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Despite global economic tensions, India set to witness continuous economic growth | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Double-digit earnings growth yet again for Indian equities, suggest analysts

Actual earnings that reinforce forecasts will help justify hope among analysts about market prospects despite headwinds.
Deforestation

Global deforestation is accelerating and nature is alerting us this is urgent

Despite mounting efforts to protect tropical forests, deforestation is reaching a scale of global catastrophe.
RBI in Delhi

New bankruptcy law has instilled fear among debt holders: IBBI chairman Sahoo

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board chief says firms facing bankruptcy have paid creditors Rs83,000 crore to avoid insolvency.
CMIE)numbers shows a continuous fall in value of new project announcements | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Divergent numbers pose a question: What’s the truth about India’s economic outlook?

Nikkei India numbers show an expansionary trend, while CMIE data indicates a continuing fall in economy.
Vedanta Ltd.

Cairn loses $216 million Vedanta stake as Indian tax row deepens

According to Bombay Stock Exchange, Cairn held about 5 per cent stake in Vedanta as of December 31.
Freight wagons laden with coal sit at the Tori station in Jharkhand | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indian power plants not operating to full capacity as coal imports drop by 32 per cent

Modi government discouraging of thermal coal imports has been effective. But rising domestic supplies are failing to keep pace with demand.
IBM

For your pay hike this year, do well next year

Artificial intelligence is helping employers judge the potential skills and qualities each person might have in the future.
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Samsung to open world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing centre in India today

PM Modi along with South Korean president Moon Jae-in will be inaugurating the facility in Noida at 5 pm Monday. 
Trade war

Here’s how a US and China trade war can get ugly

Trump administration currently reviewing fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $16 billion.
The 15th Finance Commission during a meeting in New Delhi | @PiyushGoyalOffc/Twitter

15th Finance Commission has a new headache: States want more funds from Modi govt

States want their share of funds from central pool to be raised to 50% from 42%.

On Camera

There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.