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Amazon Crashes on Prime Day

Amazon experienced periodic disruptions on Monday afternoon with the launch of one of its biggest online sales. Users resorted to social media to express their outrage. Amazon is an American…

Boeing’s Tariff Concerns

American aerospace and defense giant Boeing is concerned that the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies will affect global economic growth. The United States and China are two of…

Amazon shakes healthcare business

Amazon said it is buying online pharmacy PillPack for an undisclosed sum. In January, Amazon announced a partnership with J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway..

Euro Summit 2018

Member states of the European Union (EU) engaged in talks which lasted through the night during the Euro Summit on 28th June. Important topics for deliberation includes the refugee crisis, Brexit,…

Deutsche Bank Fails Stress Test

In the second round of the Federal Reserve's annual two-stage stress tests, designed to assess how well the sector could withstand another financial crisis..

Air India unveils revamp

State-run Air India will revamp its business to try to boost revenues by wooing more high-paying passengers. This comes days after a plan to privatize the ailing airline..

Microsoft employees protest work with ICE

In an open letter posted to Microsoft’s internal message board, more than 100 employees protested the software maker’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement..

General Electric Dow-ner

After over a century, General Electric is the last original member to be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average on 19th June. The spot on the blue-chip index was replaced..

KPMG's audit work unacceptable

Professional services firm KPMG’s audits had shown an "unacceptable deterioration" and will be subject to closer supervision, the Financial Reporting Council said..

Theranos

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of US start-up, Theranos, who promised to revolutionize blood testing has been hit with criminal charges. Theranos' former president Ramesh..

China approves Qualcomm-NXP deal

Chinese regulators have approved US semiconductor company Qualcomm’s proposed US$44 billion acquisition of Dutch chip maker NXP Semiconductors..

Vedanta project paused after protests

Multinational metals and mining company Vedanta Resources has been asked to pause its expansion project and temporarily shut down its copper smelter in southern..

Social Business

The role of microcredit in building entrepreneurship for poverty elevation The Synergia Forum, in February 2017, saw the coming together of people from all walks of life..

The Future of the Manufacturing Industry

In December 2017, key stake holders from industry, media and government met at the Synergia Forum to discuss the future of the manufacturing industry. The round table was..

The trillion-dollar company?

Apple shares have risen to an all-time high, opening up 3.5 percent. Analysts now believe that the Apple could soon become the first trillion-dollar company. Apple Inc. is one of the most successful..

Tax Cut in USA

The proposal consists of two reforms; individual reforms and business reform. The individual reform focuses on reducing the 7 tax brackets used to determine income tax of an individual into 3 tax…

Currency Manipulation

By April 15th, the American Treasury Department was required to present Congress a report on the exchange rate policies of the country’s major trading partners intending to identify those countries…

Renegotiation of NAFTA

Reports on 27th April, 2017 said that President Donald Trump of the United States was planning to withdraw the US from the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Treaty) which is an agreement signed…

Mission Parivaar Vikas:

Health Ministry of India’s “Mission Parivaar Vikas” (MPV) in 145 High Focus districts (of UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam) was rolled out in September 2016.

Saudi Arabia opens up to Investors

On the 5th of April 2017, the Saudi Arabian government instructed members of the financial sector to put all ‘sukuks’ or bonds in dollars. This comes before one of the biggest roadshows in the nation…