Midlands – a Gateway into Britain

Business leaders must put aside their differences and demonstrate a genuine will towards creating effective partnerships across all professional sectors.

Investors finding the Indian growth story exciting: LSE chief

With Indian energy and infrastructure companies hawking masala bonds worth $6 billion on the London Stock Exchange, and another $1 billion worth of rupee-denominated papers expected to be issued by Indian companies this fiscal, Nikhil Rathi,...

Now, Mumbai world's busiest airport with only one runway

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport has overtaken London's Gatwick to become the world's busiest airport operating with a single runway.

India's growth a challenge: Chinese media

China's state media has published an article saying Beijing can't afford to get too complacent, especially if "India copies China", because the South Asian nation will then "gain the attention of world capital".

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B concerns with US treasury secy

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of tightening of the H1B visa regime with US counterpart treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin during their first meeting, highlighting the contribution of Indian firms and professionals to...

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.

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.

Sterling surges 2% against the Dollar

Sterling surged over 2% percent against the Dollar and hit it’s highest levels since mid-December on 18th April, after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling an early parliamentary election for the 8th June.

Britain's exit could be tough and protracted

Last week British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty with a formal notification of Britain's intent to leave the bloc on this afternoon, kicking off a two-year period of exit talks. Most analysts said the actual triggering of Article 50 will only have symbolic significance for investors, with the real driver for sterling being how negotiations with the EU will play out, and the health of the British economy going forward. Investors' main fear is that a "hard"...

HMO, the way to GO

I have a friend who keeps talking about how he should have bought more property when credit was plentiful i.e. pre 2009. Should Have, Would Have and Could Have, are terms which should not be used when it comes to property. There is no point...

Knowledge Is Power

We are about to finalise the finishing touches on a contract in East London.


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