Uncertainty looms over Rs 2.1-trn divestment target

The worst-case scenario is the two marquee names up for privatisation – Air India and Bharat Petroleum – may not happen this year, and what the Centre may get in divestment proceeds could just be a fraction of the target. The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant slowdown in the global […]

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US Preparing For The Hardest Week Ahead

President Donald Trump and the United States’ chief surgeon have warned that the country is bracing for the hardest week ahead as some parts of it are already nearing their peak in the number of coronavirus infections. “In the days ahead, America will endure the peak of this pandemic,” Trump […]

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China Rejects Alleged Mistreatment of Africans in Guangzhou

China rejected criticism about the alleged mistreatment of Africans by authorities tackling the coronavirus in the southern city of Guangzhou. The government has treated foreigners equally and attaches great importance to their life and health, spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a statement posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs late […]

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Tax year 2020/2021 changes you need to know about

A new tax year often means a change in the finances of many people across the country. Benefit amounts can fluctuate, and contributions can also change according to government policy. Amid the coronavirus crisis, many people are attempting to gain a better understanding of their finances. READ MORE Premium Bonds […]

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AMLO Scores Win After Mexico Resists Pressure from Oil Titans

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador scored a political victory on Sunday by convincing oil nations to let him cut production far less than other OPEC+ members, reinforcing his nationalist project to revive state-owned producer Pemex. Mexico will only cut 100,000 barrels — just a quarter of its pro-rated share […]

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Mexico President Faces Threats of Tax Revolts in Some States

Mexico’s president is facing threats from some state business chambers to withhold taxes to protest the government’s refusal to provide aid to offset the impact of the lockdown, Reforma reported on Sunday. Business chambers in the states of Tamaulipas, Durango and the beach resort of Acapulco are demanding tax deferrals, […]

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