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14 February 2017

Inclusiveness and SMEs: key to improving trade

In Dr. Stormy Mildner's interview she highlights the high levels of benefits accrued to countries due to trade. She mentions methods that can further increase these advantages. Her perception of trade is that it involves not just the mobility of goods but also of services. She describes measures taken by the B20 such as the Business Mobility Card that will facilitate labour mobility. She ends with the founding principles, objectives and goals of the B20 and the legacy the German Presidency would like to leave behind when its term ends, namely, sustainability, inclusiveness and a future oriented approach to growth.

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14 February 2017

Private Sector and Multilateral Institutions: sources of green finance

In Amar Bhattacharya's interview he discusses the desperate need for additional finance to succeed in implementing measures for climate change mitigation. He stresses on the special need for countries like India to access capital, make this transition, and serve as an example for other emerging markets. He highlights the importance of the private sector in entering the green financing sphere as well as the need for the government to establish the blueprint and safety nets necessary to enable these private financiers to invest in green infrastructure.

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14 February 2017

Market based strategies for renewable energy projects

In his interview, Dr. Peter Wolff discusses the pillars and objectives of Germany's Marshall Plan for Africa and the need to integrate it into the global value chain. In the sphere of renewable energy, he argues that the most effective way of establishing a solid renewable sector is through market based strategies rather than government based ones. Although in some industries public private partnerships are the best measure, in others a more corporate lead approach is better.

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14 February 2017

Russia’s financial resiliency and capabilities

In this interview Anastasia Likhacheva discusses the impact and a few of the positive externalities of the oil price drop, sanctions and counter sanctions on the Russian economy. Despite Trump’s obvious warmth towards Russia, she doesn’t foresee any major agreements signed between the two countries due to the roadblocks that can be placed by the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate. She further describes the role she sees Russia undertaking in Asian financial institutions like the NDB and the AIIB in the future.

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14 February 2017

Reversal of brain-drain and the importance of Innovations Clusters

Clas Neumann in his interview envisions the new type of globalisation that the digital economy has created. The increase in distribution of work and revolution of global supply chains. He discusses the winners and losers of the changes in the H1B visa systems, specifically the brain drain reversal, and the alterations the Indian business model needs to make to adjust to these changes. He further emphasises on the idea that for technology companies to foster and develop, their closeness to "innovation clusters" is most important. And describes the role of governments in enabling the cultivating of digital spaces and digital cities.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: What it means for India
3 April 2015

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: What it means for India

The April 2 Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement with the P5+1 countries lays a straight path for the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. India has remained a close partner of Iran and Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, details what India will gain economically and strategically from a re-integrated Iran.

India 2015: USA vs China
5 March 2015

India 2015: USA vs China

Neelam Deo and K. N. Vaidyanahtan discuss India's ambitious growth agenda in 2015 and factors it will be influenced by

Swaraj in China: Three Key Takeaways
6 February 2015

Swaraj in China: Three Key Takeaways

KJM Varma, PTI Corresondent, Beijing, comments on the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, to Beijing. He outlines three key takeways from her meetings with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and President Xi Jinping.

India-U.S. Partnership: Clean Tech
6 February 2015

India-U.S. Partnership: Clean Tech

Nish Acharya, Visiting Fellow, U.S.-India Studies, Gateway House, explains why the U.S. and India are ideal countries to collaborate on manufacturing and innovation in clean technologies and why it will be an important part of bilateral cooperation on combating climate change.

Will Modi and Obama increase pressure on Pakistan
6 February 2015

Will Modi and Obama increase pressure on Pakistan

Professor M.D. Nalapat, Manipal University, comments on whether Prime Minister Modi and President Obama will go beyond tough rhetoric and take some form of action to place pressure on Pakistan to act against the anti-India terrorist outfits in Pakistan.