Daily Archives: July 9, 2020

India-EU summit to be held through video conference on July 15 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold extensive talks with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on a range of issues in the summit.

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U.S. in talks with India on market access, trade concessions: U.S. envoy 

“The GSP by law requires that there be some market opening measures in recipience of that preferential system, and that’s what we have been trying to reach an agreement on with the government of India,” U.S. ambassador to India Kenneth Juster said at India Global Week 2020, an online business summit.

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Enhanced checks to delay courier imports 

Courier imports have been on the radar of authorities after it was found that the route was being misused by some ecommerce platforms to bring goods declaring them as gifts, which are duty-free. Some such Chinese platforms operating via mobile apps selling goods including Shein have been banned as part of a larger clampdown.

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India plans to enhance trade with Bangladesh 

Last week’s decision to resume border trade via West Bengal despite opposition from the Mamata Banerjee government will help increase Bangladeshi exports to India after a hiatus, said sources.

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Jobless claims at better-than-expected 1.3 million, total getting benefits falls to 18 million 

Weekly jobless claims were lower than expected last week as workers slowly returned to their jobs in the wake of rising coronavirus cases.

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India Already Seeing Green Shoots Of Economic Recovery Says PM 

On one hand India is fighting a strong battle against the global pandemic and the government is equally focused on the health of the economy, noted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his inaugural address at India Global Week 2020. During the last six years, India has made great gains in areas such as Total financial inclusion, Record housing and infra construc […]

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I’m furious that we can’t reopen’ 

Beauty salons and gyms in England get a date to reopen but some treatments remain blacklisted.

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Coronavirus: Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return 

Restrictions in England are further eased – with beauty businesses also able to reopen on Monday.

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Coronavirus: Public spending on crisis soars to £190bn 

The rise comes as the chancellor announces another £30bn of measures to try to help the economy.

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Rishi Sunak: The ‘whatever it takes’ chancellor 

He’s been dubbed “Dishy Rishi” and “an economic Jedi” but who is the man steering the UK economy?

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Energy firms criticise plans to cut household bills by £20 a year while providing green electricity 

National Grid, SSE and Scottish Power attack proposal that will see them invest £25bn in renewables infrastructure but reduce returns to shareholders

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John Lewis to close eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk 

In-store sales fail to rebound after coronavirus lockdown as shoppers switch to online purchases

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The Coronavirus May Forever Change Grocery Shopping 

Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to long-term changes in how we shop for food? To better understand the challenges facing grocery stores, WSJ’s Alexander Hotz spoke with an industry insider, a store owner and a Walmart executive.

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How to Ace Your Video Interview 

Preparing for a video interview requires research, practice and set design. Career coach Ashlee Anderson, who’s been working from home for 10 years, tells you how to prepare–and make eye-contact through a screen. Photo: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal

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What Indian and other foreign students contribute to the US economy 

Foreign students contributed $44.7 billion to the US economy during 2018, the IIE report says, citing the US Department of Commerce. They supported around 460,000 jobs in the US in the 2018-19 academic year. China was the largest contributor to the foreign student body in the United States, followed by India and Saudi Arabia, the reports says.

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