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  • Alphabet's video platform has seen triple digit growth across the region in all metrics, including viewer watch time and partner uploads in the last year.

  • TV on-the-go is growing: Tata Sky CEO

    Harit Nagpal, Tata Sky, talks about the content distributor's strategy in India as the use of mobile phones takes off.

  • A traffic intersection in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

    Asia's third-largest economy kicked off an international roadshow on Monday for a masala bond sale aimed at upgrading the country's highways.

  • LONDON, April 24- U.S. activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors disclosed on Monday it has taken a 6.8 percent stake in WS Atkins after the British engineering and construction consultancy firm agreed to be bought in a C $3.6 billion deal. Shares in Atkins closed on Monday at 2,100 pence, above SNC's offer price of 2,080 pence a share. After SNC made an indicative...

  • LONDON, April 24- U.S. activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors disclosed on Monday it has taken a 6.8 percent stake in WS Atkins after the British engineering and construction consultancy firm agreed to be bought in a C $3.6 billion deal. Shares in Atkins last traded on Monday at 2,100 pence a share, above SNC's offer price of 2,080 pence. After SNC made an...

  • MUMBAI, April 24- Boutique investment bank Moelis& Co plans to expand in India where it believes economic growth and corporate restructuring will prolong a boom in dealmaking, the head of its local business said on Monday. Moelis, which set up shop in India in 2012, currently has a team of 14 bankers. The relatively low investment banking fee pool in India has...

  • President Donald Trump signs an executive order to try to bring jobs back to American workers and revamp the H-1B visa guest worker program during a visit to the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

    Software engineers from India working in the U.S. under H-1B visas, or looking to apply, face a bind as the Trump administration reviews the program

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime. He came to America instead, got the Stanford degree and now works as an engineer at a data science startup in Silicon Valley. Immigration Voice estimates there are some 1.5...

  • Employees lift a motorcycle up to the shipping area on the assembly line at the Harley-Davidson Inc. manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

    Harley-Davidson said it will lay off 118 workers at its York, Pennsylvania, plant and shift employment to Kansas City, The AP reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime. He came to America instead, got the Stanford degree and now works as engineer at a data science in Silicon Valley. Immigration Voice estimates there are some 1.5 million H1-B...

  • MUMBAI, April 21- For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump's review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Fresh from gaining a master's degree in Europe, and with an offer of employment from a well-known U.S. design firm, she was well on her way to fulfilling the ambition of many...

  • MUMBAI, April 21- Shares in HDFC Bank, India's second-biggest lender by assets, hit a record high on Friday thanks to higher than expected quarterly profit and a stable bad loans portfolio. Net profit rose 18.3 percent from a year earlier to 39.9 billion rupees for its fiscal fourth-quarter to March 31, HDFC Bank said, slightly ahead of analysts' estimate of 39.56...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Officials in Texas and Arizona were not immediately available for comment. "My office will not allow the FDA to sit on its hands and thereby impair Texas responsibility to carry out its...

  • Rajan: US economy is strong relative to potential

    At the IMF & World Bank Spring meetings, Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan speaks with CNBC's Sara Eisen about the state of the global economy.

  • *China 2017 GDP growth seen at 6.5 pct, 6.2 pct in 2018. *Most polling conducted before Q1 GDP data released April 17. BEIJING, April 20- China's economic growth is expected to slow to 6.5 percent in 2017, as the government seeks to cool the property sector and temper credit growth to contain risks from a dangerous build-up of debt, a Reuters poll showed.

  • *China 2017 GDP growth seen at 6.5 pct, 6.2 pct in 2018. BEIJING, April 20- China's economic growth is seen slowing to 6.5 percent in 2017 despite a strong start to the first quarter, as the government seeks to cool the property sector and temper credit growth to contain risks from a dangerous build-up of debt, a Reuters poll showed. But as Beijing looks to put the economy...

  • April 19- Egypt's economy is expected to grow 4.0 percent in the 2016/ 17 fiscal year ending in June, broadly in line with the finance minister's latest projection of 3.8 to 4 percent, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. The government has announced a sleuth of reforms including a currency float, fuel subsidy cuts and a value-added tax in an effort to bolster the...

  • A volunteer prepares bamboo poles while building makeshift school buildings in Champi, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, on May 29, 2015.

    The use of bamboo in construction can help emerging nations simultaneously tackle infrastructure investment and renewable resources.

  • SYDNEY, April 19- Australia and New Zealand have tightened visa conditions for skilled migrants in a bid to woo nationalist-leaning voters, echoing the United States' "America First" policy, but critics have decried the move as mostly political posturing. New Zealand also tightened access to skilled work visas, taking a "Kiwis-first approach."