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Google brings Android One to Africa

Google's Android One initiative is now officially on its way to Africa. For those who may not be familiar with Android One, it is an initiative started by the search engine giant, Google, as a way to help bring inexpensive yet still useful smartphones to developing countries, according to Business Insider Australia.

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What has schooling got to do with retail? India's top e-retailers are running free 'universities'

Millions of retailers in India are starting to get the hang of selling products online, and the platforms where they offer their products are giving them free training on how to properly prepare and sell their products. Free "universities" are becoming a fast growing trend among India's top online retailers.

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Ford Targets Emerging Markets with Frugal India Build, In a Bid to Compete With its Rivals in 5th Largest Auto Market

In a bid to penetrate the fifth largest auto market in the world, Ford Motor Co will be using the new engineering strategy it learned from India, which lets them develop compact model through low-cost production.

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Foxconn Technology Group signed a $5B MOU in India to build manufacturing, R&D hub and a smart city

Foxconn, an electronic company in Taiwan with trade name Hon Hai Precision Co. Ltd., signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of India to invest $5B in manufacturing, research and development and a smart city.

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Tata Motors to grow exports of trucks to offset slow India sales

Tata Motors Ltd (TAMO.NS), India's biggest automaker by revenue, plans to triple exports of its trucks and buses to countries in Asia and beyond to counter slow sales growth in India, it said on Wednesday.

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China market meddling risks denting Beijing's international ambitions

China's response to wild swings in its stock markets risks an embarrassing setback to the country's push to internationalize its financial system, according to investors.

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World financial fears keep Asia firms in holding pattern - Reuters/INSEAD survey

Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms has deteriorated as a slowing Chinese economy, Greek sovereign debt crisis and looming U.S. interest rate hike create deepening concern about the state of the world economy, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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India proposes gold-linked bonds to lower bullion imports

India is planning to issue sovereign bonds linked to the bullion price in an effort to divert some of the estimated 300 tonnes of annual demand for gold bars and coins, and reduce bullion imports that can push up the trade deficit.

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Foxconn to build Apple iPhone plant in India

In the near future, iPhones as well as iPods and iPads may be manufactured in India. The main manufacturing partner of Apple Inc, Foxconn Technology is said to be in talks with the Indian government in order to build its manufacturing units in western Indian state of Maharashtra, according to a Reuters report.

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Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas - executives

Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company executives told Reuters.

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Taiwan's Innolux looks to invest in India with Hon Hai

Taiwanese panel display maker Innolux Corp (3481.TW) is looking at investing in India to expand into the subcontinent with its biggest shareholder and key supply chain client Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW), a senior executive said.

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New Delhi rejects license applications of taxi firms Uber, Ola

US-based ride-sharing company Uber and its local rival Ola's licence applications has been rejected by the Delhi government, according to Reuters.

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India douses century-old coal fires as Modi seeks output boost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to move more than 100,000 people living near coalfields in eastern India to new homes, making it easier to douse underground fires that have burned for a century and mine huge reserves of premium coal.

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Data shows Indian growth outstrips China's but economists doubtful

India's economy grew faster than China's in the quarter through March, data showed on Friday, but a sharp downward revision for the previous quarter fuelled doubts about the accuracy of a new method used to measure economic activity.

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G7 finance ministers to address faltering global growth

Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil.

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