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Japan seeks to sell sub-hunting jet to UK as Abe pushes arms exports

Japan is asking Britain to buy its P-1 submarine-hunting jet in a deal that could top $1 billion, a major step in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to arms exports after decades of self-imposed restrictions, people with knowledge of the proposal said.

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Micromax Informatics Ltd

India's Micromax plans up to $500 million IPO

Micromax Informatics, India's second-largest smartphone maker, plans to raise as much as $500 million through a stock market listing in its financial year beginning in April, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner's DST Global plans to invest more in U.S. start-ups

Yuri Milner, the billionaire Russian who holds the largest outside stake in Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, said he expects to invest more evenly between the United States and China in 2015.

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China raises Nepal aid five-fold in regional diplomacy push

China will increase official aid to Nepal by more than five times from fiscal 2015-16, officials said on Friday, to develop infrastructure in the landlocked nation where regional rival India has long wielded political influence.

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Toshiba CEO says will consider overseas locations for chip plant

Toshiba Corp will decide during the next business year from April on where to build an additional memory chip plant and will consider overseas locations for the facility, Chief Executive Hisao Tanaka said on Friday.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co

JPMorgan fund in talks on taking $200 million stake in India's SpiceJet

A fund managed by JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N) is in advanced talks to partner with Indian carrier SpiceJet Ltd's (SPJT.BO) co-founder for a planned $200 million investment into the cash-strapped airline, the Economic Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions.

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Flipkart raises $700 million in fresh funding

Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, on Saturday said it had raised funding worth $700 million, as it tries to compete with Amazon, which is rapidly scaling up operations in the country.

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Gas Bar

Oil slumps near $59 for first time since 2009 on oversupply

Oil fell to just above $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 on Tuesday, extending a six-month selloff as slowing Chinese factory activity and weakening emerging-market currencies added to concerns about demand.

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Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk

The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.

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As Japan burns more coal, climate policies under pressure

Once at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as Tokyo increases its use of dirty coal energy to replace nuclear.

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India court orders Xiaomi to suspend smartphone sales

An Indian court has ordered Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd [XTC.UL] to temporarily stop selling its devices in India, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Thursday, citing legal documents.

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Uber banned from operating in Indian capital after rape accusation

U.S. online ride-hailing service Uber has been banned from operating in the Indian capital after a female passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, a case that has reignited a debate about the safety of women in the South Asian nation.

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Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

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OECD ups India growth outlook, urges structural reforms

India's economy will accelerate in 2015 but will fail to attain the heady growth rates of the past decade without sweeping structural reforms, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Australian, Indian leaders target free trade pact, economic boost

Australia and India will push for a free trade pact, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday during a rare state visit to Canberra by an Indian leader.

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