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  • McDonald’s to Open First Vegetarian Outlets Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 7:36 AM ET
    Prices start at: $60 Unless you’re shopping for a vegetarian, mail-order steaks may be the perfect solution for the holiday gift procrastinator. Companies like Omaha Steaks, the Chicago Steak Company, or the Kansas City Steak Company offer mail-order cuts of meat that are perfect for the holidays. These companies are currently offering a wide variety of holiday packages and deals. Free shipping is included and you can also find gift cards and discounts. Additionally, if the person you have in mi

    McDonald’s, the US-based hamburger chain, is to open its first ever vegetarian-only outlets in two Indian pilgrimage centers as it seeks to expand in a market where cows are sacred and beef-eating taboo.

  • Where Some Pros Think You Should Be Investing Saturday, 1 Sep 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    “The risk-return reward of investing in emerging markets works very much in your favor as opposed to investing in some of the U.S. stocks that have gone up spectacularly well this year,” one pro says.

  • Is the Worst Over for India’s Economy? Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 4:09 AM ET

    Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in India picked up pace in the April-June quarter helped by a rise in construction output, prompting economists to say the worst might just be over for Asia’s third largest economy struggling to return to the days of 8-9 percent growth rates.

  • Enthusiasm for Indian Stocks Intact Despite Poor Growth Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:55 AM ET

    India’s gross domestic product (GDP) report is due out Friday and economists are not expecting any dramatic turnaround in Asia’s third largest economy. The consensus is that growth in the April to June quarter was likely a repeat of the previous quarter’s lackluster 5.3 percent - but investors are shrugging it off.

  • How's Business in India? Watch Bangalore Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 11:14 PM ET
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    Long known as India’s software hub and a magnet for information technology (IT) jobs, Bangalore is facing challenges as other Indian cities compete for IT investment and the nation’s economy struggles with slowdown and graft. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • India’s New Oil Find: Is It a Sea—or a Puddle? Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
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    According to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Agency, “In 2009, India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, after the United States, China, and Russia. Despite a slowing global economy, India's energy demand continues to rise. As vehicle ownership expands, petroleum demand in the transport sector is expected to grow in the coming years. While India's domestic energy resource base is substantial, the country relies on imports for a considerable amount of its energy use. According to the International Energy Agency, hydrocarbons account for the majority of India's energy use.”

  • Can Emerging Market Consumers Keep Spending? Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 | 12:12 AM ET
    Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.

  • Investors and India: Is a Bollywood Ending Possible? Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 9:56 PM ET
    Mumbai, India skyline.

    India has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately - erratic policy, massive power failures and the risk of becoming the first BRIC country to lose its investment grade status. But is it wise of investors to ignore about 6 percent growth in an era where many economies are struggling to stay out of recession?

  • What Slowdown? Indian Consumers Are Still Spending Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    Shonali Datta, getting her hair cut by an international hairstylist at Juice Hair Salon in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    Many urban, upper middle class Indians have not cut back on spending despite a slowing economy and rising prices.

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    Indian corporates already under stress from a slowing economy cannot afford a credit ratings cut, which would raise their borrowing costs, further hurting profitability, Chanda Kochhar, CEO of the country’s second-largest lender ICICI Bank told CNBC.

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    Tackling high inflation remains the top priority for India’s central bank and it is the government’s responsibility to do more to spur growth in the weakening economy, Subir Gokarn, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tells CNBC.

  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • India's Potential and Pitfalls   Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
    India's Potential and Pitfalls

    Vishnu Varathan, Market Economist, Mizuho Corporate Bank and Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist, Barclays discuss the challenges facing India as its economy expands at its slowest pace in almost a decade.

  • India Needs to Take Action on Rupee: StanChart Asia CEO Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:20 PM ET
    This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

    The weak Indian rupee has impacted earning s at Standard Chartered Bank and India needs to exercise some “fiscal control” with regards to the currency, Jaspal Bindra, CEO Asia for Standard Chartered, said on Thursday.

  • Why Has India Become the World’s Top Arms Buyer? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    Civilian visitors sit on top of a T-72 tank during an Indian Army weaponry exhibition in Kolkata, India.

    India has replaced China as the world’s largest arms buyer, accounting for 10 percent of all arms purchases during the past five years, the New York Times reports.

  • A 'Superpower' That Couldn’t Keep the Lights On Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    An Indian diner waits for his meal in candle light at a hotel during a power cut in Siliguri on July 31, 2012. A massive power failure hit India for the second day running as three regional power grids collapsed, blacking out more than half the country in a crisis affecting over 600 million people.

    First it was corruption of staggering proportions, then an ill-conceived tax to claw back capital gains from foreign companies; that was followed by slowing growth and a swooning rupee. Now a power blackout in India has left 700 million people without electricity.

  • Indian children fish underneath monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Siliguri

    With a drier-than-hoped monsoon season, power outages threatening to cripple large parts of the economy, high interest rates and inflation, India’s growth story has faltered this year.

  • Indian children fish underneath monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Siliguri

    A weak monsoon this year, which is threatening India’s already slowing economic growth while fueling inflation, could put the central bank in a quandary ahead of its policy review meeting on Tuesday, experts tell CNBC.

  • The Stylish Side of China Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 10:56 PM ET
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    Zena Hao, a 24-year-old publicist, avid follower of fashion trends and proud owner of four Prada handbags, has a new passion: fashion magazines.

  • A Quest for Six-Packs, Inspired by Bollywood Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:37 AM ET
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    For his starring role in the recent action movie “Ishaqzaade,” the young actor Arjun Kapoor did the prep work expected of an aspiring leading man in Bollywood. He took acting classes. He worked on his dancing. And he spent months transforming his flabby stomach into a gym-hardened washboard of six-pack abs. The NYT reports.