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The great Indian clean-up gathers pace

2019-02-15T17:24:24+00:00February 15th, 2019|Global Edition – February 2019|

The Modi government’s action against indirect ownership of foreign assets, the crackdown on shell companies, the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the decisive diplomacy that has helped nab alleged middleman in the Augusta Westland deal – Christian Michel – and put fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya  on notice is cleaning up the Indian business landscape and bringing in transparency. Two out of four... Is that good enough? An important element that would enable people to provide an [...]

India-Norway ties: Mutual admiration, but below potential

2019-02-15T14:34:48+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

Himanshu Gulati is a prominent Norwegian politician representing the country’s Progress Party. In this interview, he delves into his political interests, the strength of India-Norway ties and what being a Global Indian means to him. What attracted you to join Norwegian politics? As a youngster I always had strong opinions, and I wished to impact the world I live in. I believe one should take the responsibility upon oneself to change society in the direction one believes in. How would [...]

It’s Coming Home: Modi’s big anti-corruption drive is starting to pay dividends

2019-02-15T16:46:34+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s relentless efforts to weed out corruption and clean up how business is done in India are showing results, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. India will get into election mode in the coming weeks, if it hasn’t already got there, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will approach the people of the world’s largest democracy with his report card on performance and delivery. It is undeniable that his initiatives and efforts have touched millions of [...]

India-South Africa relations: In need of a booster dose

2019-02-15T14:34:51+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s two-day visit to India in late January where he was also the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade comes at a time when trade ties between the two countries need an extra push. Traditionally India and South Africa have always enjoyed close ties in a relationship that dates back to several centuries and one that is based on common ideas and interests. The similarities shared by two icons of the countries — Mahatma Gandhi [...]

Re-balancing the trilemma: Reserve Bank of India bats for growth, at last

2019-02-15T14:39:10+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

Keeping the currency stable, inflation muted and growth high is an unenviable three-way challenge faced by India’s banking chief. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor has an unenviable job. Apart from being India’s chief banking regulator, he has to ensure that the Indian currency remains stable, inflation muted and growth high. These last three have often been referred to as the Indian central banker’s trilemma. On the face of it, all three are highly desirable outcomes and ideally, the [...]

On a connectivity mission from hospital to home

2019-02-15T14:34:58+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

Vivek Kopparthi is the Co-Founder and CEO of NeoLight, a healthcare technology company that works around empathy-driven solutions. In this interview, he traces the origins of the unique concept, how the company plans to reach out to countries like India with its innovative models and some top tips for other healthcare entrepreneurs in the making. How did NeoLight come about and what has its journey been like so far? NeoLight started off over a dinner conversation about world plaguing problems [...]

New Zealand: A safe and easy place for Indian investors

2019-02-15T14:35:01+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

Joanna Kempkers is the New Zealand High Commissioner to India. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, the career diplomat lays out the investment climate on offer for Indian companies, prospects of a free trade agreement and areas where the Commonwealth bond between the two countries can be further strengthened. What is the nature of Indian investments in New Zealand and what are the areas these can be further enhanced in? Investment from India to New Zealand has been concentrated [...]

Circular Economy: An alternative development pathway for India

2019-02-15T18:53:18+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

An entrepreneur delves into the tremendous untapped potential of circularising the Indian economy to accelerate growth and job creation. In 2010, India consumed close to one-twelfth of the total raw materials extracted globally. Being one of the fastest growing economies globally, with a growing population anchored around an aspirational middle class and unprecedented levels of urbanisation, India will nearly triple its demand for primary raw materials to 15 billion tonnes by 2030 if it follows the current linear economy model [...]

Boom time in the boondocks

2019-02-15T14:35:09+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019|

After decades of industrial decline and economic stagnation, West Bengal is rising again on India’s business firmament as an investment-friendly destination. And leading the charge are the big names of Indian and global industry such as Mukesh Ambani, Sajjan Jindal, DP World, Coca Cola and ITC. A large educated workforce, abundant raw materials, good road, rail and air connectivity with the rest of India and the world and a strategic location as the gateway to the largely untapped markets of [...]

India gets ready to outpace China

2019-02-15T14:54:37+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

An expert analyses the factors behind India set to overtake China as the biggest source of oil demand growth from the mid-2020s. One of the biggest stories to impact oil markets over the medium-term (i.e. the next five years) will be India supplanting China as the biggest source of demand growth from the mid-2020s. Modelling each sector of their respective economies, in our recently published ‘Long-term Energy Market Outlook, November 2018’, Energy Aspects projects that total Indian oil demand growth [...]