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Recession, high unemployment, another pandemic outbreak biggest near-term worries; economic distress to rise: WEF study
Business

Recession, high unemployment, another pandemic outbreak biggest near-term worries; economic distress to rise: WEF study

As per the study, two-thirds of respondents identified a "prolonged global recession" as a top concern for business.

India pitches for elimination of trade-distorting subsidies on agriculture in WTO
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India pitches for elimination of trade-distorting subsidies on agriculture in WTO

On the World Trade Organization's (WTO) appellate body for dispute settlement, Goyal said the early restoration of the full strength of the body will help in realising the objectives of the WTO.

From Italy to Hong Kong, today’s youth may have found a way to confront nationalist dictatorships
World

From Italy to Hong Kong, today’s youth may have found a way to confront nationalist dictatorships

Billionaire investor George Soros, known for his outspoken liberal views, condemns the rise of nationalist dictators, says survival of open societies is endangered as the world faces an even greater crisis: climate change

If I were not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India; assets make airline a goldmine: Piyush Goyal
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If I were not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India; assets make airline a goldmine: Piyush Goyal

Air India has been in the red for long and the government is now in the process of finalising the contours for its disinvestment.

Indian economy well-poised to take off; govt will hold discussions with Britain, EU on free trade agreements, says Piyush Goyal
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Indian economy well-poised to take off; govt will hold discussions with Britain, EU on free trade agreements, says Piyush Goyal

On RCEP, Goyal said it was an "unbalanced trade agreement, which was really not fulfilling the guiding principles on which RCEP started about eight years ago, therefore India chose not to participate in it".

Kashmir issue: Donald Trump is pulling a fast one on Imran Khan; no cause for India to worry
World

Kashmir issue: Donald Trump is pulling a fast one on Imran Khan; no cause for India to worry

To do a textual reading of Donald Trump’s comments on Kashmir during his meeting with Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is to credit his words with meanings he may not have himself intended to

Davos 2020: WTO will survive but it will look different, says Roberto Azevedo amid growing call for protectionism over free trade
World

Davos 2020: WTO will survive but it will look different, says Roberto Azevedo amid growing call for protectionism over free trade

Amid a growing clamour among the political class for protectionism over free trade, WTO chief Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday said at the WEF Davos summit that the global trade body would definitely survive this wave but it might look different

India 4th best market for global firms looking for growth abroad; shows highest levels of confidence among major economies: CEO survey
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India 4th best market for global firms looking for growth abroad; shows highest levels of confidence among major economies: CEO survey

China and India showed the highest levels of confidence among major economies at 45 percent and 40 percent, respectively.

Combined wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than total Union Budget for financial year 2018-19: Report
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Combined wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than total Union Budget for financial year 2018-19: Report

Rights group Oxfam also said the world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet's population.

India slips to 112th place on gender gap; in bottom-5 on health, economic fronts: Survey
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India slips to 112th place on gender gap; in bottom-5 on health, economic fronts: Survey

India has slipped four places to rank 112th globally in terms of gender gap amid widening disparity in terms of women's health and survival and economic participation -- the two areas where the country is now ranked in the bottom-five, an annual survey showed on Tuesday

Roula Khalaf, first woman editor at Financial Times in 131 years, creates history: Occasion indicates rise at workplace for women still rare
Business

Roula Khalaf, first woman editor at Financial Times in 131 years, creates history: Occasion indicates rise at workplace for women still rare

A slew of surveys reveals India's low ranking in gender parity and inclusion irrespective of government policies that mandate more women at the workplace

WEF's 2020 Davos meeting to focus on cohesive, sustainable world; 50th meeting to focus on stakeholder capitalism
Business

WEF's 2020 Davos meeting to focus on cohesive, sustainable world; 50th meeting to focus on stakeholder capitalism

While the names of the participants would be known by next month, the WEF announced on Thursday that the theme of its 50th Davos summit would be "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World".

Ravi Shankar Prasad retracts statement on success of movies indicating 'no economic slowdown', says 'factually incorrect'
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad retracts statement on success of movies indicating 'no economic slowdown', says 'factually incorrect'

Day after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that three Bollywood movies generating business of Rs 120 crore on the 2 October holiday suggested a 'sound economy', he retracted the statement saying it was 'factually incorrect'

Ravi Shankar Prasad dismisses IMF remarks on economic slowdown, says three movies earning Rs 120 cr in day points to 'sound' economy
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad dismisses IMF remarks on economic slowdown, says three movies earning Rs 120 cr in day points to 'sound' economy

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad termed wrong the National Sample Survey Organisation's report which claimed that unemployment was at a 45-year high

'Concept wont apply to us': S Jaishankar dismisses speculation on India copying China's Belt and Road Initiative project
India

'Concept wont apply to us': S Jaishankar dismisses speculation on India copying China's Belt and Road Initiative project

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday shot down speculations on whether India would copy China's Belt and Road Initiative.

India Economic Summit: Many more structural reforms in offing to propel growth, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
Business

India Economic Summit: Many more structural reforms in offing to propel growth, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

There will be many more structural reforms by the government in the coming days to push economy to a high growth trajectory, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday

Govt should provide more stimulus; lower personal income tax to boost slowing growth rate of economy: Adi Godrej
Business

Govt should provide more stimulus; lower personal income tax to boost slowing growth rate of economy: Adi Godrej

The government should provide more stimulus to the industry and bring down personal tax rates to boost slowing growth rate of the economy, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej said on Thursday

India moves up 6 places to 34th rank on world travel and tourism competitiveness index: WEF report
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India moves up 6 places to 34th rank on world travel and tourism competitiveness index: WEF report

India has moved up six places to rank 34th on world travel and tourism competitiveness index, driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness, a WEF report said on Wednesday

World failed to eliminate tax havens post 2008 financial crisis: Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez
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World failed to eliminate tax havens post 2008 financial crisis: Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez

In a special address at the WEF Annual Meeting here, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned that the world is in danger of forgetting the lessons that were learnt from the financial crisis of 2008.

WEF 2019 summit: Raghuram Rajan pitches for greater trade collaboration across borders in South Asia
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WEF 2019 summit: Raghuram Rajan pitches for greater trade collaboration across borders in South Asia

Job creation is a big challenge for India, Rajan said, adding that the country has done exceedingly well in the recent past