Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman discards briefcase, goes for ‘bahi-khata’

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday arrived at the Parliament with Union Budget 2019 documents draped in a four-fold red cloth called a ‘bahi-khata’ (ledger). CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian explaining the shift from briefcase to red cloth said, “It is in Indian tradition. It symbolizes our departure from slavery of Western thought. It is not a … Read moreUnion Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman discards briefcase, goes for ‘bahi-khata’

Can Economic Expansions Last, Bankers Warn Of Slowdown, Crop Trouble

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 391 7.5.19)  Can economic expansions last forever?  The current economic expansion is the longest on record, and it really is only a matter of time (a short time) before it will end.  Is it going to end with a whimper or a bang?  I think we should all invest in … Read moreCan Economic Expansions Last, Bankers Warn Of Slowdown, Crop Trouble

Sensex reclaims 40,000-mark ahead of Budget; Nifty nears 12,000

Domestic equity benchmark BSE sensex on Friday reclaimed the 40,000 mark and the NSE Nifty inched closer to 12,000 level ahead of the Union Budget presentation. The 30-share index was trading 114.67 points, or 0.29 per cent, higher at 40,022.73 at 0930 hours. Similarly, the broader Nifty was quoting 31.85 points, or 0.27 per cent, … Read moreSensex reclaims 40,000-mark ahead of Budget; Nifty nears 12,000

What’s Left to Monetize?

What’s left to monetize? It appears the answer is “very little.” Advertising has always monetized consumers’ time and attention, what we call engagement today. Newspapers and periodicals publish advertisements, radio/TV networks and stations air adverts, movie theaters run trailers/ads, billboards occupy our mental space while driving and websites and apps post adverts. The more media you consume, the more adverts … Read moreWhat’s Left to Monetize?

APRA finalises amendments to guidance on residential mortgage lending

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will proceed with proposed changes to its guidance on the serviceability assessments that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) perform on residential mortgage applications. In a letter to ADIs issued today, APRA confirmed its updated guidance on residential mortgage lending will no longer expect them to assess … Read moreAPRA finalises amendments to guidance on residential mortgage lending

Sanjay Dutt’s daughter pens heartfelt note on boyfriend’s death

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala Dutt has penned a note mourning the demise of her boyfriend. She took to Instagram on Thursday, and shared two photographs. One of the pictures is a cropped image of the boy, while another picture features Trishala hugging him. She wrote: “My heart is broken. Thank you … Read moreSanjay Dutt’s daughter pens heartfelt note on boyfriend’s death

Westpac warns on rise of non-banks in NZ

Like Australia, New Zealand is consulting on the capital requirements for its top banks, to mitigate their risk of failure. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) received 160 industry submissions in the last round of consultation, including contributions from Australia’s major banks with Westpac voicing “significant concerns” around the advantages that could be handed … Read moreWestpac warns on rise of non-banks in NZ

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Manufactured Bad News About Trump’s Manufacturing Record

So here I was, planning to spend a nice, quiet, blogging-free day on this Fourth of July, when some casual web surfing revealed that the Financial Times, a newspaper I genuinely respect, runs an article besmirching President Trump’s record on reviving manufacturing. And it did so in an unusually intellectually dishonest way. The Times‘ news … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Manufactured Bad News About Trump’s Manufacturing Record

Approaching 9/11’s 18th Anniversary

Approaching 9/11’s 18th Anniversary Paul Craig Roberts This coming September it will have been 18 years since 9/11 and we still do not have from the US government a believable explanation of the event.  9/11 was the necessary “new Pearl Harbor” for the neoconservatives to launch their wars on the Muslim Middle East and North … Read moreApproaching 9/11’s 18th Anniversary

Grading Congress on protecting our INDEPENDENCE from coerced congestion

Thu, Jul 4th 2019 @ 1:55 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck if you are finding your Fourth of July weekend diminished by over-packed highways, over-crowded parks, and ill-maintained infrastructures unable to keep up with the people growth, blame the Members of Congress. It is their immigration policies that bear the No. 1 responsibility. Don’t blame … Read moreGrading Congress on protecting our INDEPENDENCE from coerced congestion

Strong Bonds Exist Among Homeless and Formerly Homeless People

It is true that homelessness greatly removes you from what most consider mainstream society. Although many homeless people are employed, they are not housed. And, without a doubt, life not housed is such a difficult concept for those who have … Continue reading → The post Strong Bonds Exist Among Homeless and Formerly Homeless People … Read moreStrong Bonds Exist Among Homeless and Formerly Homeless People

Observing Fundamental Ideologies Within the Homeless Community

It is true that homelessness greatly removes you from what most consider mainstream society. Although many homeless people are employed, they are not housed. And, without a doubt, life not housed is such a difficult concept for those who have … Continue reading → The post Observing Fundamental Ideologies Within the Homeless Community appeared first … Read moreObserving Fundamental Ideologies Within the Homeless Community

Goodbye Dollar, It Was Nice Knowing You!

Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike, and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has also expanded the reach of its unilaterally imposed rules, forcing other nations to abide by its demands or face economic sanctions. While the stated Trump … Read moreGoodbye Dollar, It Was Nice Knowing You!

China says US tariffs must be lifted for a trade deal

US tariffs against China must be lifted for the two sides to reach a deal to end the trade war, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Trade teams from the world’s top two economies “have maintained communication”, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said, days after presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping announced a truce. Please … Read moreChina says US tariffs must be lifted for a trade deal

Four executives of IT staffing companies charged with visa fraud

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, July 4, 2019: Four executives of two information technology staffing companies have been arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. Vijay Mane, 39, of Princeton, New Jersey; Venkataramana Mannam, 47, of Edison, New Jersey; Fernando Silva, 53, of Princeton; … Read moreFour executives of IT staffing companies charged with visa fraud

How Much Did I Make Driving for Uber and Lyft on the 4th of July?

Last year, RSG senior contributor Will Preston had his best night ever driving with Uber. Will 4th of July, 2019 hold up to be one of the best Uber and Lyft driving nights of the year? Let us know how 4th of July Uber driving works out for you this year in the comments below! In this … Read moreHow Much Did I Make Driving for Uber and Lyft on the 4th of July?