The chairman of the US India Business Council and executive chairman of Cisco Systems writes exclusively for ‘India Investment Journal’ on the course India-US ties are likely to take and how the IT major is playing its part in this bilateral partnership.

Around the world, anti-trade sentiment is on the rise. It has taken center-stage in the US presidential election, and helped drive the UK’s recent “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union (EU). Meanwhile, the global economy entered into its fifth consecutive year of subpar growth in international trade this year, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Despite this trend, trade between the US and India remains…

The last few weeks have been marked by major tectonic shifts in the political landscape of the world; from the US presidential race to India’s very own big bang announcement of the demonetisation of its Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

While the dust around all these storms is nowhere near settling down, there has been an equal hive of activity around India’s inbound investment scenario. This edition of ‘India Investment Journal’ brings with it the usual mix of news, views, analysis, interviews and reviews to track the economic trajectory of the world’s fastest growing large economy.

One of the policy chiefs at the US India Business Council (USIBC) presents a kind of first-hand account of India’s journey towards easing up its business environment.

In 2016, India moved up several places in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ Rankings. Why the quick leap? In part, because of the government of India’s singular, constant, and relentless focus on making India a welcome destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and for business.

Prime Minister Modi started, early in his administration…