#SECTOR FOCUS/Finance, #October 2017
Indian banks and investment banks are investing in global financial centres such as London, New York, Singapore and Dubai to better serve the growing and very lucrative market for cross-border deals involving Indian companies.
Here’s a quiz question: Which Indian bank has the largest presence outside India?
The answer is not as easy and straightforward as it looks. The top spot is claimed by two banks – Bank of Baroda, which has 51 branches in foreign countries, and State Bank of India, which has 48 foreign branches and four subsidiary banks in London, New York, Nepal, and Mauritius.
#UK/EUROPE, #October 2017
Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled ambitious plans to electrify all its vehicles from 2020 as part of a more greener strategy.
Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) recently announced that all its new models will be electrified from the year 2020.
The luxury brand, acquired by the Indian automotive giant nine years ago, unveiled plans for a range of fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles in the coming years.
#April 2017, #UK/Europe, #Special Edition – May 2017, #COMMONWEALTH
A London-based policy expert weighs up the challenges and opportunities thrown up by Brexit to strike a stronger India-UK dynamic.
Talk of Brexit is never far from the headlines in the UK press. Theresa May triggering Article 50 signaled the start of the process. This presents significant challenges and opportunities for Commonwealth countries, with India being a prime example.
New research from my organisation, the Royal Commonwealth Society, reveals an overwhelming majority of British businesses want to see the Government prioritise trade deals with the Commonwealth. It is significant that nearly three quarters of all UK businesses want an Indian trade deal.
#India-EU, #2016, #Special Edition - November 2016
India-EU ties can attain great heights but Brussels needs to be a little more sensitive towards New Delhi’s needs
Even as Britain’s “leave” vote in the Brexit referendum continues to grab a disproportionate amount of media attention, the Narendra Modi government and bureaucrats in Brussels are working quietly to realise the full potential of India’s relationship with the European Union (EU), which, many analysts believe, is as, if not more important, than New Delhi’s ties with London.
#July/August 2016, #2016, #Global Indians
Ashok Amritraj is famous as one of the Indians who made a mark on international professional tennis back in the 1970s, alongside brother Vijay. The 60-year-old is today best known as a Hollywood producer with over 100 films grossing over $2 billion on the box-office worldwide. The Chennai-born filmmaker is based in Los Angeles but truly embodies the Global Indian tag, making regular trips to India as well as the UK.
‘India Global Business’ caught up with the chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment during a recent visit to London to delve into the business of cinema, breaking the race divide in Hollywood to pave the way for future generations and China beating India in the box-office race.
#July/August 2016, #2016, #Global Indians
A leading Osteopath and Art of Living exponent delves into how yoga can positively impact our day-to-day working lives.
#July/August 2016, #2016, #Brexit Special
The CEO of London’s economic development agency, London & Partners, flags up the British capital’s many positives in an attempt to convince Indian companies not to be put off by the recent referendum in favour of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Last year, London’s economic development company, London & Partners, ran a programme to discover those Indian start-up businesses which are most likely to go global. We flew the most exciting companies in adtech, cyber security, artificial intelligence, ecommerce, analytics and other sectors to London to participate in an acceleration bootcamp programme.
Our aim was to strengthen the economic ties between UK and Indian entrepreneurs and investors, and to show them that London was a great place from which to go global.
#July/August 2016, #2016, #Emerging Markets
Sachin Tendulkar, well known for his big hits on the cricket pitch, has struck a unique off-field investment in an Australian headquartered firm to provide an edge to Indian sports’ brand image. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with him during the launch in London recently to see what the Little Master has in store for cricket this time.