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    1. April 26, 2015

      India’s Ratan Tata buys in to China smartphone maker Xiaomi

      Ratan Tata, the Indian industrialist, has invested an undisclosed sum in China’s biggest smartphone maker, Xiaomi, giving a...

    2. March 31, 2015

      How does one make it as a business pioneer?

      How do we define a business pioneer? This was the first question the six judges — three Financial Times columnists and three...

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    1. March 25, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover invests £400m in Midlands plant

      Jaguar Land Rover has given a boost to the Midlands with an investment of more than £400m in a plant near Birmingham and a...

    2. February 5, 2015

      Business leaders back ambitious emissions reduction target

      The chief executive of Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Lipton tea, has urged world leaders to slash greenhouse gas...

    3. February 2, 2015

      Indian pioneers combine profitability and probity

      India — with its many dynastic conglomerates bearing the names of their revered founders — can lay claim to more than its...

    4. January 14, 2015

      The prudent mogul breaks up his empire

      There comes a time in most people’s lives, usually very late in the lives of self-made billionaires, when they settle their...

    5. October 21, 2014

      Jaguar Land Rover’s first China factory caps carmaker’s resurgence

      The opening of Jaguar Land Rover’s first China factory caps a five-year resurgence under Indian ownership that has made the...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2014

      Tata's Snapdeal investment looks like a smart deal

      Ratan Tata (pictured), who was the head of India’s powerful Tata group until 2012, ushered in a period of ambitious...

    7. August 1, 2014

      A down-to-earth industrialist takes on the Tata inheritance

      As he stood up to address nearly 1,000 Tata executives at a private gathering on Tuesday afternoon, Cyrus Mistry had...

    8. July 30, 2014

      India’s Tata group earmarks $35bn for global expansion plan

      India’s Tata group, the country’s largest conglomerate by revenue, has outlined plans to invest $35bn over the next three...

    9. April 15, 2014

      Jaguar Land Rover: unleashed?

      Knights Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire are not made every day. Ratan Tata has just received...

    10. February 6, 2014

      Mistry takes charge of Tata Motors

      Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry will take direct charge of struggling flagship company Tata Motors, thrusting the so-far...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2014

      Tata Nano: Twist, stick or fold?

      Photo: Tata Motors When you are in a hole, stop digging. Don’t flog a dead horse. There are all sorts of sayings that might...

    12. November 14, 2013

      Tata chief boosts Cameron’s India trip

      David Cameron’s industrial policy received a boost from one of India’s best known manufacturing chiefs during his 24-hour...

    13. November 14, 2013

      Ratan Tata critical of India’s domestic investment policy

      One of India’s best-known industrialists has criticised the obstacles facing investors in India in a rare public comment on...

    14. beyondbrics

      June 20, 2013

      Tata Motors revamp: will it work?

      Tata Motors is trying to stoke demand in the waning passenger vehicle segment by rolling out a slew of revamped models. But...

    15. February 22, 2013

      Tata aviation sector deal ‘perplexing’

      In one of the few interviews given before his departure as head of India’s Tata group last year, Ratan Tata played down the...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2013

      Tata: who is Cyrus Mistry?

      Cyrus Mistry is stepping into big shoes – and he’s begun flexing his toes, announcing an ambitious investment plan. The 44...

    17. beyondbrics

      December 27, 2012

      Further reading: hard act to follow

      Thursday’s tinsel from the beyondbrics team: how Ratan Tata set the bar high; pricelings in the ascendancy; fear of China is...

    18. December 26, 2012

      Ratan Tata – a hard act to follow

      In March, Ratan Tata, outgoing head of India’s Tata group, addressed the company’s annual meeting of senior executives for...

    19. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2012

      The week ahead, December 24-28

      A quiet week ahead as you’d expect, but not everyone in the world is on holiday. Look out for inflation data from Brazil,...

    20. December 14, 2012

      Chai with the FT: Ratan Tata

      The dogs are the first thing you notice as you turn away from the hustle of downtown Mumbai and into Tata Group’s modest...

    21. December 6, 2012

      Tata raps India for driving off investment

      Ratan Tata, the outgoing head of the Tata group, India’s most global business, has warned that government inaction is...

    22. beyondbrics

      November 30, 2012

      Further reading: Ratan Tata's legacy

      Friday’s pick from the BB team: India’s growth creates little employment; the message from Tahrir; and the Kremlin steps in...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2012

      Are India's tycoons in hiding?

      The annual World Economic Forum meeting in India is arguably the country’s highest-powered business gathering, a must-attend...

    24. October 25, 2012

      Orient-Express poised to announce new chief

      Orient-Express Hotels is likely to announce a new chief executive within the next week, according to people familiar with...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2012

      Tata milestone goes almost unmarked

      The Tata Group is old school, especially by Indian standards. In a country where the company bosses often live flashy...

    26. October 18, 2012

      Tata tries again to hop on Orient-Express

      India’s Tata group has revived its bid for control of Orient-Express Hotels four years after it was rebuffed by the New...

    27. September 9, 2012

      Jaguar Land Rover union seeks UK pledge

      Jaguar Land Rover’s trade union wants the carmaker to guarantee equal pay terms for all workers and offer a “legally...

    28. August 13, 2012

      Tata profits slide on Europe woes

      Tata Steel reported a sharp fall in first-quarter profit on the back of continued slow demand in major European markets. The...

    29. June 5, 2012

      India: Bollygarchs at bay

      As India’s growth slumps, delegations of aggrieved business titans are becoming an increasingly common sight in New Delhi....

    30. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2012

      JLR props up Tata Motors

      Ratan Tata Tata Motors’ $2.3bn 2008 purchase of Jaguar Land Rover continues to pay off. The luxury carmaker propped up the...

    31. May 6, 2012

      Modi puts Gujarat growth on a fast track

      Dilip Patel, a 27-year-old graduate student, says few young people care about the role played by Gujarat’s leader in the...

    32. April 23, 2012

      Tata consultancy arm in 23% profit rise

      Tata Consultancy Services has shrugged off the tough conditions affecting rivals in India’s outsourcing sector to deliver...

    33. April 3, 2012

      BSE head appointed to key Tata role

      Cyrus Mistry, incoming head of the Tata Group, will on Tuesday announce his first major hire, in a move that signals a...

    34. March 30, 2012

      Blighted benevolence

      To say that Tata Group has a reputation for corporate social responsibility would, in India at least, be to commit a notable...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 7, 2012

      Tata's plan to resurrect the Nano

      Tata Motors launched the Nano – the $2,000 “people’s car” – to great fanfare in 2009, only to produce dismal sales in the...

    36. January 10, 2012

      Mammoth problem for the Dalit queen

      If Rahul Gandhi is to follow the family tradition and triumph in Indian politics he is going to need a lucky charm. Might...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2012

      A sahib for Saab?

      The word Saab did not pass the sahib’s lips. Yet Anand Mahindra, managing director of Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra,...

    38. January 8, 2012

      Singh signals sharp slowdown for economy

      Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has cut his forecast for his country’s economic growth rate to 7 per cent this year...

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