Commuters walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. Reuters
Major Indian indices − Sensex and Nifty − closed at their highest-ever on Tuesday riding strong and sustained foreign fund inflows and bets of yet another rate cut over a near-normal monsoon forecast. Both indices touched their all-time highs − Sensex at 39,364.34 and Nifty 11,810.95 − during the early trade and mostly held on to the gains
Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Thursday after advancing for four consecutive sessions as investors took to profit booking. Investors also treaded with caution ahead of Q4 results from index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Jet Airways was in the spotlight throughout the day over its steep fall.
Indian tax authorities are hoping for a windfall with the auction on Tuesday of rare oil paintings that were once part of fugitive billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi's collection and have been seized by the government.
The UAE is the major trade partner to Vietnam in the Middle East and North Africa while Vietnam is the key trade partner to the UAE in the South East Asia, with two-way non-oil trade reaching $10.4 billion in 2017, a growth of 18 per cent as compared with 2016, according to Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy.
The second edition of the Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme (BSEP), recently saw its 17 selected participants – all UAE-based women in pursuit of establishing socially impactful and innovative businesses, taking a field trip to India, from April 1–5, 2019. India was the chosen destination, as the country’s culture of social entrepreneurship has created a positive change there.
India’s SpiceJet Ltd said on Friday it will prioritize hiring employees of Jet Airways Ltd who are losing their jobs after the crisis-hit Indian airline halted all flight operations indefinitely this week. “We have already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, more than 200 cabin crew and more than 200 technical and airport staff,”
US retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start.