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. 

Ecigarette entrepreneur prepares to float company on stock market

49-year-old entrepreneur, Sandy Chadha, who once wagered a Bentley limousine as part of a takeover deal, is in preparation to bring his battery and ecigarette company on the stock market, with a valuation of up to £150 million. 

RBI bars banks from crypto services, plans e-currency

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a major crackdown on cryptocurrencies, even as it unveiled plans to create its own digital currency.

Trade tensions may rise on protectionism: WTO chief

Ahead of a meeting of over 40 countries in New Delhi, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Monday warned of escalation of trade tensions following recent US decision to increase tariffs and urged members to work together to “step back from...

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.

Safe as houses

I was recently referred to a contact who is looking to deploy a large sum to invest in the UK, he is based in India.  He needs a place to stay for a couple of years and in parallel wishes to invest. His requirement is two fold, an immediate...

Don’t let the tail wag the dog

There are many types of investors, each with his or her own idiosyncrasies.  Each with their own levels of comfort, and each with varying need for control.  There are even those who will only buy a particular property according to the time you...

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