Penny Macrae

India makes breakthrough drug patent ruling against Novartis

India's Supreme Court has rejected a patent bid by Novartis in a ruling that will protect access to generics and save lives in developing countries.

‘Hitler’ clothing store stirs anger in India

The owner of an Indian clothing store has said that he would only change its name from "Hitler" if he was compensated for re-branding costs.

India’s economic growth slows to lowest levels in two years

India's economic growth has slumped to a two-year low of 6.9% as it was hit by a string of rate hikes and the stumbling global economy.

India surprises with rise in June industrial output

India's industrial output grew 8.8% in June from a year earlier, displaying unexpected resilience in the face of a string of interest rate hikes.

‘Shame Games’ mar India’s reputation

The shambolic run-up to the Commonwealth Games has dashed India's hopes of showcasing itself as a dynamic emerging superpower.

India meeting on BlackBerry ends without decision

Talks in India to discuss possible suspension of BlackBerry services over national security concerns ended "inconclusively", an official said.

Indian telecoms tycoon spooks investors with Africa move

Indian telecoms tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal may be known for his Midas touch, but investors are questioning his bid to gain a foothold in Africa.

Bharti hopes to be third time lucky with Zain bid

Indian telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal is hoping to make it third time lucky as he seeks to gain a presence in Africa.

Ministers meet to put 2010 Doha deal in sight

Trade ministers meet in New Delhi for talks that the WTO says could lay the groundwork for a push to reach a new global free-trade pact next year.

Deadline looms for MTN-Bharti merger talks

The countdown is on in merger talks between India's top mobile firm Bharti Airtel and MTN to create an emerging market powerhouse.

Rich nations ‘must give’ to restart trade talks

India urges developed nations to return to the negotiating table to work out a new global trade deal -- but only if they are willing to give.

Ambani brothers slug it out in telecoms row

The Ambani brothers are battling again -- this time over a deal being negotiated by the younger sibling Anil to create a telecoms behemoth.

Press Releases