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  • NEW DELHI, Jan 24- French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday his government was considering an agreement with New Delhi that would clear the way for a long-awaited $9 billion sale of French-built Rafale warplanes to India. Hollande arrived in India on Sunday. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been trying to attract French companies to India and...

  • Davos optimists see a new era of trade reform at hand Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:17 PM ET

    DAVOS/ GENEVA, Jan 22- A rare note of optimism at Davos this year comes from the trade ministers, who will gather on Saturday for the first time since the World Trade Organization closed the lid on 14 years of increasingly toxic stalemate. The WTO's 162 members, meeting last month in Nairobi, agreed to disagree about the Doha round, effectively giving licence to any...

  • Google launches train station Wi-Fi in Mumbai Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Google launches train station Wi-Fi in Mumbai
  • Are we at the bottom of commodities cycle? Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:42 AM ET
    Are we at the bottom of commodities cycle?

    Anil Agarwal, chairman of Vedanta Resources, says we are definitely at the bottom of the commodities cycle, and talks about the expectations of Narendra Modi's government.

  • Poor labourers paying price for India's cheap car boom Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 11:46 PM ET

    *India poised to become world's third-biggest car market. FARIDABAD, India, Jan 22- In a dingy factory in the sprawling industrial hub of Manesar in northern India, a plastic moulding machine malfunctioned, mangling Visheshwar Prasad Singh's right hand as he made parts for a supplier to the country's major automakers. Singh was one of thousands of poor labourers,...

  • Apple wants to open flagship store in India Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Apple wants to open flagship store in India

    The tech giant applies to open own-brand stores in the country,

  • ADB’s Nakao: You should invest in these countries Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 4:10 AM ET
    ADB’s Nakao: You should invest in these countries

    ADB’s president, Takehiko Nakao says there’s opportunity in many Asian countries including India and Bangladesh, while discussing the changing landscape of China.

  • Apple applies to open own-brand stores in India Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 1:15 AM ET
    Excited crowd flocked at The Great India Place mall to buy newly launched Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, on October 17, 2014 in Noida, India

    The move reflects Apple's broader search for new growth markets amid predictions that iPhone sales could fall in 2016, the Financial Times reports.

  • Here's how GE thinks Modi's performed Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 12:51 AM ET
    Here's how GE thinks Modi's performed

    India's government is committed to making big structural reforms, says GE vice chairman John Rice.

  • Stock rout partly 'jitters about jitters': RBI head Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 6:31 AM ET
    Raghuram Rajan with CNBC's Geoff Cutmore in Davos, Switzerland.

    Traders worried by the global slump in stocks received some reassuring words from the head of India's central bank.

  • Why are markets so volatile? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    Why are markets so volatile?

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, says fundamentals, such as the low oil price and Chinese macro policy, are affecting market volatility.

  • Decisions are always ours: RBI governor Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    Decisions are always ours: RBI governor

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, says the central bank has absolute independence from government interference and talks about reforms being made by the Indian government.

  • YORKTOWN, Texas, Jan 20- Across oil fields from Texas to North Dakota fears are growing that crude's plunge below $30 a barrel is more than just another market milestone and marks a countdown to an endgame for many shale producers that so far have braved the 18- month downturn. Yet many of around 50 listed U.S. independent oil producers and scores of smaller ones...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 19- Uber Technologies Inc is working with Airbus Group SE to provide on-demand helicopter services, Uber co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick said on Tuesday. "The point is if you can push a button and can get a ride, then why not push a button and get a helicopter," Kalanick said talking to students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

  • Twitter faces an outage on web and mobile Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Twitter faces an outage on web and mobile

    The social media platform suffered a temporary outage across the globe early Tuesday.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Reuters)- India has every chance of becoming an export powerhouse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top economic adviser told Reuters, despite an ill wind blowing from China that has hurt the ability of Asia's third-largest economy to compete. From parity in 1980, China's economy has outgrown India's fivefold to $10 trillion.

  • Will China trigger a financial crisis? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 12:20 AM ET
    Will China trigger a financial crisis?

    Norman Villamin, head of investment services at UBP, says a financial crisis is unlikely because China has sufficient reserves to withstand capital outflows.

  • *Iran orders oil production increase of 500,000 bpd. DUBAI, Jan 18- Iran ordered a sharp increase in oil output on Monday to take immediate advantage of the lifting of international sanctions, and some foreign firms raced to snap up deals as Tehran emerges from years of international isolation. Those measures were scrapped as part of a landmark deal between Iran...

  • *Iran orders oil production increase of 500,000 bpd. DUBAI, Jan 18- Iran ordered a steep increase in oil output on Monday to take immediate advantage of the lifting of international sanctions, and some foreign firms raced to sign contracts with Iran. The measures were scrapped as part of a landmark deal between Iran and world powers, rewarding the Islamic Republic...

  • Taxi drivers in Hungary demand Uber to be shut down Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 11:58 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Jan 18- Taxi drivers in Hungary's capital demonstrated on Monday against ride-hailing service Uber, whose growing popularity they find unpalatable amid new regulations setting a fixed tariff for traditional taxi firms that is higher than Uber's. Taxis blocked a major road crossing in central Budapest and drove around in city streets blocking...