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German elections mark troubled transition to post-Merkel era

German elections mark troubled transition to post-Merkel era

September 23, 2021

No politician has dominated the political landscape not just in post-war Germany but also across the European Union as has German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has been setting the tone for her country as well as the EU for nearly two decades now. But as Merkel hangs up her gloves...

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Brexit done, time to put UK-India ties on new footing

Brexit done, time to put UK-India ties on new footing

January 11, 2021

At the stroke of the midnight on December 31, 2020, the United Kingdom left the EU single market and the Customs Union after 47 years of membership of the European Union. While this was a cause of celebration for some, it was a sombre moment for many others not only in the UK but...

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Google & Facebook face anti-trust heat across globe

Google & Facebook face anti-trust heat across globe

December 17, 2020

Few had imagined the scenario even five years ago, but the seemingly invincible Big Tech firms Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are all facing the heat of competition authorities across the globe as government regulators finally wake up to the threats to a fair and free market ...

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Britain, EU struggle to reach agreement on post-Brexit

Britain, EU struggle to reach agreement on post-Brexit

November 16, 2020

It is barely six weeks to go before Britain exits the European Union, with or without an agreement on the post-Brexit arrangement with the EU. Britain is unlikely to have any of the gains promised by the Leavers during the controversial campaign that had more fake news than real....

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There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

September 27, 2020

As we are celebrating world tourism day, how seriously is the tourism industry in India threatened by the pandemic and do you see a meaningful revival in foreseeable future? On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2020, the travel and tourism industry knows that there is nothing to ...

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Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

September 15, 2020

Last week the UK and Japan announced that they had reached a bilateral free trade agreement that would govern their trade ties from the year 2020 when the UK completed its exit from the European Union and hence also exited the ambit of the EU-Japan trade pact. Both the countries ...

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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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EU migrant crisis

EU migrant crisis

August 19, 2019

Italy’s nationalist leader faces sharp criticism from EU partners over blockade of migrant boats off Italy.

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Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu

May 31, 2018

From integrating India with the global economy, to developing trade relationships with countries, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is making sure that every aspect of the sector is managed to its full capacity. Suresh Prabhu talks to Biz@India about the Indian economy, bil...

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Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez

May 31, 2018

With over 5,300 screens across 14 countries, the Mexican chain of movie theatres, Cinépolis, is focussed on strengthening business and entering new markets. Alejandro Ramirez, CEO, Cinépolis, talks to Biz@India about expansion plans, the digital disruption, and more. How does t...

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India – Europe business outlook

India – Europe business outlook

October 5, 2017

While mixed expression of India's positive economic growth against the momentary holdup post demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) attract global eyeballs, the trade figures with Europe, one of the most organised markets in the world depicts growth despite challenges. W...

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Right to privacy in a modern democracy

Right to privacy in a modern democracy

August 25, 2017

The Supreme Court ruling on privacy settles the debate in India on this crucial issue, at least for now. But how does India compare to other democracies in protecting the privacy of its citizens?

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