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  • India’s Birla Plans $17 Billion Global Expansion Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 11:14 PM ET
    Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, which owns and operates companies in cement, infrastructure, textiles and mobile telecommunication in India.

    Two of India’s largest family-run groups plan to invest billion of dollars around the globe as they seek to boost revenues by expanding in fast-growing emerging markets and by acquiring distressed assets of companies based in developed markets.  The FT reports.

  • China’s Consumers Upgrade to Nike and Adidas Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 7:37 PM ET

    Nike and Adidas cash in on Chinese consumers’ desire to be seen in foreign brands.

  • Consumer Price Index: CNBC Explains Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:52 PM ET

    The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.

  • Coach Shifts Half of Manufacturing Out of China Friday, 13 May 2011 | 2:32 AM ET
    Shoppers look at handbags at a Coach store in Pasadena, California.

    Coach, the U.S. accessories brand, is planning to shift up to half of its manufacturing out of China to escape rising labour costs at the same time as it moves aggressively to expand its sales in the country.  The FT reports.

  • Consumer Durables and Apparel Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET