India

India is with its population of over one billion the second biggest of the emerging markets. Various structural problems are holding it back though.

UAE Restricting Visas For Immigrants Workers From Asia

The UAE is making it more difficult for immigrant laborers to enter the country on tourist and other short-term visas in a bid to prevent foreign criminals from entering the country under the guise of looking for work. The rapidly developing country has been built up with immigrant labor mostly from South Asia, who form a majority of the Gulf nation's 8 million plus population.

Salman Rushdie Urges Publishers To 'Be Braver'

The British author's memoir Joseph Anton, about living for years under a state-sponsored call for his murder, is set to be released Tuesday amid worldwide anger over the Innocence of Muslims film that Iran's Ayatollah Hassan Sanei blames on him.

RBI Holds Repo Rate Despite 'Big Bang' Reforms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left interest rates unchanged but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks on Monday, disappointing market hopes that it would follow up the government's unexpected spate of bold reform measures by reducing borrowing costs.

Asian Stocks End Mixed; Shanghai Tumbles 2.14%

Asian stock markets ended mixed Monday after they rallied to a four-month high in the previous session following the U.S. Federal Reserve's move to boost growth in the world's largest economy with a third round of bond purchases.

Week Ahead: Asian Stock Markets To Be Moderately Bullish

Asian stock markets posted their biggest weekly gains in almost nine months after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would purchase $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities per month for an open-ended period until the labor market improved substantially.

Google Blocking Access To ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ In Middle East, India

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, said it’s blocked access to the controversial “Innocence of Muslims”on YouTube in countries with large Muslim populations, including India, Libya and Egypt. But Afghanistan's government blocked all access to YouTube, claiming the video is offensive.

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