The Brexit gridlock seems to have given way to some much-needed certainty around Britain’s relationship with the European Union.
Despite extensive talks between the two countries, and a considerable narrowing down of differences, no meeting ground has been found yet.
Sir David Attenborough’s “moment of crisis,” and Greta Thunberg’s ongoing campaign to shake the world’s most powerful into acting faster on climate change, highlights that there are other priorities to President Trump’s conflict with Iran that must not be relegated, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The US assassination of a serving Iranian army general and the Iranian retaliation poses a diplomatic challenge for India’s Narendra Modi government. India’s possible de-escalating role here should not be underestimated. [...]
Canadian investors at the forefront of India’s private equity and infrastructure investment landscape
The CEO of India’s first sovereign wealth fund reflects on the developments in India’s infrastructure sector and what the recent big-ticket investments by Canadian giants means for the relationship between the two countries. Highlights: The recently released a National Infrastructure Pipeline by the Indian government opens up huge investment opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector. Canadian investors have been at the forefront of investing in India, taking a long- term view on the economy. The Indian start-up space, with around 30,000 [...]
The Indian government has decided not to give in to US pressure on keeping the Chinese telecom equipment giant out of the 5G race but the final call on whether or not to permit a post-trial full-scale rollout could still depend on the views of the security establishment. Highlights: India’s decision to allow Huawei to participate in the 5G trials is by no means a signal that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier has cleared the last hurdle. The US has [...]
Brazilian PM Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to India as the chief guest at the annual Republic Day Parade could open up new avenues for strengthening the relationship between the two countries. Highlights: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to India in January will help further the several issues India and Brazil agree on. Brazil’s advantages in areas like energy, agriculture, defence, and space are things that India can benefit from. The recent MoU agreed with Brazil addresses a range of issues with [...]
Intense competition to rank higher on India’s internal Ease of Doing Business index has led to huge improvement in the business climate in all 28 states and nine Union Territories in India but the top five positions have largely been occupied by five states – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – though not always in that order. Here’s a look at what keeps them ahead of the pack. Highlights: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu [...]
A real estate expert breaks down the causes for the poor performance of the sector in 2019 and suggests measures the government could adopt to revive it. Highlights: The IL&FS crisis caused a domino effect on the NBFC and banking system with institutions declaring higher than anticipated non-performing assets (NPAs) and going into a conservative lending mode. The real estate sector was probably the worst hit given that it had a sequence of poor performing years. The government mooted a [...]
The Helping Hands organisation is striving hard to enrich the lives of underprivileged children with autism and other learning and behavioural differences, while also raising awareness among society. Highlights: According to research, one in every hundred children under the age of 10 is somewhere on the Autism spectrum. People from poor economic backgrounds lack knowledge of ASD or access to get help for it. Helping Hands Organisation (H2O) is a not-for-profit based out of Kerala, India which provides support and [...]