Day: February 1, 2018

Xi wants ‘new level’ of China-Britain ties as May visits

open view web desk Beijing, Feb 1: Chinese President Xi Jinping told British Prime Minister Theresa May today that their countries should take trade ties to “a new level” as London scouts the globe for fresh partnerships after its contentious EU exit. Hounded by Brexit rows at home, May […]

A Budget that Seeks to Boost Votes, Not Growth

open view web desk Budget 2018 may be a good election weapon but given the difficulties faced by the economy and the incapacity of the government to deliver quickly, it can produce a political dividend for the BJP only if elections are held soon. The Union Budget 2018-19 […]

Breakingviews – Zuckerberg’s persistent warnings bear heeding

    open view web desk NEW YORK – When Mark Zuckerberg worries, investors should listen. The Facebook founder and chief executive has been flagging for months that ad revenue was set to slow. Now, tweaks designed to make the social network less divisive are hindering engagement and […]

India prioritizes rural spending, healthcare in budget as election looms

open view web desk NEW DELHI – Eyeing an election next year, India’s government announced massive spending for rural areas and projected economic growth above 8 percent in an annual budget on Thursday that won broad approval from economists, though bond and share markets fell. Delivering the government’s […]

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