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  • MUMBAI, Feb 25- Hindu nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks with cattle bound for abattoirs and blockading meat processing plants in a bid to halt the trade in the world's second-biggest exporter. "We are doing everything legally, but these people harass us and disrupt our work for no reason," said Mohammad...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 24- Indian tax officials searched the Mumbai headquarters of HSBC Holdings PLC last week as part of a probe related to allegations that the bank's Swiss business helped clients dodge taxes, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The search came as HSBC prepared to release its annual report on Monday, in which the bank said it had received...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 24- Investors in India say the government's first full budget must find a way to boost capital spending while exercising fiscal restraint, or a subsequent sell-off in debt and equities could destabilise the rupee, risking a return to levels seen in 2013.. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election victory nine months ago resulted in India becoming...

  • *Global retailers such as Gap, H&M planning big push into India. NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 24- A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. Located in a posh district in the south of New Delhi,...

  • *Global retailers such as Gap, H&M planning big push into India. NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 24- A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. Located in a posh district in the south of New Delhi,...

  • Pick these stocks over US equities: Expert Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Sparks fly as an employee uses an angle grinder at an Ishwar Engineering factory in Mumbai, India.

    Asian markets look attractive compared with U.S. stocks as they are "substantially less valued," Atlantic Trust's CIO said.

  • Fears aside, one Asia market may still have legs Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    India traders at the Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. office in Mumbai, India.

    A stunning election result in India won't derail liberalization of the economy—and the real challenges lie elsewhere, anyway.

  • Indian corporate espionage scandal deepens Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 9:22 AM ET

    The probe into alleged attempts to steal documents from India's oil ministry is raising wider questions about access to market-sensitive information.

  • India's Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    A worker harvests onions on a farm near Umrana, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

    Modi is looking to reverse India's effective ban on genetically modified food crop trials in a bid to boost the country's dismal farm productivity.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 22- On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified food crops. India placed a moratorium on GM aubergine in 2010 fearing the effect on food safety and biodiversity.

  • NEW DELHI— Indian police questioned five senior energy company executives on Saturday in a widening investigation into the alleged theft of classified government documents, a senior officer said. Police also raided a company's offices in the New Delhi suburb of Noida after arresting one of its consultants on Friday, Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi said.

  • NEW DELHI— India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, while nearly all of the country's 1.2 billion citizens are breathing in harmful pollution levels, according to research published Saturday. The most polluted regions, falling generally in northern India, are also among India's most populous. "The extent of the problem is...

  • NEW DELHI— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dark suit with its unique monogram pinstripes was auctioned Friday for a whopping sum of nearly $700,000. Diamond merchant Lalji Patel, who like Modi is from Gujarat state, made the winning bid of 43 million rupees. President Barack Obama in India last month.

  • *India seen cutting 2015/ 16 subsidy bill by one fifth- sources. NEW DELHI, Feb 20- India may slash its food and fuel subsidy bill by about $8 billion in next week's budget, two sources said, but despite the impressive headline, the cut is not as radical as free market champions had hoped for in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first full budget. Fuel subsidies are expected...

  • NEW DELHI— Police have arrested seven people for allegedly stealing classified documents from the Indian government and selling them to energy companies, a top police officer said Friday. Three men were arrested after they were caught trespassing and stealing documents from India's ministry of petroleum and natural gas, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim...

  • India central bank warns against "mockery" Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Raghuram Rajan, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor.

    India's RBI is getting tougher on the country's banks to ensure they push through rate cuts, stopping them from making a "mockery" of its operations.

  • Dr. Doom: Handle India with care Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    Marc Faber

    Following India equities' dazzling rally last year, the market no longer looks compelling, according to storied investor Marc Faber.

  • Rupee security breaches kept hidden: Report Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    A worker holds Indian ten rupee banknotes in Mumbai, India.

    India's currency suffered a security breach that government officials kept hidden, according to a new report.

  • BENGALURU, Feb 19- Russia is confident it can sign a long-delayed final agreement with India this year to jointly produce a new generation stealth fighter jet, the aircraft manufacturer's president said on Thursday. Russia and India have been haggling over the terms of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft program since the two countries first signed an...

  • Indian Sensex nears record highs  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    Edwin Gutierrez, head of emerging market sovereign debt at Aberdeen Asset Management, says optimism in the price of most Indian financial assets.