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Why Are So Many of the World’s Best Companies Run by Indians?
In the popular imagination, India is perhaps best known for its exports of curry, yoga, and Bollywood films. But another product is becoming a winner, too: chief executives of major multinational companies, including several based in the United States. The most recent to join this growing group is Indian-born Sundar Pichai, just named chief executive of Google after its reorganization. He joins Satya Nadella, the Indian-born head of Microsoft, who got the top job there last year; and chief executives of Indian origin have or continue to run major firms such as Citibank, MasterCard, and PepsiCo.

India for strengthening ties with Iran: PM Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches high importance to its relations with Iran and expressed keenness to further strengthen ties with it, including in the areas of trade, investment, oil and gas, connectivity and port development.

World Bank approves $1.5b to support clean India campaign
The World Bank has approved a $1.5 billion loan for the ambitious clean India campaign to support the government in its efforts to ensure all citizens in rural areas have access to improved sanitation and end the practice of open defecation by 2019.

Fearing 40% tax, Coca Cola may shut plants in India
Coca-Cola says it will shut its factories in India if the government accepted the 40% tax on aerated drinks proposed by the committee on goods and services tax headed by chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian.

Japan's $12 billion 'Make in India' fund to push investments
NEW DELHI: Japan on Saturday committed itself to billions of dollars of investments in India, including a $12-billion loan at negligible interest for the much touted "Bullet Train" and another $12 billion for " Make in India" initiative.

Tokyo to back India-bound business with 1.5tn yen
TOKYO -- The Japanese government will create a 1.5 trillion yen ($12.3 billion) loan and investment program to help domestic companies do business in India.

Iran may seal $4.5-bn undersea gas pipeline agreement with India
The base case originates in Oman, at the Middle East Compression Station, and ends in India, at the Gujarat Pipeline Receiving Terminal, near Porbandar.

Japan to lend Rs 5,479 cr for Ahmedabad, Chennai metro rails
Japan will give development assistance loan worth Rs 5,479 crore to India for Chennai and Ahmedabad Metro projects, the Finance Ministry said today.

Singapore, India lift ties to strategic partnership
Singapore (VNA) – Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on November 24 signed a joint declaration on a strategic partnership with the aim to expand bilateral cooperation in key areas like defence, economy, trade and investment.

India, UK Announce Deals Worth 9 Billion Pounds
LONDON: India and the UK today announced deals worth 9-billion pounds as they signed a civil nuclear pact and decided to collaborate in the field of defence and cyber security besides launching a railway rupee bond.