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Modi creating Hindu nationalist state: Billionaire George Soros

Modi creating Hindu nationalist state: Billionaire George Soros

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

The 89-year old said the strongest powers -- the US, China and Russia -- have "remained in the hands of would-be or actual dictators and the ranks of authoritarian rulers continued to grow".

World will realise Pak's potential once India ties improve: Imran

World will realise Pak's potential once India ties improve: Imran

Rediff.com22 Jan 2020

Khan also said Pakistan has decided to partner any other country only for peace and named the partnership with the US as the one.

American dream is back, asserts Trump

American dream is back, asserts Trump

Rediff.com21 Jan 2020

Underlining that years of economic stagnation have given way to a "roaring geyser of opportunity", Trump said, "I knew that if we unleashed the potential of our people, cut taxes, slashed regulation, fixed broken trade deals and fully tapped American energy that prosperity would come thundering back ... and that is exactly what happened."

India ranks behind US, China and Germany for global CEOs

India ranks behind US, China and Germany for global CEOs

Rediff.com21 Jan 2020

China and India evoked the highest levels of confidence among major economies at 45 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively. The US was at 36 per cent, Canada at 27 per cent, the UK at 26 per cent, Germany at 20 per cent, France 18 per cent, and Japan having the least optimistic CEOs with only 11 per cent very confident of growing revenues in 2020.

PwC's survey of CEOs in Davos shows record level of pessimism

PwC's survey of CEOs in Davos shows record level of pessimism

Rediff.com21 Jan 2020

For the first time, more than half of the CEOs surveyed by global consultancy PwC said they believe the rate of global GDP growth will decline. In comparison, the survey had found a record level of optimism among CEOs two years ago in 2018.

IMF lowers India growth estimate to 4.8% for 2019

IMF lowers India growth estimate to 4.8% for 2019

Rediff.com20 Jan 2020

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath also said the pickup in global growth for 2020 remains highly uncertain as it relies on improved growth outcomes for stressed economies like Argentina, Iran, and Turkey and for under-performing emerging and developing economies such as Brazil, India, and Mexico.

Satya Nadella on the biggest challenge world economy is facing

Satya Nadella on the biggest challenge world economy is facing

Rediff.com22 Jan 2019

This next phase of globalisation needs to deliver economic growth so that it is equitable: Nadella.

We are replacing red tape with red carpet: Modi

We are replacing red tape with red carpet: Modi

Rediff.com23 Jan 2018

Hard selling India as an investment destination at the WEF, Modi said the government is following the principle of reform, perform and transform.

India means business, Modi tells CEOs at Davos roundtable

India means business, Modi tells CEOs at Davos roundtable

Rediff.com23 Jan 2018

Under the tagline of 'India means business', the roundtable was attended by 40 CEOs of global companies and 20 from India.

Prime Minister Modi in Davos for WEF

Prime Minister Modi in Davos for WEF

Rediff.com22 Jan 2018

Modi, the first Indian prime minister to attend the summit in two decades, would deliver the opening plenary address at the summit on Tuesday.

G20 action plan praises India for reforms, inclusive growth

G20 action plan praises India for reforms, inclusive growth

Rediff.com9 Jul 2017

It further said India is facilitating external commercial borrowings by startups in order to encourage innovation and promote ease of doing business.

Picture speaks more than a thousand words: India on Modi-Xi meet

Picture speaks more than a thousand words: India on Modi-Xi meet

Rediff.com9 Jul 2017

"We have tweeted that the two leaders discussed a range of issues. A range of issues means a range of issues. I don't want to add anything further... I leave it to you to draw your conclusion," external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

US isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

US isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

Rediff.com8 Jul 2017

The two-day G20 Summit saw the Indian side making "significant contributions" on resolve to counter terrorism and boost global trade and investment.

PM seeks UK's help in return of Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi

PM seeks UK's help in return of Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi

Rediff.com8 Jul 2017

Mallya has been in the UK for months, escaping arrest warrants against him.

PHOTOS: Trump walks up to Modi for 'impromptu' chat at G20 Summit

PHOTOS: Trump walks up to Modi for 'impromptu' chat at G20 Summit

Rediff.com8 Jul 2017

Arvind Panagariya, sherpa for India at the summit, tweeted about the "interaction".

G20 leaders pledge to eliminate all terror safe havens

G20 leaders pledge to eliminate all terror safe havens

Rediff.com7 Jul 2017

The G20 leaders resolved to facilitate swift and targeted exchanges of information between intelligence, law enforcement and judicial authorities on operational information-sharing, preventive measures and criminal justice response.

Modi targets Pakistan at G20; equates LeT, JeM to IS, Al Qaeda

Modi targets Pakistan at G20; equates LeT, JeM to IS, Al Qaeda

Rediff.com7 Jul 2017

Modi regretted that the international response to terrorism was weak and said more cooperation was needed to fight the menace.

At G20 Summit, Modi, Xi exchange praises, 'discuss range of issues'

At G20 Summit, Modi, Xi exchange praises, 'discuss range of issues'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2017

Modi emphasised that it was necessary to work together for sustained global economic recovery.

Gadkari's next big plan: To create a city like Davos in India

Gadkari's next big plan: To create a city like Davos in India

Rediff.com19 Jan 2017

A city like Davos in India would give a big boost to tourism, development, jobs and overall economy

India is ready for fourth industrial revolution and technology innovations: Ambani

India is ready for fourth industrial revolution and technology innovations: Ambani

Rediff.com18 Jan 2017

Infosys chief Vishal Sikka also said that demonetisation has shown to the world that Indians are ready to adopt new technology disruptions.

Artificial Intelligence may take your job, if you don't learn: IT leaders

Artificial Intelligence may take your job, if you don't learn: IT leaders

Rediff.com17 Jan 2017

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, data today shows that the world GDP growth is not "something great" and that calls for the need for new innovations like AI being taken very seriously.

Urjit breaks silence; says RBI committed to easing honest citizens' pain

Urjit breaks silence; says RBI committed to easing honest citizens' pain

Rediff.com27 Nov 2016

Breaking his silence over the demonetisation issue, RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Sunday said the central bank is monitoring the situation on a daily basis and taking all necessary actions to "ease the genuine pain of citizens" with a clear intent to normalise the things as early as possible.

Reforms will help India beat the economic gloom, says Jaitley

Reforms will help India beat the economic gloom, says Jaitley

Rediff.com22 Jan 2016

India must carry on structural reforms, the finance minister said.

Cooperation with India on tax issues at good level: Switzerland

Cooperation with India on tax issues at good level: Switzerland

Rediff.com22 Jan 2016

Both countries have been working on administrative assistance.

Focusing on reviving private investments, says Jaitley

Focusing on reviving private investments, says Jaitley

Rediff.com21 Jan 2016

Jaitley was speaking at a breakfast session.

Sikka on why Indians shouldn't worry about jobs

Sikka on why Indians shouldn't worry about jobs

Rediff.com20 Jan 2016

Sikka dismissed that the new technology and connectivity would create imbalances.

Economic gloom? Nah! India among top 5 most promising markets

Economic gloom? Nah! India among top 5 most promising markets

Rediff.com20 Jan 2016

As per the findings, CEOs are less optimistic about prospects this year.

Global talent competitiveness: India ranks a dismal 89!

Global talent competitiveness: India ranks a dismal 89!

Rediff.com19 Jan 2016

India's ranking is worst among the five BRICS countries

Modi invites Singapore firms to invest in Navratna PSUs

Modi invites Singapore firms to invest in Navratna PSUs

Rediff.com24 Nov 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited investors here to participate in the proposed divestment of Navratna PSUs

India, Singapore lift ties to strategic partnership, ink 10 pacts

India, Singapore lift ties to strategic partnership, ink 10 pacts

Rediff.com24 Nov 2015

India and Singapore on Tuesday elevated their ties to the 'strategic partnership' level and signed bilateral agreements for enhanced defence cooperation and in areas like cyber security, shipping and civil aviation.

Rain Gods were kinder to previous govts: Jaitley

Rain Gods were kinder to previous govts: Jaitley

Rediff.com21 Sep 2015

About 15 per cent of the country's total GDP comes from agriculture.

Rates should come down, but RBI final authority, says Jaitley

Rates should come down, but RBI final authority, says Jaitley

Rediff.com20 Sep 2015

Arun Jaitley on Sunday said monetary policy plays an important role in stimulating growth.

India will give better returns on investments: Jaitley

India will give better returns on investments: Jaitley

Rediff.com20 Sep 2015

Digital India and Make in India (initiatives) are designed to give special boost to manufacturing and India has huge potential in these areas.

India ranks low on inclusive growth, development: WEF

India ranks low on inclusive growth, development: WEF

Rediff.com7 Sep 2015

India has been ranked very low, mostly in the bottom half, globally on most of the parameters for inclusive growth and development even as it fares much better internationally when it come to business and political ethics.

It is real economy that matters, not transient factors: FM

It is real economy that matters, not transient factors: FM

Rediff.com6 Sep 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday asserted that India's "real economy" will dictate both the currency valuation and the market.

Gender parity in workforce can boost India's GDP by 27%: Lagarde

Gender parity in workforce can boost India's GDP by 27%: Lagarde

Rediff.com6 Sep 2015

The IMF chief listed three key policy areas for women's empowerment as the education, getting a job and having a family.

India pitches for greater mobility of skilled labour at G20

India pitches for greater mobility of skilled labour at G20

Rediff.com5 Sep 2015

India on Saturday favoured greater mobility of skilled labour

Global safety nets to check currency, market volatility needed, says Jaitley

Global safety nets to check currency, market volatility needed, says Jaitley

Rediff.com5 Sep 2015

India on Saturday strongly demanded creation of global safety nets to address concerns over volatility in currency movements and markets.

Volatility? Don't be scared, says Rajan

Volatility? Don't be scared, says Rajan

Rediff.com4 Sep 2015

IMF chief said the G20 leaders need to respond to the calls for creating jobs.

Indian money in Swiss banks falls by over 10% to Rs 12,615 cr

Indian money in Swiss banks falls by over 10% to Rs 12,615 cr

Rediff.com18 Jun 2015

This is the 2nd lowest amount of funds held by Indians.

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