North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020

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Right time for India to push for greater FDI inflows

2020-05-11T05:25:45+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, The Big Story North America - India Global Business|

Despite a global recession, India is expected to be among the few countries that will still grow, offering foreign investors an ideal FDI destination as they look to relocate their factories away from China. Highlights: The IMF predicts India’s growth rate to bounce back to 7.4 per cent next year. India can escape recession due to its fewer linkages with global supply chains and its dependence on domestic consumption as the primary driver of GDP growth. India’s large domestic market [...]

‘Learning’ as a coping mechanism

2020-08-20T06:54:09+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Globally Speaking - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

From Harvard offering 67 free courses and Nike’s NTC premium workouts to Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s inspired #LetMenCook challenge — India Inc. Group Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa explores the many amazing self-development opportunities that will help us get stronger and sharper on the other side of the pandemic. Who among us, at some point, hasn’t wished for a break, a few leisurely days spent away from the cacophony of the everyday? This, however, is not a [...]

The pandemic may open new doors for India-Japan ties

2020-05-11T05:20:34+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Country Focus - India Global Business, Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

The increasing paranoia regarding China opens up several avenues for India and Japan to build a stronger bilateral partnership. Highlights: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe announced a corpus of $2.2 billion to help Japanese firms relocate their supply chain network from China. India tweaked its FDI policy to include China in the list of countries where any investment would need the government’s approval. The Gujarat government is preparing a bouquet of incentives to attract Japanese firms looking to shift from China. [...]

When the going gets tough, Indian start-ups get going

2020-05-11T05:20:47+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, The Small Print - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Healthcare and medtech start-ups in India are finding ground-breaking solutions to problems faced in all stages of dealing with the pandemic. Highlights: While the world is waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Indian innovators are trying to stay positive and find innovative solutions to beat the virus. Several healthcare and medtech start-ups like Mylab, GFF Innovations and Accura Polytech are finding ground-breaking solutions for protection, prevention, screening, testing and sanitisation and treatment. The Department of [...]

India’s diplomatic, economic and strategic activism is being recognised

2020-05-11T05:21:00+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Global Indians - India Global Business, Interviews - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Dr Parag Khanna prescribes that the new world order is no longer a choice between the US and China. There are probably a number of global developments that Dr Parag Khanna may have predicted, or analysed, but nothing would have prepared him for a world order that is currently preparing to undergo a seismic shift due to a virus. A passionate traveller for work and hobby, Dr Khanna is a distinguished global strategy advisor and an author, at last count, [...]

COVID-19 could spur a revival of the SAARC

2020-05-11T05:21:19+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Region Focus, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Prime Minister Modi’s call to India's neighbours to combat the global crisis is a solid diplomatic play where all members stand to gain. Highlights: SAARC representatives huddled together at short notice to discuss and draw up blueprints for a common strategy over a video call presided over by PM Modi. He made a statement of intent of India’s reputation of being an ‘enabler’ by attempting to espouse the fundamentals of effective bilateral relations among members of the SAARC. South Asia has [...]

Strategic tango in times of COVID-19

2020-05-11T05:35:29+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

The recent US decision to sell defence equipment to India signals that the Indo-US relationship is alive and buzzing. Highlights: India’s close bilateral relationship with the US has been described as the defining partnership of the 21st century. For the first time in history, Washington requested New Delhi for a drug that was in short supply in the US. The two countries are not letting their respective governments’ preoccupation with combating the COVID-19 crisis dilute deep strategic convergence on a [...]