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  1. March 26, 2014

    India’s Congress party pledges jobs for low-caste workers

    India’s governing Congress party has promised in its election manifesto to move towards affirmative action in private...

  2. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2014

    India v Vodafone: good to talk

    A further twist in the tumultuous case of Vodafone and the Indian tax authority. After deciding to scrap conciliation talks...

  1. June 12, 2013

    Vodafone aims to banish ghosts of acquisitions past

    Never eat more than you can lift. Vodafone would be wise to listen to Miss Piggy’s advice as it tries to swallow Kabel...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2013

    Vodafone India: new tax tussles

    Thought Vodafone India had had its fair share of disputes with Indian telecoms regulators? Well, it’s not done yet. The...

  3. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2013

    Vodafone/India conciliation: legal but unlikely and not imminent

    Just days after taking over at the Law Ministry, Kapil Sibal has said it would be legal for the Rs112bn tax dispute with...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2013

    BMW latest target in India's tax push

    The Indian government has for some time been clamping down on tax evasion by big multinationals, chasing up on everything...

  5. January 29, 2013

    India sees end to Vodafone tax dispute

    India’s finance minister is confident that a $2.6bn tax dispute with Vodafone is close to being settled as the Indian...

  6. January 16, 2013

    Vodafone holds talks on India tax dispute

    Vodafone has held back-to-back meetings with the Indian government this week, raising hopes that a deal can be reached over...

  7. September 13, 2012

    Thai group makes S$8.8bn bid for F&N

    Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has launched an ambitious bid to propel his property and brewing group beyond its...

  8. August 7, 2012

    India struggles to restore its fortunes

    After less than a week in office, Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s new finance minister, is already being hailed by many...

  9. August 6, 2012

    India pledges to boost investment

    India’s new finance minister on Monday pledged to clarify tax laws and remove obstacles to investment in the latest drive by...

  10. May 9, 2012

    Vodafone’s India tax battle to resume

    Earlier this month Vodafone’s Italian chief executive Vittorio Colao journeyed to New Delhi in a last-ditch attempt to win a...

  11. beyondbrics

    April 27, 2012

    FIIs pulling out of India, for now

    After robust inflows in the first quarter of 2012, foreign institutional investors have pulled money out of India in April,...

  12. April 20, 2012

    Geithner presses India over tax plans

    Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, raised the stakes over India’s proposed tax laws, telling Pranab Mukherjee, Indian...

  13. April 18, 2012

    Tesco substitutes smiles for capex

    When it comes to changing direction, Tesco is a tanker rather than the taxi that can turn on a sixpence. But, while moves to...

  14. April 18, 2012

    US pressure over India tax law

    US business groups are putting pressure on Tim Geithner, the treasury secretary, to intervene in an effort to stop India...

  15. April 17, 2012

    Vodafone escalates tax dispute with India

    Vodafone has threatened legal proceedings against India’s government under a bilateral investment treaty in a move that...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2012

    FII taxes in India: as clear as mud

    Pranab Mukherjee, Indian finance minister, announced on Friday that foreign institutional investors (FIIs) will be...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 29, 2012

    India: tax headaches for portfolio investors...and for Mukherjee

    Foreign institutional investors in India have been given yet another reason for taking care with their capital – last week’s...

  18. March 20, 2012

    Indian court upholds ruling on Vodafone

    India’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by New Delhi seeking to overturn its final ruling in Vodafone’s $2.9bn tax...

  19. March 16, 2012

    India to change tax law after Vodafone case

    India’s government plans to amend its tax code in a move that could reopen a $2.9bn tax dispute with Vodafone and further...

  20. February 9, 2012

    Europe’s economic woes dent Vodafone

    Europe’s economic woes have dented third-quarter revenues at Vodafone, as the UK mobile group warned it faced a further...

  21. January 20, 2012

    Vodafone wins $2.9bn India tax battle

    India’s supreme court found in favour of Vodafone in a landmark case that had threatened to land the UK-listed telecoms...

  22. December 23, 2011

    Reliance linked to covert investments

    A legal battle in London has revealed that a conglomerate controlled by Anil Ambani, the Indian telecoms tycoon, used a...

  23. December 7, 2011

    Companies await India’s Vodafone tax ruling

    Several big western companies are nervously awaiting a ruling from India’s Supreme Court which could saddle Vodafone with a...

  24. July 10, 2011

    Investors weigh the risks of heading into India

    For much of the corporate world, news of a fresh probe in India represents just the latest example of how multiple...

  25. June 30, 2011

    Vodafone warns India tax bill to hit $5bn

    Vodafone, the UK-listed telecoms company, has warned it faces a doubling of the $2.5bn tax bill it is contesting in the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2011

    Vodafone pays $5bn for Essar stake

    Vodafone is to pay $5bn to buy the Essar conglomerate out of the UK mobile phone group’s Indian business, reports the FT. ...

  27. March 31, 2011

    Vodafone pays $5bn for Essar stake

    Vodafone is to pay $5bn to buy the Essar conglomerate out of the UK mobile phone group’s Indian business. Vodafone said that...

  28. February 9, 2011

    Vodafone hits at spectrum price plan

    Vodafone and India’s Bharti have criticised a proposal by the country’s telecoms regulator to increase the price of mobile...

  29. February 2, 2011

    Essar stake to be valued amid dispute

    Vodafone and Essar Group have independently hired bankers to assess the value of the Indian conglomerate’s 33 per cent stake...

  30. January 18, 2011

    Vodafone and Essar fall out over India plan

    Vodafone has fallen out with its Indian joint venture partner Essar Group over plans to reverse list a stake of Vodafone...

  31. December 19, 2010

    Climate is right for bad dealmaking

    This time it will be different. Those are the words being spouted by rainmakers as they prepare for 2011 and the beginning...

  32. November 25, 2010

    Vodafone tax dispute sours Indian adventure

    Vodafone’s Indian adventure is in serious danger of turning into a nightmare. The UK group’s 2007 deal to secure control of...

  33. November 24, 2010

    Mobile groups pressed over 2G sell-off

    Mobile carriers in India have in the past week come under a lot of pressure, after a report by India’s national auditor...

  34. November 16, 2010

    Tax dispute is no reason to reconsider India

    A court battle over capital gains tax between the Indian tax authorities and Vodafone has prompted predictions of a fall in...

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2010

    Vodafone pressed by Indian court for $500m

    Vodafone has been ordered to pay Rs25bn ($553m) to India’s top court while the mobile phone operator challenges a...

  36. November 15, 2010

    Vodafone pressed by Indian court for $500m

    Vodafone has been ordered to pay Rs25bn ($553m) to India’s top court while the mobile phone operator challenges a...

  37. September 13, 2010

    India investigates deals after Vodafone case

    Indian authorities are scrutinising the tax aspects of several old cross-border deals after a local court ruled that UK...

  38. September 8, 2010

    Vodafone loses $2bn India tax challenge

    Vodafone has lost a landmark legal battle against the Indian tax authorities in a case that lawyers warn will have...

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