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    1. April 12, 2016

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    1. April 7, 2016

      Tata patriarch paints bleak picture of UK steelworks

      Ratan Tata, the Indian industrialist and former chairman of Tata Group, on Thursday defended the decision to sell its...

    2. April 5, 2016

      Potential Port Talbot buyer asks for government help

      The businessman at the centre of efforts to salvage the UK’s biggest steel factory has laid out his demands, calling on...

    3. April 4, 2016

      Moment of reckoning for Tata group chairman

      Tata Steel’s decision last week to put its UK steel plants up for sale was a dark development for the British economy,...

    4. April 2, 2016

      Can the British steel industry be saved?

      The news that Tata is planning to sell off its UK steel plants, which are reportedly losing £1m a day, raises questions...

    5. March 30, 2016

      David Cameron returns from holiday to UK steel crisis

      David Cameron has flown home from his Easter getaway in the Canary Islands into the teeth of an industrial crisis that...

    6. March 30, 2016

      Tata Steel writes down value of UK steel operations to ‘almost zero’

      Tata Steel said the value of its steel operations in the UK, which formed the bulk of a £6.2bn deal in 2007, was now...

    7. March 30, 2016

      Tata puts the future of British steel in doubt

      With Tata’s decision to put its UK operations up for sale, Britain’s long history of steelmaking — and particularly the...

    8. January 17, 2016

      Greybull steels itself to turn round struggling Tata division

      The founders of turnround specialist Greybull Capital are not averse to taking a punt on long odds. Through their...

    9. August 19, 2015

      Tata to invest $100m in Uber

      India’s Tata conglomerate has entered into a “strategic partnership” with Uber, investing close to $100m in the US...

    10. August 3, 2015

      Industrialist walks away from buying Tata’s Scunthorpe steel plant

      An Anglo-American industrialist has walked away from buying a UK steel plant, saying its 6,000 workers were “being led...

    11. April 26, 2015

      India’s Ratan Tata buys in to China smartphone maker Xiaomi

      Ratan Tata, the Indian industrialist, has invested an undisclosed sum in China’s biggest smartphone maker, Xiaomi,...

    12. February 9, 2015

      India’s new airlines seek rule change to fly overseas routes

      Vistara, the Indian airline set up by India’s Tata group and Singapore Airlines, is still in the early stages of...

    13. February 2, 2015

      Indian pioneers combine profitability and probity

      India — with its many dynastic conglomerates bearing the names of their revered founders — can lay claim to more than...

    14. August 11, 2014

      India’s online retailers gear up for turf war

      When two young graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2007 launched Flipkart, an Amazon-inspired...

    15. August 1, 2014

      A down-to-earth industrialist takes on the Tata inheritance

      As he stood up to address nearly 1,000 Tata executives at a private gathering on Tuesday afternoon, Cyrus Mistry had...

    16. July 30, 2014

      Tata Group: iron and gold

      The nation that controls iron will soon control gold, the eminent Victorian Thomas Carlyle told his audience in a...

    17. July 30, 2014

      India’s Tata group earmarks $35bn for global expansion plan

      India’s Tata group, the country’s largest conglomerate by revenue, has outlined plans to invest $35bn over the next...

    18. June 26, 2014

      Rakuten and AirAsia plan low-cost carrier

      Shares in AirAsia, the region’s largest no-frills carrier, and Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, rose on...

    19. April 23, 2014

      India’s Viom Networks eyes offshore listing

      Viom Networks, the Indian telecom infrastructure company majority owned by Tata group, is preparing for an initial...

    20. February 18, 2014

      Bharti Airtel sparks India mobile consolidation with Loop takeover

      Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, is poised to buy telecoms group Loop for about $110m in the first deal...

    21. February 12, 2014

      World Bank to investigate its investment in tea group

      The World Bank is launching a formal investigation of its investment into a company set up by Tata Global Beverages,...

    22. February 10, 2014

      Tata urged to give tea plantation workers way out of share scheme

      Tata Global Beverages, maker of the Tetley tea brand, has been urged to allow impoverished plantation workers to...

    23. February 6, 2014

      Mistry takes charge of Tata Motors

      Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry will take direct charge of struggling flagship company Tata Motors, thrusting the...

    24. January 9, 2014

      Deal with Vodafone to add value to Tata

      Tata is in early discussions with Britain’s Vodafone about the sale of a majority stake in the Indian group’s...

    25. January 9, 2014

      Tata group turns circumspect under Cyrus Mistry

      It would once have been a familiar sight: the Tata group limbering up for a landmark deal with a blue-chip western...

    26. January 2, 2014

      New Delhi’s Aam Aadmi government wins crucial confidence vote

      New Delhi’s five-day old government run by the Aam Aadmi party has survived a confidence vote in the state legislative...

    27. December 17, 2013

      Tesco to test India’s retail waters with $110m supermarket venture

      Tesco, the UK supermarket chain, has sought permission to invest $110m in an Indian joint venture with the influential...

    28. September 26, 2013

      AirAsia India gains clearance for future Indian take-off

      AirAsia, the low-cost carrier started by Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur, has moved a step closer to taking...

    29. September 19, 2013

      Tata to set up new Indian carrier with Singapore Airlines

      India’s Tata Group, the tea-to-telecoms conglomerate, and Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday plans to set up a...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2013

      Tata & Singapore Airlines: keen to fly

      What can Tata possibly see in this struggling sector? For the second time this year, Tata Sons has announced plans to...

    31. August 26, 2013

      An appetite for stronger boards

      In the third century BC, Kautilya, a political adviser in the capital of the Mauryan Empire and the pioneer of...

    32. June 30, 2013

      India’s jewellers become frontline in gold battle

      The elegant, marble-floored showroom of Zaveri & Co – an upmarket jewellery shop in the Indian city of Ahmedabad –...

    33. June 24, 2013

      Mahindra Finance backs away from bid for bank licence

      Shares in the financial services arm of the Mahindra Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, fell sharply after...

    34. beyondbrics

      June 20, 2013

      Tata Motors revamp: will it work?

      Tata Motors is trying to stoke demand in the waning passenger vehicle segment by rolling out a slew of revamped models....

    35. June 19, 2013

      Tata Motors attempts to jump start Nano sales with revamp

      Tata Motors rolled out a revamped version of its Nano car on Wednesday, one of eight model upgrades, as the brand looks...

    36. June 16, 2013

      Gautam Adani, founder, Adani Group

      The ascent of Gautam Adani is among the most startling in recent Indian business history. A self-made billionaire in a...

    37. May 31, 2013

      Reality bites for emerging market reliance on Chinese growth

      Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, is known for his ability to put an optimistic spin on any piece of news. But...

    38. May 26, 2013

      Maoist rebels kill 28 in attack on Indian political convoy

      Maoist rebels have staged a daring attack on a convoy in the state of Chhattisgarh, killing 28 people, including two...

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