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    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Oil pares gains, Saudi Energy Minister talks down intervention

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    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

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  • Gold edges off 4-week low, awaits clues on Fed policy

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    Reuters - 54 minutes ago
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    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • As central bankers gather, some at Fed make rate-hike case

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    Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
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    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Sri Lanka wants Indian subcontinent firm involved in $400 mln port contract

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    Reuters - 3 hours ago
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    IANS - 3 hours ago
  • France, India play down security risk of leaked submarine data

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    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Under India's incoming RBI boss expect less chat, unified message

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    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • RBI to allow banks to offer corporate bonds as collateral for repo

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    Reuters - 4 hours ago
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    IANS - 4 hours ago
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    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Indian submarine documents stolen, not leaked - French source

    Indian submarine documents stolen, not leaked - French source

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    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • F&O expiry, negative global cues suppress equity markets

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    IANS - 5 hours ago
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    IANS - 6 hours ago
  • RBI retains 'too big to fail' status for SBI, ICICI Bank

    The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday retained State Bank of India and ICICI Bank , the nation's top two lenders by assets, as "domestic systemically important banks", or the equivalent as "too ... … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Brexit hits German business morale, Ifo index plunges

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    Reuters - 7 hours ago
  • Global stocks wilt ahead of Fed gathering, dollar wobbles

    Global stocks wilt ahead of Fed gathering, dollar wobbles

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    Reuters - 7 hours ago
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    Reuters - 7 hours ago
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    IANS - 7 hours ago
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    Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) on Thursday released the names of nine companies it had blacklisted for allegedly going back on plum job placements they offered to its students. These companies, most of them start-ups, were … More »

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    IANS - 8 hours ago
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    IANS - 9 hours ago
  • 37 Australian varsities to participate in education fair

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    IANS - 9 hours ago
  • Welspun faces new probe from Bed Bath, shares pressured

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    Reuters - 11 hours ago
  • Asia stocks hold gains before Yellen speech, dollar firm

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    Reuters - 12 hours ago
  • Welspun scandal follows years of plummeting Egyptian cotton output

    Welspun scandal follows years of plummeting Egyptian cotton output

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    Reuters - 12 hours ago
  • EXCLUSIVE: Monsanto pulls new GM cotton seed from India in protest

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    Reuters - 13 hours ago
  • Key Indian equity indices trade higher

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    IANS - 14 hours ago
  • HP Inc beats estimates, weak printer demand weighs on forecast

    HP Inc beats estimates, weak printer demand weighs on forecast

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    Reuters - 19 hours ago
  • Wall St. falls as healthcare, materials stumble

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    Reuters - 22 hours ago
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    Gold at four-week low as dollar firms; investors await Yellen speech

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    Reuters - 22 hours ago
  • U.S. crude down 3 percent after big stockpile build

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    Reuters - 23 hours ago
  • Sweden says tougher asylum stance means more money for jobs, schools

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    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 11:24 PM IST
  • Sri Lankan reforms aims to simplify tax, increase base, compliance -minister

    Sri Lanka's new government is drafting reforms aimed at simplifying taxes, widening the tax base and increasing compliance, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Wednesday. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which disbursed the first tranche of a $1.5 billion, three-year loan in June, has … More »

    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 11:18 PM IST
  • Brexit a boon for Berlin's fintech talent pool

    Britain's vote to leave the European Union has spurred a surge in the number of financial service industry workers now based in the UK applying to work in Berlin's burgeoning fintech scene, several of the city's start-ups told Reuters. The German capital is jostling to position itself as a hub for … More »

    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 11:14 PM IST
  • Bed Bath & Beyond appoints external auditor to review Welspun India's products

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc said on Wednesday it has appointed an independent auditor to confirm whether supplier Welspun India Ltd's bedding products are actually made of Egyptian cotton. Last week, Target ... … More »

    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 10:59 PM IST
  • Global Markets - European stocks rebound as euro slips; oil tumbles

    Global Markets - European stocks rebound as euro slips; oil tumbles

    European stocks scored consecutive daily gains for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday, drawing support from a weak euro, but U.S. and Canadian stocks drifted down as lower metal and oil prices weighed on the materials sector. On a light day for data, investors' nerves may have been soothed … More »

    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 10:13 PM IST
  • Italy quake unlikely to trigger 200 mln euro cat-bond default

    Italy quake unlikely to trigger 200 mln euro cat-bond default

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    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 9:27 PM IST
  • Cabinet approves highways development in five states

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    IANS - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 9:04 PM IST
  • Cabinet approves Cochin port loan penal interest waiver

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    IANS - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 8:54 PM IST
  • China takes aggressive steps to fend off banking, financial risks

    China takes aggressive steps to fend off banking, financial risks

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    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 8:09 PM IST
  • France's DCNS says India submarine data leak may be "economic warfare"

    France's DCNS says India submarine data leak may be "economic warfare"

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    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 7:36 PM IST
  • Record German budget surplus fuels investment debate

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    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 6:54 PM IST
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    IANS - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 6:06 PM IST
  • Planned BP stake sale in Indian unit has not taken place - exchange data

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    Reuters - Wed 24 Aug, 2016 5:58 PM IST
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