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  1. September 18, 2014

    China-India border stand-off overshadows Xi Jinping’s deals

    A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas and Tibetan street protests in New Delhi cast a shadow...

  2. September 17, 2014

    India’s flood response failings stoke Kashmir separatist passions

    Kashmir floods Angry refugees hunt for food and drinking water nearly two weeks after their homes were destroyed in the...

  1. September 14, 2014

    Modi allure dims for multinationals awaiting ‘big bang’ in India

    Narendra Modi’s honeymoon is nearing its end for the growing ranks of investors disappointed by the dearth of radical...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Xi to meet Modi amid shift in Sino-Indian ties

    The common wisdom has been that China and India have nothing in common – except size. But that is changing. The shift is...

  3. September 11, 2014

    India steps up privatisation programme

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is accelerating plans to raise up to $7bn from the sale of stakes in three state-backed...

  4. September 9, 2014

    Concern grows as power crisis looms for India

    On the campaign trail earlier this year, Narendra Modi often promised to bring power to the 400m Indians who lack basic...

  5. September 8, 2014

    India revamps intellectual property policy in face of western anger

    India is hiring 1,000 officials for its patent offices and has vowed to clear the backlog of all pending applications over...

  6. September 2, 2014

    Vijay Mallya feels full force of frustration within India’s banks

    In January 2012 – when India’s ailing Kingfisher Airlines urgently needed cash for jet fuel to keep its aircraft flying –...

  7. September 2, 2014

    India’s Narendra Modi chides China as he embraces Japan

    Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has issued a thinly veiled attack on Chinese “expansionism” during a visit to Tokyo,...

  8. September 1, 2014

    India eyes China as economic confidence returns

    When the talk turns to China, you can tell India is feeling improved. During Delhi’s late 2000s boom, bullish types often...

  9. August 29, 2014

    India’s economy expands at fastest rate in two years

    During India’s recent election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned on the slogan “Good days are coming”. On Friday, he...

  10. August 27, 2014

    India court’s coal ruling fuels confusion

    “Coal is king and paramount lord of industry,” wrote India’s Supreme Court this week. Few in the country’s fuel-starved...

  11. August 26, 2014

    China and India balk at state sell-off

    Two Asian giants, one shared economic problem: China and India face a common challenge in how to reform their outsized state...

  12. August 25, 2014

    Thames clean-up inspires Modi’s Ganges plans

    Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, could look to the clean-up of the once filthy Thames in London as a model for...

  13. August 25, 2014

    Hindu nationalists flex muscles in Narendra Modi’s India

    Less than three months into Narendra Modi’s new Indian government, worried liberals say their fears of a lurch to the right...

  14. August 22, 2014

    India poised to appoint Arvind Subramanian as economic adviser

    US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to become chief economic adviser to the government of prime minister...

  15. August 22, 2014

    Kerala’s prohibition plan deals blow to tourism

    India’s southern Kerala state, whose tropical, palm-fringed beaches are among the country’s top tourist draws, has decided...

  16. August 15, 2014

    Modi prioritises factories and toilets in Independence Day speech

    Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, has launched a drive to modernise and clean up the world’s largest democracy with the...

  17. 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,...

  18. August 11, 2014

    Food policy moves highlight conflicting pressures on India

    After Indian inflation unexpectedly shot up this summer, driven by a sharp rise in the price of basic foodstuffs, the...

  19. August 6, 2014

    India’s Narendra Modi confounds devotees and detractors alike

    At first they thought he would do too much. Now they worry he will not do enough. When Narendra Modi was swept to power in...

  20. August 5, 2014

    Confidence in India’s state lenders shaken by bribery scandal

    Facing rising bad loans, declining profits and falling market share, the heads of India’s public sector banks have plenty to...

  21. 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...

  22. August 3, 2014

    India bank chief arrested in bribery probe

    Indian investigators have arrested the head of a state-owned bank and at least five other suspects in the first big...

  23. July 29, 2014

    India struggles to build up infrastructure dream

    India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes no secret of his desire to preside over a Chinese-style infrastructure boom,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. July 9, 2014

    India’s Narendra Modi picks controversial Amit Shah as BJP leader

    Amit Shah, one of the closest confidants of India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, has been named president of the ruling...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. June 22, 2014

    Coal India: lumpy

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

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. June 9, 2014

    India launches Chinese-style economic revival plan

    Narendra Modi’s new government in India on Monday announced ambitious, Chinese-style plans to revive the struggling economy...

  38. June 3, 2014

    Modi offered breathing space as Reserve Bank of India holds rates

    India’s central bank has given the new government of Narendra Modi breathing space by keeping interest rates steady –...

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