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  • BENGALURU, Jan 30- The Reserve Bank of India, having cut interest rates on Jan. 15, is likely to keep them steady at a policy review next week, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said future moves could depend on the government's annual budget in late February. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, who is mandated to set policy independently, signalled after an...

  • *Average price seen at 2,400 ringgit vs 2,384 ringgit in 2014. *Expected to rise to 2,525 ringgit/ T in 2016. But the poll generated forecasts ranging from 2,000 ringgit to 2,650 ringgit, indicating mixed views on the outlook for the global economy and over the impact of bad weather on harvests in top growers Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background. The alleged rape last month prompted widespread protests in India against sexual violence and led to demands there for more effort to ensure women's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- A passenger who said she had been raped by an Uber driver in India's capital sued the online car service in U.S. federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. India is Uber's largest market outside the United States by the number of cities covered, and the country's radio taxi market is estimated...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- A passenger allegedly raped by an Uber driver in India's capital sued the online car service in U.S. federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. India is Uber's largest market outside the United States by number of cities covered, and the country's radio taxi market is estimated to be worth $6...

  • JetBlue Airways profit beats on cheaper fuel Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Customers check in at the JetBlue counter at John F. Kennedy Airport

    JetBlue Airways reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefitted from lower fuel prices and flew more passengers.

  • Jan 29- JetBlue Airways Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefitted from lower fuel prices and flew more passengers. JetBlue, whose shares were up 4.6 percent in premarket trading, said average fuel cost per gallon fell to $2.70 in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $3.10 a year earlier. JetBlue's net profit increased to $88 million,...

  • JetBlue Airways profit rises 87 pct Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Jan 29- JetBlue Airways reported an 87 percent rise in quarterly profit as it flew more passengers and benefitted from lower fuel prices. Average fuel cost per gallon fell to $2.70 from $3.10 a year earlier. Net profit increased to $88 million, or 26 cents per share, from $47 million, or 14 cents per share.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 29- Indian state-run utility NTPC has restricted the building of three new solar power projects to domestic manufacturers, even as India pushes for overseas companies to lead fresh investments into a renewable energy drive. Modi wants foreign companies to lead $100 billion of fresh investment to raise India's solar energy capacity 33 times to...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 29- New Delhi's transport department has written to U.S. taxi hailing company Uber Technologies Inc detailing problems with its application for a license in the city, further complicating the firm's ability to operate in India's capital. Uber's services have been banned since December in New Delhi, when one of its drivers was accused of raping a...

  • Creating an old-girls network in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jan 28- Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her mega-bestselling book, Lean In, the gender-disparity debate has been front and center for years now in Silicon Valley. "Work your relationships," says Lisa Lambert, a VP with Intel Corp.' s venture-capital unit. She has launched a new chapter in Israel, and plans four more this year, in Bangalore; London; Austin, Texas;...

  • Higher F-35 jet demand boosts Lockheed Martin revenue Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Jan 27- Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's largest arms supplier, reported an 8.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand of its F-35 fighter jets. Revenue increased to $12.53 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $11.53 billion a year earlier. Revenue at the company's aeronautics division increased 6 percent to $4.14 billion.

  • NEW DELHI— India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. President Barack Obama's three-day visit to New Delhi raised hopes for concrete plans to tackle India's fossil fuel dependency and to resolve a four-year standoff over liability that...

  • Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts declared states of emergencies as people were urged to stay home with transit systems, including the New York City...

  • UPDATE 4-Northeast U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET

    New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts declared states of emergencies as tens of millions of people were urged to stay home with transit systems suspending services. The potentially historic storm poses the latest challenge to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been under fire in recent weeks from police who criticized his support of...

  • Daniel Roderick, president and CEO of Toshiba- backed Westinghouse Electric Co, said a commitment by India to "channel" immediate costs arising from any nuclear accident to the plant operator marked an important step forward. But he said he was looking for more detail on a nuclear liability insurance pool that India has proposed that would involve a state...

  • European pension funds lobby Oracle on pay, governance Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:12 PM ET

    Jan 25- Two European pension funds have written a letter to Oracle Corp complaining about leading shareholder Larry Ellison's large influence over the U.S. business software company and urging it to allow outsider shareholders a greater say in the company's unpopular pay policies. In a letter addressed to the Oracle board that was seen by Reuters, the...

  • The significance of US-India nuclear trade progress  Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:47 PM ET

    Jahangir Aziz, Head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says the breakthrough in long-stalled nuclear talks is a "big huge step forward" in getting U.S. technology into India.

  • Thomas Pickering, Former U.S. Ambassador to India from 1992-1993, discusses the significance of U.S. President Obama's visit to India and the breakthrough in a stalled nuclear deal.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Jan 26- India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches. The regulations announced by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, reflect a realization that traditional banks...