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  • 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
    China Rate Cuts to Support Economic Growth

    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
    Indian Rupee banknotes

    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
    Enough Oil Supply in the Short-Term

    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.

  • Euro Gets a Short Term Lift, India Gets a Warning Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 7:53 AM ET

    Aid to Spain lifts risk appetite, but not for long — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Exports of Buffalo Meat Soar From India Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:58 AM ET
    Workers process pork at a slaughtering factory September 26, 2007 in Beijing, China.

    India's economy and exports may be waning compared with a year ago, but there is one sector still experiencing big growth – exports of beef in the form of water buffalo meat. The FT reports.

  • Why India Should Not Follow China in Cutting Rates Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 7:27 AM ET
    Passers by are reflected on the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outside its headquarters in Mumbai on January 29, 2010. India's central bank kept interest rates on hold Friday but moved to drain liquidity from the banking system in a bid to tame surging inflation without hurting economic recovery. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) boosted its cash reserve ratio -- the sum commercial banks keep on deposit -- by a higher-than-expected 75 basis points to 5.75 percent in what it said was a bi

    After a surprise interest rate cut by China, all eyes are now on another Asian economic powerhouse, India, which is also expected to cut rates to boost flagging growth when its central bank meets in over a week’s time. But one expert warns against such monetary easing.

  • India: Bollygarchs at Bay Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 9:03 PM ET

    Rising tension between Delhi and leading industrialists is hampering investment – and hopes of an early return to rapid growth, the FT reports.

  • Cramer Spells Out the Markets' Best-Case Scenario Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 6:07 PM ET

    If all goes well in the euro zone, what's the best that could happen?