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  • Aiming higher

    Suzuki strengthening grip on Indian market

    NEW DELHI -- Suzuki Motor continues to build on its success in India, kicking off construction of its third plant in the country right after upgrading a key manufacturing base. Local unit Maruti Suzuki India has refitted three production lines a

    January 30, 2015 02:15 am JST
  • UN study

    Geopolitical risks cooling investment globally

    TOKYO -- Cross-border investment sank to a five-year low in 2014 as money fled sanction-hit Russia, the increasingly unstable Middle East and North Africa, a United Nations study shows. Direct overseas investment fell 8% to $1.26 trillion last y

    January 30, 2015 01:46 am JST
  • Foreign investment in India

    State chiefs step up efforts to become 'regional Modis'

    NEW DELHI -- A growing number of state chief ministers in India are trying to attract foreign investment to their regions, following in the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the chief minister of Gujarat. Modi's track record of

    January 29, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Maruti Suzuki result

    Leading Indian automaker's Q3 profits up 18%, miss estimates

    NEW DELHI -- Maruti Suzuki has reported a net profit $130.6 million for the third quarter of its 2015 financial year, up nearly 18% year on year but slightly lower than market expectations of $142.5 million. Brokerages remain bullish on the lead

    January 29, 2015 12:07 am JST
  • Daniel Twining: US-India economic ties must deepen

    U.S. President Barack Obama enjoyed a successful summit with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Their time together reminds us that India, no less than China, will help determine the future of Asia and the world. The summit also show

    January 29, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • For most central banks, things are getting 'easier'

    TOKYO -- A new wave of monetary relaxation has swept the world since the start of the year, with the European Central Bank the most prominent of those loosening their purse strings. There are two main drivers of the wave. Some countries are taki

    January 29, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Twitter buys ZipDial in growing India

    NEW DELHI -- Twitter is buying ZipDial. The U.S. microblogging giant's first acquisition in India is a "missed-call marketing platform" for mobile users. ZipDial allows cellphone users to receive content, including promotional messages, on th

    January 29, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Intersecting legacies

    In India, Obama invokes King in tribute to Gandhi

    NEW DELHI -- U.S. President Barack Obama frequently cites Mohandas Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi and sometimes referred to as the father of modern India, as one of his heroes. During his whirlwind tour of India from Sunday through Tuesday,

    January 28, 2015 12:05 pm JST
  • Passage to Africa

    Japanese automakers using India as export base

    NEW DELHI -- Japanese automakers are now actively exporting vehicles from their Indian factories to the African market. The plants are closer to Africa than their Japanese and Southeast Asian factories. The low-priced and small cars that are the

    January 28, 2015 06:26 am JST
  • U.S.-India relations

    Visit confirms great chemistry between Obama and Modi

    NEW DELHI -- President Barack Obama concluded his three-day visit to India on a high note with the U.S. and India, the world's largest democracies, pledging to renew their push for an enduring strategic partnership encompassing trade, investment, de

    January 27, 2015 11:00 pm JST
  • Daniel Twining

    US, India must build on summit success to forge closer ties

    President Barack Obama's successful summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi reminds us that India, no less than China, will help determine the future of Asia and the world -- and that India and America are destined to be allies in supp

    January 27, 2015 08:00 pm JST
  • Expanding in India

    Nissan to double Datsun dealership network

    NEW DELHI -- Nissan Motor plans to double the number of Indian dealerships for its Datsun car brand by 2016. Shops featuring Datsun autos -- specifically developed for emerging markets -- will be set up in dealerships selling Nissans, bringing t

    January 27, 2015 03:50 am JST
  • Indonesia investment magnet

    Chinese, Indian investors 'act east'

    JAKARTA/DALIAN, China/MUMBAI -- Indonesia is turning into a magnet for foreign investment, particularly from India and China, as the country's middle and wealthy classes look to double by 2020. Oil producers in the Middle East and Africa are also s

    January 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Worldwide rate cuts

    Central banks welcome 2015 with series of easing moves

    TOKYO -- A wave of monetary relaxation has swept the world since the start of this year, involving not only the European Central Bank but central banks of various other countries as well. The wave consists of two types. One type of credit ea

    January 26, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Looking forward

    India seeks economic, security benefits from improved US ties

    NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to warm ties with the U.S. and attract investments that could fuel his "Make in India" campaign at a summit here Sunday with President Barack Obama. American direct investment in India since fisca

    January 26, 2015 03:03 am JST
  • Obama, Modi say progress made on range of issues

    NEW DELHI -- (Dow Jones) U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on a range of issues, including moving toward an agreement on civil nuclear trade and addressing climate change, as the t

    January 25, 2015 10:54 pm JST
  • Obama to cut short India visit, fly to Saudi Arabia - sources

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will cut short his visit to India on Tuesday to fly to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah, sources in the Indian capital familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The White House

    January 24, 2015 10:15 pm JST
  • India, US trying to get nuclear deal over line during Obama trip

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India and the United States were trying to narrow differences on nuclear trade on Thursday ahead of President Barack Obama's visit, but New Delhi ruled out a change in its liability law that has choked off U.S. investment.

    January 24, 2015 10:00 pm JST
  • European Central Bank

    Bond program lights up Asian bourses

    JAKARTA/MANILA -- Asian stock markets soared on Friday as the launch of a European Central Bank (ECB) bond-buying program prompted investors to move into risky assets. ECB President Mario Draghi rolled out the program on Thursday by announcing tha

    January 23, 2015 10:38 pm JST
  • Daniel Twining

    Obama should help Modi deliver a South Asian economic miracle

    On Jan. 26, an Indian prime minister will for the first time host an American president for the annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The novelty of this summitry is in keeping with the new vigor apparent in India since Prime Minister Narendra Mo

    January 23, 2015 01:00 pm JST