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Local to Global: Five key human aspects

2018-10-31T10:52:21+00:00June 8th, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, USA, Year|

The secret of success for Indian companies on a global stage lies in very human instincts, according to India Inc. columnist who looks at the psychology behind businesses. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent visit to India was yet another rubber stamp of the promise that India is taking centre stage and making strides in terms of business growth. The Mercedes plant in Pune is also another leap of faith that India can aspire for quality. The globalisation of Indian-owned businesses [...]

London is critical to India’s infrastructure challenge

2018-10-31T11:07:36+00:00June 7th, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, UK/EU, Year|

India and Britain share a partnership that has evolved over time to encompass nearly every aspect of the political and economic spectrum. Navtej Sarna, India’s relatively new diplomat to take charge of the crucial UK posting, takes time out to weigh up the scenario for his tenure.  India and the UK enjoy a multi-level partnership and a very broad engagement. This historic relationship between the two countries was transformed into a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Indeed, this was in some [...]

Africa: The new frontier for India vs China power-play

2018-10-31T11:29:22+00:00June 7th, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, Putting it in context, Year|

India Inc. CEO lays out the sharp contrast between India's benign partnership and China’s projection of hard power in Africa and how it could become the template for Indian strategic-economic-political outreach programmes elsewhere. Looking at India’s efforts at making inroads into Africa, I’m reminded of an old proverb, probably of Chinese origin, which says: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Fortunately for India, that step has been widely welcomed in Africa, which views India as a [...]

The making of a man of steel

2018-10-31T10:53:44+00:00June 6th, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, UK/EU, Year|

Sanjeev Gupta is being dubbed the UK’s new “man of steel” after he emerged as a potential saviour of jobs if he were to acquire Tata Steel’s UK assets, which went up for sale in March. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with the founder and executive chairman of Liberty House Group to delve into the crisis in the European steel industry, restarting mothballed steelworks and why he feels his GreenSteel model would prove more resilient. How has bidding for Tata Steel UK [...]

Tracking the UK’s top Indian companies

2020-03-19T04:44:45+00:00June 6th, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, UK/EU, Year|

Investments from India into the UK rose by nearly 65 per cent in 2015, establishing India as the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK. The number of fast-growth Indian companies in the UK, growing at more than 10 per cent, has nearly doubled from 36 to 62 firms in a year. These are just some of the key findings of a new report by Grant Thornton. Our new report, ‘India meets Britain 2016: Tracking the [...]

Hype to hyper-adoption mode for Indian IT

2018-10-31T11:09:47+00:00June 6th, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, UK/EU, Year|

The Indian ICT industry has been a flag-bearer for the country, especially in the UK and Europe. NIIT Technologies, as a leading player in the field, is well placed to give an overview of the successes and challenges. The firm’s Europe in-charge weighs up the market, how it has evolved over the years and if the upcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) is likely to have any significant impact on the industry. Europe offers a [...]

Malawi: Land of untapped investment opportunities for India

2018-10-31T10:33:53+00:00June 6th, 2016|2016, Africa, May/June 2016, Year|

With more than 100 Indian companies active in the region, Malawi offers a much wider market for India in the years to come. One of the country’s leading investment promoters makes his pitch for Indian business. Malawi has had a cordial long-standing bilateral relationship with India which dates back to 1964, when Malawi gained its independence from the British. Malawi has a functioning Mission in Delhi, which it opened in February 2007. Since then, there have been nine major Head [...]

Lord Marland – Leading the Commonwealth’s new business avatar

2018-10-31T10:34:55+00:00June 6th, 2016|2016, Commonwealth Watch, May/June 2016, Year|

The organisation charged with promoting trade and investment between Commonwealth countries has had a turbulent history but it may have finally found its saviour in businessman and entrepreneur Jonathan Peter Marland, also known as Lord Marland of Odstock. Here we trace the journey of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the promise it holds under Lord Marland’s stewardship. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Edinburgh in 1997 had mandated the creation of the Commonwealth Business Council [...]

Thailand pushes for long-overdue FTA with India

2018-10-31T11:10:36+00:00June 6th, 2016|2016, Asia Pacific, May/June 2016, Year|

Thailand is among India’s top-most trading partners in South Asia and yet a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two has proved difficult for all these years. There is renewed hope this arrangement may finally be put to rest as Bangkok is keen to thrash out the broader brushstrokes, leaving the nitty-gritties for later. India and Thailand share more than just a maritime border in the Andaman Sea, with religious and cultural ties providing a strong base for what is [...]

Is Obama set to become India’s roving ambassador?

2020-03-12T08:02:50+00:00June 3rd, 2016|2016, May/June 2016, USA, Year|

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in June will have as much to do with strengthening the ties forged during Barack Obama’s presidency as it will have with setting the stage for doing business with the new President who will take office in the US at the end of the year. In what some foreign policy analysts called “unprecedented”, Modi will not only address a joint meeting of the US Congress but also be the guest of honour [...]