February 2017 sub

/Tag: February 2017 sub

India and China: It’s complicated

2020-04-03T07:22:18+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

An assertive China presents Prime Minister Modi with his most intractable foreign policy challenge, but there are indications that Beijing may be getting a little edgy. Mahatma Gandhi had said of his adversaries: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Much to the chagrin of many in New Delhi’s policy circles who saw India as a counterweight to China, Beijing has, at least publicly, refused to treat India as an equal. China [...]

Stop tilting at windmills, Mr Trump & Co.

2018-09-04T13:00:36+00:00February 10th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, Putting it in context, Year|

Donald Trump and his fellow travellers in Europe are doing their countries a disservice by recklessly pulling up the drawbridge on immigration, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. Everyone knows that whenever their fortresses and castles came under siege, kings of old would pass the order to pull up the drawbridges and every able man would take up position to repel the invaders. And most of you will be familiar with the story of Don Quixote, the fictional medieval Spanish [...]

New globalisation paradigm in the offing

2018-08-06T13:40:35+00:00February 10th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, Last Word, Year|

Outbound FDI from India will increasingly be driven by a need to fill knowledge and product gaps aimed at the domestic market. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has greased the wheels of the investment cycle with allocations of almost $90 billion for building roads, railway infrastructure, inland waterways, ports, airports and rural infrastructure for 2017-18. This massive public spending spree, marking a humungous increase over the figures for the current year, is expected to translate into large contracts for Indian and [...]

Do good boards imply good decisions?

2018-05-18T13:04:09+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, More from this Edition, Year|

Many companies establish a professional board of directors comprising “stars”, but sometimes even star teams with sophisticated individuals may take bad decisions, writes a corporate governance expert. From among many factors that could be responsible for such decisions, two stand out: availability of information and a board agenda. Good decisions can follow if appropriate and adequate information is shared. To make a high quality “informed” decision, the board should get as much information about an issue as possible. What happens [...]

India needs a meaningful bond market

2018-08-06T13:40:26+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, Emerging Markets, February 2017, Year|

Parag Saxena is the CEO of New Silk Route Partners, one of India’s largest Private Equity (PE) funds with a primary focus on India and the Southeast Asia markets. He tells ‘India Global Business’ about the company’s journey since inception in 2006 to becoming a leading Asia-focused growth capital firm with $1.4 billion under management. How is New Silk Route contributing to the Indian growth story? New Silk Route was formed with the belief that as India’s GDP per capita [...]

Ireland makes a pitch for Indian investments

2018-10-30T12:27:51+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, December 2017, February 2017, Hotspot, INDIA-EU, Year|

With Brexit around the corner, one of Britain’s neighbours is making a play for Indian investments as a member of the European Union (EU). Ireland has a strong proposition for any company choosing to do business in Europe. A part of the European Union (EU), the country’s impressive offering includes large and small companies, MNCs and indigenous companies, universities and research institutes in the technology, ICT, life-sciences, financial services and advanced manufacturing sectors, not to mention access to over 500 [...]

Thinking out of the box: Reconfiguring the India-Pakistan-China Triangle

2018-06-12T12:57:35+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, India & China, Year|

A foreign policy observer believes it is time for India to move towards a more flexible approach towards China. It has been suggested that New Delhi’s bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was an “extraordinary exercise in realpolitik”, that the Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi “is not easily rattled by disapproving noises at home or abroad”. One analyst referring to China’s opposition put it rather colourfully that Beijing behaved “not as an enlightened power but [...]

Envoy pitches for Indian professionals in UK

2018-08-06T13:41:29+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, Diplomat Corner, February 2017, Year|

The new Indian high commissioner to the UK believes India and the UK can work together towards a win-win visa regime. “In the field of IT, our professionals are renowned the world over. It is very important that our IT professionals can come and work and go back. They will contribute immensely not only to the local economy but also the global economy, which is what they are doing in Silicon Valley and the rest of the world,” says the [...]

India: The world’s friendly drug supplier

2018-08-07T08:04:05+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, Sector Focus/Pharma, Year|

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is holding on to a sliver of hope that it could become the supplier of choice for the US market. Indian IT sector CEOs aren’t the only ones weighing every word uttered by US President Donald Trump for nuances and burning the midnight oil wondering how to maintain their lead in their largest market. IT’s less glamorous but equally successful knowledge sector cousin, the Indian pharmaceuticals industry, is also worried about how the new US administration’s [...]

Affordable bio-pharma innovation that is Made in India

2018-08-06T13:39:21+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, Sector Focus/Pharma, Year|

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a consistent presence on definitive global lists as one of the world’s most powerful women. As the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, she is a trendsetter in the field of biotechnology in India. Here she takes time out for ‘India Global Business’ to give us an insight into her entrepreneurial drive and India’s own biotech journey. How has India's biotech sector grown since you entered as a pioneer in the field? The Indian biotech industry [...]