UK Edition – February 2019

///UK Edition – February 2019

India’s Budget: Fiscal prudence and structural reforms paying off

2019-02-15T14:38:36+00:00February 5th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

The Indian Budget will give confidence to foreign investors that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deep structural reforms and four-and-a-half years of hard graft cleaning up the economy are paying dividends. It will also give a much-needed fillip to demand whilst maintaining the holy grail of fiscal prudence. Balancing fiscal prudence and political populism is an extremely difficult task but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal have successfully walked the tightrope while presenting the Budget in [...]

Franchising is the way ahead for Indian businesses

2019-02-08T16:45:30+00:00January 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

Gaurav Marya is the Chairman of Franchise India Group, Asia's largest integrated franchise solution company since 1999. In this interview with 'India Global Business', he discusses recent trends in the brand financing sector in India, future plans of the company and more. What makes the franchise and licensing market in India vibrant? Facts and figures  Indian economy is very receptive to new business opportunities due to factors such as high disposable income, high entrepreneurial energy, growing urban population etc. and [...]

An American Dream beyond the H1-B conundrum

2019-02-15T14:41:31+00:00January 24th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

An immigration expert runs through some of the hurdles in the path of skilled Indians planning to work in the US and looks beyond the H1-B visa to some lesser-known schemes. Most highly skilled Indians looking to move to the United States are familiar with the H1-B visa for specialty workers. Yet fewer know about another more reliable and less time-consuming pathway: the EB-5 Investor Visa programme. Nearly three quarters of all the H1-B visas set aside for highly-skilled migrants [...]

UK, India undertake project to hike crop yields

2019-02-15T14:41:42+00:00January 24th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

An agricultural and environmental expert highlights some of the ways in which smallholder farmers in India can benefit from international expertise. Indian agriculture has been blighted by a depleting water table and declining productivity for decades. Tens of thousands of Indian farmers recently marched to Parliament to highlight the deepening agrarian crisis. The farmers’ plight is also expected to play a key role in the General Elections this year. Everyone agrees that making smallholder farmers’ livelihoods sustainable is a priority, [...]

We need to embrace the opportunities provided by being in the Commonwealth family

2020-03-24T09:54:19+00:00January 15th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

The Commonwealth is united not only by a common history, but by a common future, in which we work together for the benefit of all our citizens, writes the UK Minister of State for the UN and Commonwealth. The India UK Relationship India and Britain share a unique relationship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the connection between our two great nations as a ‘Living Bridge’, made up of a shared history, our people, culture, and ideas. I am the [...]

Young Leaders in the Global Indian sphere

2020-03-24T10:01:12+00:00January 15th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

A new generation of Indian-origin achievers are constantly adding to the ranks of the Diaspora that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi views as a critical aspect of the country’s global outreach. Here are some names that fall within the under-35 age range of Global Indians. Name: Rishabh Jain Country: US Sector: Healthcare Rishab Jain, a 13-year-old from Stoller Middle School in Portland, won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with an algorithm that uses machine learning to help doctors [...]

The significant opportunities for UK SMEs to trade with India

2019-02-15T14:42:37+00:00January 15th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – February 2019|

A financial expert weighs up India’s booming market where Britain’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can find an export niche. India has fast become one of the UK’s primary trading partners. According to official UK trade figures, exports to India grew 31.8 per cent in the year to March 2018 – reflecting great opportunity for further growth by UK businesses. The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) was keen to point out that exports grew faster to India as well [...]

2019 the Year for Indian Startups

2019-02-15T14:42:40+00:00January 15th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

With India busy with elections and the UK gearing up for Brexit, 2019 looks to be an eventful year for both for Indian and UK start ups. 2019 is going to be an eventful year both for India & UK. While India will get busy with elections and the UK gears up for Brexit and beyond. Amidst these events it’s not just going to be business as usual but it’s going to be a more eventful year as compared to [...]