North America Edition – 27th September 2019

///North America Edition – 27th September 2019

India presses the growth reset button

2019-09-27T16:12:39+00:00September 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on India’s latest tax cuts. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week unveiled her boldest tax move yet. In one fell swoop, she cut India’s corporate tax rate from 34 per cent to just over 25 per cent. Further, she announced a new tax rate of 17 per cent for manufacturing companies setting up after 1 October  this year and commence operations before 31 March 2023. These are, easily, the most aggressive [...]

US support for Modi on Kashmir, opens trade talks

2019-09-27T16:12:14+00:00September 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019|

Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the historic Howdy Modi US tour. The Howdy Modi rally in Houston and mutual bonhomie on display there between the Indian Prime Minister and US President Donald Trump and their interaction on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York had messages for India, the US, Pakistan and even China. A very important development, which has got lost in the euphoria over the rally, is Trump’s assertion that a trade deal [...]

UK’s Labour Party is recklessly out of sync with New India

2019-09-27T15:37:57+00:00September 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Labour’s politics is terribly and recklessly out of sync with Britain’s business and wider strategic interests in aligning with democratic India; the US Democrats would do well to take note, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The Labour Party has historically enjoyed good relations with India and its 1.5-million strong diaspora community in the UK. The overwhelming majority of British Indians have traditionally voted for Labour. It has long been felt that the Labour Party has best represented [...]

Modi’s Houston meeting with CEOs to enhance India’s energy security

2019-09-27T16:17:20+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s meeting with the heads of major US oil companies and his government’s tango with the Middle East and Russia will ensure that the country gets adequate hydrocarbon supplies to power its growth aspirations. The recent attack on Saudi Aramco’s plants, which resulted in the suspension of 5 per cent of the world’s crude oil supplies, led to violent swings in global oil prices. In the two days following the attack, Brent futures went up by almost [...]

Much ado about India’s no-first-use nuke policy

2019-09-27T14:43:31+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019|

A nuclear energy expert shares his views on the recent shift in India's nuclear doctrine and how it will impact the wider geopolitics with its neighbours. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made headlines in August when he appeared to nullify India’s nuclear weapons no first use (NFU) policy. “Till today, our nuclear policy is ‘no first use’. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” he said. In the context of Prime Minister Modi’s effort to project a more muscular [...]

The UK-India Tech Partnership: Supporting our future workforce

2019-09-27T15:04:14+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

As the UK is predicted to have sizeable increase of tech-related jobs over the next few years, a partnership with India is could be the solution to the futureproofing the workforce. Whether you call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Society 5.0, the transformations we are witnessing across the globe bring unprecedented changes and enormous opportunities. Equally, they present difficult challenges. Rapid advances in technology are fundamentally changing the way we work and learn, and how we connect with the [...]

What’s ailing India’s solar rooftop ecosystem?

2019-09-30T14:50:54+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

India’s solar rooftop sector reached a cumulative capacity of 3.3 GW last financial year. Andrew Hines, Co-founder of CleanMax Solar, India’s largest provider of solar power in the commercial and industrial segment, identifies areas India needs to address if it is to meet its target of 40 GW of rooftop solar power by 2022. In the past decade, renewable energy has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, providing power that is not only clean but also increasingly cost-effective. [...]

Queensland: A smart investment decision

2019-09-27T10:45:05+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Renowned for its excellence in a broad spectrum of sectors including agritech, biotech, education and renewable energy, Queensland’s innovative climate and geographical positioning make it an ideal bet for Indian investors, claims a trade expert. Stretching across 1.7 million kilometres in Australia’s sunny north, the state of Queensland is looking to the future and embracing the opportunities of a changing global economy. Queensland is finding new and better ways to build on strengths such as resources and agriculture and making [...]

The flexibility offered by e-learning holds many merits

2019-09-27T10:57:21+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

An EdTech champion discusses the role online learning can plan in upgrading India’s education system. Over the past two decades, despite rapid economic growth and technological advancement, government and investor interest, and the rise of EdTech companies such as Byju’s, India’s education system remains among the worst in the world. Despite enacting the Right to Education A in 2009, which aimed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality”, [...]

Howdy Modi: Trump rolls out the red carpet, but follow-throughs will be crucial

2019-09-27T06:53:16+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s September 2019 US visit, which concludes with an address to the UN General Assembly, is historic in many ways but there is a lot of real groundwork required to build on it and create a win-win India-US trade and investment partnership. The optics could not be any better – a first-of-its-kind and largest mass rally for a foreign leader in the southern American state of Texas, with President Donald Trump seen hand-in-hand with the visiting Indian [...]