#India-US, #December 2017
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 food stocks in order to ensure food security for millions of hungry people.
#February 2017, #The Americas, #India-US, #December 2017
There are not too many countries towards whom the new United States President, Donald Trump, has shown a consistently friendly demeanour. India is one of them.
As Trump told Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his most recent phone conversation to New Delhi, he saw India as a “true friend”. India is seen, strategically, as a kindred spirit by President Trump and his team.
#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.
#February 2017, #India & China, #December 2017, #India & The World
Asian equations, specially between the two giant economies of China and India will be in focus with the installation of Donald Trump as the 45th US president.
Trump’s belligerent ‘America First’ foreign and commercial policy stance, will in all likelihood, force China to curb its manufactured goods exports to the US, with whom it has a whopping and patently unsustainable trade surplus of nearly half a trillion dollars! It is unlikely that even US MNCs, which have huge export bases in China, could prevail upon Trump to not push back imports from China. This should push Chinese exporters to look for alternate markets during the next five to 10 years, during which China completes its planned switch to greater reliance on domestic consumption. India, with its growing and potentially large domestic markets and long track record of trade deficits, would offer a tempting opportunity for Chinese exporters looking to divert their exports and utilising their installed capacities.
#Yearend 2015, #News in Brief
Leading Indian automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has agreed to buy out Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina.
#Yearend 2015, #News in Brief
Apollo Tyres Ltd has agreed to acquire Germany-based tyre distributor Reifencom GmbH for $49 million, according to a stock market disclosure.
#Putting it in Context, #September 2015
Innovation is imperative if India wants to continue to grow it’s GDP by 9-10 per cent each annum and improve the quality of life for its citizens.
#Uncategorized, #September 2015, #News in Brief
US chipmaker Intel is keen to back the Digital India campaign with a set of initiatives to help fund start-ups and small companies.
#Guest Column, #September 2015
I recently spent three weeks in India as a part of the State Department’s US Speaker Program. My topics were foreign direct investment and strategic aspects of US-India economic engagement.
#September 2015, #Sector Focus
Bangalore-headquartered mid-sized software services and outsourcing firm Mindtree took a major global leap with the acquisition of two IT companies.