Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has said India is exploring air corridors between India and five ‘Stans’ of Central Asia to enhance and deepen economic engagement and facilitate trade in perishable goods such as food products and farm produce and position India as a medical tourism destination in the region. Highlights: Central Asia is crucial to India as a source of raw materials such as oil and gas as well as uranium. Bilateral trade, however, remains below potential due to [...]
Trump’s upcoming visit to India promises a closer bilateral alliance over the Indo-Pacific region and the rise of China.
UK’s Deputy Trade Commissioner for South Asia urges UK businesses to deepen engagement with India as it is quickly racing up the charts to become one of the fastest growing economies of the year. Highlights: As the UK leaves the EU, there is a great opportunity to create even deeper and stronger ties with India. UK-India bilateral trade increased by 6.4 per cent to over £22 billion in the year till September 2019, with the UK’s services exports to India [...]
The shrill debate around the Indian government’s recent decisions on Kashmir and citizenship has clouded a slew of measures that reflect a broader, more progressive social and economic narrative, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. If you read much of the media coverage on India these days, you could be forgiven for being left with an impression that the country is on the verge of a totalitarian takeover. Its vibrant democracy and tradition of standing strong on human [...]
The previous ‘brain drain’ trend of young Indians migrating overseas for a better quality of life is now indicating a reversal and India stands to benefit greatly from the skills and experience they bring back. Highlights: With US-educated individuals returning to India, the country is benefitting from the reintegration of educated and skilled individuals. The intent of these individuals to return to India rather than elsewhere in the West indicates the advances that the country has made. Improvements in higher [...]
In the words of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brexit is receding into history and therefore it is time for ‘India Global Business’ to move its “Eye on Brexit” on to the next chapter – that of the UK as a non-member of the European Union (EU). Highlights: With Brexit now “a thing of the past", 'India Global Business’ is reinventing its very own “Eye on Brexit” column, which has been a dedicated space for views and analyses around the [...]
The CEO of the UK’s leading digital venture builder expounds on the need for diversity and inclusion in workplaces and how this can be achieved. Highlights: Public struggles on gender-related issues within the workplace have real and immediate costs. There is empirical evidence that points to more gender diverse teams achieving higher productivity as well as improved business outcomes. A recent study showed that companies that have more diverse management teams had around 19 per cent higher revenue due to [...]