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Anil Sasi is National Business Editor with the Indian Express and writes on business and finance issues. He has worked with The Hindu Business Line and Business Standard and is an alumnus of Delhi University.
Google has said its ad tools will no longer track individual users from 2022. A look at how this self-regulation effort aligns with the Google founders’ vision, and how it compares with other digital giants’ approach.
The benchmark S&P 500 index in the US logged its best day in nearly nine months on Monday (March 1), as shares surged sharply to ensure a 2.4 per cent gain in the broad stock index. Would there be an India impact?
Sources said that while the civil structure survived the flood, at least a couple of gates of the spillway have been swept away. A boring machine was stuck inside a tunnel of the run-of-river plant, they said.
What makes Budget 2021-22 probably the boldest in the last six years is her intent to privatise PSU banks and state insurers — a taboo for all governments — especially at a time when reformist farm laws, facing a backlash, have been put on effective hold.
Google and Facebook have locked horns with Australian govt over laws that propose to make them pay news organisations for using their content. The outcome of the fight will have implications for India as well.
Of all the humiliation heaped on Donald Trump as he leaves the White House today, the de-platforming by Twitter and Facebook must hurt him the most. But even as many celebrate his comeuppance, concerns have been raised about the enormous power for-profit Big Tech wields in the running of democracies.
Simultaneously, it has started a review of all model concession agreements — the legal contract that forms the basis of the public-private partnership — across four key infrastructure sectors: airports, ports, electricity and railways.
This assumes significance given that on August 31 last year, the Adani Group signed another deal to acquire a controlling interest in the country’s second largest airport, in Mumbai — the Airports Authority of India cleared that takeover on January 12.
Preliminary surveys by the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), are learnt to have shown the presence of 1,600 tonnes of lithium resources in the igneous rocks of the Marlagalla-Allapatna region of Karnataka’s Mandya district.
Currently, India is heavily dependent on import of these cells and the move to ink sourcing pacts for lithium is seen as another salvo in the front against China, a key source of both the raw material and cells.
India's economy in 2020: As Annus Horribilis 2020 comes to an end, there are positives in the economy: signs of a GDP rebound, and buoyant equity markets. But demand is weak, receipts are down, and the employment situation is grim. All eyes are on the Budget — and on the vaccines
The impact of the legislative action could resonate beyond the US, in terms of assuaging market sentiments across geographies, especially coming a day after markets tanked following reports of the new coronavirus strain in Britain and South Africa.
Where RCEP members are concerned, India’s deficits have marginally reduced in most cases. However, its total deficit with ASEAN as a bloc has increased between 2018-19 and 2019-20, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Sanjiv Mehta, chairman and managing director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, said while there is a very clear and apparent improvement in consumption between the June quarter and September quarter, the trends differ in rural and urban areas. Edited excerpts: