• Inflation spike hits bonds, spurs rate policy and fiscal worries
    on December 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's benchmark 10-year bond hit its lowest in more than 16 months on Wednesday, as investors saw surging inflation as a potential threat to a still-struggling economy and a daunting challenge to policymakers. […]

  • Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem "crime" prevents U.S. peace role
    on December 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. […]

  • Rohit Sharma smashes third ODI double hundred
    on December 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to help India set Sri Lanka an imposing target of 393 to win the second match of the series at Mohali on Wednesday. […]

  • India delays deadline to link Aadhaar details to bank, phone services
    on December 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India on Wednesday dropped a December 31 deadline for citizens to link Aadhaar details to facilities such as bank accounts and telephone numbers, saying it would announce a fresh date later. […]

  • Supreme Court halts government takeover of Unitech management
    on December 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court halted on Wednesday a government takeover of the management of realty firm Unitech Ltd, while it was dealing with dozens of petitions over the company's failure to deliver apartments and honour its deposits. […]

  • Sensex falls; accelerating inflation raises rate hike worries
    on December 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

    (Reuters) - Indian shares ended lower on Wednesday, with banks among the biggest laggards after unexpectedly high consumer inflation in November raised fears the central bank could hike interest rates sooner than expected. […]

  • Behind bitcoin boom, Japanese retail investors pile in
    on December 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's army of retail investors, no strangers to high risk bets in the past, have emerged as a major force in bitcoin's spectacular rally, now accounting for an estimated 30-50 percent of trading in the cryptocurrency as it spikes to record highs. […]

  • Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure
    on December 13, 2017 at 9:15 am

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations. […]

  • No evidence New York bomb suspect linked to Bangladesh militants: security chief
    on December 13, 2017 at 9:09 am

    DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has found no evidence linking a Bangladeshi man charged with an attempted suicide bombing in New York with militants in Bangladesh, its counter-terrorism chief told Reuters on Wednesday. […]

  • Supreme Court allows cement industry to use petroleum coke
    on December 13, 2017 at 8:58 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the cement industry to use petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal which had temporarily been banned as pollution levels shot up in Delhi last month. […]