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World stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — World stock markets rose Wednesday as China’s slowdown in the... (more...)

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Asian stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate... (more...)

Asian stock markets mixed as China growth jitters offset perk from US data, earnings

By Yuri Kageyama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as jitters about China’s... (more...)

Strong market response to IFC’s global rupee bonds

By Arun Kumar Washington, April 11 (IANS) — To strengthen India’s capital markets and attract greater foreign... (more...)

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Lower grocery prices may compromise on selection, carry hidden cost

Produce on display in a Breakeyville, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot ROMINA MAURINO THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO... (more...)

Infy banking product ranked market leader

Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) — Leading US-based research and consulting firm Celent has ranked Infosys a global market... (more...)

Asian stock markets rise on US manufacturing data, Japan stimulus hopes

By Kay Johnson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — Asian stock markets pushed higher Wednesday on signs of a pickup... (more...)

India leads on domestic market-led growth path: UNCTAD head (Interview)

By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) — India has crucially placed the domestic market as the driver of... (more...)

‘Emerging markets need stronger B2B, P2P ties against protectionism’

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) — At a time when multilateralism is threatened by regional trading blocs, it is important... (more...)

Markets in lull as investors watch for moves by China, shrug off upbeat US data

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Stock market trading was muted Friday in Asia as investors watched... (more...)

Asian stock markets vacillate on Wall Street cues, weak China data

By Kay Johnson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — Asian stock markets vacillated Thursday as investors waiting to... (more...)

After falling sharply last year, bonds from developing economies are drawing more attention

By Stan Choe THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — For all the worries about how the Federal Reserve’s cutback in bond... (more...)

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