#Global Indian, #UK Edition - March 2018
Sanjiv Chadha is the Regional Head for the UK for State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest state-owned bank. The London-based executive, also Chair of the Association of Indian Banks in the UK, took time out for ‘India Global Business’ to elaborate on SBI’s move from a branch of the Indian entity in Britain into a standalone subsidiary, in line with regulatory requirements, and how the Indian roots of the bank have proved a big asset.
What will the launch of SBI’s UK subsidiary mean for clients and the bank?
We will be launching our UK subsidiary on April 1. This is a process which began nearly two years ago. We have had our retail presence in the UK and now, what was earlier a part of State Bank of India, will become a UK incorporated banking entity.
#April 2017, #UK/Europe, #COMMONWEALTH, #Special Edition – May 2017, #INDIA-UK, #December 2017
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.
#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.
#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.
#Year, #May/June 2016, #2016, #UK/EU
India and Britain share a partnership that has evolved over time to encompass nearly every aspect of the political and economic spectrum. India’s relatively new diplomat to take charge of this crucial posting takes time out to weigh up the scenario for his tenure.
#May/June 2016, #2016, #Commonwealth Watch
As the debate around Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) enters its final few weeks before the June 23 referendum, our expert columnist flags up the reasons why India must take on a more decisive leadership role of another important collective – the Commonwealth.
#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.