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The government has decreed that state ventures and commercial enterprises have to invest 50% of their profits for 2016 on behalf of the state. The decree excludes health treatment facilities for inpat
India's growth is projected to slow to 6.6 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal due to the strains that have emerged in the economy as a result of "temporary disruptions" caused by demonetisation, the IMF sai
The cost of recapitalising India's struggling banks would be affordable even under a negative scenario, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging government steps to strengthen the f
India's power sector will continue to be dominated by coal over the coming decade despite significant growth in cleaner fuels or renewables, says BMI Research.
Only three acts performed more than once at this month’s Grammy Awards. One was Adele, who opened the night with “Hello” and then paid tribute to the late George Michael. Another was Bruno Mars, w
Los Angeles County has recovered the jobs it lost during the recession. But a new report says the region’s job base has shifted over the last 10 years, losing tens of thousands of higher-paying ma
A 60th anniversary update of Harry Belafonte's 1957 hit "When Colors Come Together (Island in the Sun)" caps a new retrospective album surveying the storied career of the veteran singer, actor and
Message to graffiti artists and taggers in downtown Las Vegas: It may be time to move on. You’re being upstaged by the pros. The artists are from JustKids, but there’s nothing childish about the m
Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State Feb. 22, 2017, 6 a.m. (Al Seib, Brian van der Brug, Rick Loomis, Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Here's
A driver crashed a car into a La Puente bedroom where two children were sleeping and then ran away from the house early Wednesday morning, authorities said.  No one was injured. The crash happened
Faster remonetisation and return of discretionary consumer demand will push economic activity in the latter part the fiscal, opined RBI Governor Urjit Patel while voting for no cut in interest rate
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Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 22, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Wet weather’s wrath Rain continued to pound Northern California as runoff from the weekend’s power
While three members highlighted the need to change the stance from accommodative to neutral, four mentioned that inflation excluding food and fuel remains â??stickyâ?ť at close to 5 percent
The new digital economy is expected to be great for professional women. But research shows that women ask for less when pay is less structured and certain. Could the new way of work be setting us up t
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES When ICE Knocks on Doors. Millions of Doors? With a pair of memos
San Pedro and other communities near the Port of Los Angeles have longed for a more vibrant waterfront with restaurants, shops and parks that draw tourists and create an amenity for locals. Measur
When Los Angeles high school students get a chance to spend $1 million or more on a political campaign, that’s pretty interesting, right? I thought so, and managed to get myself invited to a meeti
Sometimes there’s nothing like a bowl of soup or stew to fill you up. At once rich and comforting, soups and stews are a perfect one-dish meal, often simple to prepare and serve. And they’re an ea
The non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks in Odisha is recorded at 11.95 per cent as on December 31, 2016 with maximum slippages noted in the loans advanced to the agriculture and education sectors.Th
Business transactions at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), country's first International Financial Services Centre, has crossed USD 2 billion mark and is likely to grow manifold in the
Luanda - The Luanda Bay facelift project was returned to the Angolan State with an immediate effect on its whole public component, reads a Presidential Order. , According to the Presidential Order,
In some "tough love" shown to banks by the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, while bankers are yet to digest the suggestions, it could well be a turning point for the public sector banks.
The voluntary vehicle modernisation programme (V-VMP) or the scrappage programme announced by the transport ministry can boost commercial vehicle (CV) sales by a cumulative 65 percent between fiscal
Rising global oil prices will not pose a serious risk to the economy if they remain within the range of USD 55-65 a barrel, said chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian.
After a full month of President Trump’s leadership, we can see his foreign policy more clearly now: It’s clearly incoherent. But it could be worse. On one issue after another, Trump has disrupted
The European far right sees much to admire in the United States, with political leaders such as Marine le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands celebrating events — such as the recent
Are some Republicans in Congress hiding from constituents by refusing to hold town hall meetings on such vitally important topics as the future of the Affordable Care Act or immigration  enforceme
The first time Lee Baca was put on trial for obstructing an FBI investigation, lawyers for the former Los Angeles County sheriff nearly convinced a jury that the government’s case was all smoke an
Soon after returning to Los Angeles from Pelican Bay State Prison in April 2016, Michael Christopher Mejia was in trouble again. An imposing physical presence at 6 feet, 3 inches, with face and n
After plunging American foreign policy into confusion and disarray, the Trump administration in recent days has embarked on a major damage-control operation. Earlier this week, President Trump rep
A few of the world’s truly great honors and awards are accompanied by truly great checks. The Nobel Prize, for one, comes with something close to a million dollars. The Oscars, though, which are h
A few of the world's truly great honors and awards are accompanied by truly great checks. The Nobel Prize, for one, comes with something close to a million dollars. The Oscars, though, which are h
From 1970 to 2005 there was just one Range Rover. Fast forward 12 years and the line-up has multiplied to four. This is the Velar, a luxury 4x4 to take on Jaguar's F-Pace and Porsche's Macan.
The bank's founder, Vernon Hill, who claims he is a 'revolutionary' like Donald Trump , calls customers 'FANS' and plans to turn Metro into a 'legendary, emotional brand'.
Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, who has proposed setting up a public asset rehabilitation agency to fix the balance sheets of both struggling banks and indebted companies, said the govern
Few international relationships have gotten off to a rockier start for the Trump administration than the one with Mexico. Days after he took office, President Trump argued on the phone and on Twit
A small but important piece of history was made Tuesday evening at UC Berkeley when the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center opened its doors. To celebrate, there were speeches. And refreshments
Essential Education: Big money flows to L.A. school board races Feb. 22, 2017, 3 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: More
Citing harassment and online trolling, the co-founders of an art space in Boyle Heights announced Tuesday that they will close the nonprofit, calling it a casualty of a raging fight over gentrific
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are Serious Actors. They’ve played heroes and villains, presidents, soldiers and spies, and have been justly acclaimed for doing so. (Both have an Emmy to prove it: 
The politics of the illegal immigration debate, for now, come down to two words: mass deportation. Whether that’s accurate or hyperbole is what we may be talking about for some time, given Tuesday
In search of some extra cash, Jim and Janet Dooley started renting out a spare bedroom in their Big Bear home to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. “This has brought us a couple of hundred doll
Composer Laura Karpman was walking on the beach in front of her house when the idea hit her: She would write an opera about tennis great Billie Jean King, and it had to be called "Balls." Karpman
Luanda - The Association of Textile and Apparel Industries of Angola (Aiteca) emerged at a crucial moment for the development of the industrial sector in the country, taking into account the volume of
The Ministry's ex-secretary Shailesh Nayak said that at a time when earthquakes happen frequently and temperatures are reaching extremes, the policy should talk more comprehensively about the ways i
Historic flooding worsened in San Jose late Tuesday as the banks of Santa Clara County’s longest creek continued to overflow, inundating apartment buildings and mobile homes and forcing hundreds o
Luanda - The guidelines for the mobilization of external financial resources, transfer of funds for private investment projects and the terms and conditions for the management, administration and appl
Luanda - The Angolan National Reserve Bank (BNA) sold from 13 to 17 February, in the internal market, 182.3 million euros. , The information was made available last Monday by the BNA, in its webi
Tehran, Feb 22, IRNA - Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said here late Tuesday that Tehran would ink a deal with Moscow within the next two weeks to export 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil to
Tehran, Feb 22, IRNA - Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said here late Tuesday that Tehran would ink a deal with Moscow within the next two weeks to export 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil to
Banks in India have record stressed loans of USD 133 billion, or 12.34 percent of their total loans, as of last September, and economists say dealing with them has become imperative given the load i
Fake notes dispensed by a State Bank of India ATM in Delhi had a 'churan lable' instead of the Ashoka Chakra, according to a report in Hindustan Times.
"The issue of trade deficit between India and China needs to be addressed and therefore, promoting business, trade and investment is necessary between the two countries," Liu Jinsong, Minister Couns
"In the aftermath of withdrawal of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations, economic activity has been interrupted in the segments which are cash intensive," Governor S C Jamir said while addressing the s
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said the central support had been doubled to Rs 8,000 crore based on the successful bidding for the Rewa solar park where they discovered a price o
You can put up to Ł15,240 into a cash Isa before April 6 and automatically earn tax-free interest on your money. If you don't use the allowance this year, you will lose it as you can't carry it over
Last week came the grim news inflation is running at 1.8 per cent a year, six times faster than 0.3 per cent this time last year. And in that time, savings rates have fallen.
"The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar
Luanda - The price of Brent Crude, a benchmark for Angolan exports kept in stock for delivery in April, opened high this Wednesday in the London market, with gains of 0.40 per cent, with the barrel be
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