Non-power coal users claim supply shortage; government denies it

India’s aluminium smelters, textile mills, sponge iron and fertiliser-makers say they face a coal shortage as power generators take the bulk of supplies. India’s top miner Coal India Ltd, which accounts for more than 80% of India’s production of the fuel, and the federal coal ministry, deny there is a problem. In a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi dated Feb. 7, eight industry associations including the Aluminium Association of India and Fertilizer Association…

"Non-power coal users claim supply shortage; government denies it"

Govt gives nod to new framework for cross-border insolvency cases

In a key move aimed at revamping the current IBC ( insolvency and bankruptcy code), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the existing regime would be tweaked to improve the overall efficiency of the resolution process as well as address the subject of cross-border insolvency resolution. To be sure, cross–border insolvency refers to circumstance in which an insolvent debtor has assets and /or creditors in more than one country. Currently, the legal and regulatory framework does not allow…

"Govt gives nod to new framework for cross-border insolvency cases"

US Fed tapering impact on India unlikely to be as heavy as in 2013

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The world markets were waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the non-farm payroll data from the US. The data was thought to be a critical input for the US Federal Reserve to make up its mind if it was time to reduce the large amount of bond-buying being undertaken every month. The Jackson Hole commentary of Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated a broad agreement that the US economy had…

"US Fed tapering impact on India unlikely to be as heavy as in 2013"

Petrol, Diesel Prices Kept Unchanged On Friday. Check Prices Here

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Petrol, Diesel Price Today: Petrol and diesel prices were kept unchanged on Friday, July 9, as crude oil prices were set for a weekly decline on concerns that an OPEC+ impasse could swell global crude supplies. Petrol price was kept unchanged at record high of ₹ 100.56 per litre in Delhi and diesel was priced at ₹ 89.62 per litre, according to the country’s largest oil refiner Indian Oil. Currently, petrol is most expensive in Mumbai…

"Petrol, Diesel Prices Kept Unchanged On Friday. Check Prices Here"

Gold Up as Central Banks Regain Appetite for Gold Buying

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was up on Monday morning in Asia after some central banks began increasing their gold holdings. Investors also await further U.S. economic data for further clues on the central bank’s monetary policy. Gold Futures were up 0.24% to $1,787.55 by 10:39 PM ET (2:39 AM GMT). On the demand side, central banks including Serbia, Thailand, and Ghana are increasing their gold holdings due to signs of accelerating inflation. “Long term, gold…

"Gold Up as Central Banks Regain Appetite for Gold Buying"

Dealmakers drown in deals in second-quarter M&A frenzy

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity broke records for a second consecutive quarter this year as companies continued to borrow cheaply and spend their cash reserves on transformative deals to reposition themselves for the post-COVID world. Deals worth $1.5 trillion were announced in the three months to June 30, more than any second quarter on record and up 13% from the record first quarter of the year despite activity among blank-check…

"Dealmakers drown in deals in second-quarter M&A frenzy"

UAE opens up economy, allows 100% foreign ownership of firms

By Administrator _India Capital Sands Foreigners opening a company in the United Arab Emirates no longer need an Emirati shareholder or agent under changes to UAE company law, state news agency WAM reported on Monday. Until now, companies in the UAE had needed a certain shareholding to be held by Emirati nationals, or an Emirati agent, depending on what type of company it was. The UAE approved a new foreign investment law in 2018 that would allow foreigners to own up…

"UAE opens up economy, allows 100% foreign ownership of firms"

Japan to push for early scrapping of UK auto tariffs in trade talks

Japan will call for an early elimination of automobile and auto parts tariffs in negotiations on a post-Brexit trade agreement with Britain, the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday. After decades outsourcing its trade policy to the European Union, Britain is embarking on negotiating free trade deals with countries around the world including Japan. “In the negotiations, we hope to urge (Britain) to bring forward the period for which tariffs will be removed mainly for…

"Japan to push for early scrapping of UK auto tariffs in trade talks"