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Can slowing China escape the middle income trap?

The global sentiment towards China has turned to one of fear of a financial crisis like in the US in 2008. But China’s situation is very different from the US. On the positive side, China still has great potential. Its economy could double or triple with the right policies. On the downside, the required reforms appear to be inconsistent with the existing political system. (more…)

Greatest possibilities in life are its uncertainties: Sadhguru, Isha Foundation

Nothing in the outside world is certain, that’s a fact. It’s uncertain and that’s what makes it challenging. Uncertainty means things are changing; in other words there is no limbo. If you are walking fast, every step is new terrain. This new terrain is what you are calling ‘uncertainty’ right now. For those seeking opportunity, uncertainty is the best time. Those who have a vision will make it a possibility; those who don’t, will look at it as a […]

This is how global business is transforming due to internet effect

Technology innovation in the last decade has predominantly been viewed through a developed economy lens. But, in the past five years, the dynamic nature of emerging markets has turned that theory on its head. Emerging markets have unique challenges that have spurred innovative solutions. Since these new innovations usually address a large number of users in these markets, they have grown increasingly compelling for the world to learn from. (more…)

Dick Cheney to take the dais at GBS 2017

MUMBAI: India Inc’s biggest CEO gathering is just around the corner. After the resounding success of the last two editions, a bigger and bolder version of the Global Business Summit (GBS) will be presented by YES Bank and The Economic Times on March 27 and 28 in New Delhi. (more…)

How businesses can have greater impact on society

India has always been known for bold policies. From funding the Green Revolution, which prevented the starvation of millions, to Narendra Modi’s recent demonetisation programme which focused on tackling corruption – the Indian government is more often than not a policy pioneer. (more…)

Narendra Modi, top ministers to be star attractions at Global Business Summit

NEW DELHI: After a thumping win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his top ministers, will be the star attractions at the Global Business Summit (GBS) presented by YES Bank and The Economic Times on March 27-28. With BJP’s developmental agenda finding purchase with the masses, expect Team Modi to deliver a big, sharp and inspirational message to India Inc too at the event. (more…)

PM Modi to be the star attraction at this year’s ET Global Business Summit

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the star attraction at this year’s Global Business Summit, presented by YES Bank and The Economic Times, on March 27-28 in Delhi. The PM will address the third edition of GBS on the evening of March 27. At the first GBS, in January 2015, the prime minister had dared Indian business leaders to dream of a $20-trillion economy. And, at last year’s edition of the event, he spelt out his elaborate […]

Andhra Pradesh to be state partner for YES Bank & ET Global Business Summit

MUMBAI: Andhra Pradesh (AP) will be the official state partner of the YES Bank and The Economic Times Global Business Summit that will be held on March 27-28, 2017 in New Delhi. Over the two-day conference, a clutch of high-profile global and Indian leaders will examine pressing political and economic issues for the country and explore what they mean for business. (more…)

Interview with Dr. Parakala Prabhakar

We speak with Dr. Parakala Prabhakar, Advisor (Communications), Government of Andhra Pradesh, talks to us about the strategic vision that goes into building brand Andhra Pradesh

Interview with Ajeya Kallam

We speak with Ajeya Kallam, Chief Secretary, Andhra Pradesh, to understand how the State of Andhra Pradesh is pursuing a path of sustainable development.

Logix Group

Logix Group, founded in Noida, India in 1997, has been the pioneer in establishing IT Parks & IT SEZs (Special Economic Zones) for IT/ITES industry in the NCR; Logix Group’s stellar record boasts of more than 25 such facilities established in its relatively short period of existence.
With a long list of reputable national and international clients, Logix has relentlessly pushed each and every boundary of excellence. The Group has delivered more than 4 million sq. ft. of office facilities and infrastructure […]

Andhra Pradesh

The people of Andhra Pradesh envision to transform their state into a happy, inclusive, responsible, globally competitive and innovation-driven society through structural transformation and by sustaining inclusive double-digit economic growth. We aim to become one of the three best states in India by 2022, the best state by 2029, and a leading global investment destination by 2050.
Andhra Pradesh has identified

UAE Exchange Group

UAE Exchange Group has emerged into a strong conglomerate of category leaders in remittance, foreign exchange and payments segments. Global brands like UAE Exchange, Xpress Money and Travelex have been brought under a single umbrella to offer seamless, optimised and world class solutions.
UAE Exchange is a leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand. Its operations are spread across five continents with a strong network of close to 800 direct offices in 31 countries from Americas to Oceania. Apart from […]


The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (EDB) [] was established with a mission to promote sustainable economic growth through investments into Andhra Pradesh, India’s Sunrise State. EDB acts as a single point of contact for investments to Andhra Pradesh, promotes inter-departmental coordination, conducts project facilitation and appraisal, engages with national and international investors, funds and Governments, sets up Special Purpose Vehicles, venture funds and mobilizes funds for major projects for promoting entrepreneurship. EDB also acts as a one-stop interface […]

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

The Ministry is primarily concerned with administration of the Companies Act 2013, the Companies Act 1956, the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 & other allied Acts and rules & regulations framed there-under mainly for regulating the functioning of the corporate sector in accordance with law.
The Ministry is also responsible for administering the Competition Act, 2002 to prevent practices having adverse effect on competition, to promote and sustain competition in markets, to protect the interests of consumers through the commission […]


KNAV is the leading audit, tax, business and risk advisory firm for Indian organizations with business interests in the US and global aspirations. The KNAV Group comprises KNAV International Limited (‘KNAV International’) and its member firms in Canada, France, India, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States.
KNAV International is a not-for-profit, non-practicing, non-trading corporation incorporated in Georgia, USA and essentially a charter umbrella organization, which does not render services to clients. Services are delivered by KNAV International’s […]


Dell EMC brings innovation to people everywhere and organizations of all types and sizes so they can transform and thrive in the digital economy. Becoming a digital business means transforming operating models, people, and process as well as IT. We uniquely power this digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security – from the edge to the core to the cloud. Collectively under the banner of Dell Technologies, Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, SecureWorks, […]


The Elior Group, which was established in the year 1991, is now one of the world’s leading operators in the contracted food and support services industry. It has been ranked No.3 in concession catering worldwide and No.4 in contract culinary services worldwide. The Elior Group now has a worldwide presence with operations in 15 countries in the continents of Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia and has been a member of the UN Global Compact from the year […]


The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. This sub-regional organization came into being on 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration. It constitutes seven Member States: five deriving from South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and two from Southeast Asia, including Myanmar and Thailand. The objective […]

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.

Hyperloop Global

Founded in 2013, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) is a global collaborative corporation creating the next breakthrough in transportation. HTT melds technological innovation, and the power of its community of passionate professionals, bringing disruptive innovation to transportation.
Elon Musk published a white paper describing this futuristic high-speed mode of transport. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies was first to rise to the challenge of pursuing a vision pairing a reduced carbon footprint with an increased sense of connection across the planet. We founded […]


The Indo- Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) is the only organization based in India which is dedicated to promoting Indo-Canadian economic and bilateral relations. ICBC works closely with the High Commission of Canada in India on core issues and initiatives related to bilateral trade in the India- Canada business corridor. Since its inception in 1994, it has contributed immensely to the ongoing increase of bilateral trade, its diversification and establishing fresh targets by exchange of trade and investment delegations, power […]


‘IBEX Group of Companies provides complete Destination Management Services to Indian and Chinese corporate. Having experience of over 15 years of promoting bilateral trade, trade fairs, conferences, Mandarin language training, Students study tours and promoting Indian Tourism. Having its wide network of partners in both countries gives IBEX an upper edge in the DMC market’.

Embassy of Israel in India

The Embassy of Israel in India is dedicated to promoting bilateral relations between the two countries in all areas based on the shared values, interests and challenges. Celebrating 25 years of Growing Partnership in 2017, the Embassy is working with its Indian counterparts to expand and deepen the fields of cooperation between the countries on G2G (government to government), B2B (business to business) and P2P (people to people) levels, and everything in between. From security to food security, development […]

YES Bank

YES BANK, India’s fourth Largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its Top Management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.
YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest […]

Interview with Ajay Jain

We speak with Ajay Jain, Chairman – INCAP Ltd. & Secretary, Energy, Infrastructure & Investments Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, as he outlines the infrastructural developments of the state, including how the state has become a power surplus one.

It’s time for India to go citizen-centric

Reforms of many kinds have been at the top of government agendas worldwide for centuries. Broadly speaking, they aim to enhance citizens’ lives by lowering the cost of services, reducing bureaucracy, and curtailing corruption. Reforms also involve broadening the bouquet of services provided, as well as improving their quality, while keeping the cost to the exchequer at a minimum. (more…)

Here is the all star cast of the ET GBS 2017 – PM Modi to set the agenda on Day 1

NEW DELHI: When India’s political and business elite start heading to Delhi in March, it’s easy to infer that the Global Business Summit is around the corner. This year again, on March 27-28, it’s an unmatched all-star lineup of speakers at what is fast becoming the Davos of India. In the inaugural session of the yearly confab, Narendra Modi will address India’s best and brightest, who will be listening carefully as the PM, fresh from his thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh […]


The Saint-Gobain Group in India
Saint-Gobain entered India in 1996. Over the years, the Group has made significant investments in India and has achieved strong and profitable growth. Today, it is a leader in all its major businesses. In India, Saint-Gobain is a brand that is respected and widely recognized. Currently, Saint-Gobain has a Pan-India presence with 25 manufacturing sites , sales offices in all the cities and major industrial towns and an extensive dealer network.
Two large entities, Grindwell Norton […]