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INDIA

Shoes that show you where you're going
Shoes that show you where you're going

NEW DELHI, INDIA: "Wizard of Oz" heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas.

1 Sep 2014 08:27

INDIA

Intex smartphone costs just $33
Intex smartphone costs just $33

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Intex, the manufacturer of a new $33 smartphone billed as India's cheapest said it aims to sell 500,000 devices in the next three months in what it called a "new era" for the market.

28 Aug 2014 12:49

INDIA

India is no longer a land of 'snake charmers and black magic'
India is no longer a land of 'snake charmers and black magic'

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a "digital India" could compete with the world and hailed its information technology professionals for banishing the country's image as a land of "snake charmers and black magic".

18 Aug 2014 08:40

INDIA

Tata Motors' profit triples on JLR sales
Tata Motors' profit triples on JLR sales

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Tata Motors, India's top vehicle group, on Monday (10 February) reported a tripling of quarterly net profit in a sterling performance by British luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which offset dismal domestic sales.

11 Feb 2014 07:42

INDIA

Tata's new Nano now with power steering
Tata's new Nano now with power steering

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's struggling Tata Nano, launched in 2009 as the world's cheapest car, unveiled a new, pricier variant of the jelly-bean-shaped car now with power-steering in a bid to boost flagging sales.

14 Jan 2014 09:11

INDIA

Telecommunications pact between Reliance and Bharti
Telecommunications pact between Reliance and Bharti

NEW DELHI - Two of India's billionaire tycoons announced a pact that will see them share telecommunications infrastructure that may accelerate roll-out of communication services in the fiercely competitive sector while cutting costs of using these technologies.

13 Dec 2013 06:05

INDIA

India's Ratan Tata sees brighter future for Nano
India's Ratan Tata sees brighter future for Nano

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's struggling Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, could still have a strong future with a more upmarket image, claims Tata group tycoon Ratan Tata, as the company looks to give the hatchback a new start.

2 Dec 2013 08:20

INDIA

India car sales post steepest drop in decade
India car sales post steepest drop in decade

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's car sales fell nearly five percent year-on-year in the first half of the financial year due to the weak economy. This is the steepest drop in a decade, according to data released on Tuesday (8 October).

9 Oct 2013 07:38

INDIA

Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report
Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report

Tax problems lead to Nokia criticism of India as its "least favourable market"in which to operate.

26 Aug 2013 05:42

INDIA

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor
Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

24 Aug 2013 09:25

INDIA

Tata rebrands 'world's cheapest car' to boost sales
Tata rebrands 'world's cheapest car' to boost sales

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's top vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors says it plans to reposition the Nano as a "smart city car" after its marketing pitch as the world's cheapest vehicle resulted in disappointing sales.

22 Aug 2013 12:42

INDIA

India's car sales drop for ninth time
India's car sales drop for ninth time

NEW DELHI INDIA: India's car sales slid by over seven percent in July, marking a ninth month of decline, industry data showed on Monday (12 August), as an economic slump and high borrowing costs discouraged buyers.

13 Aug 2013 11:35

INDIA

Indian employees fired after GM's recall
Indian employees fired after GM's recall

NEW DELHI, INDIA: General Motors said on Saturday (27 July) it has fired "several employees" after violations of company policy led to the recall of 114,000 of its Chevrolet Tavera sport-utility vehicles in India.

29 Jul 2013 07:28

INDIA

Datsun back in India as brand returns
Datsun back in India as brand returns

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Japanese car company Nissan resurrected its iconic Datsun marque on Monday (15 July) as it launched its new generation of vehicles for economy-minded buyers in emerging markets.

16 Jul 2013 08:48

INDIA

India's car sales drop 12% in May
India's car sales drop 12% in May

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Car sales in India slid by over 12% in May, data showed Tuesday (11 June), marking an unprecedented seventh month of decline as an industry body warned that layoffs now loomed in the once-booming sector.

12 Jun 2013 08:49

INDIA

Nokia sued in India for unpaid taxes
Nokia sued in India for unpaid taxes

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Struggling Finnish phone company Nokia said last week the Indian tax officials had demanded the company pay taxes worth US$363m, but a court order has prevent the payment.

2 Apr 2013 06:58

INDIA

Car sales slump in India
Car sales slump in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Car sales in India's once-booming passenger market plunged nearly 26% last month on an annual basis, their worst performance in 12 years, industry figures showed on Monday (11 March).

12 Mar 2013 07:19

INDIA

Bigger is better says motor industry
Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013 07:32

INDIA

Nokia claims tax raid was excessive
Nokia claims tax raid was excessive

MUMBAI, INDIA: Finnish phone giant Nokia said on Tuesday (12 February) it had protested to the Indian government over a tax raid at one of its factories in South India, slamming the action as "excessive and unacceptable".

13 Feb 2013 10:26

INDIA

Jaguar Land Rover raises US$500m

MUMBAI, INDIA: British luxury car company Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, said on Tuesday (29 January) it raised US$500m through a bond issue to fund operating costs and growth plans

31 Jan 2013 12:05

INDIA

Anti-retroviral contract boost Cipla Medpro

With the R1,4bn contract to supply the state with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, Cipla Medpro SA has found a remedy for its struggling manufacturing division - at least for the next two years.

16 Dec 2012 11:20

INDIA

United Spirits shares up 27% after Diageo deal

MUMBAI, INDIA: Shares of India's United Spirits soared by nearly 30% on Monday (12 November) after British drinks giant Diageo announced a £1.3bn deal to buy a majority stake in the firm.

13 Nov 2012 06:41

INDIA

Bajaj launches new ultra-low-cost car
Bajaj launches new ultra-low-cost car

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto unveiled an ultra-low-cost car on Tuesday 3 January, its first foray into the four-wheel market, pitching the vehicle as a solution to urban pollution and congestion.

6 Jan 2012 08:41

INDIA

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence
Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011 11:00

INDIA

Unilever to halve CO2 impact
Unilever to halve CO2 impact

Unilever has announced plans to halve the environmental footprint of its products by 2020, to help 1 billion people improve their health and well-being and to source all of its agricultural raw materials sustainably.

16 Nov 2010 13:17

INDIA

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes
Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010 06:22

INDIA

Sustained business recovery on the cards as companies look to re-start investment
Sustained business recovery on the cards as companies look to re-start investment

LONDON, UK: The latest Global Business Outlook Survey from KPMG International suggests that businesses are ready to begin investing again as the healthy optimism recorded earlier in the year holds firm. Overall, business optimism remains static but strong, with India and China leading the way; while UK and Spain are still less confident.

3 Aug 2010 12:20

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