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  1. April 2, 2014

    India opens up banking competition with two new licences

    India’s central bank has granted two new private sector banking licences, marking the first such issuance in a decade and...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    The elections shouldn’t put India’s new banking licences on hold, the Election Commission has said, just hours after...

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  1. India and Globalisation 2012

    Growth has slowed at home but cash-rich, family-owned groups are still in the mood to ...
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  1. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    India keeps interest rates steady but tone is hawkish

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), held the repo lending rate steady at 8 per cent on Tuesday as...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Soothing words are heard from finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on Monday around the strength of the Indian economy...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    Second-guessing Rajan - and India's election

    It is ironic that Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, will announce India’s latest monetary policy...

  4. March 27, 2014

    India seeks to shed ‘fragile five’ tag as economy improves

    By some measures India’s supposedly fragile economy has rarely looked in better shape, as the politicians prepare for next...

  5. February 28, 2014

    Indian tycoon Subrata Roy arrested for contempt of court

    Subrata Roy, the enigmatic Indian tycoon, was arrested on Friday morning in the city of Lucknow after he failed to appear...

  6. February 25, 2014

    Expletive deleted power market blows Barclays’ fuse

    Barclays blames falling profitability for its decision to pull out of power trading. So the reputed sweariness of power...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 7, 2014

    Rajan and the price-conscious Indian shopper: in sync

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, may be right when he dismisses the link between inflation and growth...

  8. February 5, 2014

    In Rajan, India may have found its inflation-slayer

    In an era when much of the world is worried about the possibility of drifting into Japanese-style deflation, one country has...

  9. January 30, 2014

    India’s Raghuram Rajan hits out at unco-ordinated global policy

    India‘s central bank governor has hit out at the US and other industrialised countries for running selfish economic policies...

  10. January 29, 2014

    Tropical winds on emerging markets

    It was good while it lasted. After a short spell of tranquillity, the consequences of the US Federal Reserve’s great...

  11. January 28, 2014

    India raises interest rates to combat inflation

    If there was any doubt left that Raghuram Rajan, the Reserve Bank of India’s governor, was serious about battling the...

  12. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    RBI raises rates: rules are rules

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (pictured), rarely fails to surprise. He wished everyone “happy new...

  13. January 26, 2014

    India’s battle against inflation

    Six months after his appointment as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan has already left his mark. The...

  14. January 26, 2014

    RBI reform of monetary policy a hard sell to India’s politicians

    Soon after taking the helm of India’s central bank in September, Raghuram Rajan made clear that controlling India’s...

  15. January 26, 2014

    Foreign banks set for India farm loans reprieve

    Foreign banks in India including Standard Chartered, Citi and HSBC are set to earn a reprieve from onerous regulations...

  16. January 22, 2014

    India central bank considers inflation targeting

    An Indian central bank committee established by Raghuram Rajan, the bank governor, has recommended a sweeping overhaul of...

  17. January 16, 2014

    Reserve Bank of India moves to enhance mobile payments market

    Indian telecom groups such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone are set to be given greater freedom to take on the country’s banks...

  18. beyondbrics

    January 14, 2014

    India inflation: vegetables off the boil

    India rejoice! Vegetable prices are easing up. That’s helping bring inflation down to single digits. It’s good news for the...

  19. January 14, 2014

    A great Indian deleveraging is needed to put things right

    Mumbai’s spiffy new international terminal boasts soaring interiors, modern facilities and even a 3km “art wall” – made...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    India trade deficit narrows, but watch the gold

    India’s trade data for the month of December was published on Friday, showing the trade deficit narrowed to $10bn from $18bn...

  21. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    RBI: let 3 million basic bank branches bloom

    Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India’s central bank, is keen on financial inclusion, an area where the country fares...

  22. beyondbrics

    January 7, 2014

    India's central bank gets to grips with Bitcoin

    Over Christmas, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) finally published a comment warning the public about the dangers of dabbling...

  23. December 19, 2013

    Bad bank loans behind much of India’s corporate woes

    In recent months, indebted Indian conglomerate Jaiprakash Associates sold a cement plant in Gujarat to the UltraTech...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 18, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Sterling to Carney: Paul notes that sterling is now appreciating too much and that any...

  25. December 18, 2013

    Shares jump as India maintains rates

    India’s central bank took markets by surprise on Wednesday when it left key interest rates unchanged in spite of sharply...

  26. FT Alphaville

    December 18, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Equity markets in Asia were trading as if the chances of the Federal Reserve pulling back on its bond-buying...

  27. December 17, 2013

    India central bank invites buyout groups to clean up bad debts

    Raghuram Rajan, India’s central bank governor, has fired the opening salvo in a battle against the country’s heavily...

  28. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    India WPI: rate hike a-coming

    Counting them India’s November inflation – the Wholesale Price Index version – is out and, once again, the news is worse...

  29. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Stanley Fisher’s views on monetary policy: Stanley Fischer is reportedly slated to be...

  30. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2013

    Your RBI regime change

    And on silent feet they… moved towards price stability with CPI inflation as the new nominal anchor. The RBI’s report on how...

  31. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    India inflation and IP: bin the optimism

    Just when investors were becoming optimistic about the Indian economy – and its markets – it looks like inflation is ticking...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 11, 2013

    Foreign banks in India: losing sleep over regulation

    What keeps foreign banks in India up at night? Regulatory nightmares, at least according to a new survey out on Wednesday...

  33. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2013

    India's current account deficit: smoke and golden mirrors?

    When the Reserve Bank of India put out its latest statement on the nation’s current account deficit on Monday it looked like...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 2, 2013

    India's swap window: much bigger than expected

    At the beginning of September, the Indian rupee hit a series of record lows. Having appeared to be immune to global economic...

  35. November 19, 2013

    Rajan’s revolution

    When Raghuram Rajan was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank of India in August, the economy was experiencing one of its...

  36. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    RBI's liquidity feed to India's small businesses: will it work?

    The Reserve Bank of India is providing Rs50bn ($800m) to small enterprises for refinancing, a boost to businesses that are...

  37. November 18, 2013

    Rajan offers radical vision of India’s future

    Raghuram Rajan looks relaxed as he strides into a conference room on the 18th floor of the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai,...

  38. November 18, 2013

    Raghuram Rajan plans ‘dramatic remaking’ of India’s banks

    India’s central bank governor, Raghuram Rajan, has promised to carry out a “dramatic remaking” of the country’s banking...

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