INDIA

Amazon offers India's small business owners US$1 billion olive branch

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest US$1 billion (S$1.35 billion) to bring small and medium-sized businesses online in India and expects to export US$...

E-commerce giants shouldn't give big discounts: India commission

BIG e-commerce firms should not offer steep discounts, must disclose discounting policies and ensure they do not drive brick-and-mortar rivals out of business, India's antitrust chief said as his...

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance unveils online store in challenge to Amazon

RELIANCE Industries Ltd started testing its online shopping portal, moving a step closer to billionaire Mukesh Ambani's goal of setting up a digital platform to take on e-commerce giant Amazon.com...

IMF calls for 'urgent' action by India amid slowdown

INDIA'S government must take steps quickly to reverse the economic slowdown of an economy that has been one of the engines of global growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday...

India probes Softbank-funded Oyo, MakeMyTrip

[MUMBAI] Indian regulators have opened antitrust investigations into hotel-booking giant MakeMyTrip and SoftBank-backed startup Oyo, officials said Wednesday.

Diverse and huge India market a big draw for Singapore startups

INSTEAD of selling solar-powered lights and chargers to recreational hikers, Third Wave Power decided to change tack in 2017, targeting the electricity-hungry rural population of India.

Singapore startups get access to India tech ecosystem with Global Innovation Alliance

SINGAPORE'S technology startups can now get access to India's growing innovation ecosystem through the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network, which has expanded into Bangalore.

Technology boom transforms how kids in India learn

MUMBAI • From a multibillion-dollar education start-up to wired-up mannequins, technology is helping to revolutionise the way Indian schoolchildren are learning - provided their parents can afford...

Look to India for growth, ESG urges Singapore consumer firms

THE size and structure of India's economy make it an attractive market for Singapore's consumer players, even amid fears of a global downturn.

Entertainment and education sectors beckon

Growing demand among Indian consumers for services and experiences, beyond quality goods, has given rise to business opportunities for lifestyle concepts in areas such as entertainment and...

Companies here showing growing interest in India

Amid slowing in many economies, more Singapore companies are showing interest in the Indian market, as it takes on greater prominence in the global arena.