Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development is currently in Bangalore on a four-day official visit to India. He began his visit on Sunday, with a meeting with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between India and France. They discussed various issues concerning the two countries including defence ...

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In an economic milestone, India, the world’s largest democracy has overtaken Britain to become the world’s sixth largest economy now. The country has achieved this lead over the UK for the first time in 150 years. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is only behind that of the US, China, Japan, Germany and France.A key reason for this development has been the slump in the English e ...

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Earlier this month two of the world’s largest democracies – India and the United States–exchanged strategic ‘handshakes’ even as India was designated as a ‘Major Defence Partner’ of the US. The outgoing US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter was in India where this unique status was bestowed on it strengthening bilateral ties between the countries. The status will mean deeper co ...

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A host of factors including tax competitiveness, lower Canadian dollar, political stability as well as a merger boom makes Canada the right destination to invest in, say Kasi V.P. Rao and Raj S. Sahni, representatives from the Canadian Law firm Bennett Jones. We caught up with the duo on their stopover in Bangalore.The informative roundtable in Bangalore was hosted by Jennifer ...

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The Donald Trump victory has meant some soul searching and introspection for India as it has for rest of the globe. What does this triumph hold for India? Attempting to answer this question scholar Tanvi Madan, in her article in Brookings.com says even what we know about Trump are only the ‘known unknowns’. “With Trump, however, would come a number of known unknowns and unknown ...

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India and Canada have for the most part shared an amicable bilateral relationship which in recent years has seen a resurgence. Trade between the two countries has picked up and there are optimistic attempts to make newer connections.Adding to the recent trend of Canadian interest in India is its first ever Agri-food Trade Mission to India from November 14 to 20. The mission hea ...

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We caught up with the incoming Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Bangalore, Mrs Jennifer Daubeny, to talk about her move to India, Indo-Canadian trade and much more. What brings you here to India? I moved to India on work in Mid-August this year. I am from the West Coast of Canada from British Columbia. I’ve been in the Canadian diplomatic services for more than ...

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Bangalore was host to a special get-together last evening at the Sheraton Hotel as a Canadian Delegation stopped over in the city recognised as a global technology hotspot. The delegation of ten Canadian technology companies was led by the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada, Navdeep Bains who is on an official visit to India.During thi ...

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The quaint and historic Bangalore club, at the heart of the city, was lit up with strings of lights welcoming guests to the Indo Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC)’s first Annual Gala Dinner held in Bangalore on October 13. Guests made their way through one of the colonial Club’s most special places - its meticulously preserved ballroom to another of its charming sections – its o ...

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The Indian market is one replete with idiosyncrasies – on one hand, it offers endless business potential while on the other hand, it demands that its peculiarities be navigated with tact. It was in 1991 that the Indian government initiated economic reforms that set the path for liberalizing the Indian economy – reducing government interference in business and guiding India to a ...

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