Global Edition April 2018 sub

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The Noise vs The Facts: India Demands

2018-05-18T13:02:15+00:00May 15th, 2018|2017/2018, From The Top, Global Edition – April 2018, Home Page, Year|

Amid the shrill Indian television debates, the facts speak for themselves – India today is a much better place from what it was four years ago, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Most people I know find it difficult to form any opinion based on Indian news channels. Switch on any TV channel in any language and you will be bombarded with shrill outbursts of often ill-tempered name calling from every shade of the country’s political and intellectual spectrum. Every channel claims to be [...]

Cyber security: Building awareness and resilience

2018-05-23T12:30:02+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

A cyber security expert believes improving global resilience will require all stakeholders to act together at scale and in a coordinated way. The integration of physical and digital systems creates many opportunities for improved performance and innovation in the systems that support a modern economy, generating economic value and creating social and environment benefits. Such systems and their underpinning digital technologies – data analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, advanced connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) – will provide myriad [...]

Spain and India have a lot in common

2019-09-24T11:01:10+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Bird's Eye View, Global Edition – April 2018, Home Page, Year|

Fiscal incentives and an investor-friendly climate make Spain an attractive investment destination in Europe, according to a senior Spanish official. India and Spain are two countries separated by more than 7,900 km, both are from different continents, speak different languages and, people may think, there is nothing in common between them. This is absolutely wrong. Spain and India have more things in common than general knowledge may presume. First of all, from a social perspective we share a strong family [...]

UK-US tie-up creates largest Indian genomics project

2018-05-23T12:35:51+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Spotlight, Year|

A new multi-year collaboration between a UK-based genomics data platform and an American genetics company is set to create the world’s largest project of its kind to study Indian populations. Global Gene Corp believes its tie-up with US-headquartered Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, is aimed at finding innovative diagnosis and therapies for rare diseases. “We believe that genomics will help India to achieve a paradigm shift in healthcare,” said Deepak Bagla, [...]

Act East: Investing in the Northeast of India

2018-05-23T12:35:42+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

India has finally woken up to tap the immense potential of its far-flung Northeast states but it would take time before it becomes the darling of foreign investors. Ask any average citizen on the road in mainland India the names and capital cities of the eight Northeastern states of the country and there is a high likelihood they would fumble and embarrass themselves. A popular joke in the northern parts of the country is that only an aspirant of the [...]

How do we advance on #PressforProgress?

2018-07-31T13:10:22+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

The Founder of Loomba Foundation explains why he is championing gender parity across all sectors around the Press for Progress theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. The recent World Economic Forum’s 2017 ‘Global Gender Gap’ report has exposed shocking results stating that gender parity is over 200 years away. There has never been a more important time to take this issue up and keep motivated for #PressforProgress. And while we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, one could [...]

Vietnam is critical to balance of power in Asia

2020-03-04T07:06:48+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

Given the ambivalence of some ASEAN countries to China’s rise and Beijing’s hardnosed strategy of using its financial heft to buy influence across Asia, it is important for democracies like India and Japan to foster cooperation with Vietnam. It is not very often that New Delhi hosts the Prime Minister and the President of the same country within a span of five weeks. But that’s exactly what Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did, inviting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc [...]

India’s inclusivity challenge is to provide productive jobs

2018-05-22T14:34:44+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Spotlight, Year|

Professor Kunal Sen is the  at the University of Manchester. He is at the forefront of research into inclusive economic development, principally focusing on India but also on East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. In this interview, the economist tells ‘India Global Business’ why he chose to focus his research on India’s economic growth story. My research, which I have been working on for probably the last 15-20 years, has essentially been about understanding India’s economic growth. I have observed how [...]

The sinister side of technology

2020-09-21T08:56:16+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

India Inc. technology expert delves into why it is time for policy-makers to address issues around data security. Over the last few weeks, the sinister side of technology has come to the fore. Cambridge Analytica is alleged to have collected the data of up to 87 million Facebook users worldwide, the majority of which were in the US. While this data is said to have been used to target and influence voters in the US presidential election and in the [...]

Investments flow into India tech, auto

2018-08-21T12:58:27+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

From Japanese to American companies, the Indian technology and automotive sectors attracted FDI in recent weeks. SoftBank, Alibaba to invest in Paytm Tokto-headquartered SoftBank Group is investing $400 million in India’s Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd in a funding round that will value the online retailer at roughly $1.9 billion, a regulatory filing showed this week. Chinese conglomerate Alibaba, an existing investor in Paytm E-Commerce, is also putting in $45 million in the round. SoftBank, which is among major investors in [...]