North America Edition – 29 November 2019

///North America Edition – 29 November 2019

India-EU FTA: Merkel can break the impasse, if she really wishes

2019-12-06T16:20:58+00:00November 30th, 2019|Home Page, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

Given the importance of an EU-India FTA to both sides, it may be time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her political capital to lean on EU bureaucrats to be more flexible, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: Germany, as India’s largest trade partner in the European Union after the UK, has the biggest stake in seeing through a good FTA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can play a key role in reopening the stalled talks on [...]

Punjab seeks investments to transition from agriculture to industry

2019-12-02T07:12:05+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, made a clarion call for foreign investors to take advantage of the many industrial hubs and investor-friendly policies to help transform the northern Indian state’s image as a purely agricultural region.

India is rediscovering its love for the audio medium with podcasts

2019-12-05T23:21:53+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The CEO of a leading audio content distribution and hosting platform shares his views on India's rapid growth in content streaming and opportunities for growth and investment in the sector. Highlights: India’s entertainment and media sector is experiencing a boom fuelled by rapid infrastructure development like internet and smartphones. Podcasting has become a go-to way for Indians to consume content that is entertaining yet informational and devoid of the distraction of adverts. India is the world’s third-largest podcast-listening market, after [...]

Access India helps improve the speed and scalability of investment processes

2019-11-29T16:56:59+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The chief executive of Deutsche Bank explains how the bank’s new web-based investment platform will make it easier to invest in India. Highlights: India is considered to have the most evolved digital payments systems compared to 25 other countries. Complex documentation requirements for investments in India has long been perceived as a challenging process by most foreign investors. Access India, an interactive web-based facility by Deutsche Bank helps overseas investors achieve process efficiencies with FPI registration, associated documentation, due diligence [...]

What makes India the long-term growth story worth backing?

2019-11-29T14:53:38+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

An investment expert expands on the various factors that make India a preferred emerging market for foreign investors. Highlights: Favourable demographics, urbanisation and the increasing size of the middle-class population are the macro drivers make India a favourable investment destination. India is benefiting from structural and economic change, courtesy of a pro-business Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The long-term investment case for India is both strong and compelling. There are no two ways about it – if you are investing [...]

Disruptive tech is innovating for small farmers

2019-11-29T14:55:30+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019|

People-based systems, technology and data can have a significant impact on agricultural development, says an agtech entrepreneur. Highlights: Climate change, crop diseases and pests are giving rise for the need to find alternative and sustainable methods to farming. Traditional top-down approach to extension services in low and middle-income countries often involves scattered and infrequent visits by extension agents disseminating dated and generic information. Digital Green – the first non-profit spin-off from Microsoft Research– has partnered over 50 organisations across Asia [...]

BRICS shows India’s deft hand at global diplomacy

2019-11-29T14:56:03+00:00November 29th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The recent annual BRICS summit gave India the platform to further its ties with China and Brazil and also highlighted India’s growing diplomatic prominence and its significance in BRICS. Highlights: BRICS member nations make up almost 42 per cent of the world’s population, 23 per cent of the global GDP, 17 per cent of world trade and almost 50 per cent of world economic growth. The 11 annual BRICS summit offered a timely check on relations between India and China [...]