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  • Oct 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp on Monday named Kevin Lobo, head of its orthopedics unit, as president and chief executive following an eight-month search.

  • Oct 1- Accenture Plc said it bought certain internet protocol television assets from Nokia Siemens Networks to bolster its online video capabilities. Accenture said the newly acquired IPTV software, assets and capabilities will be part of its video solutions business that helps companies launch video services at a low cost.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 1- J.P. Morgan upgraded Steel Authority of India Ltd to' overweight' from' neutral', citing near-term improvement in the Asian steel outlook and a decline in coking coal prices, among other factors.

  • *India, Middle East, Africa to lead high-tech product demand. have more disposable income and a heavy appetite for technology products like cell phones, tablets and laptops, " Ken Rankin, high-tech marketing director at UPS in Atlanta, said in a Friday interview with Reuters.

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    Government bailouts of big banks are here to stay and are bad for economies because they channel capital to uncompetitive industries and sustain high levels of debt, according to economist Garett Jones.

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    Asian economies have stumbled in recent months. High inventories, the lagged effects of tightening in China, and lackluster growth in the West have all taken their toll. Inflation, as a result, has slowed.

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    Despite the political firestorm, the Indian government seems committed to pushing through a series of bold reforms aimed at boosting foreign inflows, but do the changes go far enough to convince investors to take the plunge?

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    Indian opposition parties and shopkeepers launched a day of protests and strikes on Thursday against a rush of economic reforms by the Congress-led coalition government, which include cuts in diesel fuel subsidies and the liberalization of the retail trade. The FT reports.

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    The Indian rupee has been among the major beneficiaries of the government’s latest economic reform efforts – gaining over 2 percent against the dollar over the past week – and analysts say this may trigger a greater rebound in the beleaguered currency, which could rise as much as 8 percent by the year-end.

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    The so-called big bang reforms unveiled by the Indian government to contain its budget deficit, boost growth and ward off a credit downgrade have, however, failed to impress ratings agencies, with both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s wary about the implementation of these new measures.

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    Indian stocks are getting a boost after the government stunned markets last week with a slew of aggressive steps to revive the economy. But India watchers warn that the rally could be short-lived, unless Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shows resolve and follow through with the unpopular measures.

  • Emerging Markets: Apple, Wal-Mart & More

    Discussing the Fed induced market surge, the violence in the Middle East, Wal-Mart's plans to open stores in India, and how popular the iPhone 5 will be in emerging markets, with David Riedel of Riedel Research Group; Ron Shah, Jina Ventures; and Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson.

  • Thousands of anti-American protesters tear down the U.S. flag at the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012, during a demonstration.

    Click to see some of the fallout from this clash between the West’s cherished freedom of expression and the Muslim world’s insistence on respect for its traditions.

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    QE3 dings the dollar and the euro gets a lift — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 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

    An unexpected spike in India’s inflation rate for August has dashed hopes of a rate cut when the central bank meets on Monday, even as the government finally gave into calls to rein in its fiscal deficit by hiking fuel prices.

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    After promising for months now a plan to turnaround India’s troubled economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finally delivered on Thursday what’s widely viewed as the boldest measure yet—in the form of a controversial fuel price hike.

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    Brazil, Russia, India and China – together termed BRICs have been an investment disaster and were a marketing-led concept , according to John-Paul Smith, emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank.

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    John-Paul Smith, global emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank gives his view on emerging markets, "The BRICS have been a disaster, they are almost un-investible."

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    Recent news out of India has given investors little to cheer about as Asia’s third largest economy grapples with slowing growth, stubborn inflation and fiscal inefficiencies that threaten to strip it off its investment grade rating.

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    McDonald’s, the US-based hamburger chain, is to open its first ever vegetarian-only outlets in two Indian pilgrimage centers as it seeks to expand in a market where cows are sacred and beef-eating taboo.