What’s up with WhatsApp in India?

2019-11-15T18:38:06+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The recent WhatsApp controversy and the Indian government’s reaction highlights that India aspires to be a rule maker not at rule taker in this new high-stake game, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The hacking of WhatsApp via the Pegasus software has raised concerns on data security. There is an overweening need to handle this data responsibly. India has been at the forefront of the global campaign to create a responsible environment for data collection, storage, management [...]

Shared priorities link Silicon Valley and India

2019-11-15T18:58:29+00:00November 14th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019|

A senior director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute explains how developments in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area could be the bridge that the US and India could build on for mutual future growth. Highlights: Diaspora ties and India’s prowess in software and IT services have been the bedrock of the India-Silicon Valley/Bay Area connect. Regulatory reforms reducing administrative complexity and streamlining the approval of foreign investment are making it easier for overseas companies to enter India’s tech [...]

Humanics: A framework for rearchitecting the workforce and workplace of the Future

2019-11-15T18:58:37+00:00November 14th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019|

In response to a common question surrounding the advancement of automation making the human workforce redundant, a tech expert explains how these advances can be used to leverage human potential in the digital age. Highlights: ‘Humanics’ is the ability to leverage the enhanced ‘mechanics’ powered by technological advances to amplify human potential. Organisations need to embrace the growth mindset. Organisations need a robust and real-time workforce skill index framework for assessing their workforce on digital skills. The demand for higher [...]

Brexit as usual keeps businesses on edge

2019-10-25T20:38:02+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Business chiefs and analysts wearing thin of a wait and watch approach to an ever-moving target for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). The finish line in any race is most often the clearest goal towards which competitors can focus their attention. However, in the Brexit race, more of a dash in the days leading up to the October 31 mark, it is that very finish line that has continued to blur every time it seems remotely within reach. [...]

Time Justin Trudeau reset India ties

2019-10-31T13:16:33+00:00October 25th, 2019|North America Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial ‘India Global Business’ analyses the opportunities Justin Trudeau’s win opens up for a reset of India-Canada relations. The question many foreign policy experts in New Delhi are pondering is: Will Justine Trudeau tie up with Jagmeet Singh’s NDP to form his new government? And if he does, how will this impact Indo-Canadian ties, given Singh’s open support for Sikh separatists? A sober and sane analysis of the bilateral relationship, however, shows that areas of convergence in areas of trade, [...]

Boris’ no ifs or buts approach ends in lots of ifs and buts

2019-10-31T13:48:06+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial comment ‘India Global Business’ analyses the scenario as another Brexit deadline falls by the wayside and the UK gears up for a General Election on December 12. Business as usual is a desired outcome that reflects certainty and purpose. But as the Big Story this time explores, the UK is going through a long-drawn phase of Brexit as usual instead. The overwhelming voice from within industry quarters is one of sheer fatigue and frustration, with many declining to weigh [...]

Can Trudeau give momentum to ties with India?

2019-10-26T06:34:05+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019|

Closer trade ties and regular dialogues on a range of issues such as security, foreign policy, trade and investment, finance and energy are likely to lead to deeper bilateral ties but both sides will have to carefully handle potential areas of discord. Of all the western democracies, India has one of the most ambivalent relationships with Canada. Despite the obvious areas of convergence on trade, investment, security and a shared geo-strategic worldview, the India-Canada relationship has yet to achieve anywhere [...]

India sets sights on companies leaving China

2019-10-25T15:19:17+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial 'India Global Business' analyses the steps India can take to become the more attractive manufacturing hub in Asia. The Finance Minister has announced that the Indian government is preparing a plan to attract foreign companies looking for alternatives to China in the wake of the US-China trade war. India has, in the past, missed the bus each time the world went through a major business restructuring. The roots of the global supply chains that brought unprecedented prosperity to the [...]

We gain a lot from our current partnership with Europe

2019-11-01T07:24:44+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

The leader of the Liberal Democrats presents her stance on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and elaborates on why retaining a close alignment with the EU is the answer for even UK-India relations. As leader of the Liberal Democrats, my top priority right now is to stop Brexit. Liberal Democrats, alongside millions of UK citizens, recognise that Brexit is bad for Britain. Brexit has already inflicted real damage on our country. It has cost taxpayers billions to fund ‘no deal’ preparations, [...]