India, ASEAN target swift deal on RCEP

With an aim to further trade ties, India and ASEAN reps agreed to target a swift conclusion to the comprehensive and mutually beneficial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in 2018. Both sides also reaffirmed their commitment to enhance physical and digital connectivity in line with the Master Plan on...
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H1B reform Bill to expand annual quota affecting Indian IT firms

A new piece of legislation introduced in the US Senate, backed by technology giants like Microsoft and Facebook, has sought to increase the annual H1B visa quota to encourage the migration of talented engineers to the United States. The Immigration Innovation (I-Squared) Act-2018 introduced by Republican Senators Orrin Hatch...
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WEF 2018: PM Modi pitch India as a global investment destination

The World Economic Forum was perhaps the biggest platform for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pitch the country as a global investment destination and tell the world that India means business. And, he didn’t disappoint. From the Prime Minister’s strong-but-inclusive pitch at the plenary session of the World Economic...
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GST to affect the final budget, indicates Modi

With barely 10 days for the presentation of the fifth and final Budget of the current term of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has indicated it might not be popular. In an interview ahead of the budget presentation the PM said he was open to more changes in...
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Adani to enter agri-logistics and invest more in Bengal

The Adani Group said that it would double its investment in West Bengal, even as the State closed its fourth global business summit by signing MoUs worth Rs. 2.19 lakh crore. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that these were new proposals and 50 % of last summit’s proposals (worth...
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India to develop into USD 5 trillion economy in 8 years

The economic reforms unleashed by the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre will bear fruit eventually, taking the size of the country’s economy to $5 trillion over the next eight to nine years, according to commerce minister Suresh Prabhu. Speaking at India Digital Summit organised by Internet and Mobile...
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Ford to bring out 40 electric vehicles by 2022

Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model line-up, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show. The investment figure is sharply higher than a previously...
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Haier showcases new line-up of smart home products at CES 2018

Leading Chinese home appliance brand Haier was honoured with the Global Top 10 Smart Home Appliance Brands award at the 2017-2018 Global Top Brands Award ceremony held by International Data Group (IDG) during CES 2018 on January 10, 2018, along with a number of well-known international companies, including Samsung,...
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Lamborghini Urus now available in India

The Lamborghini Urus has been launched in India just 38 days after the global premiere which shows the company’s faith in the customers here. The newest Lamborghini is based on the MLB platform that underpins the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7. Lamborghini has launched the Urus...
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