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British companies should have access to India's booming markets, Boris Johnson said today as he appealed to the country's government to relax strict laws designed to protect small businesses.
The London Mayor said British retailers, keen to sell to India's burgeoning middle-class, could actually help alleviate poverty by providing cheaper goods.
At the moment the likes of John Lewis, Sainsbury's, and Tesco are unable to access the Indian market because of strict laws preventing retailers from selling more than one branded product.
The law means high-end fashion labels such as Gucci or Prada can open boutiques in India because they only sell their own label.
The Mayor of London may be in India to bring trade to London, but he's exploring the idea of exporting the capital's own transport expertise.
Boris Johnson has suggested that TFL specialists could share the lessons that London learned during the Olympics with India.
Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
Mayor Boris Johnson is on day three of a six day tour of India to promote business ties.
He will give a keynote address for a senior Indian business audience in Delhi before departing for Hyderabad.
The Home Office has responded to Boris Johnson's calls for a change to visa rules, to allow Indian students to work after their UK study is over.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed plans to create an "Aerotropolis" in the Thames estuary if his controversial new airport is built.
Boris Johnson waded in to the row between steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and the French government today.