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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Power Failures Hit Half of India     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    India is crippled by a blackout for a second day in a row, with CNBC-TV 18's Shereen Bhan.

  • India's Blackout Worsens     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:51 PM ET

    India's second blackout in two days cuts power for over half a billion citizens. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Jane Wells discuss.

  • Will the RBI Move on Rates?     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    Sanjeev Prasad, Senior Executive Director & Co-Head, Institutional Equities, Kotak Securities thinks the RBI will leave rates and the CRR unchanged. He says investors should remain defensive in the short term.

  • Weak Rainfall Poses a Risk to India Growth     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics, Credit Suisse says the weaker-than-usual monsoon season in India could have a huge impact on food price inflation, which would pose a risk for growth.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • A nurse carries a baby born exactly when the national census commission's population clock clicked over one billion at 12:32 pm (0702 GMT) to place it among other babies, all born 11 May 2000 in a city hospital in Calcutta. India saw the birth of its billionth citizen, chosen from a hospital in New Delhi, amid growing poverty and homelessness.

    Even as the proverbial battle of supremacy between emerging economic giants China and India continues to polarize views, it seems the South Asian nation may have an edge when it comes to demography.

  • India Needs Infrastructure Investment     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    A.S. Thiyaga Rajan, MD at Aquarius Investment Advisors says that India could grow at about 8% if it boosts infrastructure investment.

  • ADB Cuts Growth Outlooks     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Lei Lei Song, Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank says that Asian economies are becoming more integrated, helping them cushion a slowdown in the West.

  • Indian Stocks' Valuations Near 20-Year Lows     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia at Deutsche Bank says that India's negative story is already fully reflected in valuations of stocks, which are near 20-year lows. Indian firms have fairly good ROE as its corporate sector is reasonably efficient.

  • CIOs Are Bullish on Equities     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia at Deutsche Bank says that CIOs whom he speaks to are still bullish on equities and expect them to be higher by the end of the year.

  • Pilot Demand Forecast Raising Safety Concerns Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 4:10 PM ET
    Airplane on runway

    There's growing worry about a global pilot shortage among industry experts. Asia already is experiencing a shortage. Learn why.

  • BRIC Countries Need a New Recipe for Growth     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & MD, Mesirow Financial, says BRIC economies face structural changes and that they need a new recipe for growth.

  • Is India Ready to Push the Reset Button on Reforms? Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:58 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

    India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, credited with turning around the economy in the 1990s, is once again fully in charge of economic policy and experts say there is growing urgency to deal with the deteriorating economy.