#State Focus, #Global Edition- March 2018

The Yogi Adityanath government has set its ambitions very high. But its goal of transforming Uttar Pradesh into an industrial powerhouse shows early signs of promise.

Progressing from pauper to prince is the stuff of dreams. So, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked at a recent investor summit whether Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state with a population of 200 million, could compete with Maharashtra to try and become India’s first trillion-dollar state, there were polite smiles all around.

#Hotspot, #Global Edition- March 2018

Apex-Brasil, one of Brazil’s leading investment bodies, lays out points of attraction for Indian business to invest in Brazil.

Brazil has been a top investment destination for many years, and it still is, despite the volatility generated by the recent crisis the country went through. Since 2010, Brazil has remained among the world’s 10 main foreign direct investment (FDI) recipient countries. Last year (2017), nearly $75 billion in FDI were received by the country. This year, close to $80 billion are expected.

#Sector Focus, #Global Edition- March 2018

From consumer goods to nuclear energy, there was a wide sector coverage of India’s interests across the globe.

Japan’s Sumitomo eyes Indian JV

Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation has entered into a partnership with Gurugram-based Krishna Group to venture into the Indian real estate sector. Both corporations have formed a joint venture, Krisumi Corporation, to develop real estate projects across the country and will have a 50-50 stake in the venture.

#UK/EU, #INDIA-UK, #August 2017, #December 2017

Abhishek Lodha is the Managing Director of the Lodha Group, a Mumbai-headquartered developer which made its global foray with high-profile projects in the UK. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with him to get an update on this international vision, plans for the group’s luxury London developments and the Brexit effect on the property market.

What was the motivation behind the Lodha Group’s expansion to the UK?

We started in London in December 2013, early 2014 and the idea was to establish a business which builds on our success and learnings in India and allows us to operate as an Indian multinational by operating in one of the most competitive, most expensive as well as the highest quality markets in the world.

Over the last three years, we are developing two of London’s most prestigious developments – No. 1 Grosvenor Square, which was the Canadian High Commission and before that the American Embassy, and Lincoln Square, which is just off London School of Economics next to the Royal Courts of Justice. What we are trying to do is truly world-class quality. We have put in a lot of effort and money into the design, into the marketing content, brought in the best names from across the UK as well as internationally.

#February 2017, #Hotspot, #INDIA-EU, #December 2017

With Brexit around the corner, one of Britain’s neighbours is making a play for Indian investments as a member of the European Union (EU).

Ireland has a strong proposition for any company choosing to do business in Europe. A part of the European Union (EU), the country’s impressive offering includes large and small companies, MNCs and indigenous companies, universities and research institutes in the technology, ICT, life-sciences, financial services and advanced manufacturing sectors.

#April 2017, #Special Edition – May 2017, #The Americas, #THE AMERICAS, #India-US, #December 2017

The chief of one of India’s leading trade bodies, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), traces some of the lesser known facts behind India’s positive impact on the US economy in this ‘India Global Business’ exclusive.

Over the past two decades, the bilateral partnership between India and the United States had grown in leaps and bounds. Looking back at the trajectory of the relationship, we have truly come a long way – from the cloud of suspicion that hung after India conducted its nuclear tests in the 1990s to the landmark US-India civil nuclear agreement in 2006 – which helped spur sustained engagements at the very highest levels – till today and the establishment of an array of official dialogues encompassing all aspects of our bilateral relationship.

#April 2017, #Commonwealth, #Special Edition – May 2017, #COMMONWEALTH, #December 2017, #India & The World

François-Philippe Champagne is Canada’s Minister for International Trade with over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with the minister soon after the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London recently to explore the potential of India-Canada ties within a broader multilateral context.

What is the status of the Canada-India free trade agreement?

The negotiation of the Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) began in November 2010. Nine rounds of negotiations have been held to date; the latest of which was in March 2015. And, last fall, my predecessor, Chrystia Freeland, met with her Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, during the 3rd Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment in Toronto.

#2017/2018, #October 2017, #More from this edition

Good corporate governance in a company includes succession planning as a vital element.

Organisations that can envisage continuity of business in times of exigencies such as unexpected departures of key people are possibly following best practices.

The realisation must dawn on companies to make succession planning as an ongoing process and not an adhoc event. It can serve twin purposes of maintaining continuity in leadership and developing knowledge capital for the future.

#2017/2018, #October 2017, #COUNTRY FOCUS/Australia

India and Australia have great historical and cultural linkages but that is yet to translate into bilateral trade and investment.

It is an anecdote that Matt Staff, a former senior executive at mining behemoth Rio Tinto’s operations at Pilbara region of Western Australia and now a part time tour guide in Perth is only too happy to narrate to his occasional Indian guests. Staff’s familiarity with the region and his inherent cheerful disposition would mean he would often be called upon to double up as a guide to high profile visitors while at Rio Tinto. This one time back in 2004, he was told months in advance of a particular guest he would need to take around the company’s operations around Perth. There was only one instruction — to be courteous to a fault and to do all it takes to make the guest comfortable.