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Gold off 14-month peak on firmer dollar, focus on Fed meeting
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Gold prices steadied on Monday after retreating from a 14-month peak in the previous session, as the dollar strengthened on back of strong U.S. retail sales report, while investors await U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this week.
Post-election, US hopes Modi will have freer hand to pursue tough economic reforms By Lalit K Jha
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
"The United States is hopeful that, with the election over, Prime Minister Modi will have a freer hand to pursue some of the tough economic reforms that will help create a more business-friendly environment and encourage new foreign investment," the official said.
Barack, Michelle Obama sign podcast deal with Spotify
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are the latest to get into the podcast business. They recently signed a deal with Spotify to produce a series of podcast. It is being reported that the Obamas are set to develop, produce and even lend their voice to a few of the podcasts based on a wide range of topics. The agreement has been signed with Higher Ground Audio, a new division of the Higher Ground production company that is covering the couple's move into the podcast game. Spotify will distribute the podcasts worldwide to its paid and ad-supported user base. President Obama stated that they have ‘always believed in the value of entertainment & thought-provoking conversation’. The companies, however, didn't reveal any further details on the upcoming projects that the Obamas may be planning for Spotify, including whether the podcasts will have a political focus. Apart from this, the couple also has a multiyear deal with Netflix to produce original scripted, unscripted and documentary series and films.
Want US visa? Now, you may have to provide social media account details
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Apart from social media history, visa applicants are now been asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status. additionally, they are been asked that any of their family members have been involved in terrorist activities.
US preferential trade status: India says will continue to work towards strong bilateral ties
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
The ministry said that India, as part of its bilateral discussions with US officials, had offered resolution on significant US requests in an effort to find a mutually acceptable way forward.
US welcomes PM Modi's post-election statement on inclusivity
Fri, May 31, 2019
"While much of the election campaign focused on questions of national security, voters also are looking to Modi to accelerate economic growth and deepen progress on development issues," the daily wrote.
China charges US of 'naked economic terrorism'; threatens to stop export of rare-earth metals
Thu, May 30, 2019
Both the US and China have already imposed tariffs on billions of dollars of export products sparking fears that the conflict between them could damage the global economy.
GES 2019: Netherlands embassy and US co-host pitching workshop for Indian entrepreneurs
Wed, May 29, 2019
Netherlands embassy along with US co-hosted a pitching workshop for Indian entrepreneurs in Delhi. The aim was to prepare them to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019 in Netherlands’ Hague. The GES 2019 will help entrepreneurs with unmatched opportunities to engage with 300+ investors. The event will see 2,000 industry-leading participants from over 120 countries in Hague, from June 3 to June 5. While speaking to ANI, Dutch Ambassador to India Marten Van Den Berg spoke on India-Netherlands relationship and collaboration. He said, “We are very happy that India has invited to be part of the summit. It’s also a good elaboration for intense corporation within India and Dutch.”
E-commerce policy, data localisation figure in Indo-US trade meet; GSP not discussed
Mon, May 06, 2019
The issue assumes significance amid apprehensions that the draft e-commerce policy favours domestic players and does not provide level-playing field for US firms such as Amazon and Walmart.
Tesla e-mail warns employees against leaking trade secrets
Mon, May 06, 2019
Tesla is very serious about its data and the level of seriousness is evident from the company's latest e-mail to its employees, warning against leaking confidential information. The e-mail, shared with CNBC, warns that outsiders who will do anything to see Tesla mail are targeting employees for information through social media and other methods. It reminds employees about their confidentiality agreements and warns them that leaking propriety business information will result in action against them, including termination of employment, claims for damages, and even criminal charges.
India to get extra oil from major producers to make up for Iran oil loss: Dharmendra Pradhan
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Dharmendra Pradhan said India has put in place a robust plan for adequate supply of crude oil to refineries.
US to announce end to sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports: source
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all importers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or be subject to U.S. sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
US airports to use facial recognition to scan 97% passengers in next four years
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
The US Department of Homeland Security expects to use facial recognition technology to scan 97% of passengers at airports in the next four years. The method involves photographing of passengers before they board the flight and cross-referencing it against a library of images from visa and passport applications, and those taken by border agents, reported The Verge. The technology is used to keep track of those who have overstayed their visas. However, it is being criticised for hampering citizens’ privacy. The system was already operational at 15 US airports by the end of 2018.
Brent oil hits 2019 high above $72 on China growth, lower US inventories
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Global supply has been tightened further by U.S. sanctions on OPEC members Venezuela and Iran.
US lawmakers introduce legislation seeking strengthening of US-India partnership
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
The bill H R 2123 was introduced this week by Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Techies Alert! US reaches H-1B visa cap for 2020
Sat, Apr 06, 2019
The USCIS received 232,972 H-1B cap-subject petitions in 2016 and in 2015, it received 172,581 cap-subjected petitions.
Indo-US trade: Commerce ministry proposes delaying retaliatory tariffs on US goods
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
India has asked the U.S. administration to review its decision, two government officials with close knowledge of the matter said.
US Federal Reserve done raising interest rates; significant chance of cut in 2020: Reuters poll
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
The change in the Fed`s tone lines up with other major central banks which have recently turned dovish, influenced by increasing concerns of a global economic slowdown and political uncertainties like Brexit and the U.S.-China trade war.
US to offer India alternative to Russian S-400 missile defence system
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and then-Defence Secretary James Mattis of the US met in New Delhi for the first 2+2 meeting to enhance strategic cooperation between their countries. COMCASA was signed at the meeting.
India successfully tests anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, becomes elite space power: PM Modi
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Wednesday said that India has attained anti-satellite capability, becoming the fourth such country in the world. He said that the mission was completed within 3 minutes and destroyed a low-earth orbiting satellite some 300 km away in the sky.