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  • Brace for Worsening Slowdown Across Asia: Nomura Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:19 AM ET
    Brigade Road in Bangalore, Karnataka.

    Most Asian economies from Indonesia to India will deteriorate in the second half of the year because demand from both domestic and foreign buyers will weaken, according to Nomura. The exception is China, where monetary easing and fiscal policies are already starting to take effect and will help its economy rebound in the third quarter.

  • Weak Rupee Makes Foreign Trips Unaffordable for Indians Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 12:33 AM ET

    A falling rupee, that has depreciated about 25 percent over the past one year, coupled with red hot inflation at home and skyrocketing airfares is making foreign travel unaffordable for many Indians.

  • India’s Stock Market Rally May Not Last: Chart Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 10:34 PM ET
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    Despite the gloom about India’s economy, the country’s stock market is up 12.5 percent this year making it the best performer among the BRIC nations. But technical analyst and trader Daryl Guppy says the rally may not last.

  • Risks Lurk in Asia's Most Upbeat Economy Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | 9:28 PM ET
    Heavy morning traffic, Thamrin Street, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesians are confident that  the economy is capable of withstanding the stress in global, but risks remain.

  • Zafran: Betting on the Population Boom Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • Energy Key to BRICs' Economic Potential Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    With ample oil and gas, Russia has the foundation to fuel its economic growth, while China and India are already suffering from power shortages. Brazil has a chance to excel but it is too soon to tell.

  • Why Mumbai’s Real Estate Market Is Still Red Hot Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    Mumbai, India skyline.

    A 28th floor apartment in south Mumbai, facing the Arabian Sea, sold for a record-setting 390 million rupees ($6.8 million) this month, underscoring the dichotomy in India’s property market where prices remain stubbornly high, even as the economy falters and the currency nosedives.

  • The unresolved euro zone crisis, slowing growth prospects and currency depreciations have created a risk-off environment that makes investors think twice about emerging markets, Pablo Goldberg, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”.

  • China Rate Cuts to Support Economic Growth Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
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    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, ANZ expects China's interest rate cuts to feed through and keep economic growth above 8% for the rest of the year.

  • Euro Sags, Rupee Slips, Safe Havens Lift Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Summit worries weigh on the euro and India's rupee can't get a break — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • India's Moves to Stem Rupee's Decline Set to Fail Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 6:58 AM ET
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    India announced a number of measures on Monday to support the embattled rupee, including raising the limit on  foreign investment in government bonds, but analysts told CNBC the moves will not reverse the downtrend in the currency, which has declined over 25 percent in the last 12 months.

  • Looking to Weather Volatility? Try These Asian Plays Sunday, 24 Jun 2012 | 9:55 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, China.

    Samsung Electronics, COSCO Pacific, Ayala Land and Cathay Pacific are some stocks that will fare well even as market volatility and economic uncertainty continue into the second half of the year, according to a report by HSBC Global Research.

  • Why Are Some Strategists So Bullish on India? Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:47 AM ET

    Even as worries mount over India’s slowing growth and tumbling currency, some strategists are recommending investors ramp up their exposure to the country’s equities, which are trading at the cheapest level in 20 months.

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    The euro wavers as a Spanish bank audit looms, and India's rupee can't get a break — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    As the odds of a credit downgrade for India rise, the country’s banks could prove to be especially vulnerable, due to their significant exposure to government debt.

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    The Indian central bank’s surprise decision Monday to hold interest rates steady may have sent the stock market and rupee falling, but analysts tell CNBC the Reserve Bank of India did the right thing.

  • Economy’s Mixed Blessing: Commodity Prices Fall Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Workers stock pile bags of rice at a rice warehouse on September 1, 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The global rice price has risen by almost 70% this year, raising concerns in Indonesia, which is one of the world's largest consumers.

    Prices for a range of goods, including cotton, copper and gasoline, have fallen in recent weeks, a sign of faltering demand. The New York Times reports.

  • Why India's Economy Isn't as Bad as Headlines Suggest Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 1:20 AM ET
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    Earlier this week ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said India could be the first BRIC economy to lose its investment grade status, which was followed a day later by data showing factory output had nearly stalled in April. While India’s recent dismal economic performance has investors looking for exits, several experts tell CNBC things are not as bad as the headlines suggest.

  • Enough Oil Supply in the Short-Term Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
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    Dominic Schnider, Head Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management, UBS Wealth Management says there is enough oil supply in the short-term and that production actually needs to be cut by half a million barrels. But he expects oil prices to remain high at about $90.

  • Retail’s Hottest Emerging Markets, 2012 Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 1:08 PM ET
    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.  ranks the top 30 emerging countries and grades them on many factors, including an assessment of country risk, population size, wealth as well as the country’s current retail saturation. With anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe, retailers realize that global expansion is more important than ever. This has prompted retailers to search the globe for untapped consumer market

    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.