India and the world have watched China’s growing investment in Asia and beyond with a mix of awe and apprehension. The unprecedented scale of these investments, which are concurrent with Beijing becoming more aggressive in pursuing territorial and maritime claims, reflects their significance beyond economics and commerce; they are reshaping political arrangements both within these countries and regionally. read more
The defining transformation of the 21st century will be the shift of global trade from goods to services. For most of the past five decades, trade in goods between countries has been the chassis of globalisation, the benchmark of economic competency where the rules were written by the manufacturing powers of the West, and absorbed by the developing countries. In 2016, total trade in all goods (e.g. machinery, chemicals, electronics, agri-produce, and crude oil) stood at $16 trillion read more
Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry and recently appointed Minister of Aviation for the Government of India recorded a message for The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2018. In his message he spoke about the need for dialogue on important topics such as trade in services. read more
As the G20 leaders gather on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany to take the temperature of the global economy, critics and supporters have amplified their concerns and hopes from the forum. Supporters say the G20 played a critical role in responding to the trans-Atlantic financial crisis that began in 2008. They state that its role as the “world’s economic steering committee” remains vital for leading the world back to economic prosperity. The critics, on the other hand, have been harsh on the unchecked expansion of the forum’s scope. read more
The United States and India must forge an indispensable democratic partnership that can serve as a pillar of peace, prosperity, and democracy around the world.
Over the last two decades, Germany has undergone a remarkable transformation on the global stage. With the weakening of the European Union and a withdrawal from the region from the United States, Germany will be a responsible, restrained, and reflective leader, guided in chief by its European instincts.
An earnestly, but objectively written, biography of the late prime minister gives credit where it has been denied: PVN was the principal architect of the economic reforms that put the country on a destiny-changing path of growth, while being up against a restless party, hostile Parliament, and an apathetic public.