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Fed rates and facts

The US Federal Reserve has released the minutes of the September meeting of its monetary policy committee. The old guessing game of trying to figure out what comes next has begun. Many have found indications that an interest rate hike is coming in December. Others say that the doves...

Opec bids to take back the driver’s seat

Crude oil prices spent a volatile September rising in response to market rhetoric in the lead-up to the International Energy Forum in Algeria, but the gains paled in comparison to 28 September after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) announced that its members had agreed to a supply...

Russia chopper plan in slow lane

Deal to give 50.5% stake to HAL, and 49.5% to Russian Helicopters Source : Russia chopper plan in slow lane Courtesy : Business Standard

Time for introspection in Bihar

All is not well in Bihar. The law and order situation is deteriorating. During the 15-year rule of the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family, law and order became the biggest casualty in Bihar. There was large-scale migration of students and youth from the state. Many dons,...

Naidu, Reddy trade charges on black money in letters to PM

In response to a controversy surrounding the alleged disclosure of income of Rs 10,000 crore by an individual in Hyderabad during the recently concluded income disclosure scheme, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress Party President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday sought Prime Minister...

Politics over surgical strikes is dangerous: A K Antony

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently said this was the first time surgical strikes were carried out. But the United Progressive Alliance has said such strikes had happened earlier, too. Former defence minister A K Antony tells Amit Agnihotri that Parrikar’s statement is an insult not only to Indian Army...

Alang swept by winds of change

On 10 October, India’s ship verifier Indian Register of Shipping, or IRClass, opened an office in Alang, Gujarat, joining a growing band of ship verifiers who are setting up shop to tap potential as ship-recyclers located along the world’s largest stretch of ship breaking beaches upgrade their facilities to...

What Donald Trump can learn from Sushma Swaraj

India’s external affairs minister navigates the treacherous waters of social media with a rare clarity of purpose, warmth and sense of direction. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be the most followed Indian politician on Twitter and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal the second most, Swaraj’s posts on her...

Leave Pakistan’s MFN status intact

In the midst of rising tensions in the wake of the Uri attack, some in India are calling for the withdrawal by India of the most favoured nation (MFN) trade status for Pakistan. As international trade economists, we find the current state of the discourse disappointing. Let us recall that...

India has fourth-largest population of HNIs in APAC

India is home to the fourth-largest population of high net worth individuals (HNIs) in the Asia-Pacific, with total wealth of $797 billion, says a report. Asia-Pacific (APAC) is a region consisting of the whole of Asia as well as regions bordering the Pacific Ocean, especially the small nations of East...

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