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Editor's note: We regret to inform you that owing to a technical problem the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast

Speaker(s): Shri Suresh Prabhu, Y K Sinha
Chair: Professor Lord Stern

Recorded on 12 January 2018 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India will in this lecture discuss the importance of trade and investment in driving sustainable growth and inclusion. He will also reflect on the future of India-UK collaborations in a changing world.

Prior to his current role Dr Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) was Minister for Railways during November 2014 – September 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; has a Law degree; and is pursuing two PhD programs in climate change and economics, in Germany and in Mumbai.

Minister Prabhu is visiting London for a meeting of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee. He has been strategically leading the agenda for the future of multilateral trade at the recent WTO talks in Buenos Aires and beyond.

Y K Sinha is the High Commissioner of India to the UK.

Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Director of LSE India Observatory.

The India Observatory (@LSE_IO), set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. It is involved in public policy engagement in, and with, India and also works in collaboration with international partners for the generation and exchange of knowledge on India and its position in the world.

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