UK Edition – 13 December 2019

///UK Edition – 13 December 2019

UK’s immigration obsession wears thin with voters

2020-11-24T08:51:15+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

The news of a 63 per cent hike in Indian students choosing UK universities over the previous year reflects Britain’s somewhat scaled down approach to the issue of mobility, transmitted during the General Election campaign and an emphatic Boris Johnson victory. Highlights: The Conservative party is showing a gradual shift on its view on immigration under the leadership of Boris Johnson. Opinion polls reflect that the UK is becoming generally more positive and less concerned around migration. Home Secretary Priti [...]

Healthcare at the heart of a disruptive and innovative approach to India-UK ties

2019-12-16T18:31:20+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

The Consul General of India for Birmingham reflects on the various sectors and opportunities for the UK and India to collaborate and take the lead. Highlights: The Government of India, under the reforms propagated by PM Modi is making the best use of technology to streamline services delivered and increase efficiency. India today consists of one sixth of humanity. The UK can help enable India to make its rightful contribution to the world. Indian healthcare professionals can help the NHS [...]

What does Boris Johnson’s win mean for India?

2020-08-20T06:58:40+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 13 December 2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

From deeper cooperation on counter-terrorism, turbo-boosting trade relations and better understanding on immigration, to new-found political activism by Britain’s 1.5 million strong Indian diaspora, India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa explores the contours of what Boris Johnson’s emphatic victory means for India. Highlights: The Conservatives' comprehensive victory means Britain will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Boris Johnson’s win spells optimistic news for relations with India and gives Indian businesses the certainty they have been calling for. [...]

Realising the UK-India tech opportunity

2019-12-13T07:44:32+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

Despite the lack of clarity, Brexit could open several new avenues for the UK and India, especially in the tech sector. Highlights: Whilst Brexit doesn’t provide much certainty, it can unlock new opportunities for the UK and India to strengthen their tech ties. Recent reports show that investment both to and from UK and India has increased. To maintain the momentum, it’s important for both countries to continue to forge newer and stronger channels of collaboration. Governments and private sectors [...]

A step forward in India-Japan relations

2019-12-13T07:27:17+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 13 December 2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

The recent 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan aimed to push their relationship beyond bilateral trade and open up pathways for cooperation in defence and strategy. Highlights: The recent and first-ever 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan is an indication of the increasingly close ties between the two nations. The only other country India has held a 2+2 ministerial dialogue, which is seen as an upgrade from any meeting at a secretarial level, is the US. Despite the close relationship [...]

Tata Steel struggles with global industry glut

2019-12-13T07:28:06+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

Tata Steel Europe recently unveiled a set of restructuring plans to try and reverse its loss-making streak, spurred by worldwide woes faced by the steel industry in the form of overcapacity and stagnant demand. Highlights: Tata Steel is enforcing restructuring and cost-cutting plans for its European business. The plans include cutting back bureaucracy and greater use of technology to enhance efficiency in order to become more cash-positive in a tough market. The announcement comes after Tata Steel Europe announced plans [...]