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  • BEIJING— People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 45 percent and upended four decades of diplomatic protocol by taking a phone call from...

  • Gundlach picks India & Japan for 2017

    The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders weigh in on Jeffrey Gundlach's 2017 picks in Barron's.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 23- India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to delay the annual federal budget, which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to deliver on Feb. 1, dismissing concerns about potential giveaways ahead of critical state polls. A panel headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar found no merit in a public interest litigation by lawyer M.L. Sharma,...

  • *Japan asks for talks with India on steel duties, import price. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over restrictions that nearly halved its steel exports to the South Asian nation over the past year, a step that could trigger more trade spats as global tensions over steel and other commodities run high. India imposed duties of up to 20 percent...

  • NEW DELHI— The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away. Looking around the cramped classrooms, you might think that the typewriter still has a future in India.

  • Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in southern Andhra Pradesh state on January 22, 2017.

    India recorded 27,581 railway deaths in 2014, the most recent year for which figures are available.

  • South Kolkata District Congress Committee workers and leaders protest against Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and his demonetization at a protest rally in Kolkata.

    The central bank's board expressed concerns whether the cash could be replaced quickly enough.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- India's biggest lender by assets, State Bank of India, could tap capital markets next fiscal year to raise up to $1.5 billion, its chief said on Friday, though it first needs to complete a planned merger with its subsidiary banks. In an interview with Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Arundhati Bhattacharya also...

  • *Japan asks for talks with India on steel duties, import price. TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over restrictions that nearly halved its steel exports to the South Asian nation over the past year, a step that could trigger more trade spats as global tensions over steel and other commodities run high. India imposed duties of up to 20 percent...

  • Global consulting firm Deloitte has some soothing news for those worried about the economic fallout in Asia from possible trade war.

  • A scavenger at a vegetable wholesale market in India.

    A technique practiced by early Egyptians could help resolve the modern-day problem of food waste.

  • Ant Financial aims for 2 billion users in a decade

    Ant Financial CEO Eric Jing discusses his ambitions for his business.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Global banks have begun signalling how they will put plans into action to cope with a "hard" exit by Britain from the European Union. The movement of jobs from London is likely to be slow at first, with banks more focused on getting regulatory approval and installing the necessary infrastructure for new or bolstered EU outposts so they can continue to...

  • *India says to keep "open mind" on Apple investment. The country is still keen for the U.S. tech giant to produce its signature smartphones there, and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that India would keep an "open mind" in negotiations. "We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India," he said.

  • *Weighing options for India auto platform technology. DETROIT, Jan 19- After an 18- month review, General Motors Co is nearer to resolving a raft of issues that have hobbled its $1 billion strategy for India, one of the fastest growing emerging markets for automobiles. The strategy, announced in July 2015, includes selling one of its two Indian assembly plants to a...

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook outside a Temple in Mumbai

    India is considering giving Apple a 15-year exemption on customs duty and some other incentives, BuzzFeed reports.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Just as British ministers were hoping to win EU leaders' support for their newly revealed Brexit plan, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised hackles by comparing any attempt to punish Britain to a World War Two escape movie. He was visiting New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit." The wartime comment...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared any attempt to punish Britain for leaving the European Union to a World War Two escape movie, saying both sides would do better to strike a mutually beneficial trade deal. Speaking in New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit", in which Britain leaves...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared any attempt to punish Britain for leaving the European Union to a World War Two escape movie, saying both sides would do better to strike a mutually beneficial trade deal. Speaking in New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit", in which Britain leaves...

  • NEW DELHI— Visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday that his country would like to forge a free trade agreement with India as it prepares to leave the European Union. He said British Prime Minister Theresa May set out a powerful vision in a speech Tuesday of how Britain can negotiate trade deals with all nations, benefiting not only...