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  1. July 17, 2014

    ONGC: disinvestment department

    Welcome to the Department of Disinvestment. You will probably be seeing a lot more of this section of the Indian Finance...

  2. July 17, 2014

    India’s Essar suffers fresh blow with steel unit’s bankruptcy

    The lossmaking Canadian steel division of India’s Essar conglomerate has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US as part...

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  1. July 17, 2014

    India’s ONGC stake sale is first deficit test for Narendra Modi

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a renewed push to offload government assets, outlining plans to raise...

  2. July 14, 2014

    India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley chooses to ‘talk the talk’ rather than ‘walk the talk’ in budget

    Campaigning for parliamentary elections this year, Narendra Modi, now India’s prime minister, and his Bharatiya Janata...

  3. July 11, 2014

    Infosys profits beat forecasts despite executive turmoil

    Infosys posted first-quarter profit that beat expectations and maintained its sales growth forecast for the year, signalling...

  4. July 10, 2014

    India vows to revive growth to 8% within three years

    India’s recently elected government has vowed to revive economic growth to 7-8 per cent within the next three years and...

  5. July 9, 2014

    Free India’s government from the shackles of the state

    Successive Indian governments have experimented with rights-based policies – the right to information, education, work and...

  6. July 7, 2014

    The economic challenge for Modi

    Narendra Modi made history two months ago when he was elected India’s prime minister with a margin of victory that few had...

  7. July 7, 2014

    George Osborne praises new Indian PM Narendra Modi

    George Osborne has welcomed the “ambition, drive and pace” of Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, as the chancellor...

  8. July 6, 2014

    Modi walks a fine line with maiden budget

    Modi walks fine line with maiden budget Two months after he tweeted jubilantly that “good days are coming” in celebration of...

  9. July 4, 2014

    Shareholders reject Tata Motors executive pay proposal

    Shareholders have rejected a pay proposal for three senior executives at Tata Motors, the struggling Indian carmaker,...

  10. July 3, 2014

    William Hague and George Osborne to visit new Indian PM

    William Hague and George Osborne will head to India next week to meet Narendra Modi, the country’s recently elected prime...

  11. July 2, 2014

    India’s modern-day hill station Lavasa resurrects IPO plan

    Lavasa Corporation, the company building what it says is India’s first new hill station since the end of British colonial...

  12. June 30, 2014

    India’s building accidents push regulation into spotlight

    More than 10 people were killed after a residential building collapsed in the Indian city of Chennai, the latest in a series...

  13. June 25, 2014

    Anil Ambani’s Reliance raises $796m from share issue

    Anil Ambani took advantage of India’s post-election good cheer by issuing nearly $800m in fresh equity on Wednesday, marking...

  14. June 25, 2014

    India steps back from rail fare increases

    India’s new government has partially rolled back increases in railway fares in the face of public protests, highlighting the...

  15. June 24, 2014

    Uday Kotak urges India to privatise state banks

    Billionaire Indian financier Uday Kotak has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to push through a radical shake-up of the...

  16. 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...

  17. June 22, 2014

    Coal India: lumpy

    Picture the most outdated stereotype of mining that you can possibly imagine: grimy musclemen, perhaps, hacking out rock...

  18. June 22, 2014

    India’s Snapdeal seeks to follow Alibaba playbook

    Mysterious signs reading “Mission 500” dangle from the ceiling in every room at Snapdeal’s headquarters in New Delhi,...

  19. June 20, 2014

    India tightens controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace

    New Delhi has tightened controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace India, part of a wider crackdown on environmental groups...

  20. June 20, 2014

    Diageo poised to take control of India’s United Spirits

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, is poised to take control of United Spirits after an open tender offer...

  21. June 19, 2014

    India regulator orders cut in government stakes

    India’s markets regulator has said that government stakes in listed companies must be cut to 75 per cent within three years,...

  22. June 19, 2014

    Water shortage shuts Coca-Cola plant in India

    A Coca-Cola bottling plant has been ordered to close in northern India after local farmers blamed it for using too much...

  23. June 18, 2014

    Modi targets India inflation with onion export controls

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new push to curb rising inflation in advance of next month’s annual...

  24. June 17, 2014

    Iraq violence threatens to stall Modi rally in India

    Growing unrest in Iraq threatens to put the brakes on the post-election rally in India, as investors weigh the potential...

  25. June 15, 2014

    Anil Agarwal: Vedanta’s bluff billionaire

    Anil Agarwal, the founder and majority-owner of Vedanta Resources, hired former Rio  Tinto boss Tom Albanese as his chief...

  26. June 12, 2014

    Narayana Murthy steps down as Infosys names first external chief

    Infosys has announced that founder Narayana Murthy, who returned as executive chairman last year, is to step down, raising...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. May 30, 2014

    Narendra Modi prepares to raise India’s FDI limits

    India’s new government is preparing to ease restrictions on foreign direct investment in the country, including in arms...

  30. May 27, 2014

    India’s Modi looks to fulfil country’s economic hopes

    Modi’s economic challenges As India’s economic growth has fallen into a tailspin in recent years, corporate titans and...

  31. May 26, 2014

    Modi needs superpowers to meet investor expectations

    Financial markets and investors have welcomed the prospect of a Narendra Modi-led Indian government. The stunning victory of...

  32. May 23, 2014

    India’s Mahindra plans $685m car factory

    Carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra has confirmed plans to invest Rs40bn ($685m) in a new plant, making it the first major Indian...

  33. May 20, 2014

    Modi’s victory to open India’s equity capital markets

    India’s equity capital markets are back in business following the landslide election of prime minister-in-waiting Narendra...

  34. May 18, 2014

    Sweeping BJP win gives Congress ‘slap in the face’

    Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister in waiting, met senior members of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party on...

  35. May 16, 2014

    Modi’s victory is little short of an electoral revolution

    In what has turned out to be the most definitive election verdict in three decades, India has turned to the right, both...

  36. May 15, 2014

    Indian stocks move into ‘overbought’ territory

    Will it prove to be a classic case of “sell on the news”? The result of India’s election is due to be announced on Friday....

  37. May 14, 2014

    India government advised to cut stakes in public banks

    A panel appointed by the Reserve Bank of India has recommended that the government reduce its majority stakes in public...

  38. May 13, 2014

    Rising bank stress threatens India’s economic recovery

    The heads of India’s state-backed banks assembled in New Delhi on Tuesday, for a meeting many must have been dreading:...

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