Global Edition – June 2019

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Trump’s trade brinkmanship can damage strategic ties with India

2020-03-20T09:01:50+00:00July 12th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – June 2019, Home Page|

US President Donald Trump wants to decouple trade ties with India from Washington’s strategic relationship with New Delhi but his heavy handed approach to trade negotiations is unlikely to yield results without mutual give and take. At the recent G-20 Summit in the Japanese city of Osaka, US President Donald Trump told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “… We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety...” This bonhomie was missing [...]

IKEA hopes Indians will embrace the DIY model

2019-07-12T13:41:48+00:00June 7th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – June 2019|

The Swedish brand’s Indian foray created a lot of excitement last year. Peter Betzel, CEO of IKEA India, discusses the brand’s journey so far as well as what it takes to be relevant in a constantly-evolving market and making a social impact while doing so. What makes India a good test case for IKEA worldwide; please give some insights on the India journey? Our ambition is to build a unique, loved and meaningful IKEA in India. Our strong foundation in India over the [...]

The sustainable energy sector holds opportunities for collaboration

2019-09-03T10:41:00+00:00June 7th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – June 2019|

The founder of Africa GreenCo how shared expertise between Africa, India and the UK can lead to noteworthy developments in emerging markets. Over the last 10 years, sub-Saharan African trade and economic diplomacy have slowly trended away from developed countries and toward emerging economies. Since 2006, the region’s exports to the United States has declined by 66 per cent, whilst exports to India have more than doubled. Exports to the UK are not yet as significant but could become so [...]

Sweden invites Indian investments

2019-09-03T10:42:37+00:00June 7th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – June 2019|

Being one of the most competitive economies in the world, the Scandinavian nation, offers Indian firms access to an innovation ecosystem unlike no other. Sweden is one of the world’s most innovative countries and is home to the third highest unicorns per capita, globally. This is not surprising if we stop to think that Sweden spends over 3 per cent of its GDP on supporting research and development and has a robust system of integrated innovation ecosystem by bringing research [...]