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Q&A: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

blogs.wsj.com — Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sat down on Thursday with reporters from The Wall Street Journal to discuss his efforts to reshape the Indian economy. Here are edited excerpts. The Wall Street Journal: Is this the dawn of revolution with the new government coming in? Arun Jaitley: We haven't used the word revolution.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Preaches Patience on Economic Reforms

wsj.com — NEW DELHI-Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has a simple message for critics pushing for deeper change in the economic policies of the world's largest democracy: It's coming, be patient. In an interview Thursday, Mr. Jaitley, a corporate lawyer and close ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, touted progress India's new government has made, from easing foreign-investment limits in some industries to cutting red tape and improving...

Obama Will Try to Avoid the K Word

blogs.wsj.com — To some U.S. officials, it is known simply as the "K-word." Kashmir. It's a topic we expect U.S. President Barack Obama to try his level best to avoid during his three-day trip to India that starts next week. The issue got the former British foreign secretary in hot water when he was here last year.

Singapore's Temasek Seeks Deals in U.S. and Europe

online.wsj.com — SINGAPORE-Singapore's giant state investment company, Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., is looking to bulk up its portfolio in the U.S. and Europe, seeing opportunities in those regions despite persistent uncertainty over the health of their economies.

From Poverty to Exploitation in India

online.wsj.com — A young girl's tale highlights a different aspect of the abusive treatment of women, and many children, in the world's largest democracy.

Crimes Against Women: A New WSJ E-Book

blogs.wsj.com — Crimes against women have dominated the national discourse in India since the brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi in December and her subsequent death from injuries sustained in the assault. The government, faced with unprecedented pressure from a disgusted electorate, has toughened laws relating to rape and other assaults on women.
Mar 27, 2015

Australia’s $100,000 bricklayers are hot property on.wsj.com/1yh0PDm

Mar 27, 2015

Palm oil’s wild ride brings surge in investors on.wsj.com/1IBRRGZ via @WSJ

Mar 27, 2015

China’s Corruption Czar Plays Terminator to Fugitives Abroad on.wsj.com/1E94b2A

Mar 27, 2015

Take that, Dad! Founder of major Japanese furniture retailer Otsuka Kagu fails to oust his daughter from helm on.wsj.com/1HOVD2m

Mar 27, 2015

How will aid battle between China and Japan play out in Vietnam? on.wsj.com/1ygBsBV

Mar 26, 2015

This Chart Explains Why India Is Swimming With Loan Sharks on.wsj.com/1FW9FwP via @WSJIndia

Mar 26, 2015

Students Who Have to Swim to School Are Thrown Lifebelt on.wsj.com/1CcJwY2 via @WSJIndia

Mar 26, 2015

It's the Cricket World Cup semifinal. India versus Australia - Live Blog -- Super Tense on.wsj.com/1CrgOEk

Mar 26, 2015

India’s illicit moneylenders aren’t going away on.wsj.com/1Crn66H

Mar 25, 2015

Li Ka-shing’s record $15 billion O2 buyout caps Europe turnaround on.wsj.com/1y4jS3I via @WSJ

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