves, [...]

Indian businesses of any size can succeed in the US

2019-07-31T11:44:30+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018|

The US-India economic relationship is built on bilateral investment, writes an American investment strategist. The economic partnership between the United States and India is a blueprint for economic prosperity. Expanding bilateral trade and investment between the United States and our allies is a top priority of the Trump administration, and few countries exemplify this better than India. Together, our two countries are forming the foundation of the global economy in the 21st century. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced [...]

Tough-talking India takes centre-stage at UN

2018-10-12T14:27:35+00:00October 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

Beyond the much-hyped clash with Pakistan, the 73rd United Nations General Assembly had a lot more on the cards for India. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj issued a rallying cry for reform during her address at the UN General Assembly in New York at the end of September. At its heart lay India’s long-standing demand for the UN Security Council to reflect the realities of the 21st century. "Reform cannot be cosmetic. We need to change the institution's head [...]

Uttarakhand: An important investment destination

2018-10-12T13:48:37+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018|

Proactive policies, stable politics and a clean administration has ensured that the small north Indian state of Uttarakhand has attracted major investments in food processing, automobiles, tourism, IT and other sectors from big names such as HP, Mahindra, Adani and Patanjali. Uttarakhand is better known to the Indian public as a very desirable tourism destination offering a wide variety of options for pilgrims, adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and those seeking wellness and rejuvenation. But in recent times, it [...]