UK Edition- April 2018

///UK Edition- April 2018

Commonwealth is like a Koh-i-Noor diamond

2018-05-23T12:59:47+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Lord Jonathan Marland is the Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), which is charged with promoting greater trade and investment between Commonwealth countries. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he sets the scene for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April and the scope for India to take the lead. Has the Commonwealth failed to live up to its potential? It is to the incredible credit to the Queen and the royal family that [...]

India and the UK: Looking beyond Brexit

2020-03-19T10:52:00+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Eye on Brexit, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The bilateral relationship between India and UK must not get bogged down by Britain’s impending exit negotiations with the European Union (EU). As the UK navigates Brexit, Indian investors are entitled to feel a bit confused.  Some confusion is inevitable when business’ need for certainty comes up against an international negotiation in which it seems “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”.  At the same time, while the detail of Britain’s new relationship with the EU is crucially important, we [...]

Can the Commonwealth really be reimagined as a 21st century trading and strategic bloc?

2020-09-21T08:42:32+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Cover Story, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The logic is impeccable: with trade wars looming and the US withdrawal from its role as a net provider of global security threatening to cede ground to China, there is room for the Commonwealth to step into the breech as a stabilising factor. But can 53 countries put aside their individual interests for the greater common good? It is an idea whose time may have come, but are all the main players really as keen as those moving the grand [...]

India all set to become EBRD’s 69th member

2018-05-22T14:29:15+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Indian, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

An interview with Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources, at London-headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The multilateral institution, set up in 1991 to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative in emerging Europe, recently approved India as its 69th member. As someone at the heart of this historic development, Parshad gives ‘India Global Business’ an insight. What does India’s membership of EBRD signify? It has been almost 26 years since India has been flirting with the idea of [...]

CHOGM 2018: Towards a common future

2020-03-18T11:24:25+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The chief of a Commonwealth parliamentary body delves into what the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has in store. Towards a Common Future is the theme for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this year. With 60 per cent of the Commonwealth population below the age of 30, it is no surprise that theme is focussed on the future. The theme will explore how the unique organisation can be revitalised to maintain its relevance and will be the [...]

Can the Commonwealth help Brexit-hit Britain?

2020-03-05T06:39:22+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, Home Page, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

A leading anti-Brexit voice within the UK political establishment calls for a democratic exit from Brexit to firm up closer ties with the Commonwealth. Some Brexiteers have promoted the Commonwealth as an alternative to membership of the European Union (EU). In truth, the European Union and the Commonwealth are each stronger with Britain playing a leading role in both. And Britain is stronger too. The most effective way to exercise global influence is to remain a member of the largest, [...]

Building a new UK-India visa partnership

2018-07-09T09:25:27+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The chief of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) explains why CHOGM 2018 is the perfect timing for a renewed UK-India visa agreement. At the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) we have always supported a stronger relationship between India and the UK, built on our strong Commonwealth ties. As Britons and Indians alike know, the UK and India’s long-standing relationship is about more than just history. This is a relationship of vibrant cultural exchange; business links built on high-tech industry and trade, [...]

Birmingham cannot overlook India

2018-05-23T13:02:44+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Spotlight, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The University of Birmingham explains the reasons behind setting up a new India Institute. Any university that claims to be world-class — as we at the University of Birmingham, in the world’s top 100 universities, do — cannot overlook India. It is the world's largest democracy: India ensures that one-sixth of humanity can cast their votes regularly in free and fair elections. It is a rising economic powerhouse. And it is one of the most important regional powers in Asia. [...]

Time for the Commonwealth to stand up in Africa

2018-05-31T14:04:37+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Fuelled by China’s seemingly infinite thirst for resources, Africa’s economy grew at a robust pace last decade. With China slowing down, Africa needs a new partner. Will the Commonwealth fill that gap? When 19th century American explorer and journalist Henry Morton first used the term dark continent for Africa, he perhaps never thought it would stick with the continent perennially like a shadow. Used initially by European historians, economists, explorers and sociologists alike for their sheer lack of knowledge of [...]

India calling!

2020-03-12T14:45:10+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Spotlight, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Our Indian industry expert zeroes in on some stand-out start-up success stories within the India-UK landscape. Ever since India adopted the liberalisation policy and more so in the recent years, it has been an attractive destination for foreign companies to open shops. In recent years, India has taken noteworthy initiatives to strengthen its economic credentials globally. This has also resulted in making it one of the strongest economies in the world. It has got its house in order in terms [...]