Global Edition – March 2019 sub

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Millions of jobs lost in India… Really?

2020-08-20T07:07:13+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, India Inc News|

A dispassionate look at the facts reveals recent statistics on employment need to be balanced against over-hyped election rhetoric, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. “There are three kinds of lies – lies, damned lies and statistics.” Mark Twain popularised this saying, which he attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. In this Indian election season, statistics are being bandied about by all sides, leaving many voters confused about the truth. Recently, a controversy has broken out over a report [...]

India-Venezuela relations: A case study in oil diplomacy

2019-03-29T14:36:43+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A Latin America analyst explains why it would be ill-advised for India to take any political policy position vis-à-vis Venezuela, especially regarding the ongoing political crises in the country. In light of US sanctions imposed on Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) in January this year, Venezuelan oil exports to the United States have dried up. It has left a shortfall of up to 500,000 bpd that Venezuela exported to the United States before [...]

India’s roadmap to an innovation economy

2019-03-29T07:18:52+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

The world’s fastest growing large economy is taking clear steps toward its innovation dividend. Traditionally, India has embraced a legal framework that viewed intellectual property (IP)-led innovation as a cost attached to foreign investment. However, since the inception of the National IP Rights Policy in 2016, Indian policymakers have begun to acknowledge IP as a tool that could both inspire domestic innovators and help commercialise their ideas — a win-win situation that would even enable foreign innovators to bolster transformative [...]

On a mission to simplify doing business in India

2019-03-29T14:36:40+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

A specialist on trade and investment within the India-Australia corridor traces the re-energising of this bilateral relationship as part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concerted efforts. The Australia-India relationship has mostly revolved around the three Cs – cricket, curry and Commonwealth. So, when in November 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia, a gap of 28 years since an official visit to Australia by an Indian PM, it was a moment to redefine Australia–India relations and rewrite this [...]

Make in India helps balance supply chains

2020-03-20T09:54:01+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, Home Page|

Will Yang is the Brand Director of OPPO India and in this interview he explores the Chinese electronics company’s Make in India trajectory, plans to nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem and explore the untapped vernacular market in the country. What are the main driving factors behind a recent Telangana government tie-up? OPPO has consistently remained dedicated in providing products infused with art and innovative technologies. Through our partnership with Telangana government, we aim to provide technical expertise and mentoring support to [...]

Election year impact on the property market

2019-03-29T07:24:16+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

An expert explains the important developments that are likely to impact the Indian realty segment as the country edges towards its phased-out General Elections from April 2019. In the past, the annual Budget during an election year in India tends to be reasonably populist, with measures focussed on the mood of the general public to benefit the ruling party. This year, the national Budget had quite a few measures to ensure support for the realty sector across segments – the [...]

Saudi Arabia’s delicate balancing act in the Indian Subcontinent

2019-03-29T07:24:40+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

Against the backdrop of a recent visit by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, India can be assured that Saudi Arabia’s importance as an influencer in the region is clearly not restricted to Pakistan alone. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi created quite a flutter within diplomatic circles when he went out of his way breaking protocol to receive Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on his recent visit to India. In his maiden visit to India, Salman, who is also [...]

India-Pakistan: Brinkmanship of a new era

2019-04-05T14:05:59+00:00March 27th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

A strategic expert traces the recent India-Pakistan face-off to analyse what it means for geopolitics in South Asia. In my last column I had written that with India’s electoral season approaching, foreign policy would take a back seat, but added: “the single major exception could be in relation to terrorism, and thereby Pakistan, in the event there is another deliberately timed Pakistan-based terror attack against India”. Sadly, such a terror attack took place on February 14 in Pulwama, killing 40 [...]

Indian market all set for a good growth curve

2019-03-29T07:28:52+00:00March 25th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

Adeeb Ahamed is the Managing Director of LuLu Financial Group, Tablez and Twenty14 Holdings. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he talks through his entrepreneurial vision, worldwide expansion plans and the impact of his Indian ethos on his decision-making. Twenty14 Holdings recently announced a major hospitality tie-up in Switzerland. Please give some details and other worldwide plans of the group. We have entered into a forward purchase contract with Swiss real estate developer Necron AG to develop a brand-new [...]

Living the American Dream: A possibility or not?

2020-03-16T12:35:36+00:00March 25th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

An expert explores some of the alternatives to the harsh H1-B regime in the US open to talented Indian investors. The IT revolution expanded the golden American dream beyond science professionals and brought it within the grasp of millions of young ambitious Indians seeking a better future for themselves. However, changes to immigration rules over the past two-three years in the US has brought this dream to a grinding halt. Slew of adverse H-1B changes in the US The United [...]