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An Indian office-worker walks past a digital screen showing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivering his Budget speech at Parliament in New Delhi on Saturday. Picture: AFP

India expects growth to continue at ‘world-beating pace’

Finance minister says he does not expect to have a slowdown because of ‘economic activity generated by increased public funding and foreign investment’

Tencent surges to record on speculation of Shenzhen stock link

Picture: REUTERS

Chinese gaming and messaging giant Tencent soars to record in Hong Kong as investors speculate potential link with Shenzhen exchange will spur it higher

China angry after Indonesia detains fishing boat

Picture: Tim Reddell

Beijing insists Chinese boat detained close to Indonesian islands was fishing legally, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the countries in the South China Sea

Obama wraps up historic Asia trip

INDIGNATION:  US President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after a press conference after their bilateral meeting in Shima, Japan,  on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

Obama formally reset the relationship with Washington’s former foe by lifting an arms embargo, four decades after the US withdrew its last troops

NEWS ANALYSIS: Car makers rush to do deals with ride-hail drivers

DRIVEN:  A logo on the windscreen identifies a US member of Uber.  Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH

Car makers now recognise they may turn ride-hailing services and car-sharing companies into steady customers for all sorts of vehicles, write Joseph White and Paul Lienert


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