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  • Defense Market Sales Getting Off The Ground Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Paris Air Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Cash-strapped nations are only now starting to loosen the purse strings on defense spending, and many may still be looking for bargains at the Paris Air Show this year..

  • Emerging Market Players Closing The Gap Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:27 PM ET
    A Sichuan Airlines A320 jet inside a hangar at the Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Known as the BRICs, Brazil, Russia, China and India look to compete  on level ground with traditional  players in the aviation industry.

  • Russia and China Best of BRICs: Jim O’Neill Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:39 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    Russia and China are the most attractive BRIC countries at the moment, according to Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • US Needs a 'Qualified' Workforce: Cummins CEO Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 2:41 PM ET

    Cummins Chief Executive Tim Solso told CNBC Thursday the United States lacks a qualified workforce with the kinds of technical skills he needs for his engine-making business.

  • OECD: US Recovery on Track, BRICs Falter Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 6:01 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    The U.S. economy continues to expand, but the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — are showing a moderation in economic activity.

  • Are You a Boss or a Leader? Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    "There are too many bosses, but too few leaders around. While most organizations offer leadership training, it’s usually formulaic, and based on competency models and copy-cat role plays. To turn bosses into leaders, we must rethink our approach to leadership development," the author writes.

  • Diamond Prices Set To Sparkle Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 9:29 PM ET

    Diamonds are, apparently, forever, and they are fetching record prices in the rough.

  • Food Inflation Begins to Moderate in Asia Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 9:06 PM ET
    An Indian vendor prepares a display of vegetables on a stall at a market in New Delhi.

    Food prices are prices are falling in India and some other Asian countries. Staples such as tomatoes and potatoes, which peaked earlier in the year and caused great stress to poorer families, have seen prices moderate in recent weeks. The FT reports.

  • In India, Dynamism Wrestles With Dysfunction Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    There's a riddle at the heart of India’s rapid growth: How can a huge country flirt with double-digit growth despite widespread corruption, inefficiency and governmental dysfunction? The NYT reports

  • No Big Bargaining in Smoky Rooms for IMF Job: Lagarde Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 2:56 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who's the front runner for the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says there's no backroom deal being worked on to win the support of emerging nations for her candidacy.

  • Debt Deal Has Doubters, Swiss Franc Shines Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    Economic data disappoints, the euro debt deal has doubters, but the Swissie is soaring — time for another FX Fix.

  • Weak Dollar, Strong Demand Revive Commodity Bull Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    Commodity prices are once again reaching record highs, supported by a weak dollar and improving global demand, whether it be speculative or not.

  • A nurse carries a baby born exactly when the national census commission's population clock clicked over one billion at 12:32 pm (0702 GMT) to place it among other babies, all born 11 May 2000 in a city hospital in Calcutta. India saw the birth of its billionth citizen, chosen from a hospital in New Delhi, amid growing poverty and homelessness.

    India’s increasing wealth and improving literacy are apparently contributing to a national crisis of “missing girls,” with the number of sex-selective abortions up sharply among more affluent, educated families during the past two decades, according to a new study. The NYT reports.

  • More Pain, Longer Recovery for Indian Stocks: Experts Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:01 AM ET
    An Indian stock broker watches his computer screen at brokerage company at the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

    You may have thought last week's 1 percent fall was enough bad news, but the markets had other plans—the hurt doesn't end here. Experts say there's more pain left in the system.

  • A front-end bucket loader moves coals into a coal hauling truck in an open pit coal mine in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Peabody Energy is profiting from increasing demand for coal in China, India and other emerging nations, Chief Executive Gregory Boyce told CNBC Friday.

  • Russia: Undervalued BRIC or Major Risk? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:36 AM ET

    Following huge losses for the Russian market in 2008, investors have eyed stocks in Moscow skeptically and refused to give them the same rating as those in other BRIC members, Brazil, India and China according to Roland Nash, the chief investment strategist at Verno Capital.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Global infrastructure projects are up and so are Caterpillar sales, Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Luster Dims For India's Public Microlender, SKS Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:16 AM ET
    Indian Rupee banknotes

    SKS Microfinance last week reported its first loss as a public company as loan repayments fell. The NYT reports.

  • Motorists queue up to refuel at a gasoline and service station in Jakarta, 18 September 2007. Oil prices topped 81 USD a barrel for the first time on, setting another record high amid fears of critically tight supplies for the winter season in the United States. AFP PHOTO/Ahmad ZAMRONI (Photo credit should read AHMAD ZAMRONI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rising oil prices have created concerns about the cost of fuel subsidies across the region. Although these costs will increase, it is important to make distinctions based on each government’s ability to absorb the higher costs.

  • Dollar Jump Drives Commodity Sell-Off Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:01 PM ET

    Today the strength in the US dollar turned from being a symptom of the commodity sell-off to a major driving force. And at the heart of that are fears over slower world growth.