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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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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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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On the 28 of July, Palmex, eco-friendly thatch roof solutions headquartered in Canada, completed its first corporate project in India. The client was the Greenberg Resorts located in the picturesque and pristine hills of the Western Ghats in Idukki, Kerala. A place far from the maddening crowd, lush with tea plantations, meadows, and trees, dotted with waterbodies. Its serenity ...

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Canada will be one of the partner countries in the next Vibrant Gujarat Summit and has committed to showing up with the largest number of Canadian Delegates so far to India. Canada's High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel announced his pleasure to be part of the biennial event that is to be held in January 2017. Patel made the announcement after a meeting with the chief Minist ...

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India’s textile minister, Smriti Irani recently took to social media to launch the “IWearHandloom” campaign. This was in a run to India’s second Handloom Day celebrations on August 7. Her efforts to create a buzz around handwoven fabrics of India were met with unprecedented social media support. Celebrities and lay people alike tweeted pictures of themselves wearing handloom cl ...

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Indian online retailers have been wooing customers, for years, with their attractive deep discounts and predatory pricing. On April 1st, however, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in India restricted the freedom of ecommerce companies to offer discounts to buyers. Earlier this year, the government banned etailers from offering any discounts or cash back ...

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In a major step towards unified tax system to stimulate the economic activity in India and contribute to the ease of doing business, Indian Parliament recently cleared a landmark tax reform bill, the Goods and Services Tax Bill or GST Bill that will pave the way for a new national sales tax and the creation of a common market across the country for the first time. Under the pro ...

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