Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has indicated that healthcare tie-ups can form a strong basis for a preferential trade agreement between the UK and India.
India's digital economy is poised for a big lift thanks to its frugal innovation and entrepreneurship.
Britain’s decision to enforce its new points-based student visa regime from October is a promising move for Indian student numbers.
As the latest round of negotiations between the UK and EU to thrash out a post-Brexit trade agreement faces some hurdles, it is crucial for Britain not to take its foot off the pedal with other important trading partners – including India.
India has increasingly looked as an attractive destination for British businesses and vice versa seeking to relocate their operations from China. Ironically, it’s the pandemic that has brought both countries closer than ever before, thanks to collaborations in key areas such as vaccine development, innovation and manufacturing.
The Indian government’s relentless focus on making innovation a central tenet of economic policy is paying off, with the country jumping by 33 places since 2015 to break into the top 50 nations in the Global Innovation Index. But blessed by a grassroots culture of innovation, the world’s fifth largest economy should now aim at the top 20 rankings of the same index.
Necessity has been the mother of invention in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and nowhere is this more apparent than in India. With a clear focus on affordability and low cost, here is how frugal Indian innovations have taken the commercial route to aid the fight against pandemic.
India’s tech start-ups have placed the country at the cutting edge of emerging technologies and are attracting billions of dollars of investments from tech giants and investors such as Google, Amazon, Softbank and Alibaba. A proactive government, a helpful policy environment and the second largest internet user base are fuelling this boom. Highlights: India has the world’s third largest start-up eco-system after the US and China. Global tech giants such as Google are setting up incubators in India to provide [...]
With the signing of the Abraham Accord, India, the UAE and Israel will discover that they have more common cause than they had envisioned in the pre-Covid era – and that the historic agreement has opened up enormous commercial opportunities for the shared prosperity of West Asia.