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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Arun Jaitley is feeling confident – he tells the FT India is on course toovertake...

    2. May 17, 2015

      India confident of overtaking China’s growth rate

      India is on track to overtake China’s growth with annual expansion of more than 8 per cent, says the country’s finance...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      May 14, 2015

      Modi with The Terracotta Warriors

      India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as he visits The Terracota Warriors Museum in Xian. India’s Prime Minister...

    4. May 12, 2015

      After one year Modi’s India has sparks but no boom

      There is lots of sizzle, but where is the steak? Narendra Modi’s first year as prime minister of India has produced lots of...

    5. May 12, 2015

      India’s Modi suffers goods and services tax blow

      Narendra Modi has suffered a political setback after his party failed to push long-pending legislation to overhaul India’s...

    6. May 11, 2015

      Indian politician Jayalalithaa wins corruption conviction appeal

      One of India’s biggest political personality cults received an unexpected boost when Jayalalithaa, the autocratic former...

    7. May 10, 2015

      Modi navigates social media clash ahead of China trip

      Narendra Modi, who has the third-biggest number of Twitter followers among world leaders after President Obama and Pope...

    8. May 10, 2015

      Modi’s growth plans and freak weather squeeze Indian farmers

      For Prem Singh — a small farmer with 2.7 hectares of fertile farmland — and others in Aajnokh village in India’s northern...

    9. May 8, 2015

      India looks to defuse tax row with foreign fund managers

      India will launch a fresh drive to shed its reputation for “tax terrorism” by asking a senior judge to defuse a $6bn row...

    10. May 7, 2015

      India: Learning a hard lesson

      The 10-year-old son of an illiterate metal crockery peddler in rural Rajasthan, Surinder Gavariya dreams of being a police...

    11. May 6, 2015

      US warns India over NGO crackdown

      The US has criticised the Indian government’s crackdown on civil society groups, with Richard Verma, American ambassador to...

    12. May 5, 2015

      Corporate discord brews in India as Narendra Modi’s sheen dulls

      Muttering noises are greeting Narendra Modi as he approaches his first anniversary as India’s leader later this month — and...

    13. beyondbrics

      May 4, 2015

      Reform is the only answer to India’s growth-inflation problem

      By Shumita Sharma Deveshwar, Trusted Sources A stark dichotomy has emerged between Indian economic data and the reality on...

    14. April 26, 2015

      India promises investors a fair deal on tax

      The administration that took office in New Delhi last year pledged to end the previous Indian government’s record of “tax...

    15. April 23, 2015

      India targets Ford Foundation as national security risk

      India has placed the Ford Foundation, the US philanthropy group, on a national security watchlist following complaints about...

    16. April 14, 2015

      Narendra Modi must tame the turbulent tax system in India

      Had Benjamin Franklin lived in modern day India he might have used a different word from “certain” to link death and taxes....

    17. April 14, 2015

      Modi reforms crucial to Siemens’ India plans

      Siemens is preparing to build two new rail infrastructure factories in India but cautioned that further investment increases...

    18. April 14, 2015

      Fighter jets deal signals Indian procurement shift

      New Delhi’s decision to buy 36 “ready-to-fly” Rafale fighter jets from France has in effect ended commercial negotiations on...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2015

      Merkel and Modi at tech fair

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at a UMI robotic arm at the world’s largest...

    20. March 31, 2015

      India: At the coalface

      A large, colourfully painted sign hangs above the entrance to the depths of Jhanjra, the largest underground mine in West...

    21. March 29, 2015

      Reformist Modi tries to shake off ‘anti-poor’ label

      Ten months into the administration of Narendra Modi, even some of the Indian prime minister’s ardent supporters have been...

    22. March 24, 2015

      Coal India digs deep in pursuit of tough goals

      Mining group Coal India is seeking a spate of deals with “the world’s best” resources companies, as it hunts for...

    23. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    24. March 17, 2015

      Nun’s rape stokes Indian Christian fears

      At a recent ceremony honouring the Catholic Church’s canonisation of two Indian saints, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed...

    25. March 12, 2015

      India raises foreign insurance stake limit to 49%

      India’s parliament on Thursday passed a long-delayed bill allowing foreign investors to increase stakes in local insurers...

    26. March 11, 2015

      Cairn’s troubles reveal risk of tackling India’s tax authorities

      The risks of grappling with India’s revenue authorities were made abundantly clear on Wednesday, as Cairn Energy’s shares...

    27. March 11, 2015

      Chindia Inc: trading places

      Countries are not companies (unless they are Apple, considerably bigger on some measures than many sovereign states). But...

    28. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as part...

    29. March 2, 2015

      A budget that bodes well for future Indian growth

      There have been great expectations regarding India’s first full budget since Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party stormed...

    30. March 2, 2015

      India budget brings little joy for shares

      After months of feverish speculation about imminent “big bang” economic reforms, investors welcomed India’s annual budget...

    31. February 28, 2015

      Jaitley’s India budget prioritises infrastructure

      Arun Jaitley, Indian finance minister, announced a panoply of economic and tax reforms and promised billions of dollars of...

    32. February 27, 2015

      India flirts with double-digit growth

      The Indian economy could grow more than 8 per cent this year — surpassing China’s likely expansion rate — and has a historic...

    33. February 26, 2015

      India plans $137bn rail investment

      The Indian government will modernise and expand the country’s huge but ageing rail network with investments of $137bn over...

    34. February 25, 2015

      Indian corporate scandal will test Modi’s relations with business

      Indian corporate arrests It resembled a low-grade spy caper: a bungled late-night break-in aimed at stealing documents from...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Modi's reforms spell lasting change for the economy of rural India

      Narendra Modi, India’s pro-business prime minister, swept to power last year offering a new efficient form of government and...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Guest post: the need for a business friendly India budget

      By Sanjeev Prasad, Kotak Institutional Equities The Indian government’s annual budget – to be announced on Saturday – will...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Guest post: India tackles archaic labour laws

      By Bibhas Saha, Durham University Business School When Narendra Modi, the India prime minister, assumed office in May 2014...

    38. February 24, 2015

      Clothes make the man, and Indian nation

      Arvind Kejriwal, leader of India’s fledgling Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party and recent victor of New Delhi’s local election,...

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