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  • 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.

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    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.

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    High oil prices and concerns over the safety of nuclear power following the Fukushima crisis in Japan are reigniting interest in renewable energy, with wind power likely to be a major beneficiary, Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group, told CNBC.

  • Hong Kong Dollar bills featuring an image of the Bank of China Building. There are growing calls for an end to the peg with the U.S. dollar.

    Worries about inflation and slowing economic growth make the once-hot group unattractive.

  • Google Search

    Google continues to be a great buy despite the stock being off its highs, Brent Wilsey told CNBC Friday. Also: Yu-dee Chang, ACE Investment Strategists' chief trader, weighs in on oil stocks.

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    Investments by Indian companies overseas have more than doubled in the past year, highlighting their widespread expansion outside of their fast-growing but corruption-stricken home market.  The FT reports.

  • 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

    In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s second-largest trading nation, pushing today's superpower into third place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by Citi.

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    Ferretti, the Italian luxury yacht builder, is turning to the new super rich of Brazil as sales have slumped to its traditional ‘old economy’ customers in the marinas of the Mediterranean, the FT reports.

  • Paris Air Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Cash-strapped nations are only now starting to loosen the purse strings on defense spending, and many may still be looking for bargains at the Paris Air Show this year..

  • A Sichuan Airlines A320 jet inside a hangar at the Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Known as the BRICs, Brazil, Russia, China and India look to compete  on level ground with traditional  players in the aviation industry.

  • Jim O'Neill

    Russia and China are the most attractive BRIC countries at the moment, according to Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.