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    Hilton, Starbucks Add to Their India Portfolio

    May 14 – Looking to further break into the Indian market, Hilton Hotels has committed to expand its mid-market and luxury brands in the country. Hilton, which already has established various hotels in India, recently acquired an additional number of properties on which it looks to open up and develop hotels for its luxury brand,[…..]

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    India’s Top Six Cities – Free City Guides!

    Asia Briefing takes a closer look at India’s top six cities (by GDP) in the newly released Indian city guides for Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. These city guides are available for free download on the Asia Briefing bookstore.

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    India’s Top Ten Business Schools Rated

    Oct. 27 – Business India magazine has just released its tenth best business schools survey which ranks India’s top institutions. The top ten is as follows with the name of each school also linked to its website. 1) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 2) Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 3) Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

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    Another Unnecessary Name Change: Orissa is now Odisha

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Oct. 26 – In the latest politically correct movement of stupidity, the State of Orissa is now legally to be known as  Odisha following a ruling by the Indian Union Cabinet. The regional language, previously known as Oriya, will now be called Odia. The move follows prolonged lobbying by the BJP Party,[…..]

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    New Survey Ranks India’s Ten Most Affluent Cities

    Sept. 4 – The Nielsen Company in India has just released the results of the first ever  Nielsen Upper Middle and Rich (UMAR) survey that sought to decode the behavior of India’s well-heeled. The UMAR polled more than 18,250 wealthy individuals across 35 Indian cities on their lifestyle and mass and emerging media consumption. The[…..]

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    Bank Employees Begin Strike Today

    Aug. 6 – Employees of India’s private, overseas and state banks numbering more than 900,000 will begin their two-day strike today. An estimated 26 state-run banks, 10 private banks and eight foreign banks will be affected when its workers join the strike organized by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU). “We seek expedition of[…..]

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    China’s FAW Interested in Manufacturing Cars in India

     

    Nov. 6 – Even as the dust settles on what would have been the Tata Nano plant in Singur, the West Bengal government reportedly offered the land to First Automobile Works Limited (FAW), a Chinese automobile manufacturer. Reports by the Hindu said a 12-member delegation from Chinese automobile company FAW Group Corporation met West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Industry Minister Nirupam Sen expressing interest in setting up a joint venture automobile unit on about 600 acres – about the same size that is ‘undisputed’ in Singur — to set up a small car factory in Bengal.

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