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Indian stocks tumbled as the new strain of coronavirus set off a panic, said Sanjeev Hota, head of research at Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.(Photo: PTI)

New virus strain in UK batters global markets

By Nasrin Sultana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Indian stock benchmarks plunged 3% at the end of trading, the worst in Asia and the steepest single-day decline since May, as investors fretted over the possibility of fresh curbs squeezing economic activity.
Major energy producers have championed carbon capture and storage as a means to curb their emissions footprint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Major energy producers have championed carbon capture and storage as a means to curb their emissions footprint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Australia, Japan brainstorm plans to bury Asia’s carbon emissions under the sea

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:24 AM IST
This year about 40 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured across the world’s 21 operating facilities, according to the International Energy Agency.
A woman wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm as a car passing by.(AP File Photo)
A woman wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm as a car passing by.(AP File Photo)

Asian shares at all-time highs on US stimulus, vaccine hopes

Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Hopes the vaccines will help curb the pandemic which has so far killed more than 1.5 million people globally sent shares soaring in recent weeks.
The Asia-Pacific Group’s report was released on Monday ahead of the FATF plenary on October 21-23.(Reuters file)
The Asia-Pacific Group’s report was released on Monday ahead of the FATF plenary on October 21-23.(Reuters file)

FATF regional group keeps Pak in ‘follow-up list’ as govt dials friendly countries

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Pakistan fully complied with only two of the 40 recommendations of Financial Action Task Force, said the 14-page follow-up report from the Asia-Pacific Group released on Monday ahead of the FATF plenary on October 21-23
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man as people outside wait for their test results during a rapid antigen testing check up campaign for the coronavirus disease at a school in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man as people outside wait for their test results during a rapid antigen testing check up campaign for the coronavirus disease at a school in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Asia-Pacific may see $31.4-54.3 billion remittance losses due to Covid-19: ADB

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:09 PM IST
The governments need to come up with policy measures to reduce the economic and social fallout arising out of it, the ADB said.
Markets in Europe and Asia booked gains as investors wagered the U.S. Federal Reserve would reaffirm its dovish stance this week, and a tolerance for higher inflation.(Bloomberg)
Markets in Europe and Asia booked gains as investors wagered the U.S. Federal Reserve would reaffirm its dovish stance this week, and a tolerance for higher inflation.(Bloomberg)

Nifty, Sensex climb as US stimulus hopes boost global sentiment

Bengaluru | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 04:13 PM IST
The NSE Nifty 50 index <.NSEI> ended 1.52% higher at 11,300.55, and the S&P BSE Sensex closed up 1.47% at 38,492.95. Both indexes touched their highest levels since early March in the session.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the template early in the crisis and has been working the phones to scale up India’s diplomatic engagement with the world.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the template early in the crisis and has been working the phones to scale up India’s diplomatic engagement with the world.(PTI)

As countries battle curbs, India keeps up diplomatic ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:49 AM IST
A recurring theme in Jaishankar’s last interaction on March 20 was to urge the envoys to tell Indians stranded abroad to stay put where they were and not to panic; he also asked them to look around to secure medical equipment supplies that India would need.
AOT, which operates six airports including the country’s largest international hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, saw nearly 900,000 flights and 141.8 million passengers in the year ended September 2019, booking profits of 25 billion baht ($773 million).(Unsplash)
AOT, which operates six airports including the country’s largest international hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, saw nearly 900,000 flights and 141.8 million passengers in the year ended September 2019, booking profits of 25 billion baht ($773 million).(Unsplash)

Airports of Thailand expect passengers to decline by more than 50%

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Airports of Thailand (AOT) expects the number of passengers to drop to 66.58 million and the number of flights to decline by 44.9% to 493,800 for its fiscal year ending in September.
Workers spray sanitiser at the El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Romero y Galdamez over coronavirus fears, in San Salvador, El Salvador, which has no reported cases of coronavirus, March 4, 2020.(Reuters photo for representation)
Workers spray sanitiser at the El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Romero y Galdamez over coronavirus fears, in San Salvador, El Salvador, which has no reported cases of coronavirus, March 4, 2020.(Reuters photo for representation)

Coronavirus could erase $211 billion from Asia-Pacific economies: S&P

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:15 AM IST
S&P cut its 2020 growth forecast for China to 4.8% from previous estimate of 5.7%. It forecast Australian growth to slow sharply to 1.2% from an already below-trend 2.2% in 2019. Japan would take 0.5 percentage point hit and Korea a 1 percentage point knock.
As Trump visits India this week, there is both continuity and rupture. Larger forces still drive the relationship, particularly the strategic imperative of countering China(AP)
As Trump visits India this week, there is both continuity and rupture. Larger forces still drive the relationship, particularly the strategic imperative of countering China(AP)

How individuals tilt the balance in diplomacy | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 08:53 PM IST
India’s aim with the visit is essentially a way to manage the individual — which is why an excessive focus on outcomes is mistaken — even as Delhi hopes that larger forces, national interests and events will continue to bind the two countries together
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that international public relations firms have turned down the government’s requests to help restore the city’s reputation after months of pro-democracy protests.(REUTERS)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that international public relations firms have turned down the government’s requests to help restore the city’s reputation after months of pro-democracy protests.(REUTERS)

PR firms decline to restore Hong Kong’s image

Hong Kong | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 10:16 PM IST
The firms responded that “the time is not right” as the violence and unrest in the semiautonomous Chinese territory have shown no sign of ending, Lam said at a news conference. She didn’t give details on the firms or when they were approached.
Vaid finished the event in 50 hours, 24 minutes.(ht photo)
Vaid finished the event in 50 hours, 24 minutes.(ht photo)

42-yr-old lawyer first Indian, fastest ever to finish Enduroman triathlon

UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Late last month, Vaid finished one of the toughest endurance events in the world – the Enduroman triathlon – in a world record time of 50 hours, 24 minutes.
Equity benchmark indices likely to open flat on global cues.(PTI photo)
Equity benchmark indices likely to open flat on global cues.(PTI photo)

Indian stock markets may remain under pressure, Asian equities weak

livemint, Mumbai | By Nasrin Sultana
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 02:02 PM IST
Asian stocks eased in early deals on Wednesday after poor US economic data stoked fears of global recession. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a shade lower after losing 0.85% the previous day.
Markets likely to be lower on Tuesday.(Bloomberg photo)
Markets likely to be lower on Tuesday.(Bloomberg photo)

Indian equities seen under pressure on weak macros, bank stocks in focus

livemint, Mumbai | By Nasrin Sultana
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Banks are likely to be in focus after finance minister on Friday announced merger of state-run banks. Global shares face headwinds from tariffs Washington and Beijing slapped on each other.
Currently there are 187 active unicorns in the US.(Image for representational purposes only)
Currently there are 187 active unicorns in the US.(Image for representational purposes only)

More expensive than ever to become unicorn in US: Report

San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 04:51 PM IST
In addition to a stable initial round of financing, the median unicorn financing round has held relatively steady for years now, shifting between $130 million and $175 million since 2015.
The broader Nifty was up 0.28% at 11,949.20, while the Sensex was up 0.26% at 39,948.66 as of 0934 IST.(REUTERS FILE)
The broader Nifty was up 0.28% at 11,949.20, while the Sensex was up 0.26% at 39,948.66 as of 0934 IST.(REUTERS FILE)

Sensex ticks up on hopes of tax boost in budget 2019

BENGALURU | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
Asian markets were up mirroring gains seen on Wall Street, as data hinting at a slowdown in economic growth in the United States fuelled hopes of a possible rate cut by the US Federal Reserve.
The UN general assembly votes every year around June to elect five of the 10 non-permanent members to the Security Council, picked according to regional quota and vacancies, and India is running for the 2021-22 term, polling for which will take place in June 2020. India will succeed Indonesia if elected.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The UN general assembly votes every year around June to elect five of the 10 non-permanent members to the Security Council, picked according to regional quota and vacancies, and India is running for the 2021-22 term, polling for which will take place in June 2020. India will succeed Indonesia if elected.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

India ‘virtually’ seals bid for UNSC seat with Asia-Pacific bloc’s support

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 01:46 AM IST
The Asia-Pacific Group, one of the five regional bodies of the United Nations, conveyed its endorsement of India’s candidature by acclamation at a monthly meeting chaired by Tuvalu on Tuesday.
Fifty-five countries of the Asia-Pacific group, including Pakistan, have unanimously endorsed India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term.(Reuters)
Fifty-five countries of the Asia-Pacific group, including Pakistan, have unanimously endorsed India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term.(Reuters)

Pakistan among nations backing India for 2-year UN Security Council term

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 12:28 PM IST
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam were among the countries which supported India.
Citing fatigue, the union is demanding more pilots be assigned to long-haul flights.(@BloombergAsia / Twitter)
Citing fatigue, the union is demanding more pilots be assigned to long-haul flights.(@BloombergAsia / Twitter)

Pilots’ strike leaves passengers stranded after holiday in Asia

by Kyunghee Park and Yu-Huay Sun | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 02:01 PM IST
A shortage of pilots has caused chaos for thousands of passengers during peak travel season in the region, as cockpit crew complaining of overwork extended a strike at Taiwan’s biggest carrier to a fourth day.
Starting on New Year’s Eve, most visitors from India travelling to Canada will be required to provide biometric information while applying for the relevant documents.(AFP)
Starting on New Year’s Eve, most visitors from India travelling to Canada will be required to provide biometric information while applying for the relevant documents.(AFP)

Provide biometric information to visit Canada

Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 10:57 AM IST
There will be some exemptions to the expansion of the Canadian biometric programme, including for those below 14 years of age or above 79.
US oil prices rose on Friday to claw back some of the ground they lost in the previous session. (Representational Image).(AFP)
US oil prices rose on Friday to claw back some of the ground they lost in the previous session. (Representational Image).(AFP)

US oil prices rise to claw back some ground, but oversupply worries persist

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 09:44 AM IST
Oil prices fell to their lowest in more than a year on Thursday, a day after their biggest one-day rally in two years, pulled down by worries about the global economy and a supply glut.
PM Narendra Modi gestures after he was welcomed by Argentina’s Justice Minister German Garavano, right, upon his arrival at the Ministro Pistarini international airport to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, November 29, 2018.(AP)
PM Narendra Modi gestures after he was welcomed by Argentina’s Justice Minister German Garavano, right, upon his arrival at the Ministro Pistarini international airport to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, November 29, 2018.(AP)

Indian shares hit near 2-month high ahead of GDP data, G20 meet

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 01:09 PM IST
The Indian rupee gained up to 0.35 percent on the day to 69.595 per dollar, its best since August 21.
New Delhi: Asian Games Silver Medalist Fouaad Mirza during the Asian Games winner felicitation ceremony, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018(PTI)
New Delhi: Asian Games Silver Medalist Fouaad Mirza during the Asian Games winner felicitation ceremony, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018(PTI)

I can help India qualify for 2020 Olympics: Asiad silver medallist Fouaad Mirza

Bengaluru | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 08:11 PM IST
Out of the many competing Asia-Pacific countries in Group F, the real contest will be between India and China for making the Olympics by picking up the required points, he stated.
Social network Twitter has warned two Pakistani rights activists against objectionable content.(REUTERS)
Social network Twitter has warned two Pakistani rights activists against objectionable content.(REUTERS)

Twitter warns Pakistani rights activists over government criticism

Islamabad | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 08:37 PM IST
The warnings come a week after Twitter suspended the account of an ultra-right Pakistani cleric who issued threats to the government and judiciary over the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.
Not only is the US absent from the deal, but Donald Trump is skipping the summit in Singapore.(NYT)
Not only is the US absent from the deal, but Donald Trump is skipping the summit in Singapore.(NYT)

India among world leaders expected to push for China-backed trade deal excluding US

Singapore | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 11:22 AM IST
World leaders, including China, Japan, India and other Asia-Pacific countries, will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda.
The historical and cultural linkages between India and Myanmar abound in our mythologies and contemporary literature(Vipin Kumar/HT)
The historical and cultural linkages between India and Myanmar abound in our mythologies and contemporary literature(Vipin Kumar/HT)

The new Myanmar offers us fresh opportunities

By Sonu Trivedi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Political developments in our neighbourhood cannot be overlooked and the centuries-old shared frontiers cannot be transformed into a distant neighbour ignoring the civilisational ties and the realpolitik with the emerging rivalry in the Indo-Pacific region
The Asia-Pacific region is projected to drive the biggest growth with more than half the total number of new passengers over the next 20 years coming from these markets.(PTI/File Photo)
The Asia-Pacific region is projected to drive the biggest growth with more than half the total number of new passengers over the next 20 years coming from these markets.(PTI/File Photo)

India to become world’s third largest aviation market around 2024: IATA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:18 AM IST
India will become the world’s third largest aviation market around 2024 surpassing the United Kingdom, global airlines’ body IATA said on Wednesday as it projected total air passenger numbers to touch 8.2 billion in 2037.
A 28-year-old woman who had undergone a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital in Pune on Thursday.(HT Photo/Twitter)
A 28-year-old woman who had undergone a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital in Pune on Thursday.(HT Photo/Twitter)

Gujarat woman delivers baby after getting womb from mother

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Meenakshi Walan, resident of Vadodara, underwent a womb transplant in May 2017. Her mother donated her uterus.
Overall, demand for graduate management education is stable in 2018 compared with 2017 according to findings of the annual Application Trends Survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council.(Agencies)
Overall, demand for graduate management education is stable in 2018 compared with 2017 according to findings of the annual Application Trends Survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council.(Agencies)

Demand for MBA remains, finds GMAC Survey

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 06:09 PM IST
Applications to business school programs in the Asia-Pacific, European, and Canadian markets are up over 2017 while programs in the United States report a drop in volume.
Neeraj Chopra celebrates after winning gold at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra celebrates after winning gold at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)

After Asian Games 2018 gold, Neeraj Chopra eyes 90m and Worlds medal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 07:54 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra will participate in the year’s last tournament – the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava on September 8-9. The top-2 athletes from each continent compete in the event with the Indian representing Asia-Pacific.
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