Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
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Xiaomi announced that it had sent a Guinness World Records for selling the most mobile phones on a single online platform in a 24-hour period.
Moody's Investors Service raised the outlook on India's Baa3 credit rating to "positive" from "stable" on Thursday.