Mallya on the way Back

Vijay Mallya, the Indian businessmen involved in the case of defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), can be extradited from the UK to face fraud and money laundering allegations in India, the Westminster magistrates' court has ruled. 

Blippar on the brink

The much-hyped tech unicorn Blippar is teetering on the brink of collapse after a dispute between two of its biggest investors, the property developer Nick Candy and the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah.

Christian Michel

India extradites UK businessman in AugustaWestland scam

Christian Michel, 57, is a British businessman who has been extradited to India to face prosecution for alleged bribery in connection with New Delhi’s $720m acquisition of 12 VIP helicopters. On Tuesday night, while Sushma Swaraj, India’s foreign...

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...

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.

Boiling the milk

This week we are looking at a deal in Fulham, a stone throw away from Charing Cross Hospital. The site comes with planning for three residential flats, along with commercial on the ground floor. The deal is off market, or so I have been told,...

Come rain or shine

We purchased a property on behalf of a client a couple of months ago. The idea was to trade the property on without doing any works to it whatsoever. 

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