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The UK’s relationship with India will continue to flourish

2019-12-27T14:16:37+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

A British Indian entrepreneur takes stock of the changes in UK’s economy over 2019 and what this means for its relationship with India. 2019 – what a year! Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets re-elected with an enhanced majority. Brexit remains unresolved and although India continues to grow at a pace enviable to any western country, its growth rate has slowed down. The UK, with all the continuing uncertainty regarding Brexit, continued to grow as an economy, albeit at a very [...]

Competing with robots: How online learning can help professionals win in the future

2020-03-20T05:56:22+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

The CEO of one of India’s largest online job and recruitment portal elaborates on how reskilling can help avoid slowdown. Highlights: The rise of artificial intelligence and data analytics has changed the dynamics of the jobs market. To remain relevant in today’s fast-evolving, tech-centric job market, employees upgrade their skills regularly. Offline skilling courses will no longer be able to accommodate the influx of job seekers looking to upskill themselves. Online channels offer a viable option for jobseekers looking to [...]

A mixed year for Indo-US ties

2020-03-18T09:15:32+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019|

India and US have drawn even closer on the strategic side – with a close convergence in the views on the Indo-Pacific, China and other issues. But Trump’s insistence on looking at every bilateral relationship through the prism of trade is threatening to limit the gains emanating from the stronger diplomatic engagement. Highlights: 2019 has been a milestone year for both strategic convergence and trade between India and the US. Trump’s order to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing [...]

A year of elections that ended with a vote for stronger India-UK ties

2019-12-27T14:29:02+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

The year 2019 saw two major elections in the world’s largest and oldest democracies and the common thread in the outcome of both was the promise of a new strategic partnership between India and the UK. Highlights: Boris Johnson astutely leveraged the power of the 1.5-million-strong Indian diaspora, by stressing on building stronger relations with India during the General Election in December. Johnson’s good relationship with Prime Minister Modi of India helps sets the tone for the next phase of [...]

The South Asia cooperation conundrum

2019-12-27T18:32:17+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

While, historically, India’s bilateral relations with other South Asian countries have been unsteady, the past year has seen some tangible improvement. Highlights: Developments on waterways and energy between India and its neighbours demonstrate that regional engagement is both feasible and mutually beneficial. India’s relationship with the core BBIN group is finally shifting to a position in which it acts multilaterally. The 2019 Modi government’s domestic focus have raised concerns within South Asia. Enhancing regional trade would serve to stimulate the [...]

India is living up to its potential as an emerging superpower

2020-03-18T09:19:26+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

While the number of foreign visits this year by PM Modi was significantly lesser than last year, India's position in global diplomacy remains strong. Highlights: Apart from heads of states of friendly neighbouring countries, heads of states or monarchs from South Africa, Norway, Mauritius, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Germany, China, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, the Prince of Wales, Netherlands and Monaco visited India in 2019. India’s position on Jammu & Kashmir was undisputed and unchallenged by most of the UN’s members [...]

India and the world in 2019

2019-12-30T13:59:13+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

From handling often unjustified US demands on trade to tackling its delicate ties with China, from forging even closer ties with all-weather partners Japan and France to putting its relationship with the EU on track to maintaining its interests around the world, India had a busy year on the world stage. ‘India Global Business’ takes a look at some of India’s key bilateral relationships. United States of America New Delhi and Washington came closer than ever before in the diplomatic [...]

The long road to Brexit takes a decisive turn in 2019

2019-12-27T16:22:02+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

The definitive result of the UK General Election in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get Brexit done ends the year with more clarity on the issue of Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU) than there has ever been since the June 2016 referendum. Highlights: A quick trip down Brexit lane shows us the twists and turns of the biggest conundrums of our times. Three years, two elections and three leadership changes have finally led to some clarity [...]

2019 – A snapshot

2019-12-27T16:22:26+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

A round-up of events that created quite a buzz in 2019. 1. Trouble in Pulwama On 14 February the year, forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a terrorist attack as an explosives-laden vehicle rammed into their bus in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. The attacks were identified as originating from Pakistan. On 26 February, the Indian Air Force retaliated by bombing a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The resulting tensions brought both countries to war [...]

The year that was – Start-up Report Card 2019

2020-03-17T06:17:12+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

With the rise of seven unicorns in 2019 and 54 more expected in the next five years, the Indian start-up ecosystem is reflecting a steady upward graph. Highlights: Indian start-ups received over $4.4 billion in total funding from January to September 2019. 2019 also saw a rising trend of several big corporate houses investing their surplus funds for investment in start-ups. With the ease of resource availability and proximity to the market, India is expected to have almost 54 tech [...]