from The Great Debate:

What to read into a growing alliance between China and Pakistan

April 27, 2016

A man hangs decorations on a pole next to a banner showing Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain (L), China's President Xi Jinping (C) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of Xi's visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015. Xi will visit Pakistan on April 20 on a two day official visit to meet Pakistani leadership. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood  - RTR4XX41

A man hangs decorations next to a banner showing Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain (L), Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, before Xi's visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

from Breakingviews:

China and India reform hopes are on hold

April 15, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from India Insight:

Short skirts, bad stars, chow mein: why rape happens in India

April 13, 2016

The 2012 Delhi bus rape case and an ever-longer list of rapes and murders in India have prompted politicians and public figures in India to cite plenty of implausible reasons why rape happens and why men brutalise women or portray women in ways that suggest they had it coming. Many people, when speaking out, tend to minimise the crime or rationalise it in ways that sound ludicrous to many. We created this list of such comments a few years ago, but it seems like it's time to add some new entries.

from Breakingviews:

India can learn from Asian bank turnarounds

April 7, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Blackstone bets Indian IT can weather US election

April 5, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Pensions not steel are Tata’s big UK headache

March 31, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

The bright side of India’s bad-debt witch hunt

March 16, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

India needs its central bank chief a bit longer

March 8, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from MacroScope:

Indian central bank to hold its horses while others bolt

February 15, 2016

A member of the Sikh Nihang warrior sect, mounts two racing horses during the annual "Rural Olympics" on February 22 in the village of Kilaraipur in India's northern state of Punjab. The three-day festival, in its 55th year, began on February 21. - RTXHNV1

Financial markets and borrowers rooting for the Reserve Bank of India to ease policy this year could be in for a disappointment - in stark contrast to 2015 when it lopped 125 basis points off the repo rate.

from Expert Zone:

India and China key partners in keeping Afghanistan stable

February 15, 2016

A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files