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  1. May 5, 2013

    Julie Mehretu, White Cube, London – review

    Art dealers have always wanted to look edgy and exotic, yet how instantly today their powerful branding assimilates...

  2. September 12, 2012

    The art of misunderstanding

    On the eve of Bharti Kher’s 2008 exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England, the centrepiece...

  1. May 11, 2012

    Bangalore rebooted

    It is 9pm and about 200 people are crowding into Gallery Ske, Bangalore, for the opening of a new show titled Four Projects...

  2. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2012

    Bharti Airtel faces $3.1bn suit

    An update to the dispute between Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecoms group, and Econet Wireless, a rival which operates...

  3. February 2, 2012

    Indian court revokes 122 mobile licences

    India’s congested telecoms market is poised for shake-up after the 122 mobile telephone licences awarded in 2008 by...

  4. January 13, 2012

    The art market: January blues banished

    There was a time, not so long ago, when January was a fallow month for the art market, with hardly a fair or an auction in...

  5. November 20, 2011

    Vodafone and Bharti raided in spectrum probe

    Indian authorities raided the offices of Vodafone and Bharti Airtel, India’s two largest telecoms operators by revenues,...

  6. July 25, 2011

    Bharti Airtel raises its mobile call rates

    Shares of Indian telecom groups rose as much as 16 per cent on Monday, after Bharti Airtel raised a number of call tariffs,...

  7. June 10, 2011

    Reliance buys Bharti’s insurance stake

    Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has unveiled a deal to buy a majority stake in an insurance joint venture with Europe’s...

  8. February 14, 2011

    Net debt rise caps turbulent spell for RCom

    Reliance Communications, India’s second biggest mobile operator by subscribers, reported a jump in net debt and a 57 per...

  9. February 13, 2011

    Ambani heats up India telecoms row

    As India’s multibillion-dollar telecoms scandal probe escalates, Anil Ambani’s embattled group attacked its telecom rivals...

  10. December 3, 2010

    The Art Market: Confidence in Miami

    Nick van Woert’s ‘Untitled’ (2010) resin and plaster work at Yvon Lambert Art Basel Miami Beach got off to a good start in...

  11. September 12, 2010

    Africa

    Since the scramble for Africa in the 1880s, the continent’s rise has always been just around the corner. But now that the...

  12. July 4, 2010

    Bharti upbeat on profiting out of Africa

    Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel For Sunil Bharti Mittal, the $10.7bn acquisition in June of most of the...

  13. May 23, 2010

    Telecoms M&A

    From a distance it looks like a great party. Money is pouring into emerging market telecoms: deals worth $60bn, double the...

  14. May 20, 2010

    Bharti criticises 'inflated prices' in India's 3G sale

    The UK's Vodafone and Indian rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications paid between $1.8bn and $2.6bn each for third...

  15. May 19, 2010

    Bharti criticises ‘inflated’ India 3G prices

    The UK’s Vodafone and Indian rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications paid between $1.8bn and $2.6bn each for third...

  16. April 23, 2010

    Orascom shares suspended as MTN talks expand

    MTN of South Africa is in talks with Orascom Telecom about buying the Cairo-based company’s African mobile phone...

  17. February 19, 2010

    Nitel

    Oh yes you did. Oh no we didn’t! Long-delayed attempts to privatise Nitel, Nigeria’s former state telecoms monopoly,...

  18. February 16, 2010

    Zain to clear $5bn in asset sale

    Zain, the Kuwaiti telecoms company, plans to pocket about half of the proceeds of the proposed $10.7bn sale of its African...

  19. January 23, 2010

    Vodafone ekes gains but Footsie suffers sharp fall

    Vodafone was among a short list of gainers on Friday as the FTSE 100 hit its weakest level in a month. Shares in Vodafone...

  20. January 22, 2010

    Vodafone gains as Footsie suffers sharp fall

    Vodafone was among a short list of gainers on Friday as the FTSE 100 hit its weakest level in a month. Shares in Vodafone...

  21. FT Alphaville

    October 1, 2009

    Bharti Airtel, MTN end merger talks

    Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, revealed on Wednesday that merger talks with MTN, South Africa’s biggest...

  22. October 1, 2009

    Bharti merger talks with MTN fail as S Africa refuses approval

    Merger talks to create an emerging market powerhouse in mobile communications with 200m subscribers across Africa, the...

  23. September 30, 2009

    Bharti shares jump as MTN merger called off

    Bharti Airtel shares jumped as much as 11.6 per cent on Thursday on news that it had called off merger talks with MTN after...

  24. September 28, 2009

    India calls for fair conduct over Bharti-MTN merger

    Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, has urged fair treatment for Bharti Airtel, one of India's biggest mobile...

  25. September 27, 2009

    Indian PM in call on Bharti-MTN talks

    Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, has urged fair treatment for Bharti Airtel, one of India’s biggest mobile...

  26. September 16, 2009

    Bharti merger talks with MTN hit opposition

    A familiar pattern has been unfolding this week in negotiations over a tie-up between Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest mobile...

  27. September 13, 2009

    Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN deal

    A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

  28. August 21, 2009

    Bharti extends MTN talks deadline

    Bharti Airtel yesterday said it had extended the deadline for exclusive talks with South Africa's MTN over a possible...

  29. August 6, 2009

    A complicated journey from farm to table

    At Dharmavir Singh's mango orchard, hired labourers drift around, harvesting the raw, green fruits that hang in abundance...

  30. August 4, 2009

    The mango’s journey

    By Amy Kazmin MangoesIndia At Dharmavir Singh’s mango orchard, hired labourers drift around, harvesting the raw, green...

  31. May 28, 2009

    Bharti Airtel/MTN

    Talk about threading the needle. The structure of the proposed partnership between Bharti Airtel and MTN announced this week...

  32. May 26, 2009

    Indian mobiles leader reopens SA talks

    India's biggest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has revived talks with South African rival MTN for a cross-share holding deal...

  33. February 6, 2009

    Tate Britain’s triennial

    What sort of art needs a new name? Either the brilliantly original – cubism, minimalism – or the utterly worn-out, such as...

  34. September 26, 2008

    Large retailers to triple market share in India by 2015, says report

    India's largely "mom and pop" retail market will be transformed during the next seven years by the creation of an organised...

  35. September 25, 2008

    Large retailers to ‘triple market share in India’ by 2015

    India’s largely “mom and pop” retail market will be transformed during the next seven years by the creation of an organised...

  36. July 24, 2008

    Reliance takes over wooing elusive target MTN

    For India’s Reliance Communications, the breakdown of talks between its arch-rival Bharti Airtel and MTN must be a relief.A...

  37. May 25, 2008

    Reliance woos elusive MTN

    For India’s Reliance Communications, the breakdown of talks between its arch-rival Bharti Airtel and MTN must be a relief. A...

  38. May 24, 2008

    Bharti Airtel walks away from MTN

    Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, has broken off talks with MTN, the South African telecoms group, dashing...

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