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  • Gold Demand to Increase Despite Temporary Blip: WGC Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 5:46 AM ET

    Despite demand for gold falling to 17 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2010, the World Gold Council says that full-year demand will increase because of a rush to safe haven assets as market volatility has ramped up.

  • BRICS: CNBC Explains Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:58 PM ET

    So what countries make up the BRICS ? How did they come about? What impact do they have? CNBC explains.

  • Indian Protests Planned Over Olympics Sponsor Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 1:05 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    Anger is mounting in India at the appointment of Dow Chemical as a 2012 Olympics sponsor, marking the fiercest criticism yet of the London committee’s sponsorship programme. The FT reports.

  • What Can Asia Do as 'Soft Patch' Deepens in the West? Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:24 PM ET
    Financial Woes

    The downgrade of  U.S. credit rating and recent financial markets volatility all threaten to deepen the economic soft patch.  How will Asia cope?

  • Selloff 'Perception Catching Up With Reality': CEO Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Thursday's market sell-off, which saw a dramatic 500 point fall in the Dow, is just a case of market perception catching up with reality, the chief executive of one of Europe's biggest insurers told CNBC Friday.

  • Bombay Traffic

    India's economy may be headed for a sharper slowdown than most are expecting, and could see its worst growth rate since the depths of the credit crisis, according to economists at Morgan Stanley.

  • Time to Buy Asia’s Worst Performing Stock Market? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 1:08 AM ET
    An Indian stock broker watches his computer screen at brokerage company at the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

    India’s central bank surprised the markets on Tuesday, lifting interest rates by 50 basis points to 8 percent. The move marks India’s 11th rate hike since March 2010, as the Reserve Bank battles persistent inflation, which accelerated to 9.4 percent year-over-year in June.

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    British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars expects sales from Asia to account for 40% of its total by year-end. In an interview at his headquarters in Goodwood, England, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös discusses his roadmap for the Asian region with Managing Asia.

  • Billionaires’ Rise Aids India, and the Favor Is Returned Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    Gurgaon City Centre in New Dehli, India

    On a recent wind-whipped morning, a steel-hulled behemoth arrived at a desolate stretch of India’s western coast groaning with enough coal to power a city of one million people for more than two weeks. The New York Times reports.

  • India’s Wealthy Boost Gold With Unexpected Spree Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
    People buying Gold Jewellery at Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in New Delhi, India

    Gold always falls in summer. That is the conventional wisdom among gold traders, conditioned over decades in which the period from June to August has been characterised by slack demand for bullion. The FT reports.

  • Manufactured Goods Lead Surge in Indian Exports Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 11:55 PM ET

    Indian exports are following a different path from that taken by other Asian countries like Japan, Korea and China.  As the NYT reports, the South Asian country's exports of goods have been overtaking its services exports.

  • Debt Talks Drag on Dollar, Swiss Franc Soars Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Deadlocked debt-ceiling talks dent the dollar and send the Swissie soaring - it's time for your daily FX Fix.

  • BlackRock Analyst Gives Top Energy Picks Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 7:48 PM ET

    With the rising price of oil putting the spotlight on energy, BlackRock Managing Director Dan Rice gave his top energy investment picks to CNBC on Friday.

  • Gold Could Go Much Higher: Investor Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    The price of gold could beat the record high of $1,609.51 an ounce it hit earlier this week, a fund manager told CNBC Thursday.

  • Gold Could Hit $1,700 by End of the Year: Analyst Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    Gold is likely to hit $1,650 an ounce by the end of the year and could even hit $1,700, according to one analyst.

  • Luxury Motorbike Sales Accelerate in India Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 3:54 AM ET
    Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

    Every day India’s cities hum with the sound of hundreds of motorcycles precariously weaving their way through traffic. For most riders the two-wheeler is the cheaper and more flexible alternative to a car but for a growing band of more affluent Indians owning a customised superbike has become the ultimate symbol of the country’s new-found wealth. The FT reports.

  • Asia: Heirs and Spares Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 2:49 AM ET
    Indian bride

    The political, economic and social consequences of a preference for sons is alarming policymakers. The FT reports.

  • Vodafone Warns India Tax Bill to Hit $5 Billion Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 8:00 PM ET
    An Indian man checks a new mobile phone at a shop in New Delhi on May 12, 2010.

    Vodafone, the UK-listed telecoms company, has warned it faces a doubling of the $2.5bn tax bill it is contesting in the India Supreme Court in July. The FT reports.

  • Emerging Markets to Drive Global Economy: King Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 4:58 AM ET

    Despite a manufacturing slowdown in Russia, China and Brazil, emerging markets will be key to the recovery of the global economy, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Indian Business Going 'Gangbusters': DBS CEO Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 3:39 AM ET
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    Southeast Asia's largest lender, DBS Group Holdings, has been aggressively expanding its footprint in India and China as it faces margin pressures in Singapore and Hong Kong. The Singapore-listed company's CEO Piyush Gupta tells CNBC's Christine Tan that business is booming in India.