Hammond's Budget fails to thrill

Chancellor Phillip Hammond's unsavoury Spring Budget promises to hit the middle class below the belt, also spelling utter misery for all those who have put their money on stock market, property and other assets.

Arun Jaitley concludes successful visit to the UK

Arun Jaitley visited the UK from Friday 24th till Tuesday 28th, to represent the Indian government and PM Narendra Modi for the launch of UK-India Year of Culture at the Buckingham Palace. Besides attending the reception hosted by Her Majesty...

China over Modi's Make in India, for Indian startups

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a digital India seems to not have as much impact as desired, as survey shows China, Vietnam, and South Korea as preferred business hubs for Indian entrepreneurs.

Arun Jaitley concludes successful visit to the UK

Arun Jaitley visited the UK from Friday 24th till Tuesday 28th, to represent the Indian government and PM Narendra Modi for the launch of UK-India Year of Culture at the Buckingham Palace. Besides attending the reception hosted by Her Majesty...

New generation Gujarati entrepreneurs in US moving beyond motels

Gujaratis not only play an important role in the US Lobby, they also savour a major place in the motel industry, with 40% of the motels in the United States owned by them.

2 Indian-origin among richest self-made US women

Two Indian origin women have made it to the Forbes' inaugural list of America's 50 richest self-made women

US asks public schools to let transgender access to bathrooms

The US administration has issued guidance directing public schools to let transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

Will ‘Teflon’ President Zuma survive the latest scandal?

Former US President Ronald Reagan was called by his detractors “the Teflon president”. The nickname was coined by Patricia Schroeder, a Congresswoman, and reflected on how a plethora of scandals surrounding his presidency seemed to have no effect...

Diego Garcia & UK’s Ability to Project Global Power

I write to you from the Equator, on an Atoll in the centre of the Indian Ocean, which is a couple of hundred miles from the British Military base, Diego Garcia. From here I have a good calm place to contemplate the arguments about Britain being...

A Royal Visit for Closer UK India Relations

As Senior Dealmaker for the British Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme I am responsible for India and China and I was about to have the best day of my 10 years in the role.

Pound rebound since Brexit vote

Early on this month the number of jobs added to US non-farm payrolls in January soared to 227,000, Economists had expected a rise of 175,000 jobs during the last month, but the measure instead jumped to its highest point since July. However disappointing wage growth reduced expectations of another interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve, with a March move at this stage was given just a 9 percent chance from about 18 percent Thursday and as a result the USD was sold off. The tone continued with...

IMF raises forecast of UK's economic growth

Manufacturing in the Eurozone started 2017 with a bang yesterday after figures showed the biggest ramp-up in production across the bloc for five years.The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data for Eurozone factories reached 54.9, comfortably above the 50 mark that separates growth from contraction.

Incorporate or pay the new rate, is there any other way?

Currently there is an environment where some people are pleading plain ignorance, some are putting their heads in the sand, and then there are those who know and are reacting positively to the coming changes in the BTL tax regime.

Out with the old, in with the new!

With the end of 2016 approaching, it’s time to take a recap of the year and try to peek into the next.


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