India might just pull off its climate change agenda

India might just pull off its climate change agenda after all

(ATF) India's economic growth and in lock-step its electricity usage and energy consumption are slated to increase going forward, raising concerns on whether the country of some 1.3 billion people can reign in its carbon emissions, particularly as other major powers have made carbon neutral pledges by the mid part …

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Call for social media oversight in India after Facebook exec quits

Call for social media oversight in India as Facebook exec quits

(ATF) The resignation on Tuesday of Facebook's top lobbyist in India, Ankhi Das, after a global outcry about inaction over hate speech, has led to renewed demands for social media platforms in India to adhere to a code of conduct – as in Europe. The push for an Indian code …

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Didi Chuxing investor SoftBank set to join SPAC boom

Didi Chuxing investor SoftBank set to join SPAC boom

(ATF) SoftBank is poised to join the “blank check” acquisition company boom, and the owner of stakes in Didi Chuxing and Paytm could boost further SPAC activity in Asia. Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are proving to be one of the hottest fundraising trends of the year, with over …

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India-US agreement opens the door to arms deals

India-US agreement opens the door to arms deals

(ATF) Two days of talks between top diplomatic and defence chiefs of India and the United States in New Delhi this week has cleared the path for deeper military-to-military cooperation and looks likely to also facilitate sales of high-tech US arms to India. This was confirmed by the Ministry of …

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ExxonMobil and Jera to build LNG power plant in Haiphong

ExxonMobil and JERA to build LNG power plant in Haiphong

Exxon Mobil Corp and Japan's biggest power generator, JERA, have agreed to build a power station and import facilities for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel it in the Vietnamese city of Haiphong, the companies said on Wednesday. LNG is growing more popular as a power generation fuel in …

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India signs intel-sharing deal with the US

India signs information-sharing deal with the US

(ATF) The long-awaited Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, that is expected to make Indian missiles deadlier and build closer ties between India and the US amid ongoing conflict with China, was finally signed today by senior officials from both countries. The landmark pact will provide India access to high-end military …

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Samsung shares rise after Lee's death sparks hope of shake-up

Samsung shares rise after Lee's death sparks hope of shake-up

Shares in Samsung Electronics and affiliates rose on Monday after the death a day earlier of Chairman Lee Kun-hee sparked hopes for restructuring and stake sales, analysts said. Investors were betting that such measures would be needed to pay a hefty inheritance tax, estimated around 10 trillion won ($8.9 billion) …

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