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Create national common market for agricultural commodities: Economic Survey

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) — A national common market is needed for agricultural commodities, said the Economic Survey... (more...)

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Global stock markets lacklustre ahead of revised US economic growth figures

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Global stocks were lacklustre Friday after Japan reported mixed economic... (more...)

Indian markets will correct post-budget: Shankar Sharma (IANS Interview)

By Vatsal Srivastava The year 2015 has marked the return of volatility to the financial markets. We have seen huge moves... (more...)

Markets to remain open on budget day, volatility expected

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) — Indian stock markets will be open for regular trading on budget day Feb 28 as both foreign... (more...)

Pre-budget expectations cheer markets, sentiment to continue (Weekly Review)

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) — Positive global and domestic cues coupled with strong expectations of further reforms in the... (more...)

After years of moving in chorus, emerging markets are finding their own, individual rhythms

By Stan Choe THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — What’s the one thing that makes investing in China just like investing... (more...)

After years of moving in chorus, emerging markets are finding their own, individual rhythms

By Stan Choe THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — What’s the one thing that makes investing in China just like investing... (more...)

‘Indian LED market to grow 32 percent in five years’

Ottawa, Feb 12 (IANS) — Declining LED lighting prices coupled with favorable government initiatives will drive the... (more...)

Below-expected numbers weigh heavy on markets (Weekly Review)

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) — Negative global and local cues like uncertainty over the future of Greece in the Eurozone and... (more...)

‘India a fast-emerging strategic growth market for SA Tourism’

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) — India is a fast emerging strategic growth for South African Tourism, and the industry is... (more...)

Global stock markets muted as US jobs data awaited, Greece default risk rises

By Youkyung Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Global stock markets were muted Friday as investors... (more...)

Asia stock markets muted as US jobs data awaited, Greece default risk rises

By Youkyung Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Asian stock markets were muted Friday as investors... (more...)

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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

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