Tata sets up UK’s largest carbon capture plant

Tata Chemicals Europe has officially opened the UK's largest carbon capture plant at Northwich in a £20 million investment, including £4 million from the government.

AIP takes control of Gupta’s aluminium mill

Gupta’s metals group GFG Alliance, which is the subject of criminal investigations into alleged fraud and money laundering in the UK and France, has been battling to refinance more than $5billion of debt after the collapse of its main lender...

New private airline ‘Akasa’ to be launched soon

One more private airline in India will soon be launched. Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed airline Akasa will take to the skies from July-end and ticket sales could begin by early July.

Gautam Adani pledges £6 bn for charity to mark his 60th birthday

Gautam Adani and his family has pledged to donate £6 billion to social causes to mark his 60th birthday on 24 June and to pay tribute to the 100th birth anniversary of his father, Shantilal Adani. This is the biggest philanthropic commitment...

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...

Alpesh Patel’s Political Sketchbook: Ask What You Can Do

Forgive my self-indulgence. But I hope my story will inspire others. I this week received my OBE for Services to the Economy and International Trade.

The UK’s Economic Firepower

I’d like to share my interview with Adi Raj, which he did for his school newsletter. He’s applying to Oxford so wish him well!

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.

Picking the cherry

A recent Hometrack survey shows that 373,000 property transactions have been stalled as a consequence of the current lockdown, worth about £82bn

Sow & Reap

Interesting times.  Currently, we are being fed information regarding something we cannot see or have a grip off.  Therefore, we are lapping up all we are fed.  Even the official narrative does not make sense, even within its own narrative.

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