3 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Refinance Your Mortgage

August 30, 2019

Right now is as good a time as you may find to refinance your mortgage, whether for your home or a commercial property. In a piece titled “5 Reasons 2019 Is The Most Important Year For Housing In 10 Years” I argued that changes in interest rates were on the shortlist of critical factors that would impact […]

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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to address press conference on state of economy

August 28, 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be addressing a press conference on August 23 at 5 pm in New Delhi. The briefing is likely to discuss the state of the economy. Foremost among the things that the Finance Minister could address is the issue of surcharge on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). In her maiden Budget proposal, […]

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Future Lifestyle get shareholders nod to raise Rs 300 cr

August 27, 2019

New Delhi: Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd on Monday informed that it has got shareholders’ approval to raise Rs 300 crore by issuing equity shares to Apollo India Private Equity IV (Mauritius) Ltd on a preferential basis. The company has received approval to issue 64.79 lakh equity shares of face value of Rs 2 each at an “issue price […]

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Huawei Cannot Escape Google — Unless It Wants To Say Goodbye To Western Markets

August 25, 2019

Huawei is the hostage of Google. When it comes to the operation system for its smartphone devices, that is. And it will remain Google’s hostage for a long time — unless it wants to abandon western markets, and focus on Asia’s market instead. The US-trade war confirmed a big weakness in China’s fast rising economy: […]

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Microsoft urges Windows 10 users to update operating system immediately

August 19, 2019

Microsoft is warning Windows 10 users to update their operating system immediately because of two “critical” vulnerabilities. The company said the vulnerabilities are potentially “wormable,” meaning affected computers could spread viruses and malware without any action on the user’s part. There are “potentially hundreds of millions of vulnerable computers,” Simon Pope, Microsoft’s director of Incident […]

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Digital Native: How free is the internet?

August 18, 2019

The freedom to be who we are, to do what we will, and to form commons of collective action and agency marks the internet age. And yet, this freedom is paradoxical. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) With the Internet came freedom. Freedom to converse, curate, collect, create, and circulate. The freedom to be, think, act, and connect […]

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Huawei Officially Unveils Its New Operating System: HarmonyOS

August 16, 2019

Huawei officially disclosed and confirmed that its new operating system (OS) -HarmonyOS – will be taking over from Android on the Chinese tech giant’s devices. The information was shared at the Huawei Developer’s Conference on Thursday, in Songshan Lake, China. In China, the OS will be called HongMeng, but to those outside of the Asian nation, it’ll go […]

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Sensex rebounds 500 points; Bajaj Finance, Yes Bank, RIL among top gainers

August 14, 2019

Tracking higher global markets, India’s stock market indices Sensex and Nifty rebounded today, with some buying emerging in stocks that fell sharply in Tuesday’s selloff. The Sensex was up over 500 points at day’s high while Nifty regained 11,050 after US delayed tariffs on some Chinese imports, bringing some relief to global markets rattled by […]

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Millennials drive mortgage refinance boom, and lenders are scrambling

August 11, 2019

Mortgage interest rates have been falling since May, especially sharply this month, so borrowers, especially millennials, are rushing to refinance. Applications to refinance were up a stunning 116% this week compared with a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. That has lenders scrambling to keep up. Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, […]

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Huawei unveils new operating system HarmonyOS, will it replace Google’s Android?

August 10, 2019

Huawei Technologies Co. took the wraps off its “HarmonyOS” operating system Friday, offering the first glimpses of in-house software that may someday replace Google’s Android and reduce its reliance on American technology. To begin with, the open-source software will skip smartphones and instead find its way into everything from cars and watches to personal computers by […]

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