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Indian stock exchanges clear Future-Reliance deal in setback for Amazon

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian stock exchanges on Wednesday gave the go ahead for Future Group’s $3.4 billion deal to sell its retail assets, taking it a step closer toward closing a deal that has soured its ties with its business partner Amazon.com Inc. Future and Amazon are locked in......

Indian shares rise, Maruti gains after raising car prices

A broker trades on his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares edged higher on Tuesday after dropping 2% in the past couple of sessions, with carmaker Maruti Suzuki gaining after deciding to raise prices of select models.......

Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Indian banks, LBOs, Stellantis

By Breakingviews columnists MUMBAI/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) – Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. The logo of Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker, which starts trading in Milan and Paris after Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA finalised......

French energy group Total buys 20% stake in India’s Adani Green Energy

FILE PHOTO: The logo of French oil and gas company Total is seen at a petrol station in Neuville Saint Remy, France, October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French oil and energy group Total has agreed to buy a 20% minority stake in India’s Adani Green Energy......

Big Oil’s flagship plastic waste project sinks on the Ganges

SINGAPORE/VARANASI, India (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words “Renew Oceans,” sit rusting outside an empty, padlocked office in the Indian city of Varanasi, a short walk from the Ganges. FILE PHOTO: Clouds cover the skies over the river Ganges......

Brazil clears emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines, shots begin

By Jamie McGeever, Pedro Fonseca BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd and Britain’s AstraZeneca, clearing the way for immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Nurse Monica Calazans, 54, receives the Sinovac’s......

Amazon faces backlash from Indian ruling party lawmakers over web series ‘Tandav’

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo MUMBAI (Reuters) – A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu......

DHFL creditors vote in favour of Piramal’s $5 billion bid – source

A woman walks past a signboard of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL) outside its office on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files MUMBAI (Reuters) – Creditors of India’s Dewan Housing Finance Corp have voted in favour of a 372.5 billion rupees ($5.09 billion)takeover bid submitted......

Australia ramp up the pressure as India 161-4 at lunch

(Reuters) – Australia’s pacemen raised the pressure to take two wickets and leave India 161 for four at lunch on day three of the fourth test decider in Brisbane on Sunday. Josh Hazlewood had India number three Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind for 25 and Mitchell Starc had stand-in captain Ajinkya......

Britain invites G7 leaders to Cornish resort for June summit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain announced plans to hold the first in-person meeting of the G7 for nearly two years in June, inviting the leaders of major developed economies to a picturesque seaside village to discuss rebuilding from the pandemic and climate change. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures......

Reeling again from COVID-19, Amazonas gets respirators, oxygen from Brazil military and Venezuela

By Bruno Kelly, Jamie McGeever A truck is loaded with oxygen to fill the local hospitals, after it arrived on a Brazilian Air Force airplane in Manaus airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brazil January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly MANAUS/BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian jungle state of Amazonas......

India begins inoculating its 1.3 billion people, starting with health care workers.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here PUNE, India — India launched on Saturday one of the most ambitious and complex nationwide campaigns in its history: the rollout of coronavirus vaccines to 1.3 billion people, an undertaking that will stretch from the perilous reaches of......

Coronavirus vaccine: India to begin world’s biggest drive

But concerns have been raised over the efficacy of Covaxin because the regulator’s emergency approval came before the completion of Phase 3 clinical trials. The regulator and the manufacturer have said the vaccine is safe, and that the efficacy data would be available by February. BBC – For more and......

WhatsApp to delay launch of new business features after privacy backlash

FILE PHOTO: The Whatsapp logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is delaying the roll out of new business features following user backlash over the company’s data sharing practices. The delay is a setback for......

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