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  • Modi rolls out 'red carpet' for Japanese manufacturers

    TOKYO -- Japanese manufacturers, consider yourselves invited to India. "There is one thing I can promise to you," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a symposium in Tokyo on Tuesday. "If you want to look abroad, there is no need for you to

    September 2, 2014 07:30 pm JST
  • GIC enters housing development in India

    SINGAPORE -- This country's sovereign wealth fund GIC is making a foray into the residential development market in India. It has tied up with Bangalore-based Brigade Group, one of India's leading real estate developers, to jointly invest 15 billion

    September 2, 2014 06:15 pm JST
  • Indian government's solar power push sparks investment, action

    MUMBAI -- The new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for greater use of solar power in India, and energy companies are heeding the call. Increasing the use of renewable energy is expected to help remedy the chronic electricity

    September 2, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Stephen Grenville: How to reboot world trade talks

    Expanding trade has been the lynchpin of globalization. Total world trade rose from 42% of global gross domestic product in 1980 to 62% in 2007, according to the International Monetary Fund. Trade slowed during the 2008 crisis and since then has bar

    September 2, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan, India pulling closer in more ways than one

    NEW DELHI -- "Strategic," "global" and now "special." Relations between Japan and India, not to mention the rhetoric describing them, are aiming higher under their chummy leaders, on both the economic and security fronts. First among their goals

    September 2, 2014 05:49 am JST
  • Japan to back India with investment, loans

    TOKYO -- Japan will seek to double direct investment in India over the next five years as the two nations pursue closer economic and security ties, their leaders declared Monday. In a joint statement issued after his summit here with Indian coun

    September 2, 2014 04:00 am JST
  • Modi, Abe pause for teatime, Japanese-style

    TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe treated Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to a traditionally prepared bowl of Japanese tea before their summit here Monday. The two leaders visited a tea room of the Omotesenke school, one of the main branches o

    September 2, 2014 12:38 am JST
  • Abe, Modi to affirm closer security, economic ties over assertive China

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are set on Monday to hold a summit at which they are expected to boost security and economic ties in the face of China's rising territorial ambitions and military bu

    September 1, 2014 02:50 pm JST
  • Indian PM Modi calls for Japan aid in clean energy development

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for further cooperation from Japan in industrial research and development, including the area of clean energy. "I would like to work together with Japan in the field of resear

    September 1, 2014 02:20 pm JST
  • Nidec chief discusses investment plan with India's Modi

    KYOTO -- India's Narendra Modi was told of Nidec's investment strategy for the South Asian country, as the company's CEO met with the new prime minister during his current visit to Japan. The electric motor maker plans to invest more than 100 bi

    September 1, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Muji stores to open in India as country eases restrictions

    TOKYO -- Ryohin Keikaku, operator of Muji stores, plans to enter India as soon as next year, making it the first major Japanese retailer to do so. Ryohin Keikaku is finalizing an agreement with a local retailer to form a joint venture in which t

    September 1, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Japan plans to double Indian investment in 5 years

    TOKYO -- Japan aims to double its investment in India over the next five years, along with the number of companies operating there, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his counterpart, Narendra Modi, at a summit meeting on Monday. The two will d

    September 1, 2014 04:04 am JST
  • Indian PM Modi visits famous Kyoto temple with Abe

    KYOTO (Kyodo) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the famous Toji Temple in Kyoto on Sunday, the second day of his five-day official visit to Japan aimed at bolstering the two countries' security and economic ties. As part of efforts

    August 31, 2014 07:10 pm JST
  • Japanese banks to expand in India as Modi aims for stronger ties

    TOKYO -- Major Japanese financial institutions are moving to expand operations in India as reform-minded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes to revitalize the country's economy. These moves are particularly significant as Modi on Saturday

    August 31, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • India's Modi visits Japan to boost security ties over assertive China

    OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started a five-day official visit to Japan on Saturday as the two governments seek to strengthen security and economic ties in the face of China's rising territorial ambitions and military buildup

    August 30, 2014 09:45 pm JST
  • Indian economy grows 5.7% on hopes for new government

    MUMBAI -- India's real gross domestic product grew 5.7% on the year in the April-June quarter, reflecting the surge in consumption and investment brought on by the inauguration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Growth beat the 5% mark for the fir

    August 30, 2014 04:36 am JST
  • Panasonic, Tata working on water purification system for India

    OSAKA -- Panasonic will develop a compact and efficient water purification system suited for use in rural communities of India, in collaboration with local conglomerate Tata Group. A special photocatalyst devised by the Japanese electronics make

    August 30, 2014 04:25 am JST
  • Modi aiming for closer security ties with Japan

    NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to work more closely with Japan regarding defense and national security, and he sees similarities between Japan's Abenomics and his own economic reforms, he told Japanese media in a joint interv

    August 30, 2014 04:06 am JST
  • Modi to use Japan trip to work on bringing bullet trains to India

    NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to make progress during his visit to Japan starting Saturday on bringing shinkansen bullet trains and Japanese nuclear power equipment to his country. Modi, who took office in May, spoke wit

    August 30, 2014 02:41 am JST
  • Indian, Sri Lankan stocks rising on hopes for economic reform

    TOKYO -- Indian and Sri Lankan stocks are riding high, buoyed by expectations that stable governments in both countries will spur economic growth. Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange All-Share Index has risen nearly 20% this year, and was hoverin

    August 30, 2014 12:46 am JST