India-Australia relations set for a boost with the release of ‘An India Economic Strategy to 2035’ report that seeks to enhance trade and people-to-people ties, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Most Indians don’t know much about Australia barring its history of producing top class cricketers. And it’s a fair guestimate that Indians and Australians don’t spend a lot of time thinking about each other’s countries when the two sides are not battling it out with bat and ball [...]
Medical travel assistance experts elaborate on the co-dependence of medical tourism and the healthcare industry in India. It is not always possible to find the medical treatment one seeks in one’s own country because of certain factors like waiting lists, availability, underdeveloped healthcare facilities or expense that directly questions individual affordability. At times like these, one decides to explore the unexplored healthcare sectors of other countries. A process of exploration and experience highly stimulated by the need for a medical [...]
The country will hit 530 million smartphone users by 2018, behind China’s 1.3 billion but ahead of the US figure of 229 million, a latest analysis finds. In 2018, 66 per cent of people across 52 countries will own a smartphone, up from 63 per cent in 2017 and 58 per cent in 2016, according to Zenith’s ‘Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017’ report, published recently. The US-based analysis firm found that the top three countries in terms of smartphone usage will remain [...]
India and Australia have great historical and cultural linkages but that is yet to translate into bilateral trade and investment. It is an anecdote that Matt Staff, a former senior executive at mining behemoth Rio Tinto’s operations at Pilbara region of Western Australia and now a part time tour guide in Perth is only too happy to narrate to his occasional Indian guests. Staff’s familiarity with the region and his inherent cheerful disposition would mean he would often be called [...]
Tech solutions, real estate and food production – India’s interest in Australia encompasses a wide array of sectors. ANAROCK buys Indian arm of Aussie firm ANAROCK Property Consultants Pvt Ltd, the real estate venture floated by former JLL India chief Anuj Puri, has acquired the local operations of Australian realty broking firm LJ Hooker under the Redwoods brand. ANAROCK chairman Puri said in a statement: “The acquisition of LJ Hooker’s Redwoods is in line with our overall business strategy and [...]
The coastal city of Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest and the capital of the state of Victoria. It has a varied demography with almost of a quarter of its population born overseas and Indians forming a large chunk of that multi-cultural group and Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism among its top five religions.
Steadfast support from the public at large is likely to see Adani's $16.1-billion mining project, India’s largest outbound FDI, through the hurdles. There appears to be some sort of jinx revolving around projects carrying the twin labels of “largest FDI” and “India." Remember Dabhol? The power project by the now bankrupt US company Enron in Maharashtra was the largest inward foreign direct investment (FDI) project at the time. After several false starts, it is finally limping along as the Ratnagiri [...]
A country-specific export strategy could turn the tide in India’s favour in the sector, explains an industry expert.
The world apparel trade stood at $445 billion in 2015 down by 8 per cent from previous year. India’s apparel exports grew by 3 per cent in 2015 whereas that of Bangladesh and Vietnam grew by 8 per cent and 16 per cent respectively in the same year. After the phasing out of quotas in 2005, Bangladesh and Vietnam grabbed the opportunity and their apparel exports increased rapidly. Bangladesh surpassed India in apparel exports in 2008 and Vietnam in 2012 as can be seen from the chart below and their apparel exports have been consistently growing and have been higher than India’s exports throughout.
Shankar Ranganathan sacrificed millions of dollars in lost bonuses at the world's top consultancy firms to heed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to help rebuild India.
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Sachin Tendulkar, well known for his big hits on the cricket pitch, has struck a unique off-field investment in an Australian headquartered firm to provide an edge to Indian sports’ brand image. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with him during the launch in London recently to see what the Little Master has in store for cricket this time.