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James Crabtree

Mumbai, India
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Mumbai Bureau Chief, The Financial Times (2011-Present)

Deputy Editor, Prospect magazine (2008-10)

Policy Advisor, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (2007-08)

James Crabtree is a British journalist, based in Mumbai. Since 2011 he has covered Indian corporate news and social and political trends in the country’s finance capital, building on a career specialising in understanding new globalisation and technologies.

Before his role as Mumbai correspondent, James worked as Comment Editor at the FT’s London office (2010-11) and as the deputy editor of Prospect magazine (2008-10), Britain’s leading monthly magazine of politics and ideas. He has written for a wide range of international publications, including the Economist and Wired. Previously James held a number of positions for policy institutions and thinks tanks in the UK and USA, including the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, The Institute for Public Policy Research, and the Work Foundation.

James lived in the U.S., initially as a Fulbright Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2004-06) and then as Senior Policy Advisor to the globalisation initiative of the New Democrat Network think tank in Washington DC. He is also a founding trustee of mySociety.org, an innovative, international technology social enterprise.

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"Living and working in India’s business hub, James is brilliantly placed to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing India and other emerging Asian nations and their role in a fast-changing global economy. He is a confident, engaging speaker as well as an accomplished and experienced event chair and conference moderator."


Indian Currency Under Pressure (2013)


[youtube http://video.ft.com/2540766596001/Indian-currency-under-pressure/Markets]

India’s Rich Take to Luxury Cars (2012)


[youtube http://video.ft.com/1810689908001/Indias-rich-take-to-luxury-cars/Companies]


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