World Economic Forum: Huge appetite for further global investments in India: Piyush Goyal

DAVOS: There is a huge appetite for continuous surge in foreign investments in India with no comparable opportunity available worldwide, Union minister Piyush Goyal said today, even as he saw India’s role at international platforms growing into a leader being looked into for solving problems of a ‘fractured world’. “Going forward, India’s role in the world economy, in the social tensions and in the fight against terrorism and climate change is only going to grow,” Goyal told PTI in an…

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Trudeau talking trade but thinking politics on state visit to India next month

OTTAWA — Trade might be on the agenda but politics won’t be far from his mind when Justin Trudeau makes his first trip to India as prime minister next month. Trudeau is scheduled to be in India Feb. 17-23, with stops planned in Agra, Amritsar, Mumbai and New Delhi. The state visit is being billed as a chance to make business connections and expand trade, as well as to promote the rights of women and girls. Kasi Rao, CEO of the Canada India Business…

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Sadiq Khan compares Donald Trump’s language to ‘the rhetoric of Isis’

1/29 Inauguration – 20 January 2017 US President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience after taking the oath of office as his wife Melania (L) and daughter Tiffany watch during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West Front of the US capital in Washington on 20 January, 2017. Photographer Jim Bourg: “This photo was shot with one of two remote cameras. The cameras were monitored and triggered remotely and the pictures were…

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World Economic Forum: 20 years after Gowda, PM Modi at Davos — with a ‘new India’ story

Written by Shaji Vikraman | Mumbai | Published: January 21, 2018 4:13 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express photo by Renuka Puri/Files) TEN years ago, as chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi had been on course to attend the summit of the global business and political elite at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. The previous year, months before the end of his first term as chief minister, he had been at the annual…

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Politics: From playing in trucks to putting ‘America First’: The 40 most memorable photos from Trump’s wild first year in office – Politics

news A lot has happened in President Donald Trump’s first year in office. He’s faced hurricanes, wildfires, deadly mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas, and terrorist attacks in New York City. He’s met with world leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to strengthen relations with allies in the fight against a weakened ISIS and an increasingly nuclearized North Korea. Back home, Trump continues to tout the low unemployment rate, higher-than-expected GDP growth, and a 17-year high consumer…

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2018 African Economic Outlook: AfDB boss pushing for Africa’s industrialisation

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialisation in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the Bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said infrastructure projects were among the most profitable investments any society can make as they “significantly contribute to, propel, and sustain a country’s economic growth. Infrastructure, when well managed, provides the financial resources…

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Bitcoin plunges below $10,000; creates panic

Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, January 17,piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation. Bitcoin, despite some stabilization in late U.S. trading, was half its record peak of almost $20,000 set on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange BTC=BTSP a month ago.   Charles Hayter, founder of Cryptocompare, which owns cryptocurrencies said,“There is a lot of panic in the market.…

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Call to investigate South Bank boardwalk safety after pedestrians forced to dodge ‘drunk’ driver

Authorities have been urged to investigate the safety of parts of Brisbane’s South Bank precinct after cyclists and pedestrians were forced to dodge an alleged drunk driver on a boardwalk. Vision released by police on Wednesday shows the white Mitsubishi Magna driving along the riverside bike and pedestrian path outside the cultural precinct about 6.50pm on Tuesday. Pedestrians watch on as police stop a car on the South Bank pedestrian boardwalk near the Kurilpa Bridge. Photo: John Taylor/ABC The car passes…

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WEF Summit at Davos: PM Modi to address opening session, Trump on final day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the opening plenary at the WEF’s Davos summit next week, while the keynote address will be given by US President Donald Trump at the annual jamboree of the global elite to be attended by 70 state heads. Besides, 38 heads of major international organisations such as the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank, as also nearly 2,000 CEOs including over 100 from India will be present at the five-day World Economic Forum (WEF)…

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Cameron to propose global anti-corruption agency at summit | World news

PM hopes body that would help investigators track down tax evasion will be summit’s legacy in wake of Panama Papers revelations Anti-corruption protests in South Africa, one of the countries invited to the summit to be hosted by David Cameron next week. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA An international anti-corruption body to help law enforcement agencies and investigators track down money laundering and tax evasion is to be one of the central proposals of next week’s anti-corruption summit hosted by David Cameron.…

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Mnuchin says U.S. doesn’t want cryptocurrencies to be the next ‘Swiss numbered bank accounts’

Reuters Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said Friday that the Trump administration is very focused on cryptocurrencies and, in particular, is working to make sure “bad people cannot use these currencies to do bad things.” Treasury is working with its G-20 counterparts “in making sure that cryptocurrencies don’t become the modern version of the ‘Swiss numbered bank accounts,’ ” Mnuchin said during a moderated discussion hosted by the Economic Club of Washington. Swiss bank accounts were once…

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On the Horizon: A roundup of Feb. and March events, feat. John C. Maxwell keynote, STEM Industry Summit, NC CEO Forum + more

Plenty of technology and life science events are on tap for February and March, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar. If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our separate roundup of January events. We’ve also added a new interactive calendar to the site, plus a recurring list of Triangle meetups. Keeping up with WRAL TechWire’s new initiative to keep track of events happening across North Carolina, here’s look at what’s to come…

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Bitcoin should not become new Swiss bank account: Mnuchin

A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON: Dominant digital currency Bitcoin should not be allowed to become the Swiss bank account of the modern era used to hide illicit activity, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He pledged to work with other governments, including within the Group of 20, which includes the world’s major economies, to monitor the activity of those who invest heavily in the cryptocurrency. “One of…

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US official warns Bitcoin could become the new Swiss bank account

Mnuchi­n pledge­s to work with govern­ments to monito­r activi­ty of those who invest in crypto­curren­cy US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON DC: Dominant digital currency bitcoin should not be allowed to become the Swiss bank account of the modern era used to hide illicit activity, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. Mnuchin pledged to work with other governments, including within the Group of 20, which includes the world’s major economies, to monitor the activity of those who invest…

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Henderson: Highs and lows of 2017 worth noting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference after the G-20 summit in Germany on July 8, 2017. Markus Schreiber / The Associated Press A formal awards ceremony, with everyone resplendent in the now obligatory hearse black, might be a bit much but I can’t let the expired year slip away over the horizon without noting a few highs and lows. The Treachery Award, for screwing Windsor over big time, surely goes to the Justin Trudeau regime for…

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