Modi assures reforms, global CEOs want them quicker
New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his meetings here with top corporate leaders, has pitched for stronger inflows of foreign capital into India while assuring reforms, prompt decisions and transparency. The chief executives were impressed but wanted the pace of reforms to be hastened. Following an interaction with the leaders in the financial sector in the morning, the prime minister held two more such engagements -- an hour-long interface with the top brass of media and entertainment industry and a 90-minute dinner meet with 42 of the world’s top corporate leaders. Indian interlocutors said those at the meetings were eager to support Modi’s initiatives -- like on “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Skill India” and “Startup India” -- and also viewed the South Asian country among their top five markets to do business with.