US Marine jailed in Philippines for killing transgender woman

A Philippine court on Tuesday found a US Marine guilty of killing a transgender woman, jailing him for six to 12 years in a case that has reignited debate over the American military presence in the country.

 China-backed AIIB to lend $10-15 bln a year for first five years: president-designate

The president-elect of China`s new international development bank said he expects the institution to lend $10 billion-$15 billion a year for the first five or six years, and sought to allay concerns that the lender will be a tool of Beijing.

 India eyes steady steps, not "big bang", towards freer rupee

 India is taking steady steps towards an increasingly free currency, Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday, but it will avoid a "big bang" liberalisation.

Talking to LTA about future a waste of time: Andy Murray

Murray also complained about a lack of practice partners when he returned home to train at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

 Morgan Stanley to cut up to 25% of fixed-income jobs

Morgan Stanley plans to cut up to 25 percent of its fixed-income jobs, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The workforce reduction will be across all regions and is set to take place in the next two weeks, the person said.

The news was first reported by Bloomberg earlier on Monday.

The Wall Street bank reported a 42 percent slide in bond trading in the third quarter, one of its worst performances since the financial crisis.

 RBI monetary policy review: Expert views

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) India`s central bank kept its key repo lending rate unchanged at 6.75 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, after consumer inflation picked up to a four-month high and as emerging markets brace for a US rate hike.

Labour abuse still 'rampant' in Qatar five years after world cup bid: Rights group

Qatar denies exploiting workers and says it has implemented labour reforms.

 India's manufacturing growth at 25-month low in November

India`s manufacturing sector grew at its weakest pace in over two years in November as demand and output continued to soften, a business survey showed on Tuesday.


 Samsung names new smartphone head as heir apparent makes mark

Samsung Group said 54-year-old Dongjin Koh will take over as president of the mobile communications

 RBI seen holding rates, room for cuts narrows

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan will also likely reiterate an "accommodative" stance in his statement, in the wake of data on Monday showing the economy grew 7.4 percent in the July-September quarter, faster than China but below the government`s goal of 8.0 to 8.5 percent growth.