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View from India: Reflections on the U.S. Presidential Debate

Members of India’s US$146-billion IT services industry might have been relieved to hear no mention of job losses or the H1-B visa issue during the first U.S. presidential debate of the year.
During his campaign, Trump has been vocal on H1-B visas and had proposed to raise the minimum wage for this most-popular visa for Indian IT professionals. R Chandrashekar, President of Nasscom, has said that the competitiveness of U.S. corporations is in part aided by the Indian IT sector.
“An H-1B crackdown under Trump would lower the profitability of Indian IT companies (due to higher wage costs) while potential restrictions on business process outsourcing (BPO) could also hurt revenues,” suggests a report by Japanese financial services group Nomura.

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Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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