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  • *New Delhi also needs overseas investment to boost growth. MUMBAI, Sept 4- India's tax officials, long the scourge of foreign investors, are under government pressure to avoid aggressive claims against overseas funds and companies, as the country seeks to repair an image dented by high-profile tax battles. The new, consensual approach marks a sharp change for a...

  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    ANN ARBOR, Mich.— India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter called the GenZe, which goes on sale this fall in California, Oregon and Michigan. Sales could soon expand to other states and Europe.

  • *Gadkari tackles $57 billion infrastructure backlog. NAGPUR, India, Sept 2- The man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tasked with launching a China-style infrastructure boom calls himself a "bulldozer" and promises to add two percentage points to India's economic growth in two years. Modi chose the 58- year-old former president of his Hindu nationalist...

  • MUMBAI, Sept 1- India's competition authority has accused Google Inc of abusing its dominant position in online search, people with knowledge of the matter said, which if proven could force the U.S. company to alter its practices in a key market or even pay a big fine. A preliminary report from the Competition Commission of India, a quasi-judicial regulatory body,...

  • Fidelity sees opportunities in Indian stocks Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Fidelity sees opportunities in Indian stocks

    Medha Samant, investment director - Asian equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says India has outperformed emerging market peers due to factors such as falling commodity prices.

  • Will India benefit from interest-rate divergence? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 11:42 PM ET
    Will India benefit from interest-rate divergence?

    Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, discusses veteran fund manager Mark Mobius' comments that an interest rate divergence between the U.S. and India will benefit the latter.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 1- The rescue of India's economy may come down to the spending power of people like 26- year-old Avni Rambhiya. From rising retail loans to a pick-up in movie ticket sales, there are early signs of a recovery in spending in Asia's third-largest economy. "The headwinds of 2013 that pushed down consumer spending have turned positive now," said Siddhartha...

  • Is Google liable for antitrust violations? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Is Google liable for antitrust violations?

    Victor Anthony, managing director and senior Internet media analyst at Axiom Capital Management, discusses the alleged antitrust claims that Google faces in the European Union and India.

  • *Weakness in India's services sector drags growth. While doubts still persist over India's new way of calculating GDP, even though the method gained an endorsement from the World Bank's chief economist, there is no denying the fact that the economy is still struggling to gather steam. "There's a lot of emphasis that's being put on the opportunities that lie ahead...

  • AHMEDABAD, India, Aug 31- A sword-wielding 22- year-old activist has emerged overnight as the most pressing political threat to Narendra Modi, accusing the Indian prime minister of breaking a promise to provide jobs that helped him win last year's general election. Hardik Patel, by his own admission, scraped through college and failed to land a steady job.

  • Is China's slowdown an opportunity for India? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Is China's slowdown an opportunity for India?

    Prashant Sawant, senior economist at Verisk Maplecroft, discusses India's economic situation.

  • India GDP likely eased in April-June Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    India GDP likely eased in April-June

    While India's new GDP methodology remains confusing, Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, explains why GDP has still eased from the first three months of the year.

  • India: Welcome to a low interest rate world Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    India: Welcome to a low interest rate world

    Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, explains how declining interest rates in India will benefit the economy and stock market.

  • These are the bright spots in EMs: Mobius Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 11:14 PM ET
    These are the bright spots in EMs: Mobius

    Despite China's slowdown, there are glimmers of opportunities in emerging markets like India, says Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

  • India's latest GDP data could give Modi a boost Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 9:06 PM ET

    India should offer hope to the world as it remains the fastest growing major economy for the second quarter running.

  • India shines among EMs: Old Mutual Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 8:22 PM ET
    India shines among EMs: Old Mutual

    Indian growth is catching up to its potential growth rate, says Joshua Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors.

  • Indian economy offers hope as China struggles Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, Aug 31- For investors worried about the health of emerging economies, India's gross domestic product data for April-June should supply some cheer on Monday- the country is expected to remain the fastest growing major economy for a second straight quarter. But doubts persist over India's new way of calculating GDP, introduced early this year, even...

  • Market turmoil: What this means for India Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Market turmoil: What this means for India

    Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Global, explains how recent market moves have affected the Indian market.

  • India watchdog wants more control on your kids' diet Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 9:13 PM ET

    Tensions are rising between food companies and India's food safety regulator, seeking to assert its authority, the FT reports.

  • NOIDA, India, Aug 26- After a decade labouring on building sites around New Delhi, Akhilesh Kumar lost his scaffolding job last month when his employer halted work on an array of 30 residential towers. He joins more than half a million workers let go from sites around India's capital in the last 18 months, in a stark sign that the reality in Asia's third-largest...