UK Edition – May 2019 sub

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Ballé Ballé Boris

2020-08-20T07:06:40+00:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

Boris Johnson has emerged as the frontrunner in a Brexit-battered leadership contest and India will be hoping for exactly what the entire UK also wants – clarity, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The boisterous Boris Johnson is by far the frontrunner in the race to lead a beleaguered Conservative Party and India will have some reasons for optimism around such a proposed elevation. Behind the perceived bumbling persona of the former Foreign Secretary lies a sharp mind [...]

Brexit-bound UK must protect and promote Indian investments

2019-05-23T05:49:28+00:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

CII and Grant Thornton India’s ‘Britain Meets India report’ shows that the UK is the fourth largest investor in India. Whilst many Indian companies, such as Tata, have had a presence in the UK for over 100 years, it was not really until the financial reforms of 1991, when India liberalised its economy, that we saw Indian investment start to accelerate internationally and get to the level we see today. The reforms removed the numerous hurdles and restrictions that previously [...]

Essar’s faith in the UK market remains steady

2019-05-22T18:21:50+00:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

An oil and gas expert dives into what Essar’s acquisition of BP assets means for the company's plans for the UK market. When the Essar group purchased the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex from Shell in 2011, they immediately put in place a strategy to build a sustainable and profitable future for the UK business. Stanlow had been run by its previous owner as a cost centre, but Essar’s clear objective was to run the refinery as a profit centre, investing for [...]

Reinforcing India ties under the new Australian government

2019-06-21T09:28:12+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

An expert on trade and investment within the Australia-India narrows down the key areas of cooperation the new government must focus on for stronger bilateral relations. 'I have always believed in miracles' this is how Scott Morrison defined his election win, in the 2019 Australian federal elections. A man who until yesterday, an accidental Prime Minister, suddenly became a national favourite voted back to power. All exit polls wrote him off, psephologists questioned his campaign promises and he was struggling [...]

The UK-India tech corridor remains immune to Brexit, so far

2019-05-22T18:31:41+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

The new UK-India Tech Hub launched in London last month offers tech start-ups and companies several new opportunities for cross border expansion. With the impasses over Brexit continuing and a new deadline being set, how has this impacted start-ups in the UK-India corridor? For the last couple of years start-ups have been living in the looming shadow of Brexit, however, it has been a golden period for UK India tech. There are some reasons for optimism on the India side. [...]

General Election 2019: India’s focus is inwards

2019-05-22T15:26:44+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

Anti-pollution measures and national security remain forefront in campaign manifestoes. National security has featured strongly in the Indian election campaign with the ruling BJP and the main opposition party, Congress, each claiming to have taken the toughest measures against Pakistan in response to cross-border terrorism. Beyond cross-border terrorism, India faces an on-going challenge from a Maoist insurgency as well as sporadic, and declining, incidents of terrorism in North East India. According to government figures, around 1,400 civilians died in terrorist [...]

Indo-Pacific: India’s factor markets hold back full integration with region

2019-06-07T09:45:20+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

India has close economic and strategic ties with the ASEAN, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. But the new government will have to overhaul the country’s land, labour and capital markets for the relationship to reach its full potential. Even as India’s elections were winding their way to a final denouement, the Indian Navy was conducting drills in the disputed South China Sea, claimed in full by China, with the navies of the United States, Japan and the Philippines. [...]

Manchester’s history of innovation makes it ideal pick for Indian students

2020-03-20T09:26:56+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

Professor Stephen Flint is Associate Vice-President for Internationalisation at The University of Manchester. Here, he discusses the University’s collaborations with Indian institutions and Professor Bina Agarwal’s research on group farming. India is an important market for Manchester and, in particular, for The University of Manchester. As one of the UK’s top research institutions, The University of Manchester is continuously seeking ways to develop collaborative relationships with international organisations to find solutions to major global challenges. The University is strong in [...]

Kentucky has a huge appetite for advanced manufacturing businesses

2019-05-23T22:13:43+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, Vivek Sarin, Executive Officer and Co-CEO, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, touches upon the state’s contribution to India-US relations and what makes Indian businesses different from those in the US. What are some of the strategies being deployed to attract international businesses to Kentucky? And how important is India to this global mix?  We are employing several strategies to attract international investment, focusing primarily on nations and industries that are– and are likely [...]

Modi’s hectic overseas schedule has helped raise India’s profile, balance relations

2020-03-16T09:58:08+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – May 2019|

A brief roundup of the impacts that Prime Minister Modi’s numerous diplomatic visits over the past five years have resulted in. Across 57 countries in six continents in a total of 92 trips, in his five-year tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as one of the most well-travelled heads of state of India ever. This is more than twice the number of trips that his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh made in his second five-year stint at the helm between [...]