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US and China’s trade war threatens to stymie growing world economy

As US and China slap fresh tariffs on each others goods, stocks and industrial output has fallen, leading to an investment slow down.
US President Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The world wants to join Trump’s trade war against China

Trump’s trade war is the wrong war being fought in the wrong way – even if against the right target. The US should first form a coalition of the willing.
India gets GSP benefits worth $5.6 billion out of the $46 billion worth of goods it exports to the US. | Shutterstock

Threat of trade war with US looming, India to send delegation to Washington

Delegation will attempt to convince the US to extend its GSP programme, through which Delhi gets over $5 billion in zero or reduced tariffs.
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India to benefit from US-China trade war, says UN

The UNCTAD study also warns that the spat could hit east Asian producers the hardest.
Donald Trump with Narendra Modi

Iran’s oil buyers like India were hoping for Obama-era waivers but get Trump shock

Govt officials in India & South Korea say Washington isn’t willing to give waivers for mere import reductions. It wants a complete purchase halt.
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India indicates trade war truce with US again even as Chinese goods set to face fresh tariffs

The Trump administration is dealing with India differently by exempting it from tariffs on its steel and aluminium goods, with some conditions applied. 
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Startups fear that Trump’s tariffs will stifle the next Apple

Unlike larger companies, American startups fear they will not be able to cover up for the losses due to Trump's tariffs.
The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) building in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s mid-size companies begin to look attractive amid increasing global insecurity

Mid-sized companies, tied to the local economy, offer better protection against the effects of a trade war and the turmoil in Turkey.
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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.
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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.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.