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China's economy continues to bounce back from virus 2020-10-18 23:27:31The world's second biggest economy saw growth of almost 5% in the third quarter of the year.

Alibaba increases stranglehold on Chinese shoppers 2020-10-18 22:24:02The tech giant is increasing its offline footprint by acquiring leading supermarket chain Sun Art.

EU investigates Instagram over handling of children's data 2020-10-18 21:48:32Facebook could face a large fine if Instagram is found to have broken European Union privacy laws.

Bank of England boss: Best to 'act aggressively' 2020-10-18 19:46:03BoE governor Andrew Bailey said aggression rather than caution is best in the face of uncertainty.

Coronavirus: People to get emergency help to pay 2020-10-18 19:34:30Ofgem will require suppliers to offer emergency credit and put people on 'realistic' repayment plans.

Firms urged to get ready for new EU 2020-10-18 17:56:05The government campaign says "Time is running out" but firms say there are still many unanswered questions.

Coronavirus drives shop closures to new record 2020-10-17 19:20:17More than 11,000 stores shut between January and June in the UK, according to research.

Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, 2020-10-17 03:11:15"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.

US election 2020: The young people struggling in 2020-10-16 17:17:28How the pandemic is changing the economic prospects and politics of America's young people.

Israel-UAE peace deal 'big' for trade in Middle 2020-10-16 12:58:15Israel's UAE and Bahrain peace deals are "going to be big" for business, says DP World boss.

Instagram targets rule-breaking influencers 2020-10-16 09:09:57The Facebook-owned platform says it is committed to stamping out hidden advertising.

British Airways fined £20m over data breach 2020-10-16 06:14:15The fine is the largest ever issued by the Information Commissioner's Office.

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How covid-19 put wind in shipping companies’ sails 2020-10-09 20:00:00Despite a slowdown in global trade, the maritime industry is having a banner year

Why Rio Tinto and China are at loggerheads 2020-10-09 20:00:00The future of iron-ore mining is at stake

Canadian oilmen drill the government for aid 2020-10-09 20:00:00Finding oil looks like a doddle in comparison

Japan’s cosy telecoms firms are being told to 2020-10-09 20:00:00Rate cuts to bring prices for customers more in line with other developed markets will hurt margins

What happens when companies devolve power 2020-10-09 20:00:00Free the workers

Google, antitrust and how best to regulate big 2020-10-06 20:00:00Antitrust cases over past behaviour have proved mostly ineffectual. So regulators are turning their attention to forward-looking rules

As audiences gingerly return, cinemas face a new 2020-10-05 20:00:00If Hollywood keeps postponing big releases, many theatre chains will struggle to survive

Can Tata Sons regain its footing? 2020-10-02 20:00:00The Indian conglomerate’s structure is straining under internal and external pressure

The proliferation of sustainability accounting standards comes with 2020-10-02 20:00:00Thankfully, there are early signs of consolidation

The Epic-Apple courtroom battle commences 2020-10-02 20:00:00A judge in California hears the opening arguments in what promises to be a drawn-out—and consequential—dispute

Why the rocky engagement between Tiffany and LVMH 2020-10-02 20:00:00Investors are betting on the American jeweller’s corporate nuptials

Why Devon Energy wants to buy WBX Energy 2020-10-02 20:00:00The merger between two frackers is a rare example of consolidation in a fragmented industry

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How the Pandemic Is Worsening America’s Racial Gaps 2020-10-16 16:54:27Covid isn’t just disproportionately killing people of color; it’s sticking them in a feedback loop that exacerbates economic and racial in

Federal deficit triples to $3.1T, Treasury data shows 2020-10-16 15:56:21Government spending exceeded more than $6.5 trillion in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, up from $4.4 trillion in fiscal 2019.

Hard-hit small businesses face long winter without lifeline 2020-10-09 15:38:22Some 60 percent of all U.S. businesses that have closed during the pandemic have not reopened.

Trump stock market soars — and wealthy reap 2020-10-09 05:00:47This week's episode of Nerdcast

'We need to step forward': Fed leaders call 2020-10-07 19:04:22The comments from the leading Fed officials were the latest evidence of the central bank's growing attention to persistent inequality in the economy.

‘Trump just kicked over the chess board’: GOP 2020-10-07 15:15:37The president’s approval rating on the economy remained his bright spot. But he darkened that outlook by shutting the door on a comprehensive ec

Why Trump lost his battle against the trade 2020-10-06 14:00:51The monthly deficit in U.S. goods trade with all other countries set a record high in August at more than $83 billion.

Trump campaign looks to small victories on trade 2020-10-04 07:00:06His campaign is targeting swing state voters by highlighting specific trade deal wins.

Trump is fuzzy on tax policy as Biden 2020-09-27 06:57:23Trump has raised various ideas in recent months, though his proposals remain much vaguer than during his 2016 presidential campaign.

2020 is the Year Trump Was Worried About 2020-09-26 04:30:01If presidential elections really turn on how the country is doing, there's a good reason for the incumbent to sweat.

Trump stokes a new threat to Wall Street: 2020-09-24 19:59:18“This does have the potential to incite … the metastasizing of social unrest,” said one market strategist.

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Why power sector direly needs bold reforms, favourable New! 2020-10-20 09:09:03The COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown to contain its proliferation has, in turn, set off an unprecedented blow to the already moribund pow

Kabir to Tulsidas, PM Modi conjures legendary poets New! 2020-10-20 09:08:43In a crisp under 15-minute speech, PM Modi sensitised the  public over the coronavirus pandemic and laxity of safety measures during the festive

PM Narendra Modi Speech Live: PM warns against New! 2020-10-20 08:48:14PM Modi Addressing Nation Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the nation needs to remember that the lockdown might have ended but COV

WhatsApp Web to add voice, video call support New! 2020-10-20 08:48:00WhatsApp is working on bringing support that will allow users to make video and voice calls on the web.

ASCI announces Covid-19 advertising advisory New! 2020-10-20 08:41:00The advisory has been released following various misleading claims by advertisers around coronavirus cures and preventions

India receives highest ever FDI for first five New! 2020-10-20 08:30:00The ministry said that the measures taken by the government on the fronts of FDI policy reforms, investment facilitation, and ease of doing business h

CSIR-NET aspirant? Here’s your last chance to change New! 2020-10-20 08:25:36The CSIR-UGC NET 2020, which was scheduled for June, will take place next month.

Indians invest primarily in life insurance, FDs for New! 2020-10-20 08:25:00During the survey, 41% of respondents said they had focused their retirement investments on life insurance, while 37% preferred fixed deposits.

COVID-19 numbers in India on a decline; experts New! 2020-10-20 07:57:00The decline has come regardless of the ease in travel restrictions and other activities that have begun to return to normalcy.

Interview | As small is the new big, New! 2020-10-20 07:23:00Technology for MSMEs: "While startups in India have been at the forefront of driving innovation through technology, small businesses in the country w

Coronavirus update: New lab testing procedure for detection New! 2020-10-20 07:22:00The new 'assay'-based test showed that, overall, ICU patients produced the highest concentration of antibodies which can be categorised 'neutralizi

Air India bidders may get flexibility on debt; New! 2020-10-20 07:22:00The Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) would take a final call on whether bidding for Air India will take place based on equity value or


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