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  • Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    India's strong rupee has caused the country's worst export performance since 2009, an early setback to Prime Minister Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.

  • Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and beyond, exhausted families lay mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain.

  • Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, April 27- Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the north Indian textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. "Only a year ago, I was getting 80 rupees for each euro on garment exports to France. The result has been India's...

  • *Badly injured airlifted back to Kathmandu. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on Sunday after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal a day earlier killing more than 2,460 people, at least 17 of them in the avalanche it triggered on the world's tallest peak. Like hundreds of other earthquake victims, the 20- year-old was waiting for...

  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 26- A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The situation is worsening a humanitarian crisis triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. So far many of the seriously injured in Kathmandu were being...

  • *Fatalities in India, China and Bangladesh. KATHMANDU, April 26- Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. Outside the National Trauma Centre in Kathmandu,...

  • Tata'a investment in Xiaomi comes against the backdrop of an aggressive push by Xiaomi in India after entering the market, which has huge growth potential with just one in 10 people using smartphones, in July 2014. Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a...

  • Nepal earthquake death toll climbing Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    An earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, killing many and triggering an Everest avalanche.

  • Infosys Q4 earnings: What to expect   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    Infosys Q4 earnings:  What to expect

    Despite currency swings taking a toll on India's IT sector, earnings of Infosys should be able to meet expectations, says Jigar Shah, CEO of Maybank Kim Eng Securities India.

  • NEW DELHI, April 24- When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. China's emerging role in Afghanistan, and its announcement this week of $46 billion of investment in...

  • MIT invents system that makes salt water drinkable Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Weeds grow in dry cracked earth that used to be the bottom of Lake McClure in La Grange, Calif.

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has won a competition to desalinate unusable water and make it drinkable for humans and crops.

  • India's tax disputes will end soon: Eurasia   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    India's tax disputes will end soon: Eurasia

    Sasha Riser-Kositsky, associate, Asia of the Eurasia Group, says concerns over India's new tax on foreign investors, called the minimum alternate tax, won't impact the country's investment environment.

  • MUMBAI, April 21- An Indian parliamentary committee has recommended that price caps should be extended to all drugs in the country and that the government should expedite the capping process. Indian law allows the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority regulator to fix prices of drugs on a list of essential medicines, thereby keeping prices in check in a...

  • Tracking China-Pakistan 'iron brothers' ties   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Tracking China-Pakistan 'iron brothers' ties

    While China and Pakistan share strong political ties, the relationship has become complicated in recent years, says Kerry Brown, director, China Studies Centre & Professor of Chinese Politics from University of Sydney.

  • *Bid seen coinciding with Pininfarina shareholder meeting-sources. MILAN, April 20- Indian vehicle maker Mahindra& Mahindra aims to present a formal offer for Pininfarina in time for the Italian car designer's shareholder meeting on April 29, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Debt-laden Pininfarina, which has a market value of 162 million euros,...

  • 'India's positivity is tremendous': Godrej   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    'India's positivity is tremendous': Godrej

    Adi Godrej, chairman of Godrej Group, says positive factors in India's economy outweigh worries over issues like tax, which are "relatively small and minor."

  • *Kotak, Axis Bank targeting strong growth. MUMBAI, April 20- Indian banks, hoping to offset a slow recovery in corporate lending, are pushing into credit cards and personal loans, using blanket advertising, cold call campaigns and even sending employees to malls to lure customers. India's 20 million credit cards-- for a population of 1.3 billion-- amount to just 0.5...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    ATHENS- Euro zone deputy finance ministers will meet midweek ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers' gathering two days later, a Greek government official tells Reuters, as Athens and its creditors continue to seek a deal on reforms to unlock aid. BOJ's Kuroda says Japan inflation to' gradually accelerate' toward target. WAYZATA, Minn.- Bank of Japan Governor...

  • Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said...

  • A recent dry spell in distant Kenya has since given him a reason to smile. Barkakoty is hoping the crop-damaging drought in top tea exporter Kenya will open a window of opportunity for Indian planters like him as rains improve output prospects at home. McLeod Russel's chief financial officer, Kamal Baheti, expects India's overseas tea sales to rise by 15-20...