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India can be the next China, but only if it is more open to foreign investment

While India's forex reserves and investments have increased, PM Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat is harking back to a protectionist past.
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Australia to toughen foreign investors rules as row with China continues

The announcement comes a day after PM Morrison signed a crucial defence agreement with India and upgraded ties, as both nations navigate fraught relations with China.

India needs more ‘regulatory stability’ to compete with China, US trade body chief says

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Nisha Biswal, president of US-India Business Council, says India's policy structure is 'volatile' though the country has stable governance.
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India looks to lure US businesses from China as Trump keeps up tirade on coronavirus

India has reached out to more than 1,000 companies in the US to offer incentives for manufacturers seeking to move out of China.
File image of PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

India isn’t ready yet for foreign companies that want to quit China

India's fascination with the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings hasn't served it well. Vietnam ranked below India but has attracted more foreign investment.
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Rupee falls to 75 for first time, stocks continue to drop as foreigners pull out $10 bn

Global funds are seeking safety of dollar while fleeing stocks, bonds & other currencies, emulating pattern that was hallmark of 2008 global financial crisis.
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Global investors are loading up on Indian stocks as shelter from coronavirus in Asia

Indicators have already pointed towards a potential recovery, with the Markit India Services PMI index climbing in January to the highest level in seven years.
Former Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya



India needs a lot more policy stability to attract investors: Arvind Panagariya

In an interview to ThePrint, former Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya also raises questions on the rhetoric to replace imports with domestic commodities.
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India, China are opening their energy sectors to foreign investors at the wrong time

The best path to energy security for India and China is to encourage their own renewable energy and electrified transport industries.
PM Narendra Modi | File Photo | ANI

Tax cut gives Modi perfect pitch to win American investments

When Modi meets energy company CEOs in Houston Saturday, he’s expected to tout the low rates which are about the same as in Singapore.

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.