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.
News of U.S. authorized air strikes in Iraq on Friday reaffirmed that geopolitical tensions will remain an overhang for markets for some time.
Frontier markets are storming higher, extending last year's stellar performance and outpacing emerging market peers as risk-seeking investors pile in.
Following the RBI's decision to leave rates unchanged, economists says the central bank is likely to resist the pressure to ease for a long while.