As the Indian economy begins to fire up its engines more efforts are need to promote connectivity – of goods and people. The construction of rail lines alongside key road expressways across the country is aptly timed.
The Indian Railways is upping its game to capture a larger slice of Indian freight traffic from the road transport sector – a target of 50 per cent share of the country’s total freight traffic by 2030. This includes many measures and slowly phasing out cross-subsidies that have made the cost of logistics in India prohibitive for businesses.
India has offered to negotiate and sign limited trade deals, covering a few dozen important items, with the US and the UK even as talks on comprehensive FTAs carry on. This could provide a formula for settling outstanding trade negotiations with the EU, ASEAN and other nations.
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 [...]
During a recent visit to the UK, India’s Commerce & Industry Minister sketched out a roadmap to take bilateral ties to the next level. There is a strong desire in India to see its relationship with the UK blossom and work towards a better future, not necessarily only for trade and investment but for the people of both the countries. I hope that all the various levels of engagement will help us come up with a roadmap to take this [...]
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India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa conducted an in-depth Fireside Chat with Piyush Goyal, India's dynamic Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, in London during his UK visit. This was the Minister's first visit to the UK since taking office in the new Government. The event, hosted by the Indian High Commission in London in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and India Inc. on July 14, involved a wide-ranging interaction between the minister and [...]
The Indian Budget will give confidence to foreign investors that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deep structural reforms and four-and-a-half years of hard graft cleaning up the economy are paying dividends. It will also give a much-needed fillip to demand whilst maintaining the holy grail of fiscal prudence. Balancing fiscal prudence and political populism is an extremely difficult task but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal have successfully walked the tightrope while presenting the Budget in [...]
The Indian Budget will give foreign investors much to cheer and boost Modi’s re-election prospects, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Budget 2019 could, in the final analysis, be the proverbial last-ball six that seals a hard-fought cricket match. In the run-up to the Narendra Modi government’s last Budget before the Lok Sabha elections due in three months, there was much speculation over its fine print, with some analysts predicting a please-all giveaway festival aimed at garnering votes [...]