Yearender- December 2018

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Only a brave punter will bet against Modi in 2019

2020-08-20T07:10:40+00:00December 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, Yearender- December 2018|

A western foreign diplomat’s rumoured punt against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading his party to victory in 2019 is brave, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. A very senior Western diplomat serving in Delhi is widely rumoured to have placed a wager against a big Indian industrialist that Modi won’t win in 2019. The elections to the five Indian states are done and dusted. In an upset, the ruling BJP lost the three states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh [...]

Wrexit: Is the UK wrecking its own destiny?

2020-08-20T07:10:46+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

A bad Brexit deal, or none at all, can have severe consequences for the UK as an A-list economic power, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. According to hardcore Brexiteers like the swash-buckling Boris Johnson, Brexit was supposed to herald a new bright era for Britain – unshackled from the EU, Britain would take back control of its borders, its laws and its destiny. British Prime Minister Theresa May, reconciling her own antipathy to Brexit, laid out a vision [...]

Some standout moments from the 2018 calendar

2018-12-21T13:13:20+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

As the year comes to a close, ‘India Global Business’ looks back at some of the key developments that shaped India’s global agenda and will resonate well into the New Year. JANUARY India sends its 100th satellite into space to watch borders India launched its 100th satellite in January  as the Indian government sought to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space. A total of 31 small satellites were launched into space. More than half [...]

Some Indian companies that dreamt big in 2018

2018-12-24T12:42:21+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

The year gone by was marked by a number of Indian companies taking their ambitions global and here we highlight some of the start-ups and small and medium enterprises that took a giant leap. OYO expands into China, UK Earlier this year, Indian budget hotel chain OYO announced its arrival in China, where it covers 11,000 (exclusive) rooms across 26 cities, including Hangzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Kunming. In September, the brand announced its foray into London, [...]

A start-ups 2018 report card

2018-12-21T13:41:45+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

Our industry expert rewinds to analyse some standout moments within the Indian start-ups going global landscape. Ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Start-up India initiative in 2015, the Indian start-up story has become global. Government policy, investor support and a conducive ecosystem are all driving forces encouraging and promoting the start-up culture in India. The Indian start-up ecosystem is looking at the start of another wave, like the internet and dotcom wave, with investors writing big cheques [...]

For the love of neighbours and crude oil

2019-02-15T14:44:22+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, Yearender- December 2018|

As 2018 comes to a close, ‘India Global Business’ reviews some of the major foreign visits, inbound and outbound, as a base to assess the course of India’s foreign policy for the New Year. India’s overall foreign policy underwent a significant and dramatic shift in stance in 2018. It was dictated by two major developments — the ones in the immediate neighborhood and the need to secure energy in light of the US sanctions on Iran. While in the first [...]

India’s Vibrant laboratory of development models

2018-12-24T08:24:15+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

The next edition of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit kicks off in Gandhinagar on January 18, when it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As in previous years, leading ministers, bureaucrats and policy-makers from around the world will be there, as will CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and India’s top companies. If India is now the hottest investment destination in the world, at least a part of the credit should go to the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VBS), [...]

Tata Motors celebrates new baby Range Rover

2020-03-24T06:37:51+00:00December 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unveiled its new compact luxury SUV to hit the roads in 2019, designed, engineered and made in Britain, as a sign of its commitment to the UK car industry. The new Range Rover Evoque, which had its world debut in London recently, comes with a £1-billion investment to support its production line in the UK. The new model, dubbed a “baby” Range Rover, has been described as a technology revolution by JLR. It is priced from around $41,000 and will hit the roads from [...]

2018: Wobbly start gives way to some solid sales in Indian Real Estate

2019-02-15T14:44:25+00:00December 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

An Indian real estate expert takes a lookback at the year to encapsulate some of the key trends and what to expect in the New Year. The year began with a wobbly start in residential sales that strengthened as the year passed. The compact segment led the way, surpassing sales numbers in many markets over 2017. The segment is classified as units less than 1,000 sq ft. Given that the Indian realty market is dominated by over 80 per cent [...]

New Zealand can offer cold storage solutions to India

2019-02-15T14:44:29+00:00December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized, Yearender- December 2018|

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi is a New Zealand based politician and member of Parliament for the country’s National Party. He is among the special guests invited to the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019, to be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, in January 2019. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he delves into New Zealand’s investment credentials and his enduring connect with India. Is New Zealand a business-friendly place for Indian migrants, based on your own experience over the years? New Zealand has [...]