UK Edition – October 2018

///UK Edition – October 2018

Don’t ignore Comrade Corbyn’s march

2018-11-19T08:18:42+00:00October 26th, 2018|UK Edition – October 2018|

The UK’s Labour Party leader is uncomfortable in engaging with Modi’s India; but neither he nor Indians can afford to ignore each other anymore, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Like many people, I, too, am concerned about the fate of the Brexit negotiations and the UK’s future after exiting the 28-member European Union (EU). And as a long-time and ardent believer in the potential for global good that a closer UK-India engagement can engender in the world, [...]

Can Jeremy Corbyn put ties with India back on track?

2018-10-26T14:27:34+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

India and Indian companies have a massive stake in the Brexit negotiations and their outcome. A long-awaited trade deal between the UK and India is still nowhere on the horizon, caught up in wrangles over immigration and market access. Should Indian companies plan for a scenario where they may have to deal with a Jeremy Corbyn led government? The United Kingdom is currently in the midst of what B-schools call scenario planning. If Brexit takes place with Deal A, then [...]

The India-Pakistan conundrum

2018-10-26T07:54:05+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

In the wake of the recent clashes between India -Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly, a strategic expert analyses if status quo is the only realistic option available to both sides. The chances of India’s relationship with Pakistan being reset appear low for the foreseeable future. While most commentators on both sides are perfectly aware that their differences will only be resolved through dialogue, short-term political imperatives combined with the absence of any mutually-agreed means by which any dialogue [...]

Britain must address the trust deficit with India

2018-11-19T08:18:55+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

A leading Opposition politician in the UK believes the Indian diaspora has a lot to offer post-Brexit Britain if only its value is fully utilised by the government. The United Kingdom and India have a long, shared history, and the ties that bind our two great nations, be they diplomatic, economic or cultural, go back through the generations. As we move ever closer to the UK leaving the European Union (EU), these links are important now more than ever. Like [...]

Doing business in India: Emerging trends in Indian corporate tax regime

2018-10-26T08:24:08+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

A tax expert helps UK businesses navigate through some provisions and amendments in Indian corporate tax law that impact cross-border investments. In recent years, India has emerged as one of the most attractive investment destinations amongst emerging markets. In 2018, India ranked 11th amongst the highest recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) globally as per A.T. Kearney’s ‘FDI Confidence Index’. In terms of investment flows from the UK to India, UK has emerged as the fourth-largest investor in India, after [...]

Financing India’s Growth—Opportunities for Infrastructure and Green Finance

2018-10-26T08:24:14+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

Nikhil Rathi, CEO of London Stock Exchange Plc and Director of International Development, London Stock Exchange Group, discusses opportunities in sectors of green finance and infrastructure and what these could mean for a growing economy like India. Introduction India achieved the fastest economic growth rate in the G20 in both 2015 and 2016—over 7 per cent in both years. Ambitious long-term structural reforms are underway, which promise to underpin this growth trajectory. These include most notably the landmark agreement on [...]

Strong case for strengthening the India-UK ‘living bridge’

2018-11-09T09:48:47+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

A revamped post-Brexit UK immigration system may augur well for high-skilled Indian professionals, but the fine-print will be crucial, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The new immigration norms announced by the Theresa May government recently are being debated widely around the United Kingdom. It has also set off intense discussions in India, the Indian diaspora in Britain and among businesses about whether the levelling of the immigration playing field for EU citizens and others, including Indians, following [...]

Collaborative philanthropy is advisable and achievable

2018-10-26T14:55:40+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

The CEO of one of India’s leading education and livelihood centric social enterprises explains how partnerships within and between the philanthropic, government and corporate ecosystems are key to multiplying and sustaining outcomes. EdelGive completes 10 years this year. In our first decade, we grew from novice, social entrepreneurs executing siloed programmes driven by instinct; to a young, learning organisation which understands the power of collaborative philanthropy in driving large-scale, multi-pronged change. In doing so, we must have got something right, [...]

Khadi Poppy: A modern-day symbol of unity

2018-10-26T08:25:47+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

Commemorative poppies made out of the traditional handwoven Gandhian cloth have added a new dimension to honouring the memory of British Indian soldiers who fought in the World Wars. The Indian and England cricket teams, playing their final Test match at the Oval in London last month, united to recognise the role of Indian soldiers during the First World War as part of a British armed forces charity's poppy movement. The two squad captains, Virat Kohli and Joe Root, became the [...]

Haryana ties up with Birmingham on novel cold chain technologies

2018-11-02T13:34:29+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – October 2018|

Against the backdrop of a pact between the University of Birmingham and Haryana government, a senior academic explains the vast scope of collaborations in the area of cold chains for food transportation. Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Haryana earlier this year, at the University of Birmingham through our India Institute, we are working in partnership with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation. The partnership also extends to the National Centre for Coldchain Development, [...]