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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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....

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. January 5, 2012

    Tata chief calls on India to encourage growth

    Ratan Tata, the patriarch of Indian business, has urged his countrymen not to tolerate a retreat from near double-digit...

  32. December 23, 2011

    ‘Bollygarchs’ bemoan India’s rough patch

    As they settled into their seats in the Prime Minister’s office on Thursday, India’s corporate elite faced a long and...

  33. December 23, 2011

    India set to launch infrastructure push

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, is set to launch a fresh push to restart many of his nation’s most important stalled...

  34. December 19, 2011

    Venture fund for India’s forgotten

    Those at the very bottom of India’s caste system face not just the legacy of centuries of prejudice and injustice, but also...

  35. December 14, 2011

    Family ties that bind Asia Inc

    Sir Run Run Shaw’s retirement last week as chairman of TVB, the Hong Kong broadcast business that is one of the world’s...

  36. November 28, 2011

    Tata can take a long view on succession

    The pun proved irresistible. “Mystery Ends, Mistry Begins”, ran the headline in India’s Economic Times on the appointment...

  37. November 25, 2011

    Tata Group’s new Mistry man

    “Who is Cyrus Mistry?” This was the question on people’s minds in India on Wednesday when Tata Group announced that the...

  38. November 24, 2011

    Tata succession hands over daunting task

    Taking over Tata Group, India’s most established global company, would be a daunting task for even the most seasoned...

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