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  1. 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 of a...

  2. 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, maker...

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  1. 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 withdraw...

  2. 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 so-far...

  3. 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 floundering...

  4. 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 company –...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 Tata...

  7. 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 off...

  8. 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 new...

  9. 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 launch...

  10. 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 political...

  11. 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 – houses...

  12. 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 the...

  13. 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. But...

  14. 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 to...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 even...

  17. 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 senior...

  18. May 14, 2013

    Tata steels itself for tough Europe decisions

    Tata Steel’s 2007 purchase of Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus for $13.1bn promised to transform the Indian group into a global...

  19. May 13, 2013

    Tata Steel reveals $1.6bn writedown

    India’s Tata Steel has announced a $1.6bn writedown on its struggling European division, underlining the chronic...

  20. April 24, 2013

    Jet agrees to sell stake to Etihad

    India’s Jet Airways has agreed to sell a 24 per cent stake to Etihad Airways, a deal that will help the Gulf airline feed...

  21. April 23, 2013

    US Senate plans crackdown on visa ‘abusers’

    IT outsourcing companies that rely heavily on foreign workers will face tough new rules under proposed immigration...

  22. April 5, 2013

    India: Corporate kinsmen

    Even in a city known for glamorous gatherings, this was something special. In early January India’s richest man, billionaire...

  23. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    AirAsia in India: all dressed up with no place to fly

    Talk about trying to run before you can walk – or in this case, fly. AirAsia is on the hunt for some tall, outgoing – and in...

  24. April 1, 2013

    India bank licence hopefuls near deadline

    In India, everyone wants to start a bank, with dozens of companies already vying to win one of the first new banking...

  25. March 6, 2013

    The art of creating creativity

    Frank Stephenson, design director at McLaren Automotive, remembers standing in a hotel lobby in the Caribbean and gazing at...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2013

    AirAsia/India: a done deal

    Though AirAsia’s flamboyant chief executive, Tony Fernandes, seemed to have taken it for granted, it’s a groundbreaking...

  27. March 5, 2013

    Jaguar Land Rover to create 700 jobs

    Some 700 additional jobs are to be created in the Midlands through an additional £150m investment in a new engine factory in...

  28. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2013

    India: AirAsia's lukewarm welcome

    When New Delhi decided last September to permit foreign airlines to own up to 49 per cent of domestic Indian carriers, the...

  29. February 22, 2013

    Tata aviation sector deal ‘perplexing’

    In one of the few interviews given before his departure as head of India’s Tata group last year, Ratan Tata played down the...

  30. February 21, 2013

    Foreign airlines see beyond clouds in India

    India’s private airlines were once seen as a bright symbol of their country’s modernisation, as their rapid expansion...

  31. February 20, 2013

    AirAsia and Tata to set up Indian airline

    AirAsia and Tata Group have jointly announced plans to establish a domestic Indian airline to capitalise on the country’s...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2013

    Tata: back in the air

    Source: Tata Sons JRD Tata (pictured) is known as the man who ran India’s largest conglomerate for 53 years. He was also the...

  33. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2013

    Brookings comes to India

    How do you get Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani, Rahul Bajaj of Bajaj Auto (both pictured left) and Infosys’ Kris Gopalakrishnan on...

  34. January 27, 2013

    Strong car exports to slash trade deficit

    By 2015, something unusual will happen at the large car plant in Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool: the factory will begin...

  35. January 17, 2013

    UK car exports drive industry’s revival

    Britain exported more cars last year than ever before, underlining the strides made by the automotive sector after being...

  36. January 14, 2013

    Airport links to regions under fire

    The UK economy is being held back by poor aviation links to regions outside the southeast of England, MPs were told on...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 7, 2013

    Tata: who is Cyrus Mistry?

    Cyrus Mistry is stepping into big shoes – and he’s begun flexing his toes, announcing an ambitious investment plan. The 44...

  38. January 7, 2013

    Car sales hit highest level in four years

    Highly competitive selling conditions as manufacturers scrambled for buyers helped push new car registrations in 2012 to a...

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