Clashes Erupt In PoK After Cops Arrest Public Action Committee Leaders, Activities Amid Protest Against Inflation

Last Updated: May 11, 2024, 21:48 IST Clashes erupt between security forces and protestors in PoK’s Mirpur. (Image: X) The strike called by Jammu Kashmir Joint Awami Action Committee (JKJAAC) also witnessed tear gas shelling by the police, affecting people in homes and mosques Businesses and normal lives were affected during a strike in Pakistan-occupied … Read more

4% Of CEOs Worldwide Are Prioritising Bringing Employees Back To Office Full-Time: Survey

Hybrid work is “firmly established”, the survey noted. (Representative pic) A new survey conducted by The Conference Board has found that chief executive officers (CEOs) are prioritising bringing workers back into the office full-time, five days a week. The US-based think tank surveyed 1,200 executives, including 630 CEOs across the US, Latin America, Japan and … Read more

Persistent inflationary threats keep RBI, Centre on high alert: GoI’s October economic report

The finance ministry’s report does still emphasise the need to monitor external financial flows closely, recognising their direct impact on the rupee’s value and the balance of payments. Despite India’s merchandise trade deficit reaching a record high of $31.46 billion in October, economists anticipate a moderation in the gap, expressing minimal concern about its impact … Read more

King Charles Trolled For Wearing Crown, Jewels While Talking About UK Inflation, Living Cost Crisis

Published on Nov 09, 2023 04:05 PM IST UK’s monarch King Charles III is being trolled on social media for his speech in the Parliament in which he commented on high inflation in the country, and what the Rishi Sunak government is doing to bring the cost of living crisis under control. Social media users … Read more

Red hibiscus prices skyrocket ahead of Kali Puja festival in West Bengal

The price of red hibiscus, an essential commodity for the rituals of the forthcoming Kali Puja festival, has skyrocketed almost five times during the last one week in West Bengal. Flower traders said that because of the early arrival of wintry weather this time the production of red hibiscus has been affected to a great … Read more

FMCG growth up in Sep qtr, signs of rural recovery seen

New Delhi: Packaged consumer goods sales rose 9% in value in the September quarter, led by increased demand for savoury snacks and biscuits, along with stronger demand for personal care products in rural markets, according to market researcher NielsenIQ (NIQ). In volume terms, sales gained 8.6% in the quarter after dropping 0.6% in the year-ago … Read more

Bharat Atta, now selling at Rs 27.50 per kg from 800 mobile vans across India

Ahead of Diwali, the Centre on Monday, 6 November formally launched the sale of atta (wheat flour) at a subsidised rate of Rs 27.50 per kg under the brand name ‘Bharat Atta’ across the country, to provide relief to consumers from high prices. Bharat Atta will be sold through cooperatives NAFED, NCCF and Kendriya Bhandar … Read more

Sharp U.S. Hiring Slowdown Signals Cooling Economy Ahead

Updated Nov. 3, 2023 10:16 am ET Hiring slowed sharply in October, a sign the economy is cooling this fall following a hot stretch over the summer. U.S. employers added 150,000 jobs in October, down from the previous month’s revised gain of 297,000, the Labor Department said Friday. That was the smallest gain since June, … Read more

Japan’s Kishida Unveils $113 Billion Stimulus as Poll Numbers Slump

Last Updated: November 02, 2023, 11:25 IST Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his policy speech at extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo on October 23, 2023. (AFP) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveils $100 billion stimulus package to counter inflation and bolster his approval ratings Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a stimulus package worth … Read more

Status quo again: What to make of the Fed decision

The US Federal Reserve has decided to hold the federal funds rate steady at 5.25-5%. This is the second meeting in a row the Fed has maintained the status quo on the funds rate. Why did the Fed do this and what are the implications of this decision? Mint explains: Why did the Fed maintain … Read more