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  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- India's economic growth slowed in the last quarter of 2015, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to expedite stalled reforms in the next session of parliament when it presents its annual budget. That rate of growth was faster than the 6.8 percent posted by China in the same quarter, although many economists say the...

  • *India, Philippines, Indonesia consider tax on sugary drinks. *British lawmakers debate issue, follows sugar tax in Mexico. Scandinavian countries have had such taxes, with varying degrees of success, for many years, and in 2012, France and Hungary joined the list, followed by Mexico in 2014..

  • NEW DELHI— India says its economy grew 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, a rate of expansion that puts the South Asian nation ahead of China's 6.8 percent growth during the same period. The data released Monday by the Indian Central Statistics Office shows a slight downturn for India from the previous quarter, when the country registered growth of 7.4...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- A doctor at a hospital in India's capital, New Delhi, was recently tracking a wall of monitors displaying the vital signs of intensive care patients admitted hundreds of miles away when red-and-yellow alerts rang out. India's top private hospitals, seizing on a shortage of critical-care doctors, are expanding into the remote management of...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- India will release data on Monday showing it remains one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but economists are struggling to reconcile that rosy picture with ground realities like weak exports, investment, and flat corporate order books. "There are inconsistencies between the picture presented by new GDP series and many other tried...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- A doctor at a hospital in India's capital, New Delhi, was recently tracking a wall of monitors displaying the vital signs of intensive care patients admitted hundreds of miles away when red-and-yellow alerts rang out. India's top private hospitals, seizing on a shortage of critical-care doctors, are expanding into the remote management of...

  • Iran: Dollars no good here, but euros are Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    Iranian workers walk at a unit of South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran November 19, 2015.

    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros.

  • *Iran billing new oil contracts in euros- NIOC source. NEW DELHI, Feb 5- Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co told...

  • *India needs to raise productivity, he adds. NEW DELHI, Feb 5- India needs more data before deciding whether to permit commercial growing of its first genetically modified food crop, its environment minister said on Friday, but indicated it would not stand "in the way of science" despite protests. India spends billions of dollars every year importing edible oils and...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Ukraine's restructured Eurobonds extended losses on Friday as fears grew over the fate of the ruling coalition and its IMF bailout, though a reduction in U.S. rate rise bets continued to support other emerging assets. MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.4 percent after shares in Hong Kong and Mumbai rose around half a percent.

  • *India Oct-Dec GDP seen at 7.3 pct, faster than China. *Ambit Capital estimates growth at only 5-6 pct. It's a good deal weaker than official data showing India to be the world's most dynamic big economy.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Colm Kelleher is a stickler for discipline, even when it comes to the office dress code. Kelleher's role as enforcer-in-chief at Morgan Stanley was solidified last month when the Wall Street firm's Chief Executive James Gorman named him president, the No. 2 spot. Ahead of his promotion he culled one-in-four jobs on its bond trading desk and he is...

  • NEW DELHI/ MANILA, Feb 3- State-run Indian company KIOCL is considering building an iron ore pellet complex in Iran at a cost of about $59 million and is in talks to sell more than 2 million tonnes of the steelmaking raw material to the Gulf country now free from trade sanctions. Companies such as KIOCL and aluminium maker NALCO, which is considering setting up a $2...

  • Carmaker forced to rebrand car because of Zika Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 1:16 AM ET

    The rapidly spreading Zika virus has not only become an international public health threat, it has also foxed one India's largest automakers.

  • *Suzuki to launch 15 of 20 global models in India by 2020. *Maruti Suzuki to reduce number of platforms in India by 2020. NEW DELHI, Feb 2- Suzuki Motor Corp's position in India and other markets is under serious threat from Toyota's buyout of rival Daihatsu, Suzuki's president said on Tuesday.

  • NEW DELHI— The Zika virus has hit India's Tata Motors, which has decided to rebrand a soon-to-be launched hatchback vehicle which was to have been called Zica, an abbreviation of "Zippy Car." Tata Motors said in a statement Tuesday that the car would carry the Zica nameplate during the exhibition, but a new name will be announced in a few weeks. Its more than 100...

  • If the rule does fail, gold inflows will continue unabated in India, flying in the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to curb costly imports and stop the metal from being used to hide billions of dollars of undeclared "black money". India made it mandatory for customers to disclose their tax code, or Permanent Account Number, for purchases above 200,000...

  • RBI might cut rates after Feb budget: Pro Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:02 AM ET
    RBI Rate

    The RBI's statement suggests the cental bank is more concerned about inflation than market expectations says Radhika Rao, an economist at DBS.

  • RBI keeps policy rate unchanged at 6.75 percent Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 12:46 AM ET
    RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan

    India's central bank held rates as expected, opting to wait for the government's budget before deciding on whether to cut interest rates further.

  • RBI has room for further easing: Pro Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 12:21 AM ET
    RBI has room for further easing: Pro

    Rana Gupta, managing director for Indian equities at Manulife Asset Management says prudent policies have led to macro stability in India.