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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 15, 2014

    Chicken economy

    Danish Siddiqui/Reuters A Mumbai poultry market worker carries birds on Monday as government figures showed India’s...

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    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: $100bn from Xi's visit to India? Not likely

    By Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to India this week will likely be the most significant...

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  1. September 15, 2014

    Rajan attacks banks for ‘outsourcing’ of risk assessment

    Central bank governor Raghuram Rajan has urged Indian lenders to begin “rooting out the bad apples” amid rising corruption...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2014

    India to overtake China as world's biggest cotton producer

    Until about a decade ago India was barely producing enough cotton to meet its own needs, let alone export the stuff. But...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    September 8, 2014

    Last day of Ganesh festival

    Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Devotees carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession...

  4. 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...

  5. September 4, 2014

    The Hundred-Foot Journey – film review

    The connective power of film is here much in evidence, as director Lasse Hallström brings together two disparate cultures,...

  6. beyondbrics

    September 2, 2014

    Who pays for India's gold-bedecked festival?

    Mumbai is in the midst of one of the nation’s noisiest and most fun-filled festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi. During the 10-day...

  7. September 1, 2014

    Indian power groups’ shares surge on hope of coal rights reversal

    Shares in Indian industrial groups including Adani Power and Tata Power surged on Monday, after the country’s government...

  8. 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...

  9. August 29, 2014

    The heritage village in Mumbai under threat from big developers

    As you go past the old colonial buildings in the historic centre of Chowpatty, south Mumbai, the buzz can be overwhelming....

  10. beyondbrics

    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...

  11. August 25, 2014

    Bank of China subsidiary buys 82 Boeing jets for $8.8bn

    BOC Aviation, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has made its biggest single order for aircraft yet with the...

  12. August 21, 2014

    Gap to open 40 stores in India

    Gap is moving in to India’s fast growing market for Western-style apparel with plans to open 40 stores from 2015 – in the...

  13. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Japan's Toto is flush at ease of launching India plant

    Japanese and Indian culture could hardly be more different, but senior executives at Toto, the Kitakyushu-based toilet...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    August 18, 2014

    Mumbai human pyramid

    Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Hindu devotees in Mumbai, India form a human pyramid in an effort to reach and break a...

  15. August 15, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Raghuram Rajan

    Dark monsoon rain clouds hang over Mumbai, as I gaze down at the city’s gothic skyline from the 18th floor of the Reserve...

  16. August 13, 2014

    Review: Defying the Odds – The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs

    Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs By Devesh Kapur, D Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad Random House India,...

  17. beyondbrics

    August 11, 2014

    eBay entrepreneurs animate India's poorest slums

    You may expect Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, to be the picture of poverty and struggle. In fact the area, which...

  18. August 6, 2014

    Kabaddi holds its breath for a glitzy, Murdoch-backed relaunch

    A boisterous crowd is crammed into Mumbai’s largest indoor sports arena on a Saturday night in mid-July, ready to be...

  19. August 4, 2014

    Mumbai’s young professionals struggle to buy homes

    Mumbai’s 580-year housing dilemma Armed with an engineering degree from his native Rajasthan, Ankush Khandelwal migrated to...

  20. 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...

  21. July 20, 2014

    India’s Reliance Industries boosted by rebound at oil and gas unit

    A jump in production at Reliance Industries’ previously struggling oil and gas division helped India’s largest private...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    India car sales: are the go-go days back?

    As the monsoon rains lash down on the streets of Mumbai, traffic has slowed to a crawl. Just last week, India’s trademark...

  23. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Guest post: Mumbai should host the BRICS bank

    By Manjeet Kripalani, Indian Council on Global Relations When Narendra Modi, prime minister, meets the leaders of the BRICS...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    July 14, 2014

    Mumbai high tide

    Punit Paranje/AFP A group of youngsters enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide on the seafront in Mumbai,...

  25. July 11, 2014

    India and China – clash of the titans

    Britain’s chancellor George Osborne was in India this week, praising the new government of Narendra Modi for its “ambition,...

  26. July 8, 2014

    India to tap foreign direct investment for railway modernisation

    India is to open up its dilapidated colonial-era railway network to foreign investors in one of recently elected premier...

  27. June 23, 2014

    India expects Narendra Modi-inspired equity spree

    With stocks still close to record levels one month after the election of prime minister Narendra Modi, might India’s...

  28. June 18, 2014

    Reliance Industries to invest $11.6bn in Jio telecoms venture

    Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector company by revenue, has increased its investment in a long-awaited...

  29. June 11, 2014

    FTSE 100 trails on new record level

    New York’s done it. So has Frankfurt. Mumbai too, and how! But for London’s benchmark equity index, a new record high...

  30. June 8, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – June 9 Meet some students Current students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are inviting...

  31. June 6, 2014

    Fresh signs of life in India’s equity capital markets

    Shares in Idea Cellular jumped as much as 3.5 per cent on Friday as India’s third-largest mobile group by revenue raised...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    June 5, 2014

    Sea of plastic

    Danish Siddiqui/Reuters A worker uses a rope to move through a pile of empty plastic bottles at a recycling workshop in...

  33. June 5, 2014

    Indian stocks close at fresh record high

    Indian stocks closed at a new record high on Thursday, underscoring expectations of an economic renaissance for Asia’s...

  34. beyondbrics

    June 2, 2014

    Modi's challenges: inflation and an independent central bank

    Narendra Modi won a clear majority in India’s recent general elections, relieving him of the trouble of having to head a...

  35. May 27, 2014

    Sharif takes gamble on Modi meeting

    Even before his swearing-in as prime minister on Monday Narendra Modi had scored his first foreign policy victory: 151...

  36. May 26, 2014

    End of the road for Hindustan Motors’ Ambassador

    India’s stuttering car market has claimed a venerable victim: the affectionately regarded but rarely purchased Hindustan...

  37. May 24, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif to attend inauguration of Indian PM Modi

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of India’s newly elected prime minister...

  38. May 22, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif ponders India invitation

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is considering a surprise invitation from Narendra Modi to attend his oath-taking...

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