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  • Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.  ranks the top 30 emerging countries and grades them on many factors, including an assessment of country risk, population size, wealth as well as the country’s current retail saturation. With anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe, retailers realize that global expansion is more important than ever. This has prompted retailers to search the globe for untapped consumer market

    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.

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    Aid to Spain lifts risk appetite, but not for long — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Workers process pork at a slaughtering factory September 26, 2007 in Beijing, China.

    India's economy and exports may be waning compared with a year ago, but there is one sector still experiencing big growth – exports of beef in the form of water buffalo meat. The FT reports.

  • 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

    After a surprise interest rate cut by China, all eyes are now on another Asian economic powerhouse, India, which is also expected to cut rates to boost flagging growth when its central bank meets in over a week’s time. But one expert warns against such monetary easing.

  • Rising tension between Delhi and leading industrialists is hampering investment – and hopes of an early return to rapid growth, the FT reports.

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    If all goes well in the euro zone, what's the best that could happen?

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    The worsening outlook for the BRIC nations  – Brazil, Russia, India and China – has put into question whether these leading emerging economies can continue to power global growth.

  • Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host decides to break down the two possible worst-case scenarios investors he thinks the U.S. could face in 2012.

  • Indian Rupee banknotes

    While the record fall in the rupee has escalated India’s ongoing economic crisis, the head of private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank says the currency’s weakness could actually prove to be good for the economy.

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    Almost every state in India has its own mango jingoism; if love of mangoes is nearly universal in India, so is disagreement over which variety is best, the New York Times reports.

  • Art Cashin on the Dismal Jobs Numbers

    Art Cashin, UBS director of floor trading, discusses the gloom and doom descending on global markets after this morning's weak employment report, and the flight to safety in gold.

  • 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’s economy grew at its slowest pace in nine years over the first quarter of 2012 and inflation stayed stubbornly high at 7 percent, which say experts is pushing policymakers into a  “stagflation” trap.

  • Brazil

    Brazil continues to see high levels of investment by some of the biggest global players despite suggestions that money is being pulled out of emerging markets as the global macro-economic picture worsens, Slim Feriani, Chief Executive Officer of Advance Emerging Capital Limited told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”.

  • Russia

    Russia’s typical out-of-step response to global events – the latest its refusal to condemn the Assad regime in Syria – show its increasing insignificance on the world stage, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, argue in an op-ed in the Financial Times

  • Traders walk past a board at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong

    A Greece exit from the euro zone could lead emerging market equities to retest the lows reached during the Lehman bankruptcy in 2008, spurred by mass capital outflow on heightened risk aversion, say strategists.

  • Trader monitors foreign exchange and the stock index at Gaitame.com, a foreign exchange trading company on November 26, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. Dollars fell below 87 yen, lowest level in 14 years.

    The recent panic selling of Asian stocks on fears of a possible euro zone break up is almost over with most indices in the region having bottomed out, says one analyst, who recommends buying now as central banks are likely to start pumping liquidity into the financial markets soon.

  • Gold

    Since the price of gold spacer has not ratcheted up in this latest Europe driven downturn, some say surely that must mean that the wisdom of owning gold is now null and void. I disagree; gold should still be a part of your investment plan.

  • Air India aircrafts are seen parked on the tarmac of the international airport in Mumbai on April 29, 2011. Air India on April 28 sought a court order against striking pilots as a stoppage over pay entered a second day, grounding dozens of flights and causing widespread disruption for passengers. AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

    India has threatened to ban European airlines from its airspace if Brussels sanctions Indian carriers in a dispute over an EU plan to charge carriers for their pollution. The FT reports.

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    Economic woes dog the euro and hound the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Worries about Greece sap risk appetite as the euro slides and the dollar soars - it's time for your FX Fix.