Una Galani is Associate Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, based in Mumbai. She covers a cross-section of business, finance, and politics in South Asia. Una was in Hong Kong from 2013 and previously spent three years in Dubai writing about Middle Eastern economies during the Arab Spring. She joined Breakingviews in 2006 in London. In 2016, she won Asia Pacific Best Editorial Comment at the State Street Press Awards and Reuters global analysis/commentary of the year. She read English Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Follow @ugalani
The French giant is upping its exposure to renewable power by buying 20% of Adani Green Energy. The $2.5 bln price tag is well below the target’s market value. Teaming up with tycoon Gautam Adani may also help avoid problems suffered by other Western energy groups in India.
New agricultural reforms will cut out middlemen and boost incomes, but some farmers are lashing out at businesses owned by Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani. Focusing on them is unfair, but the perception that the duo is taking over the economy makes them easy targets.
Competing $5 bln bids from Oaktree and Piramal for collapsed housing lender DHFL look closely matched on a mix of criteria. Missed deadlines and mudslinging have marred the process. And yet better recovery rates and a jailed tycoon are good signs for the young insolvency regime.