• Ships Slow Down to Save Fuel in Pirate Waters Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
    Aerial of iron ore ships at Port Hedland.

    Violent confrontations between Somali pirates and merchant ships’ armed guards could become more common as some shipping companies have reduced ship speeds through the highest-risk area to save on fuel, maritime experts have warned.

  • Junk Rating for India a Done Deal Monday, 7 May 2012 | 6:29 AM ET
    BOMBAY, INDIA: A sign board 'Mumbai' is placed near the Taj hotel at the famous landmark the Gateway in Bombay, 13 May 2005. Since independence in 1947, regional advocates in India have called for a change in many place names to reflect the wide linguistic and ethnic variations in the country of one-billion-plus people that spans the Himalayans in the north to the meeting of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea in the south. AFP PHOTO/Sebastian D'SOUZA. (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AF

    The cut in India’s credit rating outlook to negative by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has prompted market watchers to say that it is only a matter of time before India gets downgraded to junk status given its poor record in managing fiscal problems.

  • Never Mind Europe. Worry About India Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Bombay Traffic

    The economic slowdown in India is one of the world’s biggest economic stories, but it is commanding only a modicum of attention in the United States.

  • Bulls Bet on Indian Stocks, Despite Economic Gloom Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    A man walks past the bronze bull statue outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumba, India.

    Despite gloomy economic news out of India in recent months, foreign investors have continued to bet on Indian stocks with the benchmark Sensex rising more than 12 percent since the start of the year. Analysts tell CNBC the momentum is likely to continue with stocks set to gain double-digits over the next year.

  • 'May Day' Market Closings: Quiet Day for US? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    Emerging Markets Globe

    Several major markets around the world will be closed Tuesday for May Day, which will help limit volatility for U.S. equities.

  • Why Further Rate Cuts Are on the Horizon for India Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:27 AM ET

    India's central bank may be downplaying speculation of further rate cuts after its aggressive 50 basis point cut on Tuesday, but some analysts believe the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not done yet, calling for additional cuts of up to 75 basis points for this year as the country struggles to boost growth.

  • Beach near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is probably one of the last places in Asia you would expect to see a thriving beachside resort featuring luxury hotels, the NYT reports.

  • No Power, No Boom in India Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 11:36 PM ET

    Clumsy policies, poor management and environmental concerns have hampered India’s efforts to dig up fuel fast enough to keep up with its growing need for power, the NYT reports.

  • Bombay Traffic

    India has diversified its exports to make up for the fall in demand from the developed world since the global financial crisis hit, and the nation remains an attractive destination for foreign investors despite controversy surrounding its recent tax legislation, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Spain's debt sells and British inflation is stubborn - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Keeping Your Portfolio 'Healthy'  Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Cold and flu season may be over, but the healthcare sector's earnings season is just beginning. Sam Isaly, OrbiMed founder, offers insight into which stocks you should buy, sell or hold. The FMHR traders also take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • A Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. aircraft prepares to land at Mumbai International Airport

    Despite efforts to turn itself around India's cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines will not survive for long unless there is a last-minute bail out by a White Knight investor, an aviation industry expert tells CNBC.

  • Further Fed Easing to Boost Gold: Societe Generale Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 9:10 PM ET
    Pouring molten gold

    Fears that the U.S. economy may lose momentum this year could build the case for a third round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve and strengthen the price of gold, Societe Generale said in a research note on Tuesday.

  • Mumbai slums

    How do you solve one of the world’s most intractable housing problems? One floor at a time, says Rajkumar Nader, as he gazes up a nearly vertical ladder to the second storey of his tiny home on a cramped backstreet in the heart of Dharavi, Mumbai’s largest slum, the FT reports.

  • India Bonds Look Good Long-Term: CIO Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:16 AM ET
    Woman selecting sari in sari shop.

    Despite India’s current struggles, investing directly in India’s fixed income market will yield returns, Steven O'Hanlon, CIO of Fixed Income at ACPI told CNBC.

  • Gold jewelry shop in India

    As India grapples with rapidly slowing growth, a depreciating currency and policy inaction from a weak government, the country’s huge appetite for gold is putting the economy in a precarious position. The country imported a record 969 tons in 2011, putting enormous pressure on its already ballooning trade and current account deficits.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Dips, BRICS Go Local Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Confidence shrinks in Europe and year-end weighs on the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • When Daycare Slips Into Night Care Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 9:38 PM ET
    Mother and Child India

    As the West outsources to Bangalore, parents here outsource childcare, sometimes around the clock, the New York Times reports.

  • Iran Concerns Spark Short-Covering Gold Rally Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Gold bars

    Friday's move higher in gold ignores a longer-term shift in investor sentiment.

  • Indian Jewelers Put Their Work on World Stage Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:30 PM ET
    Indian customers look at gold jewellery items on display at the Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) store in Ahmedabad.

    A subset of Indian jewelry companies, from the exclusive houses Bhagat and Nirav Modi to the more accessible label Amrapali, is embracing the importance of branding, the New York Times reports.