Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal’s rebuke of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, during his recent visit to India, needs to be seen in the context of the e-commerce giant’s alleged predatory and anti-competitive practices that threaten the livelihoods of millions in India’s largely unorganised retail sector. Highlights: Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal’s criticism of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos was an unprecedented move. The rebuff from the government and the traders’ protests come at a time when India’s anti-trust regulator, the Competition [...]
OECD Chief Economist Laurence Boone discusses the organisation’s Economic Survey of India, in 2019, and highlights recommendations....
Our columnist, a US policy and relations expert, discusses the US-China relationship and the theories behind the emergence of a cross-national bloc to restrict Chinese ambitions. Highlights: The US-China rivalry puts India centre stage in US thinking. The scope of the US-China rivalry remains locked into the logic of strategic competition around trade, the Belt & Road Initiative and China’s apparent military ambitions. Despite the US stressing on India’s importance as a strategic partner, the US administration's tendency to differ [...]
A major exporter of food, fuel and fertiliser, the Canadian province is looking forward to partnering with India to support the country’s goals for food and energy security. Highlights: Saskatchewan is seeking ways to reinforce its status as a destination of choice for international investment, with India as a priority partner. Saskatchewan offers a highly competitive, low-risk business environment, with no corporate capital tax, payroll tax or healthcare premiums. The province contains half the world’s known reserves of potash and [...]