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WikiLeaks is making the world a more dangerous place

Over the last decade, WikiLeaks has heedlessly published sensitive diplomatic cables, classified military files, secret trade documents and politically explosive emails.

World News

Donald Trump is already losing to China in technology: Here is how

In the waning days of Barack Obama’s administration, one of the president’s advisory councils issued a report warning of China’s plans to snatch control of the critical semiconductor industry. Its recommendation: “Win

World News

Oil prices falling: OPEC’s production cuts aren’t enough to clear surplus in world inventories

When OPEC announced production cuts last year, the most reliable indicator of oil-market supply started signaling a shortage ahead. Now it’s pointing the other way.

Commodities News

UP voters reward Modi; here is how to understand his magical political appeal

We are now deep in the era of political shocks. One electorate after another has expressed its anger with mainstream parties and technocratic elites by favoring political outsiders and know-nothing anti-incumbents.

Elections News

Modi powerful than any leader in a generation, has historic chance to reshape India’s economy

After his party’s triumph in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest and most politically important, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now wields greater power than any Indian leader in a generation. He will need it if he

Economy News

PM Narendra Modi’s path forward is cleared, but still unclear: Mihir Sharma

When voters in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh delivered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party a landslide victory in elections to the state assembly, he cemented his place as India’s most powerful leader in two gen

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PM Modi victory spurs jump in Indian stock futures, rupee forwards

India’s stock futures and currency forwards jumped after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bigger-than-expected win in state elections increased expectations for a continuation of his reform agenda.

Economy News

HSBC said close to naming AIA’s Mark Tucker as chairman

HSBC Holdings Plc is poised to name insurance executive Mark Tucker its next chairman, replacing Douglas Flint, according to people familiar with the decision, as Europe’s largest bank takes the first step to overhaul its t

Industry News

China moves to make $9 trillion domestic bond market more global

“Further developing hedging tools would help spur investor participation and push the market closer toward broad index inclusion,” said Bryan Collins, a fixed-income portfolio manager at Fidelity International in Hong Kon

Markets News

EU turmoil makes Russia the sanctioned bond market traders love

Russia is also benefiting from a broader shift from European to emerging-market bonds. Exchange-traded products tracking developing-nation bond indexes lured $1.3 billion in February, while those tracking European investment

Markets News

Blow to Modi? L&T, Asia’s most-valuable construction company, says India Inc won’t invest anytime soon

Indian companies probably won’t invest in additional capacity for at least another year as the private sector struggles with sluggish domestic demand and growing protectionism overseas, according to the nation’s largest e

Industry News

View: The curious case of India’s friendless stocks rally

The odd thing about India's stock market rally is just how little faith investors have in it.

Markets News

Billionaires drop off India list but richest skirt PM Narendra Modi cash ban

India’s clampdown on cash lost the economy a few billionaires last year though the richest hardly saw their fortunes hit.

Economy News

Deadly dispute at auto giant highlights country’s jobs malaise

In a crowded court just outside Delhi, the fate of 148 men caught up in a deadly labor dispute at India’s largest carmaker is set to be decided, in a case that highlights the unrest rippling across India’s industrial land

Industry News

PM Narendra Modi’s goal of a cashless India may be thwarted as digital drops

Digital transactions are dropping before next week’s deadline to lift all lingering caps on cash withdrawals, central bank data show.

Economy News

A world without Wi-Fi looks possible as unlimited plans rise

The Wi-Fi icon -- a dot with radio waves radiating outward -- glows on nearly every internet-connected device, from the iPhone to thermostats to TVs. But it’s starting to fade from the limelight.

Industry News

Facebook messenger’s ‘Day’ becomes third clone of Snapchat stories

Facebook Inc. isn't done copying Snap Inc., its younger, newly public rival. In the social media giant's mobile chat app, Messenger, users can now post to a feature called Day to broadcast annotated photos and videos of their

Industry News

Exit polls 2017: Narendra Modi has edge in high stake Uttar Pradesh vote

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to grab power in a key state hangs in the balance two days before final results are revealed in an election that’s widely viewed as a referendum on his leadership.

Elections News

Here is why Qatar Airways plans to enter India with 100 planes

In Qatar Airways Ltd.'s decision to set up a brand new short-haul carrier in India, there's a hint of commercial savvy that goes back a millennium and a half.

Industry News

Luring Airlines: Chef Koustav Dhar turns airline chief as Modi boosts aviation in India

Koustav Dhar used to work as a chef for a major hotel chain in India before hanging up his apron nearly two decades ago and becoming an airline executive.

Industry News

25 Best-Paying Jobs in America concentrated in health care, technology, and law

Looking to score the big bucks? A new report finds that the best paying jobs in America are concentrated in health care, technology, and law.

Jobs and Education News

Japan poised for its longest run of GDP growth, may have finally emerged from its lost decades

Global tailwinds look set to sustain Japan’s modest recovery in 2017, as exports prop up an economy that’s still struggling to stoke domestic demand.

Economy News

Oil to hit $40 if OPEC fails to expand cuts, Pioneer says

Oil prices will tumble to $40 a barrel if OPEC doesn’t extend its pact later this year to cut output, according to one of the most prominent producers in the shale patch.

Commodities News

Why Volkswagen’s deal with Tata Motors is worth the drive

The world's biggest car manufacturers have a problem with India.

Industry News

No drought in 2017: El Nino seen arriving too late to hurt India’s monsoon rains

India’s monsoon may escape the effects of a possible El Nino as the event that can bring dry weather to the world’s top cotton grower and second-biggest wheat and sugar producer.

Economy News

View: If Donald Trump messes with H-1B visas, US will lose tech leadership almost immediately

It's hard to calculate the effect of H-1B visas -- which the U.S. government is now making it harder to obtain -- on the U.S. technology sector, but it's likely rather large.

World News

Uttar Pradesh Election Results 2017: Outcome will be a litmus test of Modi’s reforms and popularity ahead 2019 polls

Indian stocks are leading gains in Asia this year, the rupee has recouped almost all its losses since Donald Trump’s US election win and foreigners have pumped $2.4 billion into the country’s bonds and equities.

Elections News