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The unprecedented 30-place jump made by India in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) rankings, from 130 to 100, is an encouraging step in the right direction for businesses in India. This, combined with Moody’s raising of its global rating for India to Baa2, announced only days later, is compelling evidence of positive changes taking place within […]

This report on ‘Maternity Benefits and Facilitating Return to Work: The IT – BPM Industry’s Experience’ is the result of the collaboration between NASSCOM and Trilegal, and it showcases some of the best practices in maternity policies adopted by the IT-BPM Industry. It is the latest among the various reports that NASSCOM has published around […]

In partnership with PwC and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the CBI is delighted to introduce the second edition of ‘Sterling assets India’ – a study on the impact of the UK’s foreign direct investment in India.

In this discussion paper, we celebrate how SBM has galvanised a nation around a single cause like never before – to “Clean India”. The campaign has made significant progress certifying open defecation-free villages, while raising hygiene awareness and standards. SBM has also chipped away at the prejudice against those who work in waste disposal and […]

This submission is the outcome of extensive business consultation conducted by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and Confederation of British Industry (CBI), in advance of the India Budget which is due to be presented on 1st February 2017. The UK is the largest G20 investor and job creator in India. There are some 535 […]

A year on from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to London, and a matter of months since Theresa May chose India as her first non-EU bilateral visit, the country is making notable progress as a business environment. The UK India Business Council believes that UK companies’ perspective on India’s business environment, and the progress […]

Overview The last two years have been eventful for both UK and Indian politics, with both countries’ political, social and economic landscapes changing. May 2016 saw the culmination of two years of Modi Government – a crucial milestone, given the expectations raised and promises made. While in the first year the Indian Administration was brimming with optimism […]

Odisha is situated on the north-eastern part of the Indian peninsula. The state’s economy witnessed high growth rates between 2004-05 and 2014-15, with gross state domestic product (GSDP) expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5%. With Bhubaneswar (Odisha’s capital) being ranked the highest in the 20 smart cities announced in the First […]

The Roundtable was developed to highlight India’s success in the Asian space race and the recent launch of the first of India’s space observation Astrosat satellites. On board was a Soft X-ray camera built by the University of Leicester. The session had two overall themes: India’s advance in space and the recent successful launch of […]

Our Roundtable on UK and India comparisons on elder care was developed after the publication in October of a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which compares the quality and availability of care services for the elderly between 80 countries. With both NHS support, the UK hospice network and established standards in palliative care the UK scored […]

Overview The Doing Business in India Report sets out the views of business people on the progress the Modi Government has made in the last 18 months on delivering his ‘red carpet’ not ‘red tape’ commitment. The research collected opinions from over 100 UK businesses operating in India and finds that a majority believe that India’s ease […]

Member only summary of the UK India Business Council roundtable with Mr R.V Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Tourism. Karnataka is an investor friendly state which has been open for business for a long time.  Key thrust areas of the Karnataka State Government include infrastructure, aviation, defence, manufacturing, IT, financial services, smart […]

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