GCC-India synergies going tech

Regional Views
GCC India start up

Modern relations between India and the MENA region are fundamentally tied to energy, trade and a significant Indian diaspora. However, rapidly evolving dynamics have presented a much wider set of opportunities, including fresh prospects for bilateral strategic and foreign direct investments. This week we discuss emerging opportunities within India’s technology start-up environment and the growing interest from GCC investors. We focus on: 

  • Growing interest in Indian technology start-ups from GCC investors, a development which will see increased Indian economic activity in the region.

  • How Dubai Expo 2020 should help further enhance its competitiveness and attract Indian start-ups.

  • GCC sovereign investments in India’s private sector.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Ghalia Bajali, Dana Salman, Analysts

The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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