ECONOMY OF CHINA
Trade war goes digital as India eyes tariffs on Internet economy
Since 1998, WTO has renewed a ban on import duties on so-called "electronic transmissions".
We are not done with stimulus: Nirmala Sitharaman on reviving economy
A personal income tax rate cut for Sitharaman would be difficult at thi...
View: US economy set fair for 2020, provided trade truce holds
Nonfarm employment was up by 1.46% in the three months between September and N...
Strong US job growth highlights economy's resilience
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 266,000 jobs last month, with manufacturing recouping all the 43,000 positions lost in October.
Govt should provide strong stimulus package for economy: Kumar Mangalam Birla
"One of the things that it (govt) can also do is to give stronger fiscal stimulus,"Kumar Mangalam Birla said.
India’s economy is sputtering. But its stock market powers ahead
Economic growth is at the lowest since before Prime Minister Modi came to power in 2014.
Gold imports slide for a fifth month as economy slows
Inbound shipments dropped 19 per cent from a year earlier to 56.1 tons.
China to waive tariffs on some US soybeans, pork in goodwill gesture
China had imposed the levies in response to tariffs launched by Washington over allegations that China steals and forces the transfer of American intellectual property to Chinese firms, known as Section 301. That includes tariffs of 25% on both US soybeans and pork in July 2018 and a further 10% on pork and 5% on soybeans in September this year.
US-China trade pact 'still close': White House
"The deal is still close," National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told CNBC. "It is probably even a wee bit closer than when I first made that statement in November." He described the talks underway with Beijing as "intense," adding that they occur almost daily. Wall Street has moved up and down with officials' commentary on the chances of sealing a deal.
Over 600 Pakistani women sold as brides to China
The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country’s poor and vulnerable. China’s Foreign Ministry said it was not aware of the list. The report said police discovered two illegal marriage bureaus in Lahore.
Wall Street dips on lack of fresh update on trade talks
The three main stock indexes opened higher, extending gains from the previous session, but lost steam in the first hour of trading.
OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil output cuts
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets on Thursday in Vienna and with Russia and others, a grouping known as OPEC+, on Friday.
Parliament okays corporate tax cut; FM says software developers, miners not eligible for lower rates
Replying to a debate on the legislation, Sitharaman said a negative list of activities that do not constitute manufacturing has been created and will not be eligible for the lower 15 per cent tax rate for manufacturing firms that are set up after October 1 and that begin operations by 2023.
Gold falls on China tariff move, but set for a weekly gain
Spot gold was down 0.2 per cent at $1,473.16 an ounce at 0802 GMT.
Pakistan's ailing economy gets USD 1.3 billion infusion from ADB
The ADB's quick dispersing special policy-based loan is part of a multi-donor economic reform programme led by the IMF to stabilise Pakistan's economy after a major deterioration in its fiscal position in 2018, according to a statement by the Manila-based regional lender.
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