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  • BRICS

    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?

  • Businessman with crystal ball

    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.

  • Bombay Traffic

    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.

  • An Indian stock broker watches his computer screen at brokerage company at the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

    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.

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    British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars expects sales from Asia to account for 40% of its total by year-end. In an interview at his headquarters in Goodwood, England, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös discusses his roadmap for the Asian region with Managing Asia.

  • Gurgaon City Centre in New Dehli, India

    On a recent wind-whipped morning, a steel-hulled behemoth arrived at a desolate stretch of India’s western coast groaning with enough coal to power a city of one million people for more than two weeks. The New York Times reports.

  • People buying Gold Jewellery at Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in New Delhi, India

    Gold always falls in summer. That is the conventional wisdom among gold traders, conditioned over decades in which the period from June to August has been characterised by slack demand for bullion. The FT reports.

  • Indian exports are following a different path from that taken by other Asian countries like Japan, Korea and China.  As the NYT reports, the South Asian country's exports of goods have been overtaking its services exports.

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    Deadlocked debt-ceiling talks dent the dollar and send the Swissie soaring - it's time for your daily FX Fix.

  • With the rising price of oil putting the spotlight on energy, BlackRock Managing Director Dan Rice gave his top energy investment picks to CNBC on Friday.

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    The price of gold could beat the record high of $1,609.51 an ounce it hit earlier this week, a fund manager told CNBC Thursday.

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    Gold is likely to hit $1,650 an ounce by the end of the year and could even hit $1,700, according to one analyst.

  • Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

    Every day India’s cities hum with the sound of hundreds of motorcycles precariously weaving their way through traffic. For most riders the two-wheeler is the cheaper and more flexible alternative to a car but for a growing band of more affluent Indians owning a customised superbike has become the ultimate symbol of the country’s new-found wealth. The FT reports.

  • Indian bride

    The political, economic and social consequences of a preference for sons is alarming policymakers. The FT reports.

  • An Indian man checks a new mobile phone at a shop in New Delhi on May 12, 2010.

    Vodafone, the UK-listed telecoms company, has warned it faces a doubling of the $2.5bn tax bill it is contesting in the India Supreme Court in July. The FT reports.

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    Despite a manufacturing slowdown in Russia, China and Brazil, emerging markets will be key to the recovery of the global economy, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

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    Southeast Asia's largest lender, DBS Group Holdings, has been aggressively expanding its footprint in India and China as it faces margin pressures in Singapore and Hong Kong. The Singapore-listed company's CEO Piyush Gupta tells CNBC's Christine Tan that business is booming in India.

  • Commuters pass a giant painting of a Bollywood film poster in Trafalgar Square before heading to work on August 17, 2007 in London, England. The painting will be finished over a period of days during the Indian Festival in Trafalgar Square.

    The $ 2.2 billion Indian movie industry that churns out 1,200 movies a year, employs over 1.8 million people and has more than 14 million theatre viewers a day, is groaning under its own weight.