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Terror strike in Saudi Arabia: Oil prices jump most since 1991 Gulf crisis

Brent crude futures rose as much as 19.5% to $71.95 per barrel, the biggest intraday jump since January 14, 1991. By 10:37 am EDT (1437 GMT), the international benchmark was up $6.4330, or 10.7%, at $66.67 a barrel.

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Minister your finances better! How smart financing purchase decisions can help you be a uber-saver

From booking movie tickets to buying smartphones to making big-ticket expenses such as buying a car, the youth believes in taking smart and calculated moves for saving the maximum amount of money.

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Extend startup listing benefits to SMEs for easier funds; make VC funding accessible

The stock exchange listing of a company not only increases avenues for raising further equity but it also provides quick recognition to an entity which otherwise might have taken ages through contemporary marketing strategies

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Amid slowdown, Ambit Asset Management CEO says invest in quality, growth stocks; check top bets

A careful look at the last 20 years’ history of the Indian stock markets tells us that every macro crisis has been an opportunity rather than adversity.

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Farm loan waivers post-demonetisation shake up state finances, rise to peak levels

In the past five years, just a handful of states have already waived three-times the amount waived by the central government in 2008-09.

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Indians sent more money abroad under Modi govt; outward remittances at all-time high in July

The outflow of funds by resident Indians under LRS over the last five years has almost negated the inflow of funds by FPIs in the same period.

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Entertainment consumers spoilt for choice after entry of JioFiber, Airtel Xstream

Smart and connected television sets have been around for some years now but the large-scale proliferation will have huge impact on the entertainment and video ecosystem.

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Zapping malaria: Patients, pathogen diversity is key

The commission highlights three important tools—rapid diagnostic tests, artemisinin-based combination therapy, and long lasting insecticide-treated nets—which have proved highly effective.

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UK work visa: How will it benefit Indian students?

The development is expected to pull in more international students by enabling them to seek professional opportunities at any skill level within the UK, for two years, once they complete their study.

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What’s making education the golden spot for internet economy?

Students today need a personalised approach to learning that is based on their individual academic needs. This simply isn’t possible because of the very framework of coaching classes.

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CivilCops: Solving civil issues with modern technology

CivilCops does not create more apps to be downloaded, forgotten, and eventually deleted for lack of space in the smartphone.

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Electric vehicles: The way forward for early adoption

On the government’s part, these include NEMMP (National Electric Mobility Mission Plan) and FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles).

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Brands struggle with Pinterest in the absence of promoted pins

The company, often described as a virtual bulletin board for images, counts the Asia Pacific region as one of its fastest growing ones; it opened an office in Singapore in July to service the Indian and South East Asian marke

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Car Insurance: When you should avoid filing a motor insurance claim

There are numerous factors that one must consider before making a motor insurance claim in order to enjoy maximum benefits.

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Equity investing: Creating wealth with discipline and patience

Every year when he invested money it turned out to be the lowest Sensex level for that year and he got the best buy-price every time. Star-crossed faced the opposite fate.

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India needs triple helix model of innovation in universities

Triple helix covers creative destruction—a concept coined by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942—i.e. new innovations killing older ones.

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Why apprenticeship ecosystem needs to be simplified

In its previous tenure, the government aimed to reach 50 lakh apprentices in 5 years, for which it amended the Apprentices Act and made it conducive for employers to engage apprentices.

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GST rate cut for economic growth is a myth

Of late, there has been an increasing clamour to reduce GST rates on various products—such as automobiles and cement, among others—to give a boost to the economy and getting back to the higher GDP growth track.

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Ayushmann Khurrana doubles brand endorsement fee after a string of hits

The actor, after recently being honoured with the ‘Best Actor’ award at the 66th National Film Awards for his performance in Andhadhun, has sharply hiked his brand endorsement fee from Rs 90 lakh-1 crore per year to a pre

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PM-KMY: Over 14 lakh join Modi govt’s pension scheme for farmers

According to the agriculture census 2015-16, out of 12.56 crore small and marginal farmers (based on operational holdings), only 14.36% were female.

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Potential for India’s USD 80 billion remittances economy 

How can India’s diaspora, both NRIs and PIOs, contribute further to the nation’s economic growth?

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India, US, japan should put up a united fight against China

In this very timely book, Pradip Baijal, an eminent civil servant who dealt with many of India’s economic problems, outlines the threat to India from China and suggests that the only way to fight off China is by doing it to

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Car sales slump deepens in September

“Sales during the shraadh period are negligible and since the period ends on September 28, the entire month is likely to be a complete washout,” a Maruti Suzuki dealer said.

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World Suicide Prevention Day: How Facebook, Twitter and Tiktok are implementing suicide prevention interventions

Figures released by WHO based on 2016 data suggests that India has the highest suicide rate in all of South-East Asia.

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Common pitfalls in a car insurance policy and how to avoid them

Despite repeated awareness and options, people tend to make some common mistakes while opting for car insurance.

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Interest rates: Strong case for 50 bps cut in October

Our base has the RBI MPC following Governor Das into another ‘out-of-box’ 35bps cut (followed by 15bps in December, and if global growth weakens, 40bps by September.) Why 50bps now?

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Defaulted on loan, credit card payments? You can still take a loan; Here’s how

Defaults are troublesome and can have wide-ranging impacts on your life and finances, terribly affecting your quality of life in the process.

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