Plans to privatise India’s flag-carrier have run into turbulence

[unable to retrieve full-text content] AFTER a plane crash, air-safety investigators are dispatched to the wreckage site to find out what went wrong and ensure it never happens again. Their financial counterparts have a similar job to do with the Indian government’s proposed sale of Air India. Mooted for nearly a year, the first round of preliminary More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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American firms will be hit hard by retaliatory tariffs

“LOOK at all these bikers…we love the bikers!” declared the pre-presidential Donald Trump, surveying a crowd of motorcycle-owners gathered by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in 2016. More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Cogeco has some real issues with communication

Joyce Huffman, an 89-year-old widow in Hamilton, Ont., found her home phone was cut off without notice by Cogeco Communications. “My daughter and others who check on me daily were frantic after finding the More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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How to choose a stylish and functional sofa bed for a tiny condo

With more Torontonians living in apartments and condos than detached houses (44 versus 40 per cent, according to Statistics Canada) — and Montreal and Vancouver following suit — many Canadians are looking More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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Shootings in India tarnish Vedanta’s reputation

AFTER 99 peaceful days of protests, the 100th brought carnage. On May 22nd in Tuticorin, a coastal town near the southern tip of India, police indiscriminately fired live rounds into a crowd of several thousand More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
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The number of new banks in America has fallen off a cliff

THE single-storey main branch of the Texas Hill Country Bank, in Kerrville, sits at the back of a tired shopping centre, in the shade of a six-storey Wells Fargo building. When Roy Thompson, the chief executive, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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American tech giants are making life tough for startups

IT IS a classic startup story, but with a twist. Three 20-somethings launched a firm out of a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, with the goal of using algorithms to predict the reply More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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In investing, as in poker, following rules works best

AT THE annual World Series of Poker, which begins this week in Las Vegas, the main event is the no-limit Texas hold ’em tournament. In the course of two weeks of gruelling knock-out play, several thousand More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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Italy’s political crisis is roiling financial markets once more

HERE we go again. Financial markets don’t much like uncertainty. Thanks to Italy’s politicians, in recent days they have had plenty. By May 30th some calm had returned: it seemed possible that a pair More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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America’s security profiling at airports should worry frequent flyers

ARE you on America’s newest airport-security watch list? You could be, but you would never know. That is because the list is secret, and no one quite understands what it takes to land on it. News of the list More...