Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin meet in summit; eye a new era

President Donald Trump said he wanted good relations with Russia, and blamed Washington’s own past “foolishness and stupidity” for the countries’ hostile ties

AirAsia weighs acquisition of 134 Airbus aircraft worth $23 bn

AirAsia is weighing an order for 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft and 34 more of the larger A330 neos, worth about $23 billion at list price

Foxconn likely to sign deal for manufacturing plant in Maharashtra

Foxconn, which manufactures electronic products for major American, Canadian, Chinese, Finnish and Japanese companies, including the makers of BlackBerry, iPad and iPhone, Kindle, Nintendo 3DS, Nokia devices, Xiaomi devices, PlayStation, Wii U, and Xbox One, manufactured an estimated 40 per cent of all consumer electronics sold worldwide

Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds

Death due to cardiovascular disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015 and affecting rural populations and young adults the most

Study finds only 84 highly endangered Amur leopards left in the world

There are only 84 highly endangered Amur leopards remaining in the wild across its current range along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China

India's S-400 missile deal with Russia intact, says Sitaraman

The S-400 Triumf missiles can travel at a rate of 4.8 kilometres per second (17,000 km/h or Mach 14) and the system is much more advanced than any western system currently in service

Court orders J&J to pay record $4.69 bn in Baby Powder case

A jury in the US on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged that the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer

India's June trade deficit hits a 5-year high of $16.61 billion

For the first quarter of the current fiscal (April-June 2018-19) exports from the country stood at $82.47 billion while imports climbed to $127.41 billion, registering a trade deficit of $44.94 billion



Grab, grab, grab!

There has been a growing trend of a handful of rich and powerful people grabbing national resources for personal profit. Laws have been bent and broken, the political system corrupted, and the common people’s interests thrown to the winds. Yogi Aggarwal’s book, Plunder of the Commons, goes into great detail to describe the plunder, says Kiron Kasbekar.

Pioneering change is the key for successful business leaders

Change is not encoded in the DNA of an organization, yet it is essential for growth. The key requirement is a visionary leader who can create a core team with a common vision and focus to spearhead change, says Tapas Gupta, founder and MD of BEI Confluence Communication and formerly president and CEO of a McCann-Erickson agency

Migrating via investment: why US is inferior to Canada, UK, others

The US EB-5 Investor programme or ‘million-dollar green card programme’ requires you to tie up around $575,000 of funds for a long period with no guarantee of success; similar programmes in Canada, the UK or Europe have much less burdensome requirements and may make more sense, says  Ajay Sharma, president of Abhinav Oursourcings

The case for not taxing multinationals

Taxing MNEs' profits, as currently done, wastes resources and is detrimental to global welfare, a new study argues, and suggests we should, instead, tax dividends and sales