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  • India Is Poised to Be Fashion's New Muse Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
    A Gucci Group NV store at the DLF Emporio luxury shopping center in New Delhi, India.

    This week, India opened its doors to foreign retailers in a move that is expected to open the floodgates to western brands entering the skyrocketing Indian market.

  • Deepanshu Bagchee on Asia-Pacific Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Housing slumps but stocks jump in China, a reversal for Japanese bond yields and deficit problems dog India.

  • Central Banks Learned Lesson of 2008: Goldman's O'Neill Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    The world's central bankers have shown they've learned a lot from the 2008 financial crisis by taking coordinated action Wednesday to ease strains on the financial system, Goldman Sachs Asset Management CEO Jim O'Neill told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The Western World Is 'Finished Financially': CIO Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 7:38 AM ET

    The Western world has run out of ideas and is "finished financially" while emerging economies across the world will continue to grow, David Murrin, CIO at Emergent Asset Management told CNBC on the tenth anniversary of coining of the so-called BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China, by Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neill.

  • India Could Be the New China: Goldman's O'Neill Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 6:29 AM ET

    Measures taken by the Indian government to open up the country to foreign investment could see it match Chinese growth rates, Goldman Sachs’ Chairman Jim O’Neill told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Indian Firms Risk Dollar Debt Default as Rupee Slides Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 6:33 PM ET

    Indian companies are coming under financial stress after the sharp fall of the rupee against the dollar during the past few months made once-cheap loans in the US currency much more expensive, analysts warn. The FT reports.

  • Foreign Retailers Serve India With Cautious Welcome Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | 8:29 PM ET
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    Multinational retailers have so far responded cautiously to news that India is opening up its supermarket sector, because of tough conditions imposed, fears over labor backlash and expected bargaining with farmers. The FT reports.

  • India Especially Vulnerable to Global Slowdown: Pros Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    An Indian stockbroker reacts as he watches share prices on his computer during intraday trade at a brokerage firm in Mumbai.

    India's economy, which was relatively sheltered during the last financial crisis in 2008, is looking especially fragile this time around.

  • Euro Under Pressure, Pound Slips Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:10 AM ET

    The British fret over Europe and Germany's bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • New Delhi, Now More Polluted Than Beijing Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 10:42 PM ET
    The India Gate, a war memorial, covered in haze in New Delhi, India.

    India has recently pulled far ahead of China on one dubious development marker — air pollution in the country’s capital. The NYT reports.

  • Medtronic Won't Spin Off Units, Cut Sales Force: CEO Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
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    Despite calls from some of its investors, Medtronic won't be spinning off any more business units, Chief Executive Omar Ishrak told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Euro Slips, Options Point to Worse Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Contagion fears rise in Europe and the British go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Emerging Economies Challenge Western Innovation Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 3:56 PM ET
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    Can India transition from being the favored destination for offshored services to a locus of innovation?

  • Yoshikami: India Still a Good Long-Term Bet Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:47 PM 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

    India faces many short-term macro challenges including a string of corruption scandals and persistently high inflation. However, the long-term story in India continues to be attractive.

  • An App to Fight Crimes Against Women Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 12:13 AM ET

    The new mobile phone app called FightBack aims to give women in India the ability to report crimes and call for help across a variety of platforms, using social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The NYT reports.

  • Pimco: Europe, US Risk High Inflation in Medium Term Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 12:25 AM ET

    European and U.S. inflation will rise in the medium- to long-term, according to Berdibek Ahmedov, manager for European and UK real return products at Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco).

  • G20 to Hold Yet More Euro Zone Crisis Talks Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 1:52 AM ET
    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso chats with U.S. President Barack Obama as (from L to R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan follow behind as the leaders emerge from lunch on their way to the first plenary session at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. France is hosting the G8 Summit, which focuses on issues including African development, the Arab Spring

    The Group of 20 is seeking to meet again, possibly before Christmas, with the aim of resurrecting a deal to provide an international firewall around Greece, G20 sources have told the Financial Times, saying negotiators at the Cannes summit had been close to an agreement.

  • Emerging Market Opportunities Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 8:55 AM ET
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    "In the last five days, I just went around the world," says Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, who explains his search for opportunities in emerging market. He adds that emerging markets have pent up demand that can be satisfied.

  • Numbers Aside, India's Newborns Face Challenges Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 10:57 PM ET
    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.

    The earth’s milestone 7 billionth resident was born Monday, most likely somewhere in India. No one truly knows where or when that birth took place, but the occasion has focused attention on the conditions in which babies are born in India. The NYT reports.

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