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India, US near deal to remove trade irritants: report

The current negotiations are aimed at removing sources of trade friction, and a trade deal is expected to benefit Indian farmers and US manufacturers of medical devices the most, says the report

Karnataka's 203 MLAs emerge richest with Rs111.4 lakh average annual income

About 1,052 (33%) MLAs, who are 5th to 12th pass, have an average annual income of Rs31.03 lakh while about 1,997 (63%) MLAs who are graduate or above have an average annual income of Rs20.87 lakh, as per a survey

Govt to merge Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

The merger of the three loss-making banks would create a larger entity with higher net worth and higher financial clout, which would help instil greater confidence in these banks

Study of 1 million people leads to world's biggest advance in blood pressure genetics

Over 500 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date, led by Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London

India's April-August merchandise trade deficit hits $80.34 bn

India’s overall exports (merchandise and services combined) grew 20.70 per cent to $221.83 billion in April-August 2018-19 while its overall imports rose 21.01 per cent to an estimated $269.54 billion during the period

Isro launches two British satellites

This is a fully commercial launch by Isro where the whole rocket has been hired by an overseas company, fetching the state-run space agency Rs200 crore

Govt swears by fiscal discipline

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday outlined a slew of measures aimed at supporting growth and stemming the rupee fall, including curbs on non-essential imports, review of FPIs’ corporate bond portfolio and removal of withholding tax on Masala Bonds

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Sector rotation should be a key element in any portfolio strategy

The importance of sector rotation – which focuses on broad industry trends rather than the performance of specific stocks - has increased sharply in the recent years owing to the rise in exchange-traded funds, says Gagan Singla is the CMO of Angel Broking

Green energy storage prospects: India, China and the US

The three markets with the biggest potential for renewable energy storage – the US, China and India – are following different paths based on local realities, with India lagging because of lack of a clear policy framework and other factors, say Rabeha Kamaluddin, Phil Steger, and Chad Richards - partner and associates respectively at Dorsey & Whitney LLP

A journey of self discovery

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Migrating under entrepreneur programs can be big plus for SMEs

Migrating to foreign shores is almost a must for Indian small or medium enterprises, as it offers many advantages like fresh markets, ease of doing business, a buffer against domestic shocks, and not least, a better future for one’s kids, says Ajay Sharma, president of visa consultancy Abhinav Outsourcings

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