Canadian investment firm Brookfield Asset Management Inc. will invest Rs 25,215 crore ($3.66 billion) in Reliance Industries Ltd s telecom tower assets in the single biggest private equity deal ever in India.The deal trumps the $2.4 billion (Rs 15,300 crore) investment by SoftBank Vision Fund in Indian online retailer Flipkart in 2017 and Brookfield s own $1.9 billion transaction as part of a consortium to acquire a gas pipeline from companies controlled by RIL s billionaire chairman Mukesh Ambani.
(By Associated Press)TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ndash; Google confirmed this week that the ”Dragonfly ” censored search engine project designed in partnership with the Chinese Communist Party for use in China has been officially ”terminated. ”
A US company has been asked to pay $58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H 1B guidelines, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by the Donald Trump administration.
The House voted 332 95 against Congressman Al Green's articles of impeachment against the president, reflecting that the majority of Democrats were not ready yet to impeach Trump despite a bitter political divide with the White House.Trump, who was travelling to North Carolina to address a public rally, described it as the most ridiculous project.
President Donald Trump has expressed a renewed willingness to use punishing tariffs in the yearlong trade war with China, weeks after the two sides reached a ceasefire in trade negotiations. "We have a long way to go as far as tariffs where China is concerned," the president said in a Cabinet meeting at the White House. "If we want, we have another $325 billion we can put a tariff on, if we want." The comments could add to tension as the two sides work to defuse a dispute that has led to more than $350 billion worth of tariffs between the largest economies. Visit Markets Insider for more stories. Weeks after negotiators from the US and China restarted an attempt to defuse their sprawling trade dispute, President Donald Trump expressed a renewed willingness to use punishing tariffs. The threat marked the latest signal of defiance between the two sides since they reached a trade ceasefire."We have a long way to go as far as tariffs where China is concerned," the president said in a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday. "If we want, we have another $325 billion we can put a tariff on, if we want."
Margaritis Schinas has been a fixture of the Brussels policymaking scene for nearly 3 decades.
David A. Graham Staff writer at The Atlantic Leah Millis Reuters In some ways, President Donald Trump refuses to follow any of the established rules, like avoiding open racism. In others, he is perfectly derivative for example, when called on his racist remarks, the president reverted to one of the most tired cliches in the book:
Trump said Monday on Twitter that "China's 2nd Quarter growth is the slowest it has been in more than 27 years," touting his 25 percent tariffs on some $250 billion worth of Chinese goods as "having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non tariffed countries.""This is why China wants to make a deal with the U.S., and wishes it had not broken the original deal in the first place," the president tweeted.
The data is based on a nationally representative sample of US adult Twitter users who gave permission to have their accounts analyzed and answered some questions in December 2018. Almost a quarter of all adults said they use Twitter (22%), and they tend to be younger and more Democratic leaning than the overall population. But Trump's tweets reach further and wider than just those who follow him.Trump tweets almost constantly, often concurrently with things he sees or hears on television. A series of recent tweets from the President drew criticism even from some members of his own party in the last few days after he made racist jabs at four Democratic congresswomen.
Japan and South Korea s long standing diplomatic dispute about the legacy of imperial Japan s colonization of South Korea is not new. But Tokyo s recent decision to turn trade issues with South Korea into a weapon in the history wars is a radical escalation. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s trade measures against South Korea are reminiscent of U.S. President Donald Trump s trade war: unclear and self contradictory while potentially harming both the international and domestic economy in the process.Japan s opening salvo in the trade war, ironically, came just two days after the conclusion of a successful G 20 summit in Osaka in which Abe declared: A free and open economy is the foundation of global peace and prosperity. Tokyo announced changes in its rules on export approvals for three critical chemicals used in high end display and semiconductor manufacturing: fluorinated polyimide, photoresists, and hydrogen fluoride. South Korean high tech manufacturers rely significantly on Japanese companies to supply these chemicals. With the new measures, Japan s exporters need to apply for a license for each sale, which may take up to 90 days. Tokyo also indicated that it may remove South Korea from the white list that gives exemptions from export licensing.
The order strengthens the standards that federal agencies must follow under the Buy American Act, which creates a preference for American made goods.Trump said his order will gradually boost the percentage of U.S. components for qualifying American made products from 50 percent to 75 percent. He said the threshold would increase to 95 percent for iron and steel products.
COUNT THE ways in which the government under President Donald Trump has grown more hostile to foreigners who seek sanctuary. For years America led the world, resettling more persecuted people as refugees than any other country. During the Cold War, especially, welcoming asylum seekers from countries under Soviet oppression sent a message that American democracy was more self confident and open than any rival political system. Few arrived at a land border; most were processed by officials overseas: for example, the boat people who fled war in Vietnam, were processed in South East Asia and transferred as refugees to America in the 1970s. More recently Somalis fleeing conflict in the Horn of Africa, or victims of persecution in the Middle East, found homes in America.