Pearson looks to east to grow

EDUCATIONAL publisher Pearson says it plans to continue its expansion in India.

The firm wants to strengthen its position as the Indian education sector continues its rapid growth.

It says it will consider acquisitions and partnerships to fuel the expansion. Pearson Education International boss Mark Anderson said: “We are in India for the long term. We are always talking to people [about] expanding our services and presence.”

The news comes a day after Pearson bought South African firm CTI for £31m.