India miffed over UK decision in Nirav extradition case

Indian investigative agencies pushing for the extradition of Nirav Modi were dealt a twin blow by the British authorities as they were informed that their letter of request could be shared with the fugitive diamantaire

IMF chief highlights recession risk of no-deal Brexit

A stark report issued by the International Monetary Fund states that the UK economy would rapidly start to contract in the event of disruptive exit from the EU next spring.

Bank debt recovery could double this year

Fear of action by banks, along with signs of improvement in the economy, has helped state-run lenders recover over £3.65 billion of bad and sticky assets during the first quarter of the current financial year - which is almost half the recoveries...

ED suffers setback in Mallya probe

In a setback to Enforcement Directorate, a PMLA appellate tribunal has set aside the attachments of flats owned by Biocon CMD Kiran Majumdar Shaw and NRI Vivek Mathias in Kingfisher Towers in Bengaluru, which were attached by the agency relating...

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...

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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.

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.

Beware of the Broad Brush

Currently, there are many doom and gloom stories regarding where the property market is going to go in the next few years. 

A Royal Deal

We are currently going through the paperwork on a deal we have placed. There is an imposed time pressure by the seller.

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