Asian Shares Soft, China Slowdown Fears Resurface

Chinese shares led Asia markets down on Monday, as concerns about slower growth in the world's second-biggest economy checked risk appetite and took a large slice off Australian equities. May 19, 2014

Gold Slips on Economic Optimism; Platinum Adds to Gains

Gold extended losses to a third straight session on Monday as U.S. data pointed to strong economic growth, while platinum group metals continued to add to gains on supply worries from South African labour strikes. May 19, 2014

With a Dubious Legacy, the "accidental" Premier Bows Out

When it was clear that he was set for a stunning election victory last week, Narendra Modi sent a message that read simply "India has won": It instantly set a record as the country's most retweeted Twitter post. May 19, 2014

Modi Grapples with First Challenge - Filling his Cabinet

India's prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions with close aides and advisers on Sunday, finalising the names of people to join his cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be his finance minister. May 19, 2014