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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's political dynasty flounders 30 years after Indira Gandhi's killing

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AFP

    ... business dealings. Rahul Gandhi- once described in a US diplomatic cable as "an empty suit"- has shown no such appetite and likened power to "poison" before being persuaded ... low. The ban on first-class travel, which could save US$3,000 on a long-haul flight, is part of an austerity drive launched by Modi to cut discretionary spending by 10 per cent in the fiscal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628512/indias-political-dynasty-flounders-30-years-after-indira-gandhis-killing
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Faulty samplers and data fudging hamper India's air pollution fight

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by GDN

    ... the rest of the country will slowly be brought into the system. At the launch, the minister for environment and forests, Prakash Javadekar, said it wouldn't be "business ... to be worse. The Economic Times notes while the Indian government hasn't set standards for these instruments, it makes it mandatory for manufacturing companies to adhere to the US Environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621623/faulty-samplers-and-data-fudging-hamper-indias-air-pollution-fight
  3. Property - International - INDIA

    Regulatory action hammers former Indian soldier who built a city

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... record-breaking 2007 market listing. Investors wiped more than US$1.3 billion off the company's market value after the decision. Village boy turned visionary developer, Singh may be largely unknown ... was ousted in May's general election by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party. Haryana's voters threw out Congress in a state election last week. "There are businesses that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1621429/regulatory-action-hammers-former-indian-soldier-who-built
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    More toilets not the answer to India's sanitation woes: study

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... to have the world's worst sanitation record despite spending US$3 billion since 1986 on sanitation programmes, according to government figures. The country is now gearing up to spend 10 times ... India needs to look beyond building toilets and focus on educating the masses and changing centuries-old habits and people's preferences for doing their business outdoors. For the study, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1613909/more-toilets-not-answer-indias-sanitation-woes-study
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Australia and India set to sign landmark nuclear energy deal

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... been a model international citizen," he told reporters in Mumbai. Australia's decision to overturn its ban followed a landmark US agreement in 2008 to support India's civilian ... said, adding that India's "standards are improving all the time". Abbott was also expected to meet Indian business leaders in the capital, where he was also expected to announce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586177/australia-and-india-set-sign-landmark-nuclear-energy-deal
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India pulls support for WTO 'trade facilitation' pact

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi 'Trade facilitation' agreed in Bali could boost global economy by US$1 trillion India could derail WTO deal on trade rules India threatened to block a worldwide reform of customs rules, which some estimates say could add US$1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million jobs, prompting a US warning that its demands could kill global trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560029/india-pulls-support-wto-trade-facilitation-pact
  7. Property - International - INDIA

    India paves way for reit market

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:50am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Real estate investment trusts seen as new source of funds for debt-hit developers and could lead to US$20b of listings Push paves way for reit market India is laying the groundwork to make real estate investment trusts tax-exempt and allow them to trade on public exchanges, a move that may help unlock as much as US$20 billion of listings. Regulations on taxation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567068/india-paves-way-reit-market
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi boosts Indian defence spending by 12pc in first budget

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... targets in the budget, which analysts and business leaders generally welcomed as realistic. India has been the world's top arms buyer for the last three years, trying to replace an ageing ... third-largest. Even at the elevated spending, India's military budget is still less than a third of China's US$145 billion expenditure last year, estimated by the Pentagon in its report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551374/narendra-modi-boosts-indian-defence-spending-12pc-first-budget
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:05pm by BLOOM

    ... as 40 rupees, according to its website. But the regional government wants it to charge between 9 rupees and 13 rupees in accordance with a contract it signed, Business Standard reported, citing ... according to the website. The Mumbai metropolitan region needs US$60 billion of investment in public transport over the next 20 years and the current plan falls short, according to estimates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528892/mumbais-new-metro-begins-services-despite-ticket-price-fight
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Modi suffers loss as top minister killed in road collision

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... state, is one of India’s engines of growth on the west coast, and was vital to his plans to restore momentum to the economy. “It is a big blow for us,” Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, a party ... reactions. While activists hailed its provision of securing upto 80 per cent approval from the owners of land targeted for acquisition, Indian business fears the procedures will swell costs and delay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524531/indian-pm-modi-suffers-loss-top-minister-killed-road-collision

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