#August 2017, #Middle East
An Indian banker set to expand his start-up base to the UAE elaborates on the reasons behind this move.
Rubique is a FinTech company based in Mumbai. We offer a lending marketplace platform which provides individuals and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country with frictionless access to a wide range financial services products including loans, credit cards and insurance products.
#August 2017, #Other Highlights
An academic presents his take on the culture and ethics deficit in financial education in a new book.
There is huge demand for finance education globally – from the accounting, banking and finance professions to business schools, students continue to flock. However, the quality and supply of education is generally poor.
One of the worst aspects of this is the lack of culture and ethics in the content of the finance syllabus – it is primarily technical, and ignores the huge and real world importance of qualities like trust, relationships, sustainability and character in financial success. Even worse, there are strong cultural assumptions underlying modern finance theory, which are rarely exposed to debate. These assumptions are that everyone is selfish, everyone is greedy, and money is the most important measure of success and happiness. In a multi-cultural diverse world, finance education remains very mono-cultural, and significantly destructive of society and our ecosystem. The theories and the science teach unsustainability and promote short-termism.
#June 2017, #Emerging Markets
India has historically had close economic ties with the Arabian Peninsula, especially the Gulf region along its eastern shores, writes a banking expert.
The first historically recorded maritime trade route in the world was, in fact, between the Indus Valley civilisation and the civilisation of Dilmun, which was located on the island of Bahrain and the adjacent shore of Saudi Arabia. Goods, including cotton and spices, were acquired by merchants from Dilmun.
#May/June 2016, #India & The World, #2016
India’s banking chief Raghuram Rajan is recognised worldwide among a handful of those who had foreseen risks in the system before the 2008 financial crisis. As governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), he has become a leading voice for the developing world in international fora. During a recent visit to the UK, he articulated his traffic signal model to move the world towards a more responsible monetary policy.
#May/June 2016, #Africa, #2016
India-Africa trade jumped from just $1 billion in 2001 to $71.4 billion in 2014-15. It is one of the success stories for Indian industry in developing and expanding an emerging market and highlights the benefits of South-South cooperation.
#March/April 2016, #Year, #2016, #EU
The European Union and the Republic of India benefit from a longstanding relationship going back to the early 1960s. Since then trade ties between the two have evolved slowly and steadily. From being an acceptor of help and services from the European Union, India has now emerged as an investor in the European countries’ development and growth. ‘India Global Business’ traces some milestones in this journey.