Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has carefully nursed the country’s economy back to sound health.

He is equally at home rubbing shoulders with the world’s leading industrialists and investors in Davos, London and Singapore and inviting them to invest in India as he is strategising the nitty-gritty of how to win elections in hinterland Indian states. And all this when he isn’t dispensing advice to some of the thorniest legal problems of the land.

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…

Senior columnist Ashok Malik delves into what makes one of India’s most dynamic ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman, ideal for the commerce and industries portfolio.

As India’s commerce and industry minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has two major mandates. The first is to promote Make in India, a programme of enhancing the role of manufacture in India’s economy and integrating India with global supply chains. The second is to give political support to India’s trade negotiators in a time when protectionism and “plurilateralism” are threatening the global trade order. Even Western countries that have long espoused liberal trade regimes are turning their backs on these.