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  • India Halts Cotton Exports     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Cotton prices soaring on news that India has halted all exports of the commodity until further notice. So, what's the trade on cotton? Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, weighs in.

  • Foreign Investment in Europe Starts Anew Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:59 PM ET

    Despite the lingering debt crisis and an incubating recession in many nations of the European Union, many global companies say they are maintaining or even increasing their investments in the euro zone and elsewhere on the Continent. The NYT reports.

  • Tensions with Iran, rather than supply and demand, may be the reason gas prices have been consistently climbing, but what has yet to be seen is the impact that this will have on the economy and the country on the whole.

  • Yum Eyes Young India to Help Mirror China Profits Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 11:13 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant in Boston.

    Yum is targeting Indian students and young office workers with adaptations of popular Western fast-food products designed to appeal to their unique tastes — hoping this will mirror its success story in China, which now contributes half of its operating profit.

  • Outlook for India's Growth     Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 10:45 PM ET

    Ramya Suryanarayanan, Economist, DBS Group Research is concerned about the slowdown in India's economy this year and thinks that the RBI won't have much room to reduce interest rates to stimulate growth.

  • BRICs No Safe Haven From Western Doom: Study Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Investors turning to the still-expanding BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China should be aware that these countries remain exposed to risks – including internal conflict and the impact of climate change – which could undermine their potential for attractive returns, a new report by global analysts Maplecroft warned on Monday.

  • 'Enormous' Need for Cash in India     Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    "From a policy stand point and a strategy stand point, it is very clear that India needs an enormous amount of cash, given the growth opportunity," Vikram Gandhi, founder and CEO of VSG Capital Advisors, told CNBC as India is considering allowing foreigners to invest in local corporate bonds.

  • The Best Countries for Long-Term Growth Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 8:34 AM ET
    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. For long-term investors that means looking for economies that have strong growth prospects driven by competitive advantages such as demographics, natural resources or geography. We've come up with a list of the ten best countries for long-term growth based on a report from HSBC titled: The World in 2050.

    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?

  • Gold Demand Hits New Records as Europeans Stockpile Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 4:56 AM ET

    Demand for gold hit an all-time high in 2011 as European, Indian and Chinese demand soared.

  • Celebrating Romance in India? Bring Your Wallet Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 11:42 PM ET
    An Indian girl selects gifts at a gift shop in Siliguri, India.

    Couples in India may be getting a break from Hindu extremists on this Valentine’s Day, but they will find pursuing love is more expensive this year. The New York Times reports.

  • American companies adding outsourcing and back office operations in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai, are resulting in a boon for high-end hotel brands seeking to build properties in India. The New York Times reports.

  • India's Troubled Airline Sector Running Out of Options Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
    An Air India aircraft prepares to land at the international airport in Mumbai

    Over the last decade, domestic air traffic in India has grown from 13 million people annually to an estimated 52 million in 2011, making it the fastest-growing passenger market among major economies. Yet India’s airline industry is losing money and in deep debt, with few solutions in sight.

  • A French Rafale fighter jet

    Reports that Brazil might follow India in purchasing the Rafale jetfighter from French plane maker Dassault Aviation will not only benefit to Dassault, but will also help electronics group Thales, Francois Mallet, managing director head of equity at Kepler Capital Markets said on Monday.

  • India still struggles to make its food fit for consumption. From rat poison found in vegetables and Diwali-festival sweets laced with caustic soda -- adulteration is rife.

  • Bharti Quarterly Profit Falls on High Interest Costs Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 11:52 PM ET
    An Indian man checks a new mobile phone at a shop in New Delhi on May 12, 2010.

    Bharti Airtel, the world's fifth-biggest mobile phone carrier by subscribers, reported a 22 percent fall in quarterly profit — its eighth straight quarter of declining profits — hit by higher interest costs and losses on currency fluctuations.

  • Exuberant Indian Markets Gloss Over Economic Reality Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 10:00 PM 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

    Surging capital inflows, booming stock markets and a fast-appreciating currency suggest the India story is again shining after a dismal 2011.

  • Emerging Markets Retail Trade     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    The parts of the emerging markets that will continue to outperform, with Tim Seymour, Seygem Asset Management.

  • Vijay Singh, 25, checks his Facebook Inc. account at an internet cafe in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. The number of active Facebook accounts in India jumped 85 percent to 32 million this year, according to socialbakers.com, which tracks user data at the Palo Alto, California-based company. That's the world's third-biggest behind the 153 million in the U.S. and 39.2 million in Indonesia.

    Internet giants Google and Facebook removed content from some Indian domain websites on Monday following a court directive warning them of a crackdown "like China" if they did not take steps to protect religious sensibilities.

  • Private equity firms looking to invest in Indian companies can hope to strike better bargains in 2012, as valuations are at a low owing to a weak stock market and the struggling rupee gives investors more for their dollar, say industry experts.

  • Ikea Shelves Indian Retail Market Move Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:27 PM ET
    Ikea Furniture

    Ikea is withholding its entry into India in spite of New Delhi’s move to open its market to foreign retailers as the Swedish homewares company accelerates its expansion in other Brics countries. The FT reports.