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  • Why the Ukraine crisis matters to the world Mar 03, 2014 09:16 AM IST

    Why the Ukraine crisis matters to the world

    Here are five reasons the world's largest economies are watching what happens in Ukraine.

  • G7 finance ministers say ready to aid Ukraine Mar 03, 2014 08:38 AM IST

    G7 finance ministers say ready to aid Ukraine

    The G7 said the IMF, which is sending a team to Kiev this week, needed to be in the forefront of efforts to help Ukraine with both policy advice and financing to help it through its most-pressing economic challenges.

  • Ukraine spooks global mkts; Nifty may see weak opening Mar 03, 2014 07:51 AM IST

    Ukraine spooks global mkts; Nifty may see weak opening

    Turmoil in Ukraine has spooked the equity markets worldwide with the Wall Street closing mixed. The S&P 500, however, managed a record close on Friday.

  • Wall St ahead: Harsh weather may skew economic data again Mar 01, 2014 09:10 AM IST

    Wall St ahead: Harsh weather may skew economic data again

    The closely watched monthly jobs report due on Friday is expected show that employers stepped up hiring a bit in February, but there is a greater-than-unusual amount of uncertainty around forecasts given that the weather remained unseasonable.

  • S&P ends at record but off day's high on Ukraine worries Mar 01, 2014 07:49 AM IST

    S&P ends at record but off day's high on Ukraine worries

    All three major indexes closed out the month with strong gains, however. The Dow scored its best monthly percentage gain since January 2013, while the S&P 500 had its best month since October.

  • Will Nifty continue its positive momentum today? Feb 28, 2014 07:49 AM IST

    Will Nifty continue its positive momentum today?

    Third quarter GDP numbers will be released today and according to a CNBC-TV18 poll, the data is expected at 4.8 percent.

  • Gold steadies after volatile trade; near four-month high Feb 27, 2014 08:55 AM IST

    Gold steadies after volatile trade; near four-month high

    Spot gold was little changed at USD 1,330.00 an ounce by 0031 GMT. On Wednesday, it hit a four-month high at USD 1,345.35 before falling almost 1 percent on a dollar rally and surging US home sales -- its biggest one-day loss in nearly a month.

  • World stocks dip, Wall Street flat; ruble at five-year low Feb 27, 2014 07:05 AM IST

    World stocks dip, Wall Street flat; ruble at five-year low

    The drop in the ruble came a day after China's yuan had its biggest drop in three years, which weighed on shares of European luxury goods makers because of their heavy exposure to emerging markets.

  • Gold eyes 4th week of gains on Ukraine default fears Feb 24, 2014 11:14 AM IST

    Gold eyes 4th week of gains on Ukraine default fears

    In a research report published, Jens Nordvig, Nomura's global head of G10 FX strategy, assigned a 29 percent probability of a default in Ukraine within one year. The country's hryvnia has plunged almost 8 percent against the dollar this year.

  • Volatile Ukraine may now face default risk Feb 24, 2014 08:47 AM IST

    Volatile Ukraine may now face default risk

    Ukraine's economic woes run deep and the country has been reliant on aid from Russia. A slump in demand for exports of steel and industrial machinery and poor economic policy has taken a toll, analysts say.

  • Not worried about EM sell-off affecting India: Macquarie Feb 20, 2014 09:51 AM IST

    Not worried about EM sell-off affecting India: Macquarie

    Overnight there was some sell-off in emerging markets such as Russia and Argentina and Ukraine too was under pressure. But Richard Gibbs, Global Head, Macquarie Securities is not worried about the sell-off affecting Indian market. He believes as long as India's political scene remains on track, India should do well.

  • 'Long-term hold on India with positive bias; buy on dips' Jan 30, 2014 04:13 PM IST

    'Long-term hold on India with positive bias; buy on dips'

    Seth Freeman has a long-term hold on India with a positive bias, while Shane Oliver finds Indian market still more expensive versus China, he recommends buying it on dips.

  • Asian equities tumble on emerging market, China fears Jan 27, 2014 08:31 AM IST

    Asian equities tumble on emerging market, China fears

    Japan's benchmark index fell to its weakest levels since November, extending Friday's sharp 2 percent fall, after the yen briefly hit a new seven-week high at 101.77 per dollar in early trade. As global risk appetite fell, investors bought into safe havens like the Japanese currency.

  • Emerging mkt investors face year mined with political risks Jan 08, 2014 01:23 PM IST

    Emerging mkt investors face year mined with political risks

    Emerging market bonds posted only their third year in the red since 1998 last year, while emerging equities ended 2013 in the red for the second year in three.

  • Still easiest to do business in Singapore, Hong Kong Oct 29, 2013 12:18 PM IST

    Still easiest to do business in Singapore, Hong Kong

    The rankings measure each country`s regulations on 11 business life-cycle events, including starting a business, getting electricity and construction permits, enforcing contracts, paying taxes and getting credit.

  • Poor countries continue to grow faster, drive world eco: UN Sep 13, 2013 08:41 AM IST

    Poor countries continue to grow faster, drive world eco: UN

    The UN's trade and development agency UNCTAD said in its annual survey of the global economy and the prospects for poorer nations that developing countries would grow 4.5 to 5 per cent in 2013 while the sputtering economies of the rich world would manage just one percent growth.

  • Travel Picks: Top 10 European cities to see now Jun 22, 2013 12:34 PM IST

    Travel Picks: Top 10 European cities to see now

    With up and coming spots in Europe as the focus, the editors and members of travel website VirtualTourist (www.virtualtourist.com) have compiled a list of the "Top 10 European Cities To See Now".

  • Excess salt tied to 2.3 million deaths worldwide in 2010 Mar 22, 2013 08:25 PM IST

    Excess salt tied to 2.3 million deaths worldwide in 2010

    Eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010.

  • Ukraine reminds Santas about tax Dec 26, 2012 09:26 PM IST

    Ukraine reminds Santas about tax

    Cash-strapped Ukraine on Wednesday reminded entertainers making money by posing as Did Moroz - the local version of Santa Claus - and his helpers to pay income tax.

  • Euro-England expects? Not this time Jun 06, 2012 04:22 PM IST

    Euro-England expects? Not this time

    France's clinical dismissal of Estonia in their final Euro 2012 warmup on Tuesday was yet another blow to any England fan still confident about their team's chances in Poland and Ukraine.

  • Hungarian village helps itself out of poverty Feb 27, 2012 06:32 PM IST

    Hungarian village helps itself out of poverty

    Rozsaly, near the border with Romania and Ukraine in one of the country's poorest regions, pays local workers to grow crops and raise livestock to help the village feed itself and ease the poverty that has affected it for generations.

  • Chernobyl: 25 and Barren Apr 26, 2011 09:35 AM IST

    Chernobyl: 25 and Barren

    The tragic events in Japan have reminded mankind about the most terrible nuclear disaster in human history — the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine.

  • KPTL bags new orders exceeding Rs 1,350-cr Apr 25, 2011 08:20 PM IST

    KPTL bags new orders exceeding Rs 1,350-cr

    Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL), a leading global EPC player in the power and infrastructure contracting sector, has secured new orders exceeding Rs 1,350-crore.

  • UEFA warns Ukraine over political interference Jan 28, 2011 05:36 PM IST

    UEFA warns Ukraine over political interference

    Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine have been warned by UEFA about the possible consequences of political interference in the country's soccer federation.

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