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Can Rishi Sunak harness the disruption?

2020-03-27T12:00:03+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

Editorial His recent budget announcement featured several impactful measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, catapulted to the top job in No 11 Downing Street just weeks before, is in an unenviable position of having to wade through the biggest health and economic crisis of our time. But Rishi Sunak has shown the kind of mettle one would expect from someone on the frontline of a war against an invisible enemy. The war against Covid-19, [...]

Global cooperation needed to combat COVID-19

2020-03-27T12:01:25+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

Editorial The COVID-19 pandemic will entail a huge cost to the global economy and could set back the nascent recovery witnessed in some parts of the world. The world is currently in a Covid-19 lockdown mode. The UK, among the world’s last holdouts, joined much of the rest of the world when Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered a strict nationwide lockdown – to be enforced by the police. A couple of days earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi [...]

Bet on Indian stocks for long-term returns

2020-03-27T12:06:10+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

Editorial While foreign investors exhibit concerns over Indian shares, experts advice that is it an ideal time to bet on debt-free companies for gains in the next three-five years. The panic over the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic has extended to the Indian stock markets, which saw the selling of massive volumes of shares by foreign investors. There are also several other factors behind this sell-off – the weak consumption demand and investment rate in India, the continuing banking [...]

It can’t be business as usual with China

2020-03-30T15:55:47+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

China has not been transparent about its handling of COVID-19, and now is clandestinely profiteering while the rest of the world struggles to cope. This is not the sort of responsible behaviour we expect of a world power, writes India Inc. Group Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: As the world moves from denial to survival, there is no doubt that China has a lot to answer for. While other countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, China has been [...]

Falling crude prices, a double-edged sword for India

2020-03-27T19:09:13+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

The crash in global oil prices will bring some immediate relief for India but could presage trouble if it persists beyond the immediate term. Highlights: While the falling oil prices are helping India’s fiscal deficit and current account deficit figures, a long-term decline might hurt the country’s economy. If crude prices remain low for long, several companies in the US could face bankruptcy, which could snowball into a global recession and cause a decline in the value of the Indian [...]

Will the forced disruptions caused by the Coronavirus last?

2020-03-28T19:55:12+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

With companies across the globe resorting to digital avenues to sustain operations, we will likely see a significant change in lifestyles even after this wave has subsided. Highlights: The COVID-19 outbreak has changed several aspects of personal and professional lives across the world. The adoption of a work-from-home, an increase in e-learning, an increased consumption of online wellness videos of some of the major changes. The surge in demand for digital services has propelled an increased need for cyber security [...]

Indian millennials are reimagining old orders

2020-03-27T19:13:57+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

India’s millennial entrepreneurs are not just disrupting their domestic markets but have also set their sights far beyond the nation’s borders. Highlights: The ambitions of young Indians are now well beyond the country, reaching large economies like the US and China. Apart from big names like Ola, Paytm and Zomato, Indian companies operating under the radar are disrupting industries from automation and healthcare to wealth management and education. More and more individuals are seeing entrepreneurship as an alternative to jobs [...]

Tier two cities in India are revving up

2020-03-30T12:48:48+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

In this extract from book, ‘Midnight’s Grandchildren: How Young Indians are disrupting the world’s largest economy’ Mark Hannant outlines how Indian millennials are disrupting old traditions to pursue global aspirations. Rakshit eloped with his college girlfriend because her father wouldn’t tolerate their ‘love marriage’. They are both from the northern state of Gujarat. He’s Hindu and a Patel. She’s a Shah from the Jain community. While his parents had a love marriage and were willing to accept his choice, her [...]

Big trouble for big tech?

2020-03-27T17:42:35+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

Big tech's response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 holds the key to both adapting and surviving the pandemic. Highlights: COVID-19, which originated in China, has disrupted tech by impacting supply chains for the electronic, telecoms and mobile industry. The pandemic has given the big tech firms a chance at redemption over data collection by helping to identify at-risk groups. More and more tech firms are now finding innovative ways to help businesses and people overcome communication challenges that have [...]

Fighting an invisible enemy, globally

2020-03-27T12:11:48+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

While the COVID-19 crisis has unleashed an unprecedented global fightback, the strategy to combat the pandemic has varied across regions – from instant draconian lockdown measures to a more softly-softly approach. Highlights: Countries across the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in vastly different ways, ranging from a complete lockdown to a milder ‘social distancing’ approach. While China’s commendable quarantine measures helped contain the spread to an extent, the country failed at sparking a global response at an early [...]