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  • *India to see sixth straight year of sugar surplus in 2015/ 16. AHMEDNAGAR, India, May 5- It is a Catch-22 for Nandkumar Patil, one of the millions of sugar cane farmers in India. With farmers like Patil staying put on cane fields, India is seen producing excess sugar in 2015/ 16. A sixth annual surplus, the longest such stretch ever, will allow the world's No.2 sugar...

  • *India to build port in Iran to get more trade with CIS and Gulf. NEW DELHI, May 5- India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a...

  • Workers carry baskets of hand-picked tea leaves at the Makaibari Tea Estate in Kurseong, West Bengal, India.

    Unrest is brewing among Assam's so-called Tea Tribes as changing weather patterns upset the economics of the industry.

  • Indian Fin Min: Reforms and stocks are unrelated

    Arun Jaitley, minister of finance of India, says India's stock market has "its own logic" and comments about how stalling reforms are weighing on stocks are "completely unfounded."

  • Indian Fin Min: GST will benefit India   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Indian Fin Min: GST will benefit India

    Speaking to CNBC at the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Baku, Arun Jaitley, minister of finance of India, outlines the advantages of implementing a goods and services tax.

  • JORHAT, India, May 5- Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's Assam. Scientists say climate change is to blame for uneven rainfall that is cutting yields and lifting costs for tea firms such as McLeod Russel, Tata Global Beverages and Jay Shree Tea. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, whose...

  • Why Jim O'Neill, others see bullish case for India Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The country's stock market fell 1.8% after a huge surge last year, but India may still be lucrative for foreign investors.

  • *Nepal asks foreign teams to end search and rescue operations. *The April 25 quake has killed over 7,300, wounded nearly 14,500. KATHMANDU, May 4- Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens...

  • However, the decision drew criticism from some online activists in India who expressed concern over Facebook's control over all data accessed on the service and said it violated the principles of an open web. It has been launched in nine countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, including India, bringing over 8 million people online, said Chris Daniels, vice...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— An investor from India who attended Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday has died in a two-vehicle crash, and three other people were hospitalized with injuries. The Omaha World-Herald reports the crash happened before 7 a.m. Sunday in midtown Omaha. Omaha Police said 60- year-old Parag Parikh of Mumbai, India, died at the Nebraska Medical...

  • The 'Megacities' are coming, and they're voracious Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    San Paulo, Brazil.

    The New York metropolitan area gobbles up more energy than any other major city in the world, according to new research.

  • *Teenager pulled alive from Kathmandu rubble. KATHMANDU, April 30- Hundreds cheered as rescuers toiling amid rubble left by Nepal's earthquake pulled a boy and a woman to safety on Thursday after they had been trapped for five days. Officials said the chances of finding more survivors were fading as the death toll reached 5,858. But Nepal's Armed Police Force...

  • *Teenager pulled alive from Kathmandu rubble. Officials said the chances of finding more survivors were fading as the death toll exceeded 5,500. But Nepal's Armed Police Force managed to save 15- year-old Pema Lama from the collapsed ruins of Kathmandu's Hilton Hotel. From an army helicopter flying from Chautara, northeast of Kathmandu, towards the Tibet...

  • *Teenager pulled alive from Kathmandu rubble. KATHMANDU, April 30- Rescue teams toiling amid rubble left by Nepal's devastating earthquake pulled a teenage boy to safety on Thursday after he had been trapped for five days, a rare moment of joy for a country struggling to cope with the aftermath. But Nepal's Armed Police Force managed to save 15- year-old Pema Lama...

  • KATHMANDU, April 30- Rescue teams toiled in pouring rain on Thursday in the debris left by last week's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but officials said the chances of finding any more survivors was bleak as the death toll neared 5,500.. While rescue teams were out in the capital Kathmandu despite the rain, helicopters could not fly to the worst-hit areas in the...

  • Here are the bright spots in Asia   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Here are the bright spots in Asia

    Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.

  • KATHMANDU/ SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal April 29- Nepali villagers blocked trucks carrying supplies for earthquake victims on Wednesday, demanding the government do more to help after last week's disaster left more than 5,000 people dead and tens of thousands homeless and short of food and water. In the capital Kathmandu, about 200 people protested outside...

  • LONDON, April 29- By focusing on operational improvements, shipping companies are reducing fuel consumption, saving money and cutting greenhouse emissions, while continuing to increase the amount of freight transported. Maersk Line, the world's largest container carrier, cut fuel consumption by more than 13 percent between 2012 and 2014, while increasing...

  • The cities at greatest risk for a mega-quake Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    A member of Nepalese police personnel walks amidst the rubble of collapsed buildings, in the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015.

    In earthquake-prone cities, growing populations live amidst infrastructures that are unable to withstand the effects of large quakes.

  • KATHMANDU, April 29- Nepali officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response to a massive earthquake that has killed more than 4,700 people, as survivors stranded in remote villages and towns waited for aid and relief to arrive on Wednesday. Anger and frustration was mounting steadily, with many Nepalis sleeping out in the open under...