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Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi turn to U.S. for investment. How will it play out?

Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi turn to U.S. for investment. How will it play out?

The heads of China and India – the world’s two most populous countries – will make big splashes on the West Coast this week. They're here to convince leaders of U.S. multinational corporations that investing in their respective nations is a strong bet despite economic and regulatory uncertainty.

The main destination for Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the U.N. General Assembly in New York. But Xi will visit Seattle beginning Tuesday and Modi heads to Silicon Valley this coming weekend.

Each faces a skeptical audience. The U.S. is friendly territory for Modi, but potential partners want to see India’s...

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