UK Edition – July 2019

///UK Edition – July 2019

Consigning Tebbit to history, unleashing the Diaspora Dividend

2019-07-26T20:57:08+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

By appointing the most ethnically diverse Cabinet in history, Boris Johnson has consigned the ‘Tebbit Test’ to history. He must now unleash the true potential of Britain’s diaspora communities, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. A few weeks ago, we witnessed the greatest game of cricket in history. England beat New Zealand in a nail-biting finish to lift the World Cup. Throughout the tournament, India were the favourites, only to be beaten in the semi-finals by New Zealand. [...]

Tackling the global water crisis is as urgent as tackling climate change

2020-03-12T14:27:57+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

Xeros technologies recently entered the Indian market through a collaboration with IFB industries. 'India Global Business' interviewed Xeros CEO Mark Nichols to discuss the company's unique disruptive technology, the need for water conservation and the company's future plans for India. How does the Xeros water-saving technology work? The advent of washing machines changed the practice of doing the laundry from one where fabrics were gently cleaned by hand, to an automated process that added large quantities of water, energy, detergent [...]

UK Export Finance has always been at the forefront in promoting British exports globally

2019-08-09T14:38:14+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

Rahul Tabhane is the Country Head for India at UK Export Finance. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’ he discusses UK-India trade, Brexit and bulking up the number of exports between the two countries. What are the factors behind India logging impressive UK export figures for 2018? The UK has always been a destination for cutting edge technology, innovative products, global expertise and a hub for technical and financial services. Demand for UK goods and services is ever growing [...]

A new hub to cross-pollinate technology transfer between UK and India in a bi-directional manner

2019-08-09T14:38:26+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

A venture capitalist elaborates on a tie-up between Pontaq and London's Royal Albert Dock which led to the creation of an innovative new UK-India Tech Hub. Pontaq is a cross border innovation venture capital fund, with headquarters in the UK. It began its operations the UK-India Corridor, but is now expanding into the US and Canada. We take pride in our ability to scale and globalise our portfolio businesses, which is at the core of what we do, and our [...]

Will Boris be the one to build bridges with India?

2019-07-30T07:53:52+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – July 2019|

The UK Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), in its recent ‘Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties’ report, had warned that the UK was falling behind in the global race to engage with India and laid out a roadmap for Britain to address the many missed opportunities in the relationship. With Boris Johnson taking charge in the UK and Narendra Modi back with an overwhelming General Election mandate in India, it is time to nail down at least five key priorities [...]

Partnering with India can give the UK a global competitive edge

2019-07-30T07:52:32+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

During a recent visit to the UK, India’s Commerce & Industry Minister sketched out a roadmap to take bilateral ties to the next level. There is a strong desire in India to see its relationship with the UK blossom and work towards a better future, not necessarily only for trade and investment but for the people of both the countries. I hope that all the various levels of engagement will help us come up with a roadmap to take this [...]

Magnetic Latvia – your trusted business partner

2020-03-24T07:17:13+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

The Director of Investments for Latvia’s National Investment agency lays out the many investment opportunities that the country has to offer. This year Latvia is celebrating its centenary and one could not wait for a better time to start a business in Latvia. The country offers many financial incentives and advantages for foreign investors be it a business looking to expand, a startup looking to begin its entrepreneurial adventure or a merger and acquisition opportunity. Indeed, the World Bank’s annual [...]

Innovators’ DNA sets 42Gears apart in the mobile tech scene

2020-03-20T05:43:16+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

42Gears is a leading enterprise mobility vendor. We recently interviewed here Onkar Singh, the company's Founder runs through the Bangalore-headquartered company's recent foray into Manchester. What sets 42Gears apart in the mobile tech scene? Innovators’ DNA and our zeal to help customers adopt latest technologies to accelerate their business digit transformation. 42Gears is a leading enterprise mobility vendor,  started its journey 10 years back in Bangalore and now have expanded to US, UK and other Indian Cities like Mumbai and Rajkot. [...]

Global Britain set to welcome foreign start-ups

2020-03-20T05:45:26+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

The UK Start-up visa creates a huge opportunity in the UK to welcome more foreign entrepreneurs. For the last few years every UK-India business dialogue invariably has two distinct topics amongst others, Brexit and Visas. The visa issue has been long discussed in various forums and as a result there has been a ray of hope with the new immigration white paper which was released earlier this year. So, is the visa issue an equally major concern for Startups from [...]

The Commonwealth at 70; is it fit for purpose?

2020-03-20T05:47:37+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

Can the Commonwealth serve as a body seeking to forge a commonly-accepted approach to global challenges? Or is it still struggling to justify its existence? Our strategic expert analyses the Commonwealth as it nears its 70th year. Over the past few decades, the number of multilateral groupings in Asia has multiplied. While ASEAN – the Association of South East Asian Nations - has modelled itself, with Asian characteristics, on the European Union, most of those which are not seeking greater [...]