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  • China, India to build 47 nukes' worth of solar capacity

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Asia's two most energy-hungry nations will vastly expand solar power generation in the coming years as the region turns to renewable power sources. China will add the equivalent of 27 nuclear reactors of solar capacity, and Ind

    November 26, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Who wants to buy a Sony? India!

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Sony's otherwise gloomy global business picture has one bright spot -- India. The struggling electronics giant has significantly expanded its presence in the country, thanks to its flourishing TV broadcast operations there

    November 25, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Reputation for corruption impeding investment in India

    MUMBAI -- Direct investment in India is drying up as foreign companies bristle at corruption in the country. The flow of investment decreased 36% in fiscal 2012, which ended this past March. The downtrend showed no sign of ending in the April-Au

    November 24, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • A silver lining to gold's loss of favor?

    TOKYO -- Demand for silver coins and jewelry is growing because of the widespread perception that gold is overpriced. Annual sales of silver coins in the U.S. hit an all-time high in the middle of November. Sales of American Eagle Silver Coins p

    November 23, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Panelists tout Myanmar, Japan as partners in growth

    YANGON (Nikkei) -- More partnerships between Myanmar and corporate Japan could help one of Asia's most promising economies come into its own as a driver of regional growth, speakers at an event organized by Nikkei Inc. said Friday. The seminar,

    November 23, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Benesse to take stake in Indian education company

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Benesse Holdings will acquire an interest in an Indian developer of computer science courses for schoolchildren, positioning itself to create similar products for Japan. The top-ranked Japanese correspondence course company pla

    November 22, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • India's scientific prowess rooted in ancient and modern

    The development of science in India is as old as Indian civilization itself. From the ancient Indus Valley Civilization to the present day, scientific and technological progress in India has thrived. The country draws not only on its own history of

    November 21, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Indian rupee holds solid as current-account deficit shrinks

    SINGAPORE -- The Indian rupee is holding firm against the U.S. dollar, briefly climbing to 61.87 versus the greenback this week to hit its highest level in two weeks. The rupee is gaining momentum as the country's current-account deficit, which sent

    November 21, 2013 12:28 pm JST
  • Free-wheeling women rev up scooter sales in India

    MUMBAI (Nikkei) -- Women seeking a fun, easy way to commute or merely zip around town are driving demand for scooters in India, giving the nation's motorcycle market a boost even as an economic slowdown dampens automobile sales. Yamaha Motor ent

    November 21, 2013 12:37 am JST
  • Rajan's great Indian balancing act

    MUMBAI -- A prophet of the Great Recession, anatomist of economic calamity and a fiscal innovator, Raghuram Rajan faces his biggest challenge yet.As the new governor of India's central bank, Rajan must ensure the giant economy grows quickly enough t

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • BRICs: A bloody ridiculous investment concept?

    "Never make predictions, especially about the future." Perhaps researchers at Citi should have heeded the wise words attributed to baseball star Yogi Berra before forecasting that Egypt would be one of the world's Top 10 economies by the year 2050.

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Unshackling India's manufacturers

    India enjoys the advantages of a diverse manufacturing sector. From textiles to machine tools to aerospace, almost every segment of industry is included in India's basket of manufacturing enterprises. Most have access to modern technology -- at a pr

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • India's scientific prowess rooted in the ancient and modern

    The development of science in India is as old as Indian civilization itself. From the ancient Indus Valley Civilization to the present day, scientific and technological progress in India has thrived. The country draws not only on its own history of

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Emerging nations' forex forecast: chance of a storm

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The possibility that the U.S. will dial down its quantitative easing continues to stir fears of currency turmoil in emerging economies. The prospect of Uncle Sam's taper is also underpinning expectations for further yen depreciatio

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Ripples from Western derivatives regulation spreading across Asia

    Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, Group of 20 governments have sought to extend their regulation of the financial markets -- to avoid letting "Main Street pay for a failure on Wall Street."The leaders' statement issued at the G-20

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Asean's profit-growth kings: Resource boom trickles down to retail

    TOKYO -- For companies operating in Southeast Asia, now is an excellent time to be involved in infrastructure and natural resources. Being a retailer does not hurt, either, thanks to surging domestic demand across the region.These sectors dominated

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Superstar bank chief starts policymaking with a bang

    MUMBAI -- Raghuram Rajan on Sept. 20 marked his debut policy meeting by taking a strong stance against inflation, opting for an interest rate hike.The RBI raised its policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%, the first increase in about two years.

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Growing India's manufacturing sector

    India enjoys the advantages of a diverse manufacturing sector. From textiles to machine tools to aerospace, almost every segment of industry is included in India's basket of manufacturing enterprises. Most have access to modern technology -- at a pr

    November 20, 2013 06:00 pm JST
  • Suzuki to roll out 30 new cars in emerging markets

    TOKYO (Nikkei) --Suzuki Motor will release 30 new vehicles in emerging markets through 2017, 50% more than the preceding five years, as it works to rev up sales in fast-growing economies. The Japanese automaker will revamp its design and develop

    November 19, 2013 10:36 pm JST
  • Rohto to build Indian plant for eye drugs

    OSAKA (Nikkei) -- Rohto Pharmaceutical will construct a factory in India for producing ophthalmic drugs ranging from over-the-counter eyedrops to prescription medications, aiming to use it as a base to supply products locally as well as in the Middl

    November 19, 2013 02:50 am JST