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    1. 11 hours ago

      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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. April 11, 2015

      Narendra Modi promises to buy French warplanes

      Narendra Modi has given a boost to France’s defence industry by promising to buy 36 Rafale combat aircraft off the shelf,...

    5. 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...

    6. March 23, 2015

      Pride, patriotism and the baffling politics of Indian place names

      It feels odd to spend the day in one of the world’s biggest cities, and India’s richest in terms of income per head, and to...

    7. March 18, 2015

      Conservative values deny Indian women jobs and hit growth

      India’s chattering classes often look with wistful admiration at the prosperity of east Asia’s Tiger economies, such as tiny...

    8. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    9. March 16, 2015

      Indian growth stunted by women’s exclusion, says IMF

      The lack of women workers in India is a “huge missed opportunity” for the country’s economic growth, Christine Lagarde,...

    10. March 11, 2015

      Delhi to limit visibility of smog data

      India’s government has decided to stop releasing real-time air quality data for the capital New Delhi, amid growing global...

    11. March 10, 2015

      India has a real chance to excel on growth

      The most significant economic story of the past three and a half decades has been the rise of China. The second most...

    12. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as part...

    13. March 9, 2015

      The grim state of India’s government health system

      You know something is wrong with a country’s health system when you rush an injured relative to hospital — and then hesitate...

    14. March 4, 2015

      Narendra Modi takes tough stance on Indians hiding ‘black money’

      HSBC’s admission that its Swiss private bank may have held accounts for tax dodging clients has made waves as far afield as...

    15. March 4, 2015

      India makes second rate cut

      India’s central bank lowered its policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent in an unscheduled meeting on...

    16. March 3, 2015

      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

      Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The...

    17. March 3, 2015

      Indian state of Maharashtra bans beef

      India’s western state of Maharashtra, home of the country’s financial capital Mumbai, has introduced a draconian beef ban,...

    18. March 2, 2015

      A budget that bodes well for future Indian growth

      There have been great expectations regarding India’s first full budget since Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party stormed...

    19. March 1, 2015

      Investors optimistic about Modi budget

      Indian and international investors are optimistic about the prospects for accelerating growth in India, after New Delhi...

    20. February 26, 2015

      India plans $137bn rail investment

      The Indian government will modernise and expand the country’s huge but ageing rail network with investments of $137bn over...

    21. February 25, 2015

      Indian farmers balk at land law reforms

      Anna Hazare, the prominent social activist who led the mass anti-corruption movement that so rattled Delhi in 2011,...

    22. February 24, 2015

      Clothes make the man, and Indian nation

      Arvind Kejriwal, leader of India’s fledgling Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party and recent victor of New Delhi’s local election,...

    23. February 23, 2015

      Doubts grow over Rahul Gandhi’s future

      The Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty He has been called the Hamlet of Indian politics: the reluctant heir apparent to the...

    24. February 22, 2015

      China criticises Narendra Modi visit to disputed Arunachal Pradesh

      The Chinese government summoned India’s ambassador at the weekend over Narendra Modi’s recent visit to a disputed Himalayan...

    25. February 20, 2015

      Reliance employee quizzed in India corporate espionage probe

      Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector company by revenue, has launched an internal investigation after New...

    26. February 17, 2015

      Narendra Modi should do more to lift India’s growth rate

      It is not only things like cereal and toothpaste that can be “new and improved”. In India’s case, so too can growth...

    27. February 12, 2015

      Delhi election rout sends powerful message to Narendra Modi

      Could it have been because of his suit? Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, set tongues wagging last month when the...

    28. February 11, 2015

      Developing economies: Taking a load off

      Morocco’s leaders held their breath as the moment approached. Would riots erupt? Would inflation jump? But the day came and...

    29. February 10, 2015

      Modi’s BJP crushed in Delhi poll

      Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party has suffered a crushing defeat in Delhi’s city election, undermining the Indian prime...

    30. February 9, 2015

      India GDP figures fuel investor suspicion

      Indian economic growth has surged above 7 per cent a year and is set to overtake China’s, official figures show, but...

    31. February 9, 2015

      A comedy roast sparks an Indian firestorm

      It seems that even innocuous acts will prompt someone somewhere in India to take offence. But rarely has the country shown a...

    32. February 9, 2015

      India starts deworming campaign to protect young population

      About 140m Indian schoolchildren — the equivalent of the combined population of the UK and Germany — will undergo deworming...

    33. February 8, 2015

      Exit polls point to BJP defeat in Delhi

      India’s Aam Aadmi party, known as the Common Man party, appears poised to retake control of New Delhi, after the city’s...

    34. February 3, 2015

      Aam Aadmi activist Arvind Kejriwal battles with BJP for Delhi

      Arvind Kejriwal electrified Indian politics just over a year ago, as the unexpectedly strong performance of his upstart Aam...

    35. January 27, 2015

      Delivering on the Obama and Modi ‘bromance’

      Let us not be too excited about the nuclear “breakthrough” between Barack Obama and Narendra Modi. The deal aims to cap the...

    36. January 27, 2015

      China’s churlishness shows strength of US-India relations

      China’s churlish reaction to Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi this week suggests that the US president and Narendra Modi,...

    37. January 27, 2015

      Obama says India can be ‘best partner’ for US

      President Barack Obama has elevated India to potentially the “best partner” of the US in a public speech at the end of a...

    38. January 26, 2015

      A calm moment in a stormy US-India marriage

      It was 15 years ago that US president Bill Clinton came to India on a five day, five city trip that felt like a new dawn in...

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