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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 [...]

Building on India-US people-to-people ties

2020-05-11T03:51:34+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020, Trade Talk|

A former diplomat emphasises the importance of bilateral engagement beyond the leadership level to ensure stronger US-India relations that span decades. Highlights: While close personal ties between leaders are important, personal ties between senior officials below the leader level are also critical to advancing bilateral ties between the US and India. Several dialogues established by Washington and New Delhi have enabled working-level officials and technical experts from both countries to meet and discuss issues ranging from health cooperation to counterterrorism [...]

India’s brain gain: A new trajectory for talent

2020-05-11T03:17:42+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, Analysis - India Global Business, Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020|

The previous ‘brain drain’ trend of young Indians migrating overseas for a better quality of life is now indicating a reversal and India stands to benefit greatly from the skills and experience they bring back. Highlights: With US-educated individuals returning to India, the country is benefitting from the reintegration of educated and skilled individuals. The intent of these individuals to return to India rather than elsewhere in the West indicates the advances that the country has made. Improvements in higher [...]

A mixed year for Indo-US ties

2020-03-18T09:15:32+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019|

India and US have drawn even closer on the strategic side – with a close convergence in the views on the Indo-Pacific, China and other issues. But Trump’s insistence on looking at every bilateral relationship through the prism of trade is threatening to limit the gains emanating from the stronger diplomatic engagement. Highlights: 2019 has been a milestone year for both strategic convergence and trade between India and the US. Trump’s order to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing [...]

India-US energy cooperation in an age of upheaval

2020-03-18T09:25:15+00:00December 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27 December 2019|

An energy expert explores how the sector can provide a new base for a stronger US-India relationship. Highlights: State-state and other subnational cooperation to deepen energy linkages. Growing sustainable energy and emissions reduction technologies in the industrial sector. Expansion of cooperation on securing supply chains for key technologies in the energy transition. Including inputs from institutional investors and key foundations and philanthropies working to advance the clean energy transition in India. As 2020 begins, India enters this new decade [...]

Carpe diem for US-India trade reset

2020-03-18T10:05:12+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – September 2019|

The US-China trade war and Indian economic reforms provide a golden opportunity for a US-India trade deal and strengthen the geo-economic vision of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy. In June, US President Donald Trump indicated a “very big” trade deal with India at the G-20 summit in Osaka. Last month at the G-7 summit, President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi reiterated their friendship and committed to resolving trade issues. Later this month, US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra [...]

Costa Rica offers a new time zone for India

2020-03-24T10:09:31+00:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Central American region highlights its cost-saving credentials and having the same time zone as the US market as a big plus for Indian companies. Costa Rica is a small economy located in the middle of the Americas that initially specialised in exporting a few primary products (e.g. coffee, bananas, sugar, and beef) to its neighborhood. Costa Rica viewed foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction as a strategic option to sustain growth, enhance exports and create better jobs. The Costa Rican [...]

India-US: One step forward, half a step back

2020-03-04T07:03:48+00:00December 19th, 2017|2017/2018, December 2017, India-US, Year|

2017 will be remembered as the year in which India and the US came closer on a number of issues, yet it will also mark the year when the Trump administration frittered away some goodwill by blocking India’s attempt at ensuring food security for millions. The WTO negotiations in Buenos Aires were dead almost before they began. The main point of contention: US opposition to finding a permanent solution to the issue of India (and some other countries) holding large [...]