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BIG changes are afoot in Indian agriculture, driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at considerable political risk. Freeing up farming markets may be as significant as dismantling industrial licences in 1991.
NEW YORK: It’s crunch time for traders betting on the prospect of market upheavals around the US presidential vote.
WASHINGTON: Among the many political shortcomings that the pandemic has laid bare is that the U.S. suffers from constitutional and statutory gaps that make its democracy, and even its basic governing ability, vulnerable in an emergency.
Renewable energy seems to be the buzzword these days. Everybody have a view on renewable energy, whether it is solar, bio-diesel or hydro. They all seem to think that it is good that Malaysia is talking about renewable energy in a big way.
LISBOA: Ana Guerreiro points across the street at a handful of housing projects in Lisbon’s up-and-coming riverside neighborhood of Marvila. It’s where she moved in with her mother last year after soaring rents meant she could no longer afford to live alone.
SYDNEY: Economists warned on Monday a hung parliament risks Australia’s coveted AAA credit rating with the inconclusive result of weekend elections seen as bad news for the economy and investment markets.
KUALA LUMPUR: The cooling measures announced in several states in Australia to curb speculation by foreign property buyers is expected to dampen buyers’ sentiment in the short term.
SEATTLE/NEW YORK: Boeing's machinists on Friday narrowly approved a crucial labor contract that secured thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity for Washington state but will cost workers their pensions.
THE recent budget dropped a double whammy for property buyers — an increase in real property gains tax (RPGT), ranging from 30% to 15% within five years, and the prohibition of Developer Interest Bearing Schemes (DIBS) where developers pay for interest on buyers’ loans during construction.