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    A trade war over the weak dollar, a building boom for nuclear-power plants and major state and municpal debt defaults.

  • Woman who is suffering from extreme poverty sits in her home in Andrha Pradesh, India August 19, 2005.

    Borrowers in one of India’s largest states have stopped repaying microloans, egged on by politicians who accuse the sector of earning profits from the poor. The NYT reports.

  • With the explosive growth in China’s disposable income, Aadil Ebrahim, MD of Bowen Capital Management is betting on the mainland’s homegrown consumer stocks.

  • A jeweller weighs gold jewellery at a shop in Ahmedabad on October 7, 2010. Gold surged to a record 1,356.50 USD an ounce in Hong Kong trade. Dealers are buying up the precious metal as the USD remains under pressure amid concerns over the global economy and as dealers look to invest in the safe haven in times of uncertainty. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    As the price of gold rallies to record-highs, gold collateralized loans have gained in popularity amongst India's rural and semi-urban population.  

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    When the Federal Reserve announced last week that it would buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to help bolster the economy, it quickly came under attack from Germany, Brazil and China. But the Fed’s plans earned a hearty endorsement from at least one foreign trade partner — India. The NYT reports.

  • With President Obama visiting the Subcontinent, Ron Shah of Jina Ventures recommends playing these Indian companies in the long-term.

  • President Obama spoke to India’s parliament stressing the importance of the U.S. relationship with India. What is the better emerging market play for investors — China or India? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company and Jim Iuorio, director of TJM Institutional Services shared their best plays.

  • With US companies exporting jobs to India, outsourcing companies have outperformed the Nasdaq over the past 6 months. Here's how to play it.

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    If Bush-era income tax cuts are extended and the deficit grows, the dollar could be further weakened — a prospect that worries U.S. allies and trading partners, the New York Times reports.

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    As one of India's most famous and successful entrepreneurs Raghav Bahl fields loads of questions from people around the world totally bewitched and bewildered by India. In his new book, SUPERPOWER he examines the difficulties that both outside corporations and homegrown companies have in doing business in both India and China.

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    Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.

  • The man who coined the term BRIC told CNBC Thursday that investing in China remains a solid bet, particularly if the Asian nation takes definitive steps to spur consumer spending.

  • ConocoPhillips CEO Jim Mulva said that oil prices could reach $90 in the next couple of years based on the demand in emerging markets.

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    What if Sitka, Alaska, could sell its water to those people or entites in the arid parts of the world? That would give the town a healthy revenue and put water where it's desperately needed. That’s

  • Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Maybe not with this stock, Cramer said.

  • Fast-food stocks such as McDonald’s and Yum Brands are trading at all-time highs, so should investors get bullish on the sector? David Palmer, senior restaurant analyst at UBS, discussed his outlook.

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    Orders to U.S. factories managed a slight gain in July as a surge in demand for commercial aircraft helped offset widespread weakness in other areas.

  • Gold

    The decline of the Western economic model will bring about hyperinflation and decades of painful readjustment, Egon von Greyerz, founder of gold investment intermediary Goldswitzerland.com told CNBC Thursday.

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    India's security agencies are testing ways to access corporate email on Blackberry devices by obtaining encrypted data in a readable format, a government source said on Thursday.

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    As an assistant attorney general for New York State, Christopher Wheeler used to spend most of his time arguing in courtrooms in New York City.