UK Edition – March 2019

///UK Edition – March 2019

An Indian backstop: Insurance policy for a stronger post-Brexit Britain

2019-03-11T14:59:49+00:00March 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – March 2019|

As the Brexit deadline looms, all options are on the table. But British Prime Minister Theresa May should be selling her deal to the British public by also leveraging the existing technology and economic cooperation agreements her government signed with India last year. Will Brexit be delayed? British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox thinks it is possible, if Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is rejected and Article 50 extended. It will be very unfortunate, “but, if we have no option, [...]

India-UK tie-ups shaping real-world solutions to complex challenges

2019-03-11T13:29:59+00:00March 10th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

The head of global strategy at Queen Mary University of London lays out the aims and objectives of what he describes as ground-breaking partnerships in India. We live in an unpredictable world, where risks and shocks are increasingly complex and interconnected. Led by Queen Mary University of London, a leading research-intensive university with a strong international outlook, the new Resilient Futures India Initiative will play a part in understanding these challenges, and shaping real-world solutions to tackle them. Through education, [...]

Nitrogen may hold the key to unlocking clean air challenges

2019-03-11T13:30:25+00:00March 10th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Environmental experts trace the journey to transforming nitrogen pollution for a cleaner circular economy across South Asia. There is something quite bizarre about nitrogen. For it is almost everywhere and yet almost invisible to the society at large. Consider the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), established by the UN to be reached by 2030. None of the goals explicitly mentions the global nitrogen challenge, and yet nitrogen is relevant for at least two-thirds of the 17 SDGs. To understand this contradiction, [...]

What does Brexit mean for start-ups?

2019-03-11T13:33:00+00:00March 9th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

An Indian industry expert presents an overview of what Britain’s impending exit from the European Union (EU) would mean for the start-up ecosystem. In June 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU with a belief that the divorce will be a quick and easy return to greatness. With the March deadline around the corner and the uncertainties on the deal, businesses are weighing their options for the post-Brexit scenarios. Ever since the referendum, there have been rising concerns that a [...]

Matching up Kentucky businesses with India

2019-03-11T13:33:22+00:00March 9th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Kentucky, a state nestled between the US Midwest and South, sets out its credentials as an attractive investment destination for Indian companies looking to expand in the US. In Kentucky, a state situated as an ideal gateway between the US Midwest and South, we’ve gained an outsized and often globally recognised reputation for our iconic products, including Chevrolet Corvettes, thoroughbred race horses, bourbon and, of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken. But beyond those headlining brands, the Commonwealth of Kentucky stands out [...]

India-Pakistan: A pessimistic scenario, at least in the short term

2019-03-11T13:34:18+00:00March 9th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Our strategic expert traces the origins of the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan and weighs up some distant hope of improvement in relations between the South Asian neighbours. The pattern of terrorist attack in India by a group, at best, tolerated, at worst, actively supported, by the Pakistani state, followed by some degree of military conflict is depressingly familiar to followers of South Asia. Sadly, the impasse between India and Pakistan finds supporters in both countries. The pre-eminent position [...]

The ‘Indian Backstop’: A Brexit insurance policy May should be investing in more

2019-03-11T14:33:26+00:00March 8th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Rather than talking down a post-Brexit UK, I have remained firm in my view that Brexit or no Brexit, we must showcase the opportunities that India provides, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. People in the Western world are well aware of the story of Roman Emperor Nero fiddling while Rome burned. History seems to repeating itself in a distant corner of what was once the Roman empire – Britain. The deadline for leaving the European Union (EU) is [...]

Israel is a global innovation powerhouse

2019-03-11T14:59:12+00:00March 8th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – March 2019|

Ziva Eger has been serving as Chief Executive of Foreign Investments and Industrial Cooperation Authority at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry since October 2014. In this interview, Eger delves into Israel’s investment promotion credentials and why Indian companies can find the perfect fit in the region. What makes Israel a hotspot for investments from India? First, like investors from other countries, Indian companies are attracted to Israel due to its position as global innovation powerhouse. Israel has a [...]

India-Scotland ties in need of revival

2019-03-11T14:58:55+00:00March 8th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – March 2019|

An entrepreneur based in Scotland traces some of the underlying strengths that India can tap into to deepen ties with the region. The economic relationship between India and Scotland can be traced back to the 17th century, when the Scottish reached India as the first batch of East India Company’s officers. They fell in love with the rich and diverse India. They contributed at the time by starting Tea and Rubber Plantations, Roads and Rail links and infrastructure development, exploring [...]

Gender equality is absolutely critical to global business

2019-03-11T13:40:41+00:00March 8th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Neha Narkhede is the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Confluent, an event streaming platform. As one of the original authors of Apache Kafka, an open-source stream-processing software platform, she led the streams infrastructure at LinkedIn. In this interview, the US-based entrepreneur explains the vision behind Confluent, challenges of setting up her company, gender equality  and being driven by her Indian roots. Please explain the concept behind Confluent and real-time data. Confluent provides the industry’s only enterprise-ready event streaming [...]