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    1. August 18, 2016

      From optimism to enmity in Modi’s outreach to Pakistan

      Given his strongman reputation, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi confounded compatriots when he invited Nawaz...

    2. August 15, 2016

      India and Pakistan trade barbs over Kashmir

      Narendra Modi lashed out at Pakistan on Monday for “glorifying violence” and expressed support for disgruntled...

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    1. August 4, 2016

      India’s sales tax is a victory for Narendra Modi

      It took several decades but India got there at last. The upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill...

    2. August 3, 2016

      India’s parliament passes landmark tax bill

      India’s parliament has approved a long-awaited overhaul of the country’s fragmented tax system to create a genuine...

    3. August 1, 2016

      Modi’s chosen successor in Gujarat resigns over caste tensions

      Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s handpicked successor in his home state of Gujarat has been forced to resign...

    4. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      India manufacturing activity boosted by strong demand

      Activity in India’s manufacturing sector has hit a four-month high, driven up by strong expansion in new business both...

    5. July 24, 2016

      India reform is unfinished business

      Twenty-five years ago, India introduced an emergency budget that began the process of opening up its long-closed...

    6. July 7, 2016

      India considers moving financial year to spur growth

      The Indian government has set up a committee to assess whether the current April-to-March financial year should be...

    7. July 5, 2016

      Modi expands India’s government with 19 new ministers

      Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, on Tuesday inducted 19 new ministers into his government in an attempt to appeal...

    8. June 24, 2016

      Investment Focus: Credible India

      Emerging market stocks and currencies have been the “big short” for many professional investors for several years now....

    9. June 21, 2016

      Is India really the most open economy for FDI?

      Narendra Modi claims his relaxation on foreign direct investment, announced this week, makes India “the most open...

    10. The World

      June 21, 2016

      Rajan’s departure: any relief is short term

      At a gathering of Indian professionals at the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the weekend, the news that Raghuram Rajan would...

    11. June 20, 2016

      Raghuram Rajan’s exit raises doubts about reforms in India

      Raghuram Rajan has long been regarded as one of the most impressive central bankers on the world stage. So his decision...

    12. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Rajan hits out at critics: 'you can't have it both ways'

      India’s outgoing central bank chief has hit back at critics who have accused him of overly hawkish monetary policy,...

    13. The Exchange

      June 20, 2016

      Nuclear talks complicate shifting South Asia alliances

      The trip to Washington by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his well-received address to Congress may have cemented the...

    14. June 17, 2016

      Modi calls on Indian tax collectors to widen net

      India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on the country’s tax collectors to double the number of people who pay...

    15. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Indian industrial production falls unexpectedly

      Industrial production in India fell unexpectedly in April, year-on-year, as nine out of the country’s 22 industrial...

    16. June 9, 2016

      Bollywood up in arms over censors’ attack on Punjab film

      Bollywood is accusing India’s film censor board of stifling free speech after it demanded blanket removal of all...

    17. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Toshiba shares rise on India nuclear deal

      Shares in Toshiba rose to six-month highs after its US unit Westinghouse clinched a nuclear deal in India — a rare...

    18. June 8, 2016

      US and India vow to push to ratify Paris climate deal

      The US and India pledged on Tuesday to try to ratify the Paris climate change agreement this year, an important step...

    19. June 5, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Democratic nomination D-day

      There is a distinct possibility that Hillary Clinton will have won enough delegates to secure the nomination by 8pm EST...

    20. June 5, 2016

      Modi looks to Obama as India seeks membership of nuclear club

      Of all Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s relationships with international leaders since taking power two years ago,...

    21. June 2, 2016

      Hindus convicted over 2002 Muslim massacre

      An Indian court has convicted 24 men over a massacre of Muslims in Gujarat, one of a series of communal killings by...

    22. June 1, 2016

      India’s population shift sparks a rethink of rural strategy

      India’s revered independence leader Mahatma Gandhi was of the view that “authentic” India lived in her villages while...

    23. May 31, 2016

      Faster growing India confirmed as most dynamic emerging market

      India’s economic growth accelerated to 7.9 per cent in the first quarter, widening its lead over China and confirming...

    24. Tech blog

      May 31, 2016

      #techFT - An Indian summer for old iPhones

      Tim Cook has been unsuccessful so far as a used iPhone salesman in India, the EU and web giants agree to halt the...

    25. May 29, 2016

      India business: Defensive mode

      Just over a year ago, Indian entrepreneur Nikhil Gandhi was forced to sell a controlling stake in his heavily indebted...

    26. May 19, 2016

      Modi’s BJP on course to beat Congress in Assam state election

      India’s Narendra Modi and his nationalist Bharatiya Janata party are set to win control of the north-eastern state of...

    27. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Regional leaders triumph in Indian state elections

      Populist regional leaders in the big Indian states of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have triumphed in state elections,...

    28. May 17, 2016

      Apple chief Tim Cook to visit India in search for new growth

      Apple chief executive Tim Cook is due to visit India this week, as the US group trains its sights on a new source of...

    29. May 17, 2016

      ‘Truthiness’ takes hold of South Asian history

      An outbreak of the affliction Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness” has hit India and its neighbours. The US political...

    30. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    31. May 15, 2016

      Fragile recovery in emerging markets

      An air of slightly uneasy calm hangs over the economies of emerging markets. EM asset prices — and currencies for the...

    32. May 15, 2016

      Two years on, Modi struggles to realise India’s dreams

      Narendra Modi’s sweeping victory in the May 2014 Indian general election prompted jubilation among his Hindu supporters...

    33. May 6, 2016

      Threat of seven years’ jail and $15m fine for ‘wrong’ India maps

      India is proposing a draconian new security law that could lead to seven years in jail and a $15m fine for anyone who...

    34. MBA blog

      May 6, 2016

      Foreign businesses must navigate obstacles of India's market

      When inspecting the current macro- and microeconomic contexts of India, one will find that the nation is not only...

    35. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      India's manufacturers growing, just

      India’s manufacturing sector remained just a nudge over the level demarcating growth from contraction last month,...

    36. April 29, 2016

      India’s wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya breaks his silence

      Vijay Mallya, the boisterous Indian beer and spirits tycoon, now cuts a chastened figure. His passport has been...

    37. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      India launches final satellite for rival network to US's GPS

      India has launched the seventh and last satellite for its space-based navigational positioning system, a regional...

    38. April 13, 2016

      India: Water wars

      Beti Khan is a domineering presence in the evening crowd around the old village well in Gusiyari. The 50-year-old...

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