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News digest: Exit poll, Singh vs Singh, current account deficit, and more

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:30
All exit polls said Rajasthan was unlikely to break its 25-year-old habit of throwing out the incumbent government, with the Congress slated to win the state

Facebook ties up with Business Standard as part of subscription programme

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:18
This newspaper is Facebook's first India partner for the product

Malvinder vs Shivinder: Singh brothers' feud turns physical this time

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:13
Meanwhile, Religare has approached Delhi HC, accusing the two brothers of siphoning off money

Johnson & Johnson asked to deposit sum on charges of profiteering

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:42
A complaint was made to the National Anti-Profiteering Authority about two products - J&J Baby Shampoo and J&J Baby Powder

Ex-Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy joins SoftBank Vision Fund

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:42
Reddy was the first staff at Facebook India back in 2010, and is credited for cementing the firm's operations in the country. She left the position in 2016 and moved back to the HQ

Merkel ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wins German party leadership battle

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 19:25
The contest, which required a runoff vote to secure a 52-per cent majority for AKK as she is known, is expected to increase the likelihood that Merkel will be able to see out her fourth term until 202

Opec, allies agree on larger-than-expected cut after marathon talks

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:34
Crude surged as much as 5.4% in London, raising the risk that the deal could anger US President Trump, who had urged the group to keep the taps open and prices low

Flows into equity mutual fund schemes fall 33%, liquid plans rebound

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:23
Industry players attributed the fall in equity flows to a spike in market volatility

US job growth slows in November, monthly wage gains miss forecast

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:14
The moderation in job gains in November also fits in with other data showing a rise in layoffs

India hopes to double ethanol blending to 8% in 2018-19 sugar season

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:14
The government has provided soft loans to the first group of applications for creating ethanol capacity

MERC appoints two-member committee to look into Adani power bills

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:10
Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited is a subsidiary of Adani Transmission, formed after acquisition of Reliance Infrastructure's generation, transmission and distribution utilities in Mumbai

Exit polls give Rajasthan to Congress; photo finish in MP, Chhattisgarh

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:36
While experts consider it fallacious to extrapolate assembly poll results to predict the outcome of Lok Sabha Elections, the results are likely to be interpreted as a barometer of public mood in 2019

Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel near decision on steel JV board: Report

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:26
Andreas Goss, head of Thyssenkrupp's steel unit, is the front runner to become chief executive of the JV, which will be Europe's second-largest steelmaker after ArcelorMittal, people in the know said

Document this: Climate change talks in Katowice split over question

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:09
The answer could decide if the Paris Agreement can be selectively rewritten in future yet again.

Number of income tax payers can double to 120 million: Arun Jaitley

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:41
India's normal rate of growth is 7.5-8 per cent and the country will continue to grow at this rate, despite some deviation in one or two quarters, Jaitley said

New CEA Arvind Krishnamurthy has supported note ban, criticised PSB mergers

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:22
Subramanian topped his batch at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Business Standard's response to Yes Bank's letter, with copies to BSE, NSE

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:25
Business Standard rejects Yes Bank's allegations about "negative reporting".

July-Sept current account deficit at 4-year high on rising oil prices: RBI

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:22
India's trade deficit in July-September widened to $50 billion from $32.5 billion a year ago

Icra downgrades crisis-hit Jet Airways' long-term ratings from 'B' to 'C'

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:15
Jet Airways in a regulatory filing also confirmed the rating downgrade by Icra

BJP, Cong in tight race in MP, Chhattisgarh; Cong to win Raj: Exit polls

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:45
Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana and Chhattisgarh have gone to the polls, with the result to be declared on Dec 11