/Tag: Brexit

Brexit as usual keeps businesses on edge

2019-10-25T20:38:02+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Business chiefs and analysts wearing thin of a wait and watch approach to an ever-moving target for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). The finish line in any race is most often the clearest goal towards which competitors can focus their attention. However, in the Brexit race, more of a dash in the days leading up to the October 31 mark, it is that very finish line that has continued to blur every time it seems remotely within reach. [...]

Boris’ no ifs or buts approach ends in lots of ifs and buts

2019-10-31T13:48:06+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial comment ‘India Global Business’ analyses the scenario as another Brexit deadline falls by the wayside and the UK gears up for a General Election on December 12. Business as usual is a desired outcome that reflects certainty and purpose. But as the Big Story this time explores, the UK is going through a long-drawn phase of Brexit as usual instead. The overwhelming voice from within industry quarters is one of sheer fatigue and frustration, with many declining to weigh [...]

We gain a lot from our current partnership with Europe

2019-11-01T07:24:44+00:00October 25th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

The leader of the Liberal Democrats presents her stance on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and elaborates on why retaining a close alignment with the EU is the answer for even UK-India relations. As leader of the Liberal Democrats, my top priority right now is to stop Brexit. Liberal Democrats, alongside millions of UK citizens, recognise that Brexit is bad for Britain. Brexit has already inflicted real damage on our country. It has cost taxpayers billions to fund ‘no deal’ preparations, [...]

Britain has not yet faced its hard choices

2019-10-26T18:18:11+00:00October 24th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

A political expert delves into how the post-Brexit Global Britain message is playing out in reality and the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s relationship with both EU and non-EU countries. ‘Global Britain’ is the ultimate goal for many Brexiters. They see new, tailored trade deals around the world as Brexit’s great prize. Fast-growing economies, including India, China and Brazil, feature prominently. Critics counter that increasing friction with the European Union – the UK’s largest and nearest partner – has high costs. [...]

Brexit can provide an opportunity for Wales to forge closer ties with India

2019-10-16T13:57:05+00:00October 12th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

In light of his recent visit to India, the Secretary of State for Wales weighs up how Brexit could help Wales carve its individual identity and foster a stronger relationship with India. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of October. But since the 2016 referendum, which began the process of leaving the EU, I have been asked many times what this momentous change will mean for the future of Wales. Wales has always played a [...]

Brexit quake leaves Boris shaken, but not stirred

2019-09-27T16:12:43+00:00September 27th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the latest Brexit quake in the UK. The UK Supreme Court declaring Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament unlawful has shaken up the British political system to its very core, with political experts scrambling for words beyond historic and unprecedented. "The decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable [...]

Brexit can potentially act as a reset button for British manufacturing

2019-09-27T15:19:45+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

An economics and public policy expert summarises how a no-Deal Brexit will impact manufacturing in the UK and India. In 1610, the English adventurer Sir Thomas Roe was sent by Queen Elizabeth on a mission to the West Indies in search of the fabled El Dorado, the city of gold reported in the myths of Spanish conquistadors. Roe failed, however, and instead turned his attention to the East, seeking Emperor Jahangir’s blessings to bring British trade to India. The result [...]

The Beast of Brexit

2019-09-18T15:29:37+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019, India Inc News|

Editorial Comment   ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the Beast of Brexit, Modi’s Houston Home Run and India’s Moon Mission. The Beast of Brexit The Scottish court annulling the proroguing of British Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dealt yet another blow to his still very nascent premiership. With Parliament earlier passing a resolution blocking a no-deal Brexit and ruling out an early election, the Brexit end game has entered uncharted waters. The British Supreme Court will [...]

A talent-friendly visa system is a global must

2019-09-13T11:04:39+00:00September 10th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019|

A UK-based entrepreneur’s idea of a so-called “unicorn visa” to attract the right technical skills has echoes across the global workplace. Rishi Khosla, the CEO and co-founder of London-headquartered fintech start-up OakNorth, recently mooted the concept of so-called “unicorn visas” to make it easier for the technology industry to continue to hire the required talent from around the world even after Britain has left the European Union (EU). Such a system, if put into action, would be nothing but a [...]

Kamikaze Boris?

2019-08-23T14:41:55+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, India Inc News, UK Edition – August 2019|

Whether the UK PM is headed down a path of national self-harm or one of ultimate glory is a question that hangs heavy over Brexit-bound Britain, India cannot be a bystander, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. That question mark at the end of this headline remains a matter of debate in my own mind as I write this. Kamikaze pilots, as we know, were on suicide missions in favour of Japan during World War II and embodied [...]