UK PM Johnson hospitalised for tests after persistent coronavirus symptoms

By Administrator_India Capital Sands British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, though Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government. Johnson, who was isolating in Downing Street after testing […]

Oil prices rise as new virus cases slow, easing Chinese demand concerns

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands Oil prices rose for a second day on Wednesday amid preliminary signs that new coronavirus cases are slowing in China, easing concerns over the demand impact from the disease in the world’s second-largest oil consumer. Brent crude was up 73 cents, or 1.3%, at $54.75 per […]

Bank of England rate cut hangs in balance at Carney’s last policy meeting

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Bank of England appears close to cutting interest rates for the first time in more than three years in Governor Mark Carney’s final policy vote on Thursday, the day before Britain leaves the European Union. The British central bank will assess the economy’s near standstill […]

Exclusive: India faces first fall in direct taxes in at least two decades – sources

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands India’s corporate and income tax collection for the current year is likely to fall for the first time in at least two decades, over half a dozen senior tax officials told Reuters, amid a sharp fall in economic growth and cut in corporate tax rates. Prime […]

Stocks – DAX Hits New Record High as Virus Fears Fade in China

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands Germany’s DAX index posted a record high shortly after the start of trading Wednesday, helped by the improved sentiment emerging from Asia regarding the new pneumonia-like virus in China. At 03:30 AM ET (0830 GMT), the benchmark index traded 0.5% higher at 13,627.38, just off the new high […]

Baring Private Equity closes Asia buyout fund at $6.5 billion

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia closed its seventh private equity fund at $6.5 billion, its largest to date, the firm said Tuesday. The fund size exceeded Baring’s initial target by $1 billion and is 60% bigger than the firm’s previous fund, it said. The new fund […]

World’s richest 2000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined: Oxfam

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By Ritu, Capital Sands The world’s richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global economy each year than the technology industry, Oxfam said on Monday. The Nairobi-headquartered charity […]

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