Tatas to divest five steel business units in Europe

Tata Steel has announced it has started a process of seeking buyers for five of its business units housed under its European arm

Bank of England to appoint new governor in 2019

In June 2019, Mark Carney will be stepping down from his role as the Bank of England Governor,leaving many contenders waiting in the wings to take over from this reputable role. 

Chidambaram's family members booked under black money law

The Income Tax Department has filed four prosecution cases against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti, wife Nalini, and daughter-in-law Srinidhi, under the tight Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) Act for allegedly...

IMF expects India to grow at 7.4% in FY 2018/19

The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal, and accelerate further to 7.8 per cent as it recovers from the impact of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout, International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

US Supreme Court partially okays Trump's travel ban

The US Supreme Court has partially reinstated President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, before examining the case in full this autumn

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B concerns with US treasury secy

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of tightening of the H1B visa regime with US counterpart treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin during their first meeting, highlighting the contribution of Indian firms and professionals to...

US asks public schools to let transgender access to bathrooms

The US administration has issued guidance directing public schools to let transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

Will ‘Teflon’ President Zuma survive the latest scandal?

Former US President Ronald Reagan was called by his detractors “the Teflon president”. The nickname was coined by Patricia Schroeder, a Congresswoman, and reflected on how a plethora of scandals surrounding his presidency seemed to have no effect...

Women of India, Women of Britain, Women of the World

They nearly did it. The Indian cricket team nearly won the world cup in cricket. The women came a lot closer than the men.

Diego Garcia & UK’s Ability to Project Global Power

I write to you from the Equator, on an Atoll in the centre of the Indian Ocean, which is a couple of hundred miles from the British Military base, Diego Garcia. From here I have a good calm place to contemplate the arguments about Britain being...

Bank of England cut growth forecast

Brexit negotiations initially got off to a shaky start as it seemed that British cabinet ministers were unable to reach an agreement on the best course of actions and the government also seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms.

Brexit deal in tatters

The ongoing and tense negotiations have led to a broad agreement by the UK to a gross financial settlement of £89bn on leaving the bloc, although the British expect the final net bill to be half as much. The news brings the two sides close to agreement on a key obstacle to opening talks on a future free trade pact.

Perception and reality

A client agreed a deal yesterday in a block in Maida Vale. This block in my opinion is under-priced for where and what it is. 

Defining the objective

Every so often, I will get a client who wants to purchase a property for their children rather than having them rent, and filling somebody else’s pocket with rental income.

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