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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 15, 2014

    Rows of perfection

    Kham/Reuters Captain Bui Sy Tung inspects the guard of honour before a welcoming ceremony for Pranab Mukherjee, president of...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Modi's challenges: the tech revolution

    Even before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) published its election manifesto and before India’s new prime minister,...

  1. June 10, 2014

    Modi faces dilemma over ending India’s tax fight with Vodafone

    Might the battle that never seems to end finally be about to reach a conclusion? For seven years, Britain’s Vodafone and...

  2. June 9, 2014

    India launches Chinese-style economic revival plan

    Narendra Modi’s new government in India on Monday announced ambitious, Chinese-style plans to revive the struggling economy...

  3. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    India elections: a complex election explained

    Confused by the Indian elections? How many seats and how many votes? So many political figures from so many regions. This...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Indian election: Five who could be Modi's finance minister

    Let us again assume, for the sake of argument, that Narendra Modi will become India’s prime minister shortly after May 16....

  5. February 25, 2013

    Prudence set to win India’s budget battle

    A tussle in India between fiscal orthodoxy and free-spending populism will come to a head on Thursday when Palaniappan...

  6. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2013

    India offers new banking licences in bid to spread financial services

    Photo: Bloomberg Some 40 per cent of India’s 1.2bn people have no access to banking services so you might expect newcomers...

  7. February 9, 2013

    India hangs Kashmiri over terror attack

    Protests erupted after India executed a Kashmiri man convicted of providing logistical support for a 2001 attack on the...

  8. January 28, 2013

    Delhi rape suspect to be tried as juvenile

    NEW DELHI, January 28 – An Indian teenager accused of taking part in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in...

  9. November 21, 2012

    Mumbai attacker executed in India

    Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving Pakistani gunman of the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai in which 166 people died, was...

  10. October 4, 2012

    India to open up to more foreign capital

    India unveiled measures on Thursday to open the economy to outside investors, inviting more foreign capital into the...

  11. August 30, 2012

    Doubts remain over India tax proposals

    When India announced plans at the end of March to introduce new general anti-avoidance rules for its tax code, it sounded...

  12. August 7, 2012

    India struggles to restore its fortunes

    After less than a week in office, Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s new finance minister, is already being hailed by many...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2012

    Further reading: trading places

    Monday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: as Pranab Mukherjee moves up to the presidency and Manmohan Singh takes over the...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2012

    London headlines

    * Mukherjee elected India president after 40-year career * Citic to buy Credit Agricole’s CLSA unit for $1.25 Billion *...

  15. July 22, 2012

    Putting Delhi back on its growth track

    There is a buzz in the air in Mumbai. The news that Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has taken over the finance...

  16. July 19, 2012

    Indian premier faces economic challenge

    After presiding over sharply slowing economic growth and persistent inflation since 2009, Pranab Mukherjee, former finance...

  17. June 22, 2012

    Tata wins West Bengal land grab ruling

    Tata Motors scored a legal victory on Friday, when a Calcutta court overruled a previous order forcing the group to return...

  18. June 18, 2012

    Indian rates held amid pressure to cut

    India’s central bank opted to leave interest rates unchanged on Monday, withstanding pressure from big business and...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 15, 2012

    Mukherjee: master of ceremony

    With Pranab Mukherjee on his way out of the finance ministry to run for president, investors might be forgiven for thinking...

  20. June 15, 2012

    India finance minister to step down

    Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, will step down this month to run for president, the ruling Congress party said...

  21. June 14, 2012

    Indian inflation rises as food prices jump

    India’s inflation accelerated in May on the back of a double digit rise in food and energy prices, making it harder for the...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2012

    India: this ain't 1991

    This is not 1991. That was the message India’s finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee (pictured), wanted to make plain on Monday...

  23. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2012

    India: a primer on "black money"

    Tax all of the illicit money stashed abroad by India’s rich and powerful and the government can wipe out its near-record...

  24. May 9, 2012

    Vodafone’s India tax battle to resume

    Earlier this month Vodafone’s Italian chief executive Vittorio Colao journeyed to New Delhi in a last-ditch attempt to win a...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2012

    Guest post: India's GAAR - generally aggravating and ambiguous rules

    By Bobby Parikh of BMR Advisors The sweeping general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR) have been under discussion India since...

  26. May 7, 2012

    India delays tax avoidance laws

    India will delay the introduction of wide-ranging proposed tax avoidance laws by one year, in a move designed to placate...

  27. May 7, 2012

    Clinton warns India over Iranian oil

    Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, urged India to do more to reduce its oil imports from Iran, as part of Washington’s...

  28. April 20, 2012

    US revises investment treaty approach

    The Obama administration has laid out its criteria for bilateral investment treaties in a move that could catalyse...

  29. beyondbrics

    April 20, 2012

    London headlines

    * Geithner presses India over tax plans * India tests long-range missile * Panetta says China assisting North Korean missile...

  30. April 20, 2012

    Geithner presses India over tax plans

    Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, raised the stakes over India’s proposed tax laws, telling Pranab Mukherjee, Indian...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2012

    India's great gold strike: finally over

    For the past three weeks, the steel rolldown gate at Motaba & Sons Jewellers on the Colaba Causeway in Mumbai has been...

  32. April 2, 2012

    World Bank: An exercise of influence

    Conventional wisdom about the World Bank goes something like this: dominated by the US – which by convention nominates its...

  33. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2012

    India: foreign business blasts tax plans

    The big guns of international business have fired a salvo at India and the controversial tax plans contained in last...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2012

    FII taxes in India: as clear as mud

    Pranab Mukherjee, Indian finance minister, announced on Friday that foreign institutional investors (FIIs) will be...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 29, 2012

    India: tax headaches for portfolio investors...and for Mukherjee

    Foreign institutional investors in India have been given yet another reason for taking care with their capital – last week’s...

  36. March 28, 2012

    Banks warn over latest India tax scare

    Asian investment banks fear that a tax provision in India’s incoming finance bill will lead foreign investors to withdraw...

  37. March 25, 2012

    Joy turns to worry over Indian tax break

    When Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, earlier this month proposed to introduce a new tax advantaged saving scheme...

  38. beyondbrics

    March 22, 2012

    India: quit taxing the poor

    There are 1.2bn people in India. But just 32.4m of them – less than 3 per cent of the population – pay income tax. India’s...

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