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  • Passers by are reflected on the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outside its headquarters in Mumbai on January 29, 2010. India's central bank kept interest rates on hold Friday but moved to drain liquidity from the banking system in a bid to tame surging inflation without hurting economic recovery. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) boosted its cash reserve ratio -- the sum commercial banks keep on deposit -- by a higher-than-expected 75 basis points to 5.75 percent in what it said was a bi

    When the Reserve Bank of India meets on Friday to take a decision on whether or not to hike interest rates, inflation will be its key focus given the more-than-expected increase in the Wholesale Price Index in August

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    While there are reasons to be bullish now on emerging markets, future opportunities turn to non-BRIC countries.

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    Nokia, the Finnish telecoms company, has hit back against claims that it pays below the living wage at its biggest phone factory in India, which were made by Finnwatch, the human rights organization. The FT reports.

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    Emerging markets are being called upon to do the global economy’s heavy lifting, causing some investors to rush into the asset class, while giving others pause that a bubble is beginning to form.

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    Indians have been flocking to Italy, with thousands helping to support the dairy industry. The NYT reports.

  • Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution

    "With rolling debt crises blasting Western economies already weakened by the recession, hopes are resting on the developing market dynamos of Brazil, Russia, India and China to power countries and corporations back to growth. Keeping those engines humming is due, to a greater and greater extent, to the new power of women," according to these authors.

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    Calls for protectionism make no sense in today's global economy and globalization was not responsible for the economic downturn, despite some claims to the contrary by politicians, Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization told CNBC.

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    Global recession in 2012 is “65 to 75 percent certain" and could deteriorate into a lengthy depression, Roger Nightingale, economist and strategist at RDN Associates, told CNBC on Monday.

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    As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?

  • Rural shop, Ration Shop, Grocery Store, Provisional Store, in Delhi, India.

    Four-cent cookie, 10-cent drink, $6 for a phone and perhaps even a $1.33 per square feet home, global firms are innovating and customizing products to meet the growing demands of India’s estimated $50 billion bottom-of-the-pyramid market.

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    The seemingly inexorable rise in the price of gold, with record highs scaled on an almost weekly basis, has led some analysts to talk of a bubble forming.

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    Growth within the beer industry depends on an 'equation' of factors which are more present in developing markets than in Europe and the US, Heineken CEO Jean Francois van Boxmeer told CNBC after the beer firm posted disappointing first half results.

  • Anna Hazare during his fast against corruption at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday.

    There may be agreement that India needs to weed out corruption, but not every Indian concurs with Anna Hazare's way of achieving that aim. The NYT reports.

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    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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.