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Palestine must consider a new peace proposal

2020-05-11T03:55:40+00:00February 22nd, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020, The Fine Print - India Global Business|

President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” delivers a clear message – the world is moving on. On 28 January, US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gathered at the White House to unveil the “Deal of the Century,” formally titled “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People.” In attendance were the ambassadors of Oman, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Notably absent, given the plan’s title, were any actual [...]

Trade, defence deals to be focus of Trump’s visit

2020-05-11T03:51:08+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020, The Big Story North America - India Global Business|

A limited trade deal worth about $10-12 billion between India and US is likely to be signed during President Trump’s visit to India. This will pave the way for an FTA between the countries and facilitate a closer strategic clinch that will provide the world a counter to the rise of China. Highlights: The US and India are likely to sign the much talked about limited trade deal between during Trump’s India visit. India’s defence purchases from the US forms [...]

It is time to seal the US-India trade deal

2020-03-16T09:42:19+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 29 November 2019|

The President and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum touches upon the various areas the Indian government must focus on as it aims to secure a fruitful US-India trade deal. Highlights: The current US-India partial trade deal should be visualised as the beginning of an important chapter towards a larger Free Trade Agreement. Allowing negotiations for a trade deal covering a handful of market access issues shows the Trump administration’s recognition of the value of the US-India partnership. India needs [...]

The centrality of American bipartisanship for US-India defence ties

2020-03-18T11:25:59+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019|

As political polarisation impairs the bipartisan fervour of US foreign policy, New Delhi must adhere to its non-partisan approach to Washington. Early this month, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar deemed India to have “a very nonpartisan” outlook towards the United States’ domestic politics. While on a three-day visit to the US, Jaishankar underscored India’s approach as: “whatever happens in this country [US] is their politics, not our politics.” These comments came in response to sharp political criticism of the [...]

Brexit quake leaves Boris shaken, but not stirred

2019-09-27T16:12:43+00:00September 27th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the latest Brexit quake in the UK. The UK Supreme Court declaring Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament unlawful has shaken up the British political system to its very core, with political experts scrambling for words beyond historic and unprecedented. "The decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable [...]

US support for Modi on Kashmir, opens trade talks

2019-09-27T16:12:14+00:00September 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019|

Editorial Comment ‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the historic Howdy Modi US tour. The Howdy Modi rally in Houston and mutual bonhomie on display there between the Indian Prime Minister and US President Donald Trump and their interaction on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York had messages for India, the US, Pakistan and even China. A very important development, which has got lost in the euphoria over the rally, is Trump’s assertion that a trade deal [...]

Modi’s Houston meeting with CEOs to enhance India’s energy security

2019-09-27T16:17:20+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s meeting with the heads of major US oil companies and his government’s tango with the Middle East and Russia will ensure that the country gets adequate hydrocarbon supplies to power its growth aspirations. The recent attack on Saudi Aramco’s plants, which resulted in the suspension of 5 per cent of the world’s crude oil supplies, led to violent swings in global oil prices. In the two days following the attack, Brent futures went up by almost [...]

Howdy Modi: Trump rolls out the red carpet, but follow-throughs will be crucial

2019-09-27T06:53:16+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s September 2019 US visit, which concludes with an address to the UN General Assembly, is historic in many ways but there is a lot of real groundwork required to build on it and create a win-win India-US trade and investment partnership. The optics could not be any better – a first-of-its-kind and largest mass rally for a foreign leader in the southern American state of Texas, with President Donald Trump seen hand-in-hand with the visiting Indian [...]

India shows the way on globalisation

2020-03-24T07:39:34+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019, North America Edition – September 2019|

India has been opening up its markets to foreign investments and creating opportunities for companies globally even as trade wars are closing markets in other countries. Economists around the world are burning the midnight oil trying to answer the question that is giving sleepless nights to heads of states and C-suite occupants alike: is the world economy heading towards a recession? Economic report cards from the largest economies don’t make for happy reading. The US manufacturing sector has been slowing [...]