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  • Behind the Song and Dance, Bollywood’s Flop Story Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 9:42 PM ET
    Commuters pass a giant painting of a Bollywood film poster in Trafalgar Square before heading to work on August 17, 2007 in London, England. The painting will be finished over a period of days during the Indian Festival in Trafalgar Square.

    The $ 2.2 billion Indian movie industry that churns out 1,200 movies a year, employs over 1.8 million people and has more than 14 million theatre viewers a day, is groaning under its own weight.

  • Emerging Markets to Give Renewable Energy a Second Wind Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 3:44 AM ET

    High oil prices and concerns over the safety of nuclear power following the Fukushima crisis in Japan are reigniting interest in renewable energy, with wind power likely to be a major beneficiary, Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group, told CNBC.

  • Risk Outweighs Reward With Emerging Market Stocks Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 10:23 AM ET
    Hong Kong Dollar bills featuring an image of the Bank of China Building. There are growing calls for an end to the peg with the U.S. dollar.

    Worries about inflation and slowing economic growth make the once-hot group unattractive.

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    Google continues to be a great buy despite the stock being off its highs, Brent Wilsey told CNBC Friday. Also: Yu-dee Chang, ACE Investment Strategists' chief trader, weighs in on oil stocks.

  • Rising Corruption Drives Indian Companies Abroad Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 11:06 PM ET
    Bombay Traffic

    Investments by Indian companies overseas have more than doubled in the past year, highlighting their widespread expansion outside of their fast-growing but corruption-stricken home market.  The FT reports.

  • US to Lose Second Place in World Trade to India: Citi Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 6:35 AM ET
    BOMBAY, INDIA: A sign board 'Mumbai' is placed near the Taj hotel at the famous landmark the Gateway in Bombay, 13 May 2005. Since independence in 1947, regional advocates in India have called for a change in many place names to reflect the wide linguistic and ethnic variations in the country of one-billion-plus people that spans the Himalayans in the north to the meeting of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea in the south. AFP PHOTO/Sebastian D'SOUZA. (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AF

    In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s second-largest trading nation, pushing today's superpower into third place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by Citi.

  • Brazilians Take Up Slack in Luxury Yacht Market Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:41 AM ET

    Ferretti, the Italian luxury yacht builder, is turning to the new super rich of Brazil as sales have slumped to its traditional ‘old economy’ customers in the marinas of the Mediterranean, the FT reports.

  • 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.