Global Edition – March 2019

///Global Edition – March 2019

Do Modi’s numbers stack up?

2019-03-29T11:41:43+00:00March 29th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

As India’s General Elections get underway, a closer look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s report card on the economy and the social sector shows he does have a good story to sell to his electorate. The war drums are reaching a deafening crescendo heralding the start of the greatest show on earth – when 900 million Indians get together to elect the government that will define the destiny of one-sixth of the world’s population. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led 30-party [...]

Millions of jobs lost in India… Really?

2019-03-29T07:17:22+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, India Inc News|

A dispassionate look at the facts reveals recent statistics on employment need to be balanced against over-hyped election rhetoric, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. “There are three kinds of lies – lies, damned lies and statistics.” Mark Twain popularised this saying, which he attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. In this Indian election season, statistics are being bandied about by all sides, leaving many voters confused about the truth. Recently, a controversy has broken out over a report [...]

India-Venezuela relations: A case study in oil diplomacy

2019-03-29T14:36:43+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A Latin America analyst explains why it would be ill-advised for India to take any political policy position vis-à-vis Venezuela, especially regarding the ongoing political crises in the country. In light of US sanctions imposed on Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) in January this year, Venezuelan oil exports to the United States have dried up. It has left a shortfall of up to 500,000 bpd that Venezuela exported to the United States before [...]

Hyper-local strategy is the key to global success

2019-03-29T07:14:36+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

Ritesh Agarwal is the Founder and Group CEO of OYO Hotels and Homes, one of India’s largest hospitality companies. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he explains OYO’s global strategy based on localising its model and talks through the company’s ambitions to become the number one hotel chain in the world by the year 2023. What makes the OYO model click globally? The most essential aspect while trying to make it big globally is to understand the market and [...]

India’s roadmap to an innovation economy

2019-03-29T07:18:52+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

The world’s fastest growing large economy is taking clear steps toward its innovation dividend. Traditionally, India has embraced a legal framework that viewed intellectual property (IP)-led innovation as a cost attached to foreign investment. However, since the inception of the National IP Rights Policy in 2016, Indian policymakers have begun to acknowledge IP as a tool that could both inspire domestic innovators and help commercialise their ideas — a win-win situation that would even enable foreign innovators to bolster transformative [...]

The many reasons to invest and grow a business in Winnipeg

2019-04-11T08:32:43+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A senior representative of the Canadian city’s economic development agency lays out a series of attractive factors for Indian companies to consider as part of their expansion plans. Trading ties between Canada and India have been mutually beneficial for investors in both countries for many years. When it comes to the best place in Canada to maximise investment opportunities, there is one city that is being increasingly recognized as a world-class commerce hub, well-positioned to help businesses flourish. That city is Winnipeg, [...]

On a mission to simplify doing business in India

2019-03-29T14:36:40+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A specialist on trade and investment within the India-Australia corridor traces the re-energising of this bilateral relationship as part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concerted efforts. The Australia-India relationship has mostly revolved around the three Cs – cricket, curry and Commonwealth. So, when in November 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia, a gap of 28 years since an official visit to Australia by an Indian PM, it was a moment to redefine Australia–India relations and rewrite this [...]

A Swedish initiative for quality education in India

2019-03-28T12:19:52+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

The Founder of the Swedish chapter of India-focussed educational organisation Pratham traces its origins and the impact the initiative has had on the ground. While India enrolls more children in school today than ever before, increasing actual learning outcomes remains a challenge. Only half of the children in 5th grade can read a text meant for a child in 2nd grade. With 40 per cent of India’s population being under 18, improving the quality of education is fundamental to the [...]

Make in India helps balance supply chains

2019-03-29T14:36:36+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

Will Yang is the Brand Director of OPPO India and in this interview he explores the Chinese electronics company’s Make in India trajectory, plans to nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem and explore the untapped vernacular market in the country. What are the main driving factors behind a recent Telangana government tie-up? OPPO has consistently remained dedicated in providing products infused with art and innovative technologies. Through our partnership with Telangana government, we aim to provide technical expertise and mentoring support to [...]

Election year impact on the property market

2019-03-29T07:24:16+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

An expert explains the important developments that are likely to impact the Indian realty segment as the country edges towards its phased-out General Elections from April 2019. In the past, the annual Budget during an election year in India tends to be reasonably populist, with measures focussed on the mood of the general public to benefit the ruling party. This year, the national Budget had quite a few measures to ensure support for the realty sector across segments – the [...]