UK Edition – August 2018

///UK Edition - August 2018

Sajid, smart young Indians must be encouraged to jump on the Global Britain bus

2020-08-20T07:11:55+00:00August 9th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa calls on the UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, for a more pragmatic approach to the vexed issue of immigration. With Sajid Javid’s appointment as Home Secretary, those who believe in meritocracy, aspiration and progressive immigration policies are hoping that they have a voice in the UK Cabinet. I count myself among them. Like Sajid, I was born to immigrant parents who came to the UK for a new life in inner-city Birmingham. Hardworking [...]

Fighting for the right to sanitation

2018-08-30T06:30:57+00:00August 3rd, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India says it has successfully accelerated its Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH) agenda through the power of partnership. Working on the principle of advancing the national and global agenda for sustainable development, CAF India has been providing extensive support to address the sanitation challenges across India for the past several years. At CAF India, we realise that accessibility to clean, safe and secure sanitation practices are essential in keeping the continuity and retention of young children [...]

Easier visa regime will benefit Britain more than India

2018-08-16T10:50:38+00:00August 3rd, 2018|UK Edition - August 2018|

Tough immigration norms in the UK are holding up a proposed trade deal with India. But studies show that easier visas will also help Britain stave off competition from Australia and retain its position as the second-most popular education destination in the world. The Theresa May government’s hard line on immigration is not only causing outrage in India, it is also costing the UK dear. Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, SOAS, LSE and many other iconic institutions that made Great Britain [...]

India and its workforce make a global mark

2020-03-26T08:49:53+00:00August 3rd, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

Various deals with companies in the US, Germany and Japan reflect India’s attraction across diverse sectors. Hindalco unit to buy Aleris for $2.6bn Hindalco Industries has agreed to acquire US-based Aleris Corporation for an enterprise value of $2.58 billion in a move that will help Hindalco become a global leader in aluminium excluding China. The acquisition will be done through Hindalco’s wholly owned subsidiary, Novelis Inc. The combined entity will have revenue of $21 billion and an employee base of [...]

Tata Steel strikes European deal to secure jobs

2018-08-09T08:24:58+00:00August 3rd, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

The joint venture with Thyssenkrupp will help address Indian market needs, according to the Indian steel giant. The chairman of Tata Steel welcomed the definitive agreement with German steel major Thyssenkrupp to create a new joint venture company as a “historic” development that would strengthen the steel industry across Europe and India. N. Chandrasekaran was addressing a joint press conference with Thyssenkrupp CEO Heinrich Hiesinger in Brussels at the end of June to mark the creation of Europe’s second-largest steel giant in the form [...]

Influencing Global Outcomes Together

2020-03-26T08:52:39+00:00August 2nd, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

Sir Michael Arthur, Britain’s High Commissioner to India between 2003 and 2007 and now President of Boeing Europe, brings to light key areas where cooperation between the UK and India can propel both nations towards a better future. Backdrop India is emerging as one of the small number of countries who will help determine the course of the twenty-first century. Meanwhile, the UK is leaving the European Union and launching out on its own. The risks of the change look [...]

Start-ups will define the future of employment in India

2020-03-24T07:53:37+00:00August 2nd, 2018|UK Edition - August 2018|

In this regular column, our industry expert weighs up the impact of start-ups on jobs. There has been an ongoing discussion on whether technology creates jobs or kills them. With the surge in the number of tech-based start-ups on the rise, there have been discussions on the impact start-ups make on jobs. Research has time and again shown that technology has net-net created far more jobs than it has destroyed. A study by Deloitte drew on data going back to [...]

Oxford and India: Building on historic ties

2018-08-16T10:50:23+00:00August 2nd, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

A researcher traces age-old ties between Oxford and India and Oxford's role in enhancing UK-India relations. The Oxford India Society strives to build on an extensive history of engagement between Oxford and India. Ever since 1579, when Father Thomas Stephens of the University of Oxford’s New College became the first chronicled Englishman to visit India. Since then, relations have grown leaps and bounds, highlighted by the conception of the Boden Chair in Sanskrit in 1832 and the advent of Oxford’s [...]

YES Bank gears up to establish presence in UK

2018-08-23T12:18:47+00:00August 1st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

Rana Kapoor is the Managing Director and CEO of YES Bank, one of India’s leading private sector Banks. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he delves into the Bank’s plans to set up base in the UK, its wider international business development model and the increasingly digitised nature of India’s banking sector. What is the timeline for the UK opening? The Representative Office in London will be inaugurated within the next 12 months, which is in line with the [...]

The Indian wine market is one of the world’s most exciting

2018-08-09T10:13:41+00:00August 1st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

As the Founder & CEO of Sula Vineyards, Rajeev Samant is one of the pioneers of Indian wine and responsible for transforming the Nashik region in Maharashtra into the country’s wine capital. In this interview, the London-based professional, who divides his time between the UK and India, celebrates Sula’s latest milestone of clocking 12-million bottles a year in sales. How would you describe the growth story of Sula Wines? Sula has just clocked 1 million cases of sales in the last 12 [...]