It may be time to anoint New Delhi as a hub for a reimagined Commonwealth, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. This week the Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a report which claims that if the UK and India sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), this could boost bilateral trade by a staggering 26 per cent. I am somewhat sceptical about the speed at which an FTA could be agreed and the figures. But nonetheless any moves in this direction is [...]
India has a major stake in the political tremors around the world. Any fault line is worrying. Even more so is the fact that we seem to be living in a world criss-crossed by such fissures, some overlapping and others not so. Any one of the them could set off tremors or even earthquakes of proportions unprecedented since the end of the Second World War. In Western Europe, that bastion of stability and shared prosperity for the last three quarters [...]
As the Donald Trump administration begins to deliver on his poll promise of cracking down on the alleged misuse of H1B visas, Indian IT companies are feeling the pinch. Donald Trump’s election rhetoric is returning to bite the Indian IT sector as policy formulations of the new US administration. First, here are some updates on the bad news on H1B visas, the visa category mainly used by Indian IT companies to ship Indian IT professionals to the US. Tougher norms [...]
A corporate governance expert explores what transparency really means for businesses. An organisation that delivers credible and timely information for all its stakeholders is transparent. Such information provides critical insights regarding the performance of a company and therefore it is imperative that companies have a disclosure mechanism in place. Certain kinds of information are required by regulators and other kinds by investors and other stakeholders. In fact, those working in the area of corporate governance, often use the terms transparency [...]
Johannesburg is not only the biggest city in South Africa but also considered its vibrant heart. Often referred to as Jo’burg for short, the city has been home to world leaders like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu and is also famous as Mahatma Gandhi’s inspiration for Satyagraha.
As the number of Indian students coming to study at UK universities continues to register a drop, a new report reveals just what Britain stands to lose. International students coming to study at UK universities are worth over 25 billion pounds to the British economy, found new research released today. The latest analysis titled ‘The Economic Impact of International Students’, conducted for representative organisation Universities UK by Oxford Economics, shows that in 2014-15 spending by international students supported 206,600 jobs [...]
Nicola Sturgeon is the outspoken First Minister of Scotland who has been campaigning for a voice for Scotland in the post-Brexit scenario. Her call for a second referendum on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom has raised the spectre of a new kind of exit – Scotland’s exit from the UK (Scexit). Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is the first woman to become leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and First Minister of Scotland, a post created in 1999 when the [...]