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China may soon no longer entertain Trump’s escalating trade-war on their country

China has not ruled out tariffs on automobiles, semiconductors and Boeing airplanes to retaliate against Trump.

No stopping fall in India’s forex levels, it now touches $400.8 billion

Analysts say although current levels are comfortable they’re apprehensive of the pace at which reserves are dropping.

The billionaires and the baba: How Fortis Healthcare founders burnt through $2 billion

Over the years, brothers Malvinder and Shivinder loaned about Rs 2,500 crore to their spiritual guru Gurvinder Singh Dhillon which they failed recover.

Internal strife forces Sundar Pichai to rethink Google’s re-entry to China

Reports about Dragonfly, a censored search app, compelled over 1000 Google employees to petition against its launch in China. 

India to test gas-fired plants as ‘peakers’ to supply uninterrupted power supply

Gas-fired power plants can be useful when solar-fired generation peters and coal plants take time to begin their operations.

It’s Mukesh Ambani who could become Amazon’s biggest rival in India

Walmart's acquisition of Flipkart might have given the impression that the battle for India would be an all-American contest, but the fight isn't that simple - or easy. 

The rupee fell past 70/$ and recovered. But don’t take your seatbelts off just yet

Chaos in emerging markets threatens to take the rupee beyond 70.50 by year-end, and America’s Iran threat is making it worse.

Blackstone group in talks for stake in Jet Airways loyalty programme

Jet Airways is racing for funds with rising crude oil prices increasing competition in the India market.

India likely to slash oil imports from Iran by 50% to qualify for US waiver

Diminishing oil imports from Iran will cost India savings on shipping and loss of longest credit repayment period.

India’s trade deficit biggest in five years, to worsen outlook for Indian rupee

Weaker rupee works like a double-edged sword, is positive for exports but can add to the stress of India’s current account balance.

On Camera

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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