Inside India Podcast: Episode 7

09 August, 2023

India’s rising relevance through the lens of a journalist with Benjamin Parkin, South Asia Correspondent at Financial Times


India’s economic liberalization began in the early 1990s and included industrial deregulation, reduced control on foreign trade and investment and privatization of state owned enterprises. Moreover, India is known to have a diversified financial sector undergoing rapid expansion with strong growth of existing financial services firms as well as new entries entering the market with the introduction of new policies and reforms. The Government of India has introduced several reforms to liberalise, regulate and enhance this sector. With a combined push by the Government and the private sector, India is undoubtedly one of the world’s most vibrant capital markets scenes.

In today’s episode of Inside India, Ben Hayward is joined by Benjamin Parkin, South Asia Correspondent of The Financial Times. Benjamin talks to us about how he ended up in India and he gives us his unique perspectives from his front row seat to all of the actions there in New Delhi. Join us as we touch on how India dealt with COVID, India’s tech startup scene and Ben’s views on the Modi administration including GST and demonetization.


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