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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 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. June 22, 2014

    Coal India: lumpy

    Picture the most outdated stereotype of mining that you can possibly imagine: grimy musclemen, perhaps, hacking out rock...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 –...

  14. June 2, 2014

    India gives birth to new state of Telangana

    Telangana was born on Monday as India’s 29th state, carving a new political territory out of the southern state of Andhra...

  15. 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...

  16. May 27, 2014

    Sharif takes gamble on Modi meeting

    Even before his swearing-in as prime minister on Monday Narendra Modi had scored his first foreign policy victory: 151...

  17. 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...

  18. May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian prime minister in lavish ceremony

    Narendra Modi prepares for power in India Narendra Modi, a humble tea-seller’s son who has emerged as India’s most powerful...

  19. 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...

  20. May 23, 2014

    Narendra Modi to be India’s first social media prime minister

    “India has won! Good days are coming.” That tweet – in a mixture of Hindi and English – was the confirmation that millions...

  21. May 22, 2014

    The perils of Asia’s nationalist power game

    India has a new prime minister; and each of Asia’s four most powerful nations is now led by a combative nationalist. The...

  22. May 22, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif ponders India invitation

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is considering a surprise invitation from Narendra Modi to attend his oath-taking...

  23. May 20, 2014

    The gulf between India and Thailand is not so wide

    Bangkok and New Delhi are both traffic-clogged emerging market capital cities filled with tuk-tuks and the occasional...

  24. May 20, 2014

    India’s Modi in parliamentary debut vows to fulfil hopes of poor

    Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister-elect, battled tears on Tuesday as he pledged to fulfil the nation’s hopes and...

  25. 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...

  26. May 19, 2014

    Modi courts allies for economic reform push 

    To judge by India’s newspapers, the real winner in last week’s landslide election was not Narendra Modi, the prime...

  27. May 19, 2014

    Narendra Modi rode wave of money to Indian victory

    Narendra Modi’s stunning victory in India’s parliamentary election is undoubtedly an affirmation of a contemporary “Indian...

  28. May 19, 2014

    Modi’s win a red flag to India market bulls

    Two words rang out around India’s financial houses on Monday as investors digested opposition leader Narendra Modi’s...

  29. May 18, 2014

    Modi needs to give India its Thatcher moment

    India has a new leader. Narendra Modi, the stocky, 63-year-old chief minister of Gujarat and leader of the rightwing...

  30. 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...

  31. May 18, 2014

    Landslide puts pressure on Modi as Indians seek economic revival

    India's next prime minister Narendra Modi has said little about his plans to restart the country's stuttering economy...

  32. May 18, 2014

    New role for India’s ‘common man’ after Modi win

    The broom-wielding anti-corruption activists of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party hoped their quest to clean up money-driven...

  33. May 17, 2014

    Manmohan Singh yields to triumphant Narendra Modi as Indian PM

    BJP supporters celebrate as Congress concedes defeat A chastened Manmohan Singh of the Congress party has resigned after a...

  34. May 16, 2014

    Pockets of wariness amid the delirium in new leader’s home state

    India’s next prime minister looked eerily calm as he pushed through heavy crowds and ducked into a waiting vehicle outside...

  35. May 16, 2014

    National unity will be hard to achieve despite ‘saffron’ triumph

    When it finally came on Friday after a five-week campaign, the scale of Narendra Modi’s victory at the head of the Hindu...

  36. 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...

  37. May 16, 2014

    Narendra Modi, polarising outsider set to revolutionise Indian politics

    Narendra Modi is different – different, that is, from other Indian leaders.The man set to become prime minister of the...

  38. May 16, 2014

    Who is Narendra Modi?

    • Narendra Modi, 63, India’s incoming prime minister, is the son of a tea-stall owner and began his working career selling...

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