UK Edition – September 2018

///UK Edition – September 2018

Bolstering the foundations of social impact

2018-09-28T09:48:36+00:00September 19th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

India’s state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) prides itself at leading the way on corporate social responsibility in the country. The Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), a “Maharatna” steel producer under the aegis of the government of India claims to continuously contribute to laying a sound infrastructure process for industrial development of the nation. The company says it conducts business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits to the communities in which it operates and recognises [...]

India’s mega water management challenge

2018-09-21T14:49:19+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

Against the backdrop of the devastating floods in Kerala, an expert weighs up the manifold threats faced by the country in the field of water management – from water scarcity to flooding. Water management will be one of the greatest threats to India meeting its economic potential. The threats are manifold. Both quality and quantity are challenges. Pollution is widespread, providing significant threats to health and in turn economics. Around 70 per cent of India’s water is thought to be [...]

Advancing our bilateral & prosperity partnership with India

2018-09-21T13:36:56+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

India has no shortage of potential partners, so the UK must act to ensure that we are India’s partner of choice, writes an outspoken Brexiteer. The global economy is undergoing historic transformations as economic and political power continues shifting towards Asia. With a rising share of the world’s total GDP, the UK needs to ensure it achieves greater strategic access into Asia’s biggest markets, notably into India. The importance of this preferential access cannot be overstated: as India is the [...]

Paving the way for a cleaner India through responsible investment

2020-03-24T11:51:17+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – September 2018|

In the wake of investment firm KKR acquiring a 60 per cent stake in environmental services and solutions firm Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, one of the key driving forces behind the deal delves into how the Clean India campaign is becoming bankable. As India becomes an increasingly attractive investment destination due to sustained business reforms, deepening capital markets, and greater ease of doing business – as evidenced by the recent ‘World Bank - Ease of Doing Business’ report, where the [...]

Indian real estate on stable ground

2018-09-25T13:01:06+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

India Inc. realty expert elaborates on the shifting trends in the Indian real estate sector, from high-end offerings to more economical ones. The screaming headlines may warn of doom – such as “Assets of Unitech promoters to be liquidated to payback home buyers”; “Jaypee to reach into promoter assets to repay homebuyers”; or “DLF debt shrinks to less than $1 billion”. However, the Indian real estate sector has undergone deep-rooted transformation and the last two months seem to indicate that [...]

Indian start-ups go global

2018-09-28T09:46:55+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – September 2018|

Against the backdrop of Ola’s recent entry into the UK market, our industry expert explores the increasingly global appetite of Indian start-ups. As India leapfrogs among global economies, increasing number of Indian start-ups are going global and expanding their global footprint. A decade ago it would have been difficult to think of a young Indian company becoming global so quickly. The only ones that would have thought or would have expanded globally would have been steel giants or an FMCG [...]

Trump puts India in a fix on Iran

2020-03-16T11:31:55+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

The decision of the US government to impose economic sanctions on Iran, which came into effect from August 6, has put India in a precarious position. The unprecedented sanctions that were unilateral in nature unlike by the US government in the past that were taken in consensus with its allies in Europe are a consequence of Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, an international deal that sought to limit Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange [...]

India-UK tie-ups on track

2020-03-24T12:10:59+00:00September 4th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

Healthcare to finance, the bilateral relationship reflected a promising trend. UK-based ClearScore enters India ClearScore, a London-based free credit checking service, has entered India by launching its web and mobile-web services in the country. The start-up has recently got acquired by Experian, a Dublin, Ireland-based consumer credit reporting giant, in March this year. ClearScore is also is getting ready to introduce Android and iOS apps in India, later this year. ClearScore matches consumers with personal financial products and offers free [...]

Indian firms take flight across borders

2020-03-24T12:18:59+00:00September 3rd, 2018|UK Edition – September 2018|

From acquisitions to expansions, Indian companies widened their horizons in recent weeks. IndiGo adds Kuwait, Abu Dhabi to its network Indian budget carrier IndiGo said it will add Kuwait and Abu Dhabi to its international destination from October this year. The carrier will operate a daily flight from Chennai to Kuwait and from Calicut to Abu Dhabi from mid-October. Besides, it will operate a daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Kochi, a statement issued by the airline said. Beginning 1 [...]