"Handshake across the Himalayas"
India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip since taking office, which comes just weeks after a military stand-off between the Asian giants in the Himalayas. Full Article | Slideshow
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Indian shares end higher; retailers gain
MUMBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Indian shares gained on Wednesday on hopes the government will muster a majority in parliament in a crucial vote on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail later in the day. Shoppers Stop rose 6.9 percent, Pantaloon Retail closed 4.06 percent higher, rallying on hopes of a favourable outcome in Parliament. Bank shares such as State Bank of India gained 1.6 percent after a senior executive said the Indian government is likely to infuse $732 million in the bank. The BSE index provisionally rose 0.31 percent, and the NSE index added 0.3 percent. (Reporting by Manoj Dharra; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)
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