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    Samsung Electronics, COSCO Pacific, Ayala Land and Cathay Pacific are some stocks that will fare well even as market volatility and economic uncertainty continue into the second half of the year, according to a report by HSBC Global Research.

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    Even as worries mount over India’s slowing growth and tumbling currency, some strategists are recommending investors ramp up their exposure to the country’s equities, which are trading at the cheapest level in 20 months.

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    The euro wavers as a Spanish bank audit looms, and India's rupee can't get a break — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    As the odds of a credit downgrade for India rise, the country’s banks could prove to be especially vulnerable, due to their significant exposure to government debt.

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    The Indian central bank’s surprise decision Monday to hold interest rates steady may have sent the stock market and rupee falling, but analysts tell CNBC the Reserve Bank of India did the right thing.

  • Workers stock pile bags of rice at a rice warehouse on September 1, 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The global rice price has risen by almost 70% this year, raising concerns in Indonesia, which is one of the world's largest consumers.

    Prices for a range of goods, including cotton, copper and gasoline, have fallen in recent weeks, a sign of faltering demand. The New York Times reports.

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    Earlier this week ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said India could be the first BRIC economy to lose its investment grade status, which was followed a day later by data showing factory output had nearly stalled in April. While India’s recent dismal economic performance has investors looking for exits, several experts tell CNBC things are not as bad as the headlines suggest.

  • Enough Oil Supply in the Short-Term

    Dominic Schnider, Head Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management, UBS Wealth Management says there is enough oil supply in the short-term and that production actually needs to be cut by half a million barrels. But he expects oil prices to remain high at about $90.

  • 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.

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    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.