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  1. September 21, 2014

    Modi tackles India’s ‘Licence Raj’ with a thousand cuts

    In 1863, a boiler exploded in Kolkata, killing several people and prompting a new rule for regular inspections of...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Investment focus: India

    Consumers set to be key driver for India Investors in India have enjoyed a heady few months. The election of prime minister...

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  1. India and Globalisation 2012

    Growth has slowed at home but cash-rich, family-owned groups are still in the mood to ...
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  1. September 18, 2014

    China-India border stand-off overshadows Xi Jinping’s deals

    A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas and Tibetan street protests in New Delhi cast a shadow...

  2. September 17, 2014

    China propels diamond sales to record $79bn

    Chinese consumers’ growing appetite for gems propelled diamond jewellery sales to a global record of $79bn last year,...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    India's mixed data suggests economic recovery not yet secure

    Investors have been awaiting an upturn in India’s economy since Narendra Modi, prime minister, took power in May. But a raft...

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    September 12, 2014

    [video] Can India's stock rally be sustained?

    India’s stock markets have been powering ahead after the election win of Narendra Modi. James Crabtree explains to James...

  5. September 12, 2014

    India’s ‘vegetarian’ edict dismays cosmetics industry

    Are your soaps, shampoos, body lotions and cosmetics derived from animal products? India’s recently elected Hindu...

  6. September 12, 2014

    Xi to meet Modi amid shift in Sino-Indian ties

    The common wisdom has been that China and India have nothing in common – except size. But that is changing. The shift is...

  7. September 11, 2014

    India steps up privatisation programme

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is accelerating plans to raise up to $7bn from the sale of stakes in three state-backed...

  8. September 11, 2014

    Suzlon to float subsidiary in London

    Suzlon Energy, India’s largest wind power company by sales, plans to push ahead with a $600m London flotation of its German...

  9. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Consumer optimism powers India car sales

    Since April car sales in India have been improving as consumer sentiment picks up following this year’s general election –...

  10. September 9, 2014

    Concern grows as power crisis looms for India

    On the campaign trail earlier this year, Narendra Modi often promised to bring power to the 400m Indians who lack basic...

  11. September 8, 2014

    India revamps intellectual property policy in face of western anger

    India is hiring 1,000 officials for its patent offices and has vowed to clear the backlog of all pending applications over...

  12. September 8, 2014

    India prepares for shining return of gold demand

    Festival season is kicking off in India – a period in which gold sales traditionally spike in the world’s largest consumer...

  13. September 5, 2014

    Australia’s Abbott strikes uranium export deal with India’s Modi

    Australia’s flagging uranium industry has said that a deal between Canberra and New Delhi approving the export of the...

  14. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Greenpeace India doing fine despite block on funds, which may soon be lifted

    Remember that story back in June, when the Indian government blocked a couple of foreign sources of funding for Greenpeace...

  15. September 3, 2014

    India gold smuggling rises on import curbs

    India is suffering a renewed spate of gold smuggling at the start of the annual festive period, which traditionally prompts...

  16. beyondbrics

    September 2, 2014

    Guest post: UK investors dive into Indian debt

    By Ian Dixon of Investec Following his government’s first budget there has been much debate about the amount of change...

  17. September 2, 2014

    India optimism fuelled by earnings and GDP growth

    After three years of falling growth, equity investors have awaited signs of an Indian rebound. Last Friday, one finally...

  18. September 2, 2014

    India’s Narendra Modi chides China as he embraces Japan

    Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has issued a thinly veiled attack on Chinese “expansionism” during a visit to Tokyo,...

  19. September 1, 2014

    India eyes China as economic confidence returns

    When the talk turns to China, you can tell India is feeling improved. During Delhi’s late 2000s boom, bullish types often...

  20. September 1, 2014

    Indian stocks rally to fresh highs

    India’s stock market rallied to further highs on Monday, after output figures suggested that New Delhi was delivering on its...

  21. August 31, 2014

    India and Japan send signal with bear hug

    It was if they were lovebirds, publicly flaunting plans for a long-anticipated rendezvous. “I am eagerly awaiting your...

  22. August 29, 2014

    India’s economy expands at fastest rate in two years

    During India’s recent election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned on the slogan “Good days are coming”. On Friday, he...

  23. August 28, 2014

    India’s Modi seeks bank accounts for 75m poor households

    Narendra Modi on Thursday kick-started a drive to open bank accounts for 75m poor Indian households, part of a campaign to...

  24. August 25, 2014

    Thames clean-up inspires Modi’s Ganges plans

    Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, could look to the clean-up of the once filthy Thames in London as a model for...

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    August 25, 2014

    India's Iyengar helped make yoga a global business

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away last week. As the tributes poured in, Iyengar was credited with spreading awareness of...

  26. August 25, 2014

    Hindu nationalists flex muscles in Narendra Modi’s India

    Less than three months into Narendra Modi’s new Indian government, worried liberals say their fears of a lurch to the right...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    WPP's Sorrell sees promise in "underbranded" India

    Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, the world’s biggest marketing services company, is bullish about India, suggesting...

  28. August 18, 2014

    Seize the moment for India’s revival

    Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata party leader who swept to power in India’s general election three months ago, has once...

  29. August 18, 2014

    India axes peace talks with Pakistan over ‘interference’

    India on Monday abruptly cancelled peace talks with its neighbour and regional rival Pakistan. The cancellation came under...

  30. August 18, 2014

    Indian stocks reach new high on reform hopes

    Indian stocks closed at new all-time highs on Monday, following better than expected corporate results and renewed optimism...

  31. August 17, 2014

    Canada pension fund sees long-term India opportunity

    The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world’s largest pension groups with assets of $229bn, plans to ramp up...

  32. August 15, 2014

    Modi prioritises factories and toilets in Independence Day speech

    Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, has launched a drive to modernise and clean up the world’s largest democracy with the...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    India's Rajan offers vision on interest rates

    Introducing Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), at an Independence Day lecture on Wednesday...

  34. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Has India's Modi really been such a disappointment?

    Just three months ago, this blog reflected the widespread public interest in Narendra Modi, now India’s prime minister. His...

  35. August 11, 2014

    Food policy moves highlight conflicting pressures on India

    After Indian inflation unexpectedly shot up this summer, driven by a sharp rise in the price of basic foodstuffs, the...

  36. August 11, 2014

    A shock to Delhi’s durbar culture

    India’s capital, New Delhi, has long been known for its “durbar” culture, a word dating back to the Mughal court, and the...

  37. August 10, 2014

    India to start $10bn sell-off with steel group

    The new Indian government will launch its eagerly awaited $10bn divestment plan for state companies with the sale next month...

  38. August 6, 2014

    India’s Narendra Modi confounds devotees and detractors alike

    At first they thought he would do too much. Now they worry he will not do enough. When Narendra Modi was swept to power in...

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