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  • Gold Demand Hits New Records as Europeans Stockpile Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 4:56 AM ET
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    Demand for gold hit an all-time high in 2011 as European, Indian and Chinese demand soared.

  • Celebrating Romance in India? Bring Your Wallet Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 11:42 PM ET
    An Indian girl selects gifts at a gift shop in Siliguri, India.

    Couples in India may be getting a break from Hindu extremists on this Valentine’s Day, but they will find pursuing love is more expensive this year. The New York Times reports.

  • American companies adding outsourcing and back office operations in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai, are resulting in a boon for high-end hotel brands seeking to build properties in India. The New York Times reports.

  • India's Troubled Airline Sector Running Out of Options Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
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    Over the last decade, domestic air traffic in India has grown from 13 million people annually to an estimated 52 million in 2011, making it the fastest-growing passenger market among major economies. Yet India’s airline industry is losing money and in deep debt, with few solutions in sight.

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    Reports that Brazil might follow India in purchasing the Rafale jetfighter from French plane maker Dassault Aviation will not only benefit to Dassault, but will also help electronics group Thales, Francois Mallet, managing director head of equity at Kepler Capital Markets said on Monday.

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    India still struggles to make its food fit for consumption. From rat poison found in vegetables and Diwali-festival sweets laced with caustic soda -- adulteration is rife.

  • Bharti Quarterly Profit Falls on High Interest Costs Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 11:52 PM ET
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    Bharti Airtel, the world's fifth-biggest mobile phone carrier by subscribers, reported a 22 percent fall in quarterly profit — its eighth straight quarter of declining profits — hit by higher interest costs and losses on currency fluctuations.

  • Exuberant Indian Markets Gloss Over Economic Reality Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 10:00 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

    Surging capital inflows, booming stock markets and a fast-appreciating currency suggest the India story is again shining after a dismal 2011.

  • Vijay Singh, 25, checks his Facebook Inc. account at an internet cafe in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. The number of active Facebook accounts in India jumped 85 percent to 32 million this year, according to socialbakers.com, which tracks user data at the Palo Alto, California-based company. That's the world's third-biggest behind the 153 million in the U.S. and 39.2 million in Indonesia.

    Internet giants Google and Facebook removed content from some Indian domain websites on Monday following a court directive warning them of a crackdown "like China" if they did not take steps to protect religious sensibilities.

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    Private equity firms looking to invest in Indian companies can hope to strike better bargains in 2012, as valuations are at a low owing to a weak stock market and the struggling rupee gives investors more for their dollar, say industry experts.

  • Ikea Shelves Indian Retail Market Move Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:27 PM ET
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    Ikea is withholding its entry into India in spite of New Delhi’s move to open its market to foreign retailers as the Swedish homewares company accelerates its expansion in other Brics countries. The FT reports.

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    In an age of celebrity and fame, Hollywood might seem like a great place to make money fast, but while the payoffs in major film production can be massive, so can the losses.

  • Euro Gets Choppy, Bank of Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
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    Negotiations and economic news roil the euro but Japan stays the course — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC Poll: Has Globalization Backfired On The West? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
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    Globalization is no longer a trend; it is the norm. It may be too soon to call it a reversal of fortune but globalization is no longer a one-way street.

  • Islamic Art: More Than Religious Artifacts Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
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    It's a vast, valuable and diverse category of art , and taking a narrow religious view could hurt you as an investor.

  • India to Launch $35 Billion of Public Investments Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:06 PM ET
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    India is to launch a $35 billon wave of public sector investment to reverse a decline in the fast-growing economy’s growth rate and return it closer to double digits, according to the prime minister’s office.

  • No Short-Term Boost for Indian Stocks From Policy Change

    While India's move to grant individual foreign investors direct access to its stock market will be positive for equities in the long run, Madhu Kannan, CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange, says it will have minimal impact in the short-term.

  • Euro Sinks, China Reserves Dip Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 8:32 AM ET
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    Italy's bond sale disappoints and the Swiss franc is rich - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • In Solar Power, India Lives Up to Its Own Ambitions Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 2:04 AM ET
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    Two years ago, India said it would drastically increase its use of solar power by 2020. Many analysts said it couldn’t be done. Now they aren’t so sure. The New York Times reports.

  • Crisis of Confidence Grips Corporate India Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:29 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

    A crisis of confidence grips corporate India as it struggles to forget 2011, which saw growth falter, inflation soar and the global investment sentiment turn negative. Several Indian company CEOs who spoke to CNBC, see little hope of an economic revival in 2012.