South Africa aims to lift coal exports to India *South Africa looks to India to maintain record exports. CAPE TOWN, Feb 5- South Africa is hoping to boost coal exports to India after shipping a record 75.4 million tonnes of coal last year, industry officials said on Friday, as a drop in exports from rival Indonesia opens up the chance to grab market share. A drop in Indonesian exports to India, which imported around...
| By: Wendell Roelf
UPDATE 6-Dow Chemical CEO plans retirement and handover in 2017 *Andrew Liveris orchestrated $130 bln merger with rival DuPont. Feb 2- Dow Chemical's chief executive Andrew Liveris, fresh from orchestrating a $130 billion merger with U.S. rival DuPont, on Tuesday announced plans to retire by mid-2017, a step he takes after years of pitched battles with an activist shareholder unhappy with his leadership.
Manulife AM: How to play India's consumers Plays on India's massive emerging consumer class have kept investors optimistic on the market, but picking the right consumer group is key, Rana Gupta, managing director at Manulife Asset Management, told CNBC.
| By: Leslie Shaffer
Food imports rise as Modi struggles to revive rural India *India importing corn for first time in 16 years. *India may soon have to import oilmeals- traders. NEW DELHI, Feb 2- India's prime minister held a late night meeting with food and farm officials last week to address falling agricultural output and rising prices, and traders warn the country will soon be a net buyer of some key commodities for the first time in years.
| By: Mayank Bhardwaj
FACTBOX-India's tax giveaways to business NEW DELHI, Feb 1- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wants to hit his fiscal deficit targets in this month's budget and may scale back some corporate tax breaks to do so, according to people directly involved in the process. Here's a look at India's fiscal deficit targets and major corporate giveaways:. Sources: Finance Ministry, Reuters poll.
India finmin Jaitley could squeeze business to balance books *Squeezing business could undermine "Make in India" push. NEW DELHI, Feb 1- India's finance minister wants to present a credible budget this month with realistic targets for tax revenues and asset sales, people involved in the process say, but businesses may end up picking up much of the tab. Arun Jaitley is staring at a big revenue shortfall as India again misses an...
| By: Manoj Kumar
The female trouble at Davos Women represented only 18% of the actual delegates at Davos, yet gender parity was a hot topic - right up there with refugees and climate change.
| By: Jennifer Openshaw, partner, Mercer's When Women Thrive platform
India roars back to Davos to seek overseas investment DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- Colourful lions adorn a salon on the main street of Davos, inviting visiting business leaders to "Make in India". This year's Davos push, led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has stirred memories of the ill-fated and extravagant 2006 "India Everywhere" marketing campaign that had aimed to showcase a resurgent India as a destination for...
| By: Sujata Rao
INTERVIEW-India can still emulate China's export miracle - Modi aide NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Reuters)- India has every chance of becoming an export powerhouse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top economic adviser told Reuters, despite an ill wind blowing from China that has hurt the ability of Asia's third-largest economy to compete. From parity in 1980, China's economy has outgrown India's fivefold to $10 trillion.
| By: Manoj Kumar and Douglas Busvine