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MODI: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR A NEW INDIA

COVER STORY | INDIA
As prime minister Narendra Modi begins his term in office, global market watchers are hopeful that it could signal a sea change for India’s governance, economy and friendliness to business. But most are tempering that enthusiasm with a dose of skepticism.

ASIA: READING THE TEA LEAVES

REGIONAL FOCUS | EMERGING ASIA
The bigger the opportunity, the bigger the risk. This certainly holds true for frontier and emerging economies in Asia. Finding the right balance between the two is a key challenge for multinationals looking to invest there.

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Hungary Cuts Key Rate Deeper Than Expected

By Margit Feher BUDAPEST--Bringing its easing cycle to a full two years, Hungary's central bank cut Tuesday its main interest rate deeper than expected to a new record low to help the government propel the recovery. Following the inflation index's ...

Oil Prices Tick Higher

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