The UK has been among the top 5 sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) for India in the last 18 years. Britain’s ambitions after Brexit and the Indian government’s recent economic initiatives such as the Goods and Services Tax, demonetisation and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code are opening up new avenues to enrich this already strong relationship.
New opportunities will be accompanied with new challenges. British investors will be looking for further progress to secure investor protection under the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) model, greater momentum in reducing corporate tax rates and continuing improvements in the ease of doing business.
The third edition of Sterling Assets: Britain Meets India explores the impact of UK FDI in India between April 2000 and June 2018.