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    1. February 26, 2015

      India plans $137bn rail investment

      The Indian government will modernise and expand the country’s huge but ageing rail network with investments of $137bn over...

    2. February 25, 2015

      Indian farmers balk at land law reforms

      Anna Hazare, the prominent social activist who led the mass anti-corruption movement that so rattled Delhi in 2011,...

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    1. February 24, 2015

      India’s $250bn arms shopping list tempts wary investors

      Veteran Indian industrialist Baba Kalyani is not given to flights of investment fancy — he calls his Bharat Forge group a...

    2. February 24, 2015

      Meet India’s old-style central banker

      Raghuram Rajan, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is what most central bankers used to be — an independent presence...

    3. February 22, 2015

      India’s overleveraged companies seek new dawn

      India’s legion of heavily indebted companies took heart last week as shares in Suzlon Energy soared nearly a third on news...

    4. February 20, 2015

      Reliance employee quizzed in India corporate espionage probe

      Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector company by revenue, has launched an internal investigation after New...

    5. February 17, 2015

      Narendra Modi should do more to lift India’s growth rate

      It is not only things like cereal and toothpaste that can be “new and improved”. In India’s case, so too can growth...

    6. February 12, 2015

      Jindal Steel and Adani shortlisted for India coal auctions

      Billionaires Naveen Jindal and Gautam Adani head a list of 134 bidders in India’s first coal auctions, amid a fiercely...

    7. February 12, 2015

      McDonald’s hit by beef with India partner

      The Golden Arches are the same, but McDonald’s menus in India would look decidedly odd to anyone from the fast-food chain’s...

    8. February 10, 2015

      Beware of froth over India’s tech sector turning into a bubble

      Twitter makes its first Indian acquisition. Alibaba sinks about $500m into a local digital payments company. Silicon Valley...

    9. February 5, 2015

      India’s HDFC Bank seeks $1.6bn in share sale

      Shares in HDFC Bank rose 2 per cent on Thursday morning as India’s second-largest bank by assets aimed to wrap up a Rs100bn...

    10. January 27, 2015

      Delivering on the Obama and Modi ‘bromance’

      Let us not be too excited about the nuclear “breakthrough” between Barack Obama and Narendra Modi. The deal aims to cap the...

    11. January 27, 2015

      China’s churlishness shows strength of US-India relations

      China’s churlish reaction to Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi this week suggests that the US president and Narendra Modi,...

    12. January 27, 2015

      Obama says India can be ‘best partner’ for US

      President Barack Obama has elevated India to potentially the “best partner” of the US in a public speech at the end of a...

    13. January 26, 2015

      A calm moment in a stormy US-India marriage

      It was 15 years ago that US president Bill Clinton came to India on a five day, five city trip that felt like a new dawn in...

    14. January 26, 2015

      Mahindra to treble investment in solar energy push

      Mahindra Group, the Indian vehicle maker and industrial conglomerate, will treble its investments in solar energy this year...

    15. January 23, 2015

      Uber back on the road in New Delhi

      Uber resumed operations in New Delhi on Friday, six weeks after the taxi-hailing app suspended its services following an...

    16. January 22, 2015

      Suzlon sells German unit to Centerbridge for €1bn

      Suzlon Energy has agreed to sell its German unit for €1bn ($1.2bn) in an all-cash deal aimed at helping the struggling...

    17. January 21, 2015

      Rajasthan spearheads India’s reform drive

      A new phrase — “competitive federalism” — is on the lips of policy makers seeking to push forward the economic reforms of...

    18. January 20, 2015

      Narendra Modi has no room for complacency

      There were some stern words of caution in India for Narendra Modi’s new government last month. “India does not have time on...

    19. January 20, 2015

      Rate cut stokes India’s year-long bull run

      Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan handed investors a pleasant surprise to kick off 2015, offering up an...

    20. January 20, 2015

      Twitter seals first India deal with ZipDial purchase

      Twitter has made its first acquisition in India with the purchase of “missed calls” marketing company ZipDial, making the...

    21. January 16, 2015

      India has every chance to outstrip China if it tries

      Forecasts this week by the World Bank revived a prediction often made down the years: that growth in one of the Asian...

    22. January 16, 2015

      SpiceJet takes off on rescue plan

      Shares in struggling Indian airline SpiceJet soared more than 10 per cent in early trade on Friday, after the carrier...

    23. January 15, 2015

      India rate cut launches monetary easing

      India cut its key interest rate by 25 basis points at an impromptu meeting on Thursday in an effort to boost economic...

    24. January 14, 2015

      Delhi’s tortoise limbers up to challenge Beijing’s hare

      When India put a cut-price satellite in orbit around Mars last September, one media company could not resist a comparison...

    25. January 14, 2015

      Tata and NTT DoCoMo receive strong signal on ending collaboration

      India’s central bank has signalled that it is likely to allow Tata to complete a Rs72.5bn ($1.1bn) deal with Japan’s NTT...

    26. January 14, 2015

      Ride-sharing service Blablacar launches in India

      Blablacar, the ride-sharing service seen as one of Europe’s leading technology start-ups, is launching in India, saying it...

    27. January 12, 2015

      Rio Tinto seeks permission for $500m diamond project in India

      Rio Tinto is pursuing permission to build a $500m diamond project in India, showing the miner’s optimism about the state of...

    28. January 12, 2015

      Alibaba looks to spend $500m in Indian mobile payment group Paytm

      Alibaba is in advanced talks to buy an approximately $500m stake in the parent company of leading Indian mobile payment...

    29. January 12, 2015

      India solar panel deal illustrates foreign interest

      US-based solar power developer SunEdison and Indian billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani are to invest up to $4bn in an...

    30. January 11, 2015

      Diageo wins India United Spirits vote

      Diageo has scored an important victory in India with minority shareholder approval for its local subsidiary, United Spirits,...

    31. January 11, 2015

      India turns to new industries for economic revival

      India will focus on “entirely new industries” — including solar technology, LED lighting, small cars, medical appliances and...

    32. January 9, 2015

      Infosys quarterly profit tops forecasts

      Shares in Infosys jumped nearly 7 per cent after quarterly profit beat expectations, providing breathing room to recently...

    33. January 8, 2015

      India coal miners abandon nationwide strike

      Indian coal miners have abandoned a national strike that threatened electricity supplies after the government agreed to...

    34. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

    35. January 4, 2015

      Narendra Modi pledges India banking shake-up

      Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has moved to address worries about his flagging economic reform agenda with a pledge...

    36. January 2, 2015

      India pumps up fuel taxes as crude prices fall

      New Delhi has raised the excise duty on petrol and diesel as it struggles to fund ambitious infrastructure development plans...

    37. December 28, 2014

      Doubts dog India’s banks’ sell-off plan

      India’s prime minister Narendra Modi this month unveiled plans to sell down government holdings in public sector banks,...

    38. December 28, 2014

      Emerging states must make their own mark

      Nothing irritates specialist investors in emerging markets more than seeing all middle-income countries lumped into a single...

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