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The Indian financial system – Shaken, not stirred

2020-05-29T17:44:37+00:00May 13th, 2020|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Insight - India Global Business|

An industry expert elaborates on the reforms that will be necessary to elevate India’s position in the new world order. Highlights: India needs banks to be governed and managed in an independent manner, devoid of perceived or real government involvement. Insurers and pensions need to be part of the credit markets for the long-nascent corporate bond market to develop. Banks and other credit market participants should be permitted to strip the credit risks that they take on, and actively and [...]

Jersey and India can build strong digital ties

2019-08-28T13:28:14+00:00June 24th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

A dynamic financial landscape, strong professional pool and an affinity for digital innovation make Jersey an attractive investment destination, says the region’s External Relations Minister. For over 800 years, Jersey has been a self-governing, autonomous Crown Dependency. It is the largest of the Channel Islands, lying 85 miles off the English south coast and just 14 miles west of Normandy. With a population of slightly over 100,000, the Island would certainly not qualify for a list of the 50 most [...]

India is now at the forefront in the world in many frontiers

2018-12-24T07:41:15+00:00December 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

Amitabh Kant, as the dynamic CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India – NITI Aayog, is charged with formulating some the country’s most innovative growth ideas. In this Yearend interview with ‘India Global Business’, he looks back at India’s achievements such as acquiring the world’s largest biometric programme and looks ahead to some transformative changes in store, especially for small and medium enterprises. What is the expected impact of PM Modi’s recent announcements to help MSMEs? A major step [...]

On a fintech mission to help small and medium enterprises

2020-03-16T10:31:53+00:00November 29th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Rishi Khosla is the Co-Founder and CEO of Britain’s digital bank OakNorth, which specialises in small and medium enterprise (SME) lending globally, using its data and technology platform OakNorth Analytical Intelligence. The company recently completed a $100-million funding round and has doubled its loan book from $1.1 billion to $2.2 billion since the start of 2018. In this interview, the Global Indian gives an insight into this fintech success story. What are the key factors behind OakNorth’s recent hugely successful funding round? [...]

Doing business in India: Emerging trends in Indian corporate tax regime

2018-10-26T08:24:08+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

A tax expert helps UK businesses navigate through some provisions and amendments in Indian corporate tax law that impact cross-border investments. In recent years, India has emerged as one of the most attractive investment destinations amongst emerging markets. In 2018, India ranked 11th amongst the highest recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) globally as per A.T. Kearney’s ‘FDI Confidence Index’. In terms of investment flows from the UK to India, UK has emerged as the fourth-largest investor in India, after [...]

Ontario: A great destination for Indian investors

2018-11-23T14:11:21+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

The Trade Minister of the Canadian province of Ontario lays out the credentials for Indian companies to invest in the economically vibrant region. Our government wants the world to know we are open for business. The province of Ontario  accounts for 40 per cent of Canada’s economy. We’re located in the heart of North America, with access to 14 road border crossings into the United States and 142 million consumers within a day’s drive. We also lead the nation in [...]

Investing in the capital-starved sectors of India

2020-03-24T07:26:35+00:00October 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – October 2018|

A prominent global development finance institution weighs up channeling commercial investment to underserved Indian states in the North-East and to sectors that can deliver real development impact. Thirty years ago, CDC, the UK’s government-owned development finance institution, made its first major investment in India. Since then, as India’s economy has changed beyond recognition, we have helped to build some of the country’s most important businesses and financial institutions, including Apollo Tyres, UTI Bank (today Axis Bank), IDFC and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. [...]

How GIFT City plans to boost foreign investments in India

2018-09-24T10:29:42+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City envisages a global financial hub on the lines of Singapore, London and Dubai that will offer stiff competition to these cities. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, which goes by the acronym, is planned, as the name suggests, as an international financial services centre on the lines of Singapore and Dubai against which it is being benchmarked. A brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is India's first operational smart city and international financial services centre [...]