Workers carry a packed basket of vegetables at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

India overhauls monetary policy with inflation target

The Reserve Bank and the finance ministry have agreed, in the biggest change to monetary policy since opening up India's economy more than two decades ago, to introduce inflation targetting to rein in a long history of volatile price rises.  Full Article | Factbox 

Factory activity growth slows to five-month low in Feb 10:34am IST

REUTERS - Indian manufacturing activity expanded at its slowest pace in five months in February as a slowdown in new orders dragged on overall output, a business survey showed on Monday.

A hostess displays the Galaxy S6 edge smartphone at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim throne of undisputed global leader from Apple.  Read 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (L) during the launch of the Jan Dhan Yojana, or the Scheme for People's Wealth, in New Delhi August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Budget pleases despite lack of big-bang reform

Prime minister Narendra Modi appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors with pledges to spend more on modernising India's ageing roads and railways while keeping borrowing in check.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, April 14, 2014 in this handout picture released by the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Handout via Reuters

Australia may soon call off MH370 jet search

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.  Full Article 

England's captain Eoin Morgan (3nd R) leads his team off the field after Cricket World Cup match loss to Sri Lanka in Wellington, March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Anthony Phelps

Changes demanded after England's latest flop

The incoming chairman of England's cricket board has flagged a review of the team's approach to the one-day format after a third crushing loss at the World Cup.  Full Article 

Singer Sam Smith performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, February 25, 2015.Reuters/Toby Melville

Brit awards shake up album chart, boost Smith

Fallout from the Brit awards shook up the music charts on Sunday, knocking U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons off the top spot in favour of English singer/songwriter Sam Smith, data from the Official Charts company showed.  Full Article 

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