India and Saudi Arabia are likely to focus on economic issues publicly, but geopolitics and the treatment of Indian migrant workers in the Middle Eastern country could be brought up behind the scenes, says Simon Baptist of the Economist Intelligence Unit. » Read More
The sentiment toward Indian assets is being affected by the fact that the country's election outcome is "very uncertain," says Eugenia Victorino of SEB. » Read More
Saudi Arabia indicated that it wants to help to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan. Alyssa Ayres of the Council on Foreign Relations said it would be "fairly difficult" for a Saudi leader to play a "mediating" role. » Read More
By: Xin En Lee
India is poised to be the world's fastest-growing major economy this year, despite having to recover from the effects of demonetisation and the introduction of the goods and services tax. CNBC's Xin En Lee explains what the world's second most populous country has going for it. » Read More
It may be a term which is often used, but there is no simple definition of an emerging market. The category now includes huge countries like China, India and Indonesia, but also others like Ethiopia and Cambodia. CNBC's Xin En Lee finds out what's behind the term.
Asia is still projected to grow at 5.5 percent to 6 percent this year despite the overall softer global environment, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of Singapore's DBS Group Holdings.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the younger sister of Rahul Gandhi who leads the opposition Congress party, was recently named general secretary of the faction in a move that could boost Congress' appeal ahead of a national vote.
Shilan Shah of Capital Economics says the Indian government will need to cut spending if it is to meet its deficit targets. This could cause growth in the economy to slow "quite significantly" later in 2019, he says.
Hanoi's ability to retain one-party rule and strict control after integrating into the global economy is seen as an attractive prospect for Pyongyang.
Faraz Syed of Moody's Analytics says he expects the Reserve Bank of India to implement one more rate cut by the middle of 2019, but notes that this depends on the monsoon season, which in turn affects inflation in the country.
Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank says observers may "justifiably" believe that the Reserve Bank of India's decision to cut rates could have been politically influenced.
Jeff Ng of Continuum Economics explains why he says the Reserve Bank of India could cut rates today, instead of in April.
Faisel Pervaiz of Stratfor says angry farmers, unifying opposition politicians and a lack of jobs are three important factors for India's Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections in the country.
Max Lin of NatWest Markets expects the Reserve Bank of India to shift its stance from calibrated tightening to a more neutral tone.
Priyanka Kishore of Oxford Economics says a cut in interest rates in India could be justified based on the country's economic backdrop.
Factors that could prompt the RBI to reverse its policy course include a downtrend in headline inflation, softening growth outlook and a fragile shadow banking sector, according to Priyanka Kishore from Oxford Economics.
Chinese social media apps are rapidly becoming popular with users in India, but the country now wants to regulate them, the Financial Times reported.
Twitter has been asked to appear before an Indian parliamentary committee on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. local time along with representatives from India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Last December, the Indian government effectively banned Amazon and its local competitor, Flipkart, from selling products from companies in which they have an equity stake. That rule took effect at the beginning of February.
India's economy needed stimulus because its near-term growth had slowed, says Rana Gupta of Manulife Asset Management. The government's interim budget managed to provide a boost without disturbing the country's overall fiscal stability, he says.