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  • The opening of the insurance sector-- which has languished in parliament for more than six years-- is one of a series of measures that Modi hopes will make it easier for overseas firms to bet on India's growth story. The legislation will shake up India's overcrowded life insurance sector, allowing global insurers such as Britain's Prudential-- which holds a...

  • Indian parliament to vote on Modi's insurance bill Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:50 AM ET

    The opening of the insurance sector- which has languished in parliament for more than six years- is one of a series of measures that Modi hopes will make it easier for overseas firms to bet on India's growth story. The legislation would shake up India's overcrowded life insurance sector, allowing global insurers such as Britain's Prudential- which holds a...

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- An Indian court summoned former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday over accusations of criminal conspiracy and corruption over the award of a coal field during his term, in a blow for the Gandhi dynasty that ruled India until last year. A special court under the Central Bureau of Investigation summoned the former prime minister...

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was summoned on Wednesday by a court accused of criminal conspiracy in an inquiry into the award of coal fields during his term, in a blow for the Gandhi dynasty that ruled India until last year. Most coal block awards made by Singh's government, which ran India for a decade, were overturned by the Supreme...

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- Indian ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stands accused of criminal conspiracy over the allocation of a coal block to Hindalco Industries, a source at the Central Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday.

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was summoned as an accused to appear in court as part of an inquiry into the allocation of coal blocks during his administration, Indian media reported on Wednesday. Most coal block awards made by Singh's government, which ran India for a decade until last year, were overturned by the Supreme Court...

  • Indian retailers hobble as e-commerce race ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.

  • Bolstering Japan-India Ties Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:42 PM ET
    Bolstering Japan-India Ties

    Stephen Nagy, Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, says Japan is the ideal partner to provide the capital and technology investment that India needs.

  • India to Put Investors Before Voters in Budget Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    India Finance Minister P Chidambaram

    India's finance minister had a bruising battle with cabinet colleagues in the run-up to the budget he unveils this week, rebuffing demands for pre-election spending and insisting on austerity to shore up investors' faith in India's economy.

  • Italy's Finmeccanica Delays Results Over India Probe Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    Italian defence group Finmeccanica has delayed publication of its 2012 results after a bribery probe connected with the sale of 12 helicopters to Indian authorities, it said on Thursday.

  • Bomb Blasts Rock Southern Indian City; at Least 11 Dead Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    India’s Secret Weapon: Its Young Population

    Two bombs placed on bicycles exploded in a crowded market-place in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

  • Britain's Cameron in India Amid Graft Scandal Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition.

  • India's Investment Malaise Thwarting Economic Rebound Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    Being a big wheel in the earth mover business, Vipin Sondhi has a very clear idea why the Indian economy is stuck in the mud and what the government must do to change the mindset of business executives, like himself.

  • Is India's Long Wait for a Rate Cut Finally Over? Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    India's central bank is widely expected to make a modest cut in interest rates later on Tuesday to support an economy set for its slowest growth in a decade, with a deeper cut unlikely due worries over the fiscal and external deficits and inflation.

  • India's industrial output shrank in November after a spurt the previous month, denting hopes of a recovery in economic growth and strengthening the case for an interest rate cut later this month.

  • A poster at a protest against the gang rape of a 23-year-old in New Delhi, India

    One of hundreds of attacks reported in New Delhi each year, the brutal gang rape and murder of a young medical student in a private bus this month caught authorities and political parties flat-footed, slow to appreciate it had become symbolic of all the others.

  • Why Is India Launching a Probe Into Wal-Mart? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:41 PM ET
    Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    India's government has announced an inquiry into the lobbying practices of Wal-Mart after a report that the giant retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.

  • Indian Reforms Face Test With Parliament Vote Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 7:22 PM ET
    India.jpg

    India's economic reform program faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign retailers set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.

  • India: Suspended Animation Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 12:48 AM ET
    The Bandra-Worli sea link, also know as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, in Mumbai, India.

    Political inertia, red tape and a dearth of foreign investment are impeding a much needed overhaul.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1400 GMT, Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    ROME- Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi faced a fresh setback on Monday as early counting in a local election in Sicily showed his divided centre-right party trailing in a former stronghold and big gains for the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement.