BJP looks to trigger FDI surge into retail sector after election victory

Indian retail: BJP’s resounding victory in this month’s Uttar Pradesh assembly elections is expected to trigger…

Indian Railways gives new push to North-South Transport Corridor

State-owned Indian Railways is to host a meeting of the heads of its fellow South Asian railway…

Brexit could help EU-India FTA but report scotches hopes of UK side deal

Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to impact positively on India’s hopes of securing…

India and Russia close to reviving two-year Kamov helicopter JV deal

New Delhi and Moscow  are finally getting close to signing off on the $1bn joint venture…

Prospects of IPO for Vodafone India recede with merger talks

Vodafone this week confirmed that it is discussing the possibility of merging its struggling India arm with…

India looks for $13bn to fund Sagar Mala port upgrade programme

Having committed itself to spending $180bn to modernise the country’s  ports and surrounding infrastructure by way of…

Islamic banking proposal could see ‘trillions of dollars’ flood into India

Islamic banking: Moves by the  Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  to offer  its banks an “Islamic window”…

Protestors take to the streets as Modi urges Indians to join digital world

With banks overwhelmed by desperate account holders and  crowds  of Indians taking to city streets to protest…

Deutsche Bahn agrees to test drive new South West transport corridor to Iran

Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s  largest transport companies, has agreed to test drive the new…

Demand for LNG set for bull run,say experts, with India leading charge

Global demand for  liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to double over the next 15 years,…

Turkmenistan secures $700m from IDB for TAPI pipeline to India

TAPI: Turkmenistan has secured a $700m loan from the Islamic Development Bank to lay the long-awaited TAPI…

Essar acquisition gives Rosneft foothold in Indian energy market

Essar: Russian oil giant Rosneft’s ambitions to secure a foothold in the Indian energy sector looks set…

VW looks to India for new ideas

VW: German car manufacturer Volkswagon is considering setting up a major R&D and engineering centre in…

Vodafone ready to pump $3bn into India before spectrum auction

Vodafone: Faced with increasing competition from Mumbai’s Reliance Jio Infocomm and with a national  spectrum auction due…

Indian manufacturing bucks global trends with 9% growth rate

Indian manufacturing sector: After clocking up a growth rate of above 9% for the second quarter…

ADB forecasts India to lead economic growth as China and SE Asia slip

ADB forecasts: Brisk consumer spending and the  growth of its rural economy will help the Indian economy outperform…

UK ministers begin post-Brexit trade talks with visits to India and China

post-Brexit trade talks: UK Business Minister Said Javid was due to hold preliminary talks  with government…

National Highways Authority planning 36,000 km Indian road network

 Indian road network: The National Highways Authority of India is drawing up plans to build a national…

Moody’s positive and Apple hopeful as India relaxes FDI restrictions

India relaxes FDI restrictions: India’s decision to ease foreign direct investment restrictions in several sectors  got the thumbs…

Brexit expected put brakes on India-EU FTA negotiations

Brexit: UK’s vote to leave the EU is expected to delay Indian attempts to establish a free trade agreement…

Rosneft worth $130bn, claims CEO as Putin considers sale to China or India

The Russian energy giant  Rosneft could be worth as much as $130bn, its CEO Igor Sechin said this week, amid reports…

SPIEF #3: Putin calls on Asian powers to join greater Eurasian Partnership

Eurasian Partnership: Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to set up  an economic union spanning the EEU, China, India,…

Amazon planning to increase Indian investment to $5bn, says Bezos

e-commerce giant Amazon  is planning to invest a further $3bn in India on top of the $2bn…

Indian internet usage overtakes US

Indian Internet usage: With 277 million Internet users recorded last year, India has overtaken the US in terms…