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Indian expats who made a fortune in the Gulf

Indian expats who made a fortune in the Gulf

January 3, 2021

Apart from the Philippines, India sends the largest number of expatriates to the Gulf Cooperation Countries which significantly contributes to their economies through the billions of dollars remitted back to their homes by the migrants. A report by UNDESA notes how Indian workers...

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Viral Xenophobia

Viral Xenophobia

March 12, 2020

As the world grapples with the new virus, there’s a less talked about the side effect of coronavirus which is xenophobia The coronavirus has been dominating global headlines for the past few months, causing worldwide panic and mass hysteria. Stores around the globe have run out...

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Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

January 15, 2020

I strongly feel that United Nations owes him more than just a half-mast. My experience with Oman and visits during my UN days revealed Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s new world of quiet diplomacy, a monarchy committed to the people and that skilfully engages in preventing conflicts ev...

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India diaspora largest in the world at 17.5 million, says UN

India diaspora largest in the world at 17.5 million, says UN

September 28, 2019

Indian diaspora comprises 6.4 pc of the total global migrant population with United Arab Emirates (UAE) being the top destination of Indian migrants followed by the US, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Oman.

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The story of smart Indian travellers

The story of smart Indian travellers

April 24, 2019

With the steady economic development, women’s financial empowerment, young couples with disposable income and smart technologies, the new age Indian travellers are setting global trends in record numbers. It is not shopping, but relaxation that now tops the agenda when they pla...

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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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Paul Sheard

Paul Sheard

June 1, 2017

Brexit and Trump are the two main disruptions for 2017, and the world will have to keep an eye out to see how exactly they will react and affect the economy, says Sheard. Paul Sheard, the executive vice president and chief economist at S&P Global, goes deep to find the root c...

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Tourism’s Davos, ‘World Tourism Forum’ to be held in Istanbul

Tourism’s Davos, ‘World Tourism Forum’ to be held in Istanbul

February 1, 2017

The leaders shaping world tourism’s future come together within the scope of the World Tourism Forum Global Meeting in Istanbul on February 16-18. Nearly 150 international speakers from 20 countries are expected to participate at the giant summit, to be organised on a global sc...

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Revisions in Montreal Protocol to reduce HFCs

Revisions in Montreal Protocol to reduce HFCs

October 17, 2016

Days after many countries joined hands to mitigate the increase in global climate issues, new revisions in the Montreal Protocol are now focusing towards reducing the use of Hydro Fluorocarbons (HFCs) contributing in the increase of global warming.

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Indians in Saudi Arabia fall victims to drop in oil prices

Indians in Saudi Arabia fall victims to drop in oil prices

August 3, 2016

Thousands of jobless Indians are grounded in Saudi Arabia after losing their jobs to the fall in oil prices that hit the Gulf region and its economic activities this year. The Indian government is working to evacuate its people who are being denied both their pays and passports b...

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India proposes to host G20 summit ahead of schedule

India proposes to host G20 summit ahead of schedule

July 18, 2016

India’s turn to host the G20 summit is scheduled for 2019 but the country is now proposing to take up the presidency of the meet in 2018 as it would be having its general election polls in 2019.

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India proposes e-visa facility for another 36 nations

India proposes e-visa facility for another 36 nations

July 13, 2016

After the e-visa facility attracted huge foreign tourist arrivals in India, the country now plans to extend the online visa service for another 36 countries.

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