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    1. May 25, 2015

      India’s shadow banks lend where others fear to tread

      In early 2008, GMR, an Indian conglomerate with interests in airports, energy and roads, had a market capitalisation of more...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Indian politician Jayalalithaa back in charge of Tamil Nadu

      Larger-than-life Indian politician Jayalalithaa has been sworn in as chief minister for the fifth time, after being...

    3. May 21, 2015

      India’s microfinance groups bounce back

      India’s microfinance industry increased its total loan portfolio 61 per cent over the past financial year to a record high...

    4. May 20, 2015

      Renault targets small-car market in India

      Renault has begun a drive to grab 5 per cent of India’s potentially vast car market over the next three years. The French...

    5. May 18, 2015

      Nimble private lenders take aim at India’s static banking sector

      With its jaunty branding and stewardesses decked out in identikit 50s-style wigs, India’s IndiGo airline seems a world away...

    6. May 17, 2015

      India confident of overtaking China’s growth rate

      India is on track to overtake China’s growth with annual expansion of more than 8 per cent, says the country’s finance...

    7. May 17, 2015

      Narendra Modi: One direction

      Even his harshest critics have grudging admiration for Narendra Modi’s energetic performance as Indian prime minister since...

    8. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    9. May 13, 2015

      India should carve its tax code in stone

      Benjamin Franklin said the only things that were certain in life were death and taxes. Obviously he had never been to India....

    10. May 12, 2015

      After one year Modi’s India has sparks but no boom

      There is lots of sizzle, but where is the steak? Narendra Modi’s first year as prime minister of India has produced lots of...

    11. May 12, 2015

      India’s Modi suffers goods and services tax blow

      Narendra Modi has suffered a political setback after his party failed to push long-pending legislation to overhaul India’s...

    12. May 11, 2015

      India’s KV Kamath to head new Brics bank

      India has named private sector banker K.V. Kamath as head of the New Development Bank, the so-called Brics bank of the big...

    13. May 10, 2015

      Royal Enfield roars back into global contention with sales rise

      Royal Enfield’s sales accelerated like a Bullet motorcycle in the first three months of the year, with the Indian-owned bike...

    14. May 10, 2015

      Modi’s growth plans and freak weather squeeze Indian farmers

      For Prem Singh — a small farmer with 2.7 hectares of fertile farmland — and others in Aajnokh village in India’s northern...

    15. May 8, 2015

      India looks to defuse tax row with foreign fund managers

      India will launch a fresh drive to shed its reputation for “tax terrorism” by asking a senior judge to defuse a $6bn row...

    16. May 7, 2015

      India: Learning a hard lesson

      The 10-year-old son of an illiterate metal crockery peddler in rural Rajasthan, Surinder Gavariya dreams of being a police...

    17. April 26, 2015

      India promises investors a fair deal on tax

      The administration that took office in New Delhi last year pledged to end the previous Indian government’s record of “tax...

    18. April 26, 2015

      Vodafone chides India on taxes and red tape

      India’s battered telecoms sector risks missing a “huge opportunity” to develop next-generation broadband services on account...

    19. April 26, 2015

      Diageo faces fresh headache with India drinks business

      Diageo is facing a fresh headache from its £1.8bn acquisition of India’s United Spirits, in the form of a stand-off with the...

    20. April 21, 2015

      Japan’s Daiichi closes book on India foray

      Daiichi Sankyo has made a final exit from its problematic 2008 acquisition of Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy, selling its entire...

    21. April 21, 2015

      RBI rate cuts evade India’s real economy

      When India held rates again this month it was less a sign of confidence in the economy or the end of inflationary fears and...

    22. April 16, 2015

      Facebook’s Internet.org effort hits India hurdle

      A series of Indian media and technology groups have walked away from Internet.org, the Facebook-backed initiative to help...

    23. April 15, 2015

      India on collision course with investors over $6.4bn tax target

      India’s government has set itself on a collision course with global fund managers, after finance minister Arun Jaitley...

    24. April 14, 2015

      Narendra Modi must tame the turbulent tax system in India

      Had Benjamin Franklin lived in modern day India he might have used a different word from “certain” to link death and taxes....

    25. April 14, 2015

      India pickles are no longer preserve of SMEs

      Pickles and chutneys; glass bangles; mustard oil; incense, candles and matches. No, this is not the shopping list for an...

    26. April 14, 2015

      Fighter jets deal signals Indian procurement shift

      New Delhi’s decision to buy 36 “ready-to-fly” Rafale fighter jets from France has in effect ended commercial negotiations on...

    27. April 13, 2015

      More foreign funds to face India tax demands

      Fears that hundreds of international fund managers could face unexpected tax bills in India have been heightened after...

    28. April 10, 2015

      Flipkart joins forces with Mumbai’s army of meal delivery cyclists

      Flipkart joins forces with Mumbai delivery men While Amazon ponders whisking parcels to customers by drones, India’s leading...

    29. April 10, 2015

      India’s car industry gets back on the road

      Fresh interest rate cuts and persistently low oil prices are set to put India’s battered auto industry back on the road to...

    30. April 9, 2015

      Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju sentenced to 7 years

      Ramalinga Raju, former chairman of Satyam Computer, has been jailed for seven years by a court investigating a more than...

    31. April 8, 2015

      Foreign funds brace for India’s alternative tax demand

      Dozens of foreign funds investing in India are preparing to challenge a series of unexpected new tax demands, raising...

    32. April 7, 2015

      Indian ecommerce start-ups pile into cricket sponsorship

      Upstart businesses in India’s booming ecommerce sector will open a new front in their battle for customers over the next two...

    33. April 5, 2015

      Foreign insurers scramble for India foothold

      A good health or travel insurance policy protects its owner against unlikely but potentially significant future events — a...

    34. April 1, 2015

      Emerging markets: The great unravelling

      Faced with recession, decade- high inflation, a fiscal crisis and water rationing, more than 1m Brazilians took to the...

    35. March 31, 2015

      India: At the coalface

      A large, colourfully painted sign hangs above the entrance to the depths of Jhanjra, the largest underground mine in West...

    36. March 30, 2015

      Record Indian spectrum auction set to spur telecoms consolidation

      India’s mobile market is full of large numbers, from 850m active users to annual handset sales of 200m and revenues of...

    37. March 29, 2015

      Reformist Modi tries to shake off ‘anti-poor’ label

      Ten months into the administration of Narendra Modi, even some of the Indian prime minister’s ardent supporters have been...

    38. March 29, 2015

      India’s diamond polishers lose their sparkle

      Few brides-to-be are likely to be aware that the stone in their diamond ring has probably been cut and polished in a...

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