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      India’s central bank considers peer-to-peer lending rules

      India’s central bank has unveiled an outline for proposed regulation of peer-to-peer lending, a move that leaders in...

    2. April 27, 2016

      India’s lack of change causes frequent fibs at the checkout

      Life in India posed many questions, but having just finished nearly five years living there, one vexed me above all:...

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    1. April 26, 2016

      Indian Marlboro-maker falls amid government plan to ban FDI

      Shares in India’s licensed producer of Marlboro-branded cigarettes fell 17 per cent on Tuesday on news of a government...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Making a late bid to make it in India

      To get to the industrial estates on the outskirts of India’s capital, the best way is by Delhi Metro, since the broad...

    3. April 24, 2016

      Consolidation looms in cut-price Indian solar sector

      One executive in the Indian solar energy sector describes the mood as “over-exuberance”. Another calls it “suicidal”....

    4. April 22, 2016

      Vodafone invites bankers to pitch on potential IPO of India unit

      Vodafone has asked investment banks to submit their proposals to handle a potential initial public offering of its...

    5. April 20, 2016

      India’s banks face up to corporate debt problems

      India’s highly indebted tycoons and their anxious bankers have long hoped that time, and an economic upturn, would help...

    6. April 18, 2016

      Indian court issues arrest warrant for Vijay Mallya

      An Indian court has issued a warrant for the arrest of tycoon Vijay Mallya, India’s erstwhile “king of good times”, who...

    7. April 17, 2016

      Tata Consultancy Services to appeal $940m fine in US

      Tata Consultancy Services said it would appeal a US jury’s decision to fine the Indian IT group $940m for allegedly...

    8. April 13, 2016

      Good morning Gurugram: north India’s business city renamed

      Gurgaon near Delhi, the India headquarters for scores of multinational businesses, is henceforth to be called Gurugram...

    9. April 12, 2016

      Stakes high as India seeks to clean up banks’ balance sheets

      A new bankruptcy law is moving through the lower house of India’s parliament. Even before its possible passage, the...

    10. April 11, 2016

      RBS to close Indian banking operations

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its banking operations in India having given up on efforts to find a buyer amid...

    11. April 11, 2016

      India’s fledgling online grocery sector faces shake-up

      Coddled by protective government policies, the millions of small “mom-and-pop” shops that dominate India’s $350bn...

    12. April 4, 2016

      Moment of reckoning for Tata group chairman

      Tata Steel’s decision last week to put its UK steel plants up for sale was a dark development for the British economy,...

    13. April 3, 2016

      Modi fails to exploit India’s great opportunity

      Narendra Modi has been prime minister of India for almost two years. The good news is that the Asian giant is now the...

    14. April 3, 2016

      India’s ITC smoulders over cigarette packet requirement

      India’s largest cigarette manufacturer has shut down its factories in the face of a government order to increase the...

    15. March 30, 2016

      Tata cuts UK steel loose as it grapples with $10bn debt

      Tata’s board met for seven hours on Tuesday in the company’s elegant stone headquarters in central Mumbai but one...

    16. March 29, 2016

      India allows FDI in ecommerce — with caveats

      India has given its official blessing — with caveats — to the foreign investment that has flooded into its booming...

    17. March 29, 2016

      This is India’s moment — Narendra Modi must not waste it

      This should be India’s moment. The country has the highest growth rate among major economies. The International...

    18. March 28, 2016

      India telecoms: calling party

      Billionaires throw good parties. In late December, India’s Mukesh Ambani held a particularly lavish affair to launch...

    19. March 27, 2016

      Yoga guru rewrites consumer marketing rules in India

      Hindu holy men are supposed to be ascetics, shunning worldly and material pursuits. But India’s Swami “Baba” Ramdev — a...

    20. March 22, 2016

      Case for a new India bullishness is strong

      Whatever happened to the India bulls? Rampant during the mid-2000s stock market boom, these Indian business optimists...

    21. March 18, 2016

      Facebook, Google and the race to sign up India

      With a tentative wobble, a young woman in a sari is trying out her new bicycle for the first time, cycling around a...

    22. March 15, 2016

      India is a light in a gloomy world economy

      Forty years ago I worked on the Indian economy for the World Bank. Ever since, I have been fascinated by the place. The...

    23. March 15, 2016

      India targets $40bn of untapped oil and gas

      India aims to attract $25bn of investment in natural gas and crude oil in the next few years with the help of sweeping...

    24. March 13, 2016

      Monsanto’s India spat inflames corporate fears

      An increasingly bitter row between New Delhi and Monsanto, the US chemicals group that revolutionised Indian cotton...

    25. March 10, 2016

      Sunil Mittal readies for 4G battle against Mukesh Ambani

      Billionaire tycoon Sunil Mittal has warned that India’s battered telecoms market must brace for new price wars, as his...

    26. March 9, 2016

      Unilever settles mercury exposure claim in India

      Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company, has agreed to make payments to hundreds of former employees in India...

    27. March 9, 2016

      ITC: smoking again

      ITC is, surprisingly, back in favour. While the tobacco-focused Indian conglomerate has handily outperformed the Sensex...

    28. March 7, 2016

      Delhi Notebook: A lament for India’s accidental bookseller

      The first shop I entered after landing in Delhi four years ago sold books. It turned out to be no ordinary store....

    29. March 7, 2016

      Lawsuits seek tighter regulation of India’s pharma industry

      The whistleblower who exposed malpractice at India’s then biggest drugmaker has filed a lawsuit against the government,...

    30. March 7, 2016

      India restarts privatisation drive

      Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, appeared upbeat after last week’s annual budget, pledging to meet what he...

    31. February 28, 2016

      India’s tech start-ups eye Chinese saviours

      For anxious Indian start-ups seeking to raise capital as their country’s tech bubble deflates, the investment plans of...

    32. February 28, 2016

      India’s Jaiprakash sells cement plants to UltraTech for $2.4bn

      India’s Jaiprakash Associates has agreed to sell its cement plants to UltraTech Cement, part of the Aditya Birla group,...

    33. February 26, 2016

      India economic growth likely to level off next year, says survey

      India’s robust growth rate is likely to level off in the coming year and could drop to as low as 7 per cent in an...

    34. February 26, 2016

      Water wars hit Delhi as saboteurs strike

      Until last weekend, few residents of the vast metropolis of Delhi knew that it depended for so much of its drinking...

    35. February 25, 2016

      Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus dials into India

      Premium Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is planning an aggressive expansion in India, in the latest sign that upscale...

    36. February 25, 2016

      Political problems mount for Narendra Modi

      Gone is the confident, mocking Narendra Modi of the 2014 election campaign, when he would promise the crowds economic...

    37. February 23, 2016

      India’s caste system is an affront to modernity

      If one were looking for an example of a well-meaning idea gone horribly awry, it would be hard to pick a better one...

    38. February 23, 2016

      India: If they can make it there . . .

      The stage was set for a triumphant relaunch of Make In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big push to transform the...

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