North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020

///North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020

India sends out a loud message: Follow the law

2020-02-05T11:27:36+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal’s rebuke of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, during his recent visit to India, needs to be seen in the context of the e-commerce giant’s alleged predatory and anti-competitive practices that threaten the livelihoods of millions in India’s largely unorganised retail sector. Highlights: Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal’s criticism of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos was an unprecedented move. The rebuff from the government and the traders’ protests come at a time when India’s anti-trust regulator, the Competition [...]

Sitharaman presents clean, green, realistic Budget

2020-02-04T13:52:09+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has delivered a realistic Budget for 2020-21. The three most exciting points are the increase in the government’s spending on infrastructure to $59 billion, an increase of $8 billion over the current year [...]

The next Brexit chapter: Trust and trade

2020-02-05T07:44:46+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa looks back at the long and arduous journey of the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), through some iconic ‘India Global Business’ front covers since 2016, and weighs up the UK’s own tryst with destiny. Highlights: Now that one Brexit chapter is over, it is time to turn the page on to the next one – one built on trust and forward-looking to stronger new partnerships. The opportunities for the UK and [...]

India and Sri Lanka – Of new beginnings

2020-01-31T15:25:18+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

Following the appointment of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, India’s relationship with the island nation could potentially enter a new chapter, which is underscored by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena’s recent visit and the impending visit of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa next month. Highlights: India and Sri Lanka signed one of their earliest free trade agreements, dating back to 2000, but China’s growing influence in the region has added a new angle to their relationship. But lack of historic political ties [...]

Łódź pitches itself as a post-Brexit EU hub for Indian investments

2020-02-20T06:37:27+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

Poland’s third-largest city has been on a regeneration and reinvention mission from its industrial past in an effort to attract global players to the fast-modernising and investor-friendly region of the European Union (EU). Highlights: Łódź aims to become a viable post-Brexit investor-friendly hub for global investments. The city’s universities have been adjusting their curriculum and courses to meet the needs of local businesses as well as multinationals setting up in the region. Łódź offers a range of incentives to potential [...]

A mission to make it easier to Access India

2020-01-31T15:40:20+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

The Access India Programme, launched in the UK as a sub-set of the Indian government’s Make in India programme three years ago, entered its second phase in 2020. Highlights: Access India, the Indian High commission’s initiative to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the UK access the Indian market has entered its second phase. AIP is designed to address the requirements of mainly manufacturing and technology SMEs across the UK. AIP provides a detailed programme of activity, mentoring, networking [...]