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Tata Sons hires Roopa Purushothaman as chief economist

Tata Sons today announced the appointment of Roopa Purushothaman as its chief economist and head of Policy Advocacy. Purushothaman, who will join Tata Sons with effect from September 1, comes from Everstone Capital, where she was leading the research function. “In her role, Purushothaman will drive macroeconomic research as well as all policy and advocacy initiatives as relevant… Read More »

Mosul battle will be finished within days – Iraqi army chief

Iraqi security forces are only days away from completing the operation to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State, the army’s chief of staff says. Lt Gen Othman al-Ghanimi told the BBC he hoped the jihadist group would be defeated in the city before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins on 26 May. Recent gains in the north… Read More »

EU Brexit chief sees special care for financial service ties

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Saturday that the EU will demand “special vigilance” before letting British financial firms access the bloc because of the large risk London could pose to the EU’s financial stability. Responding to a report in the Guardian which said he had told EU lawmakers that he wanted a special deal… Read More »

Trump Organization handover plan slammed by ethics chief

The director of the US Office of Government Ethics has criticised Donald Trump’s plan to hand control of his business empire to his sons before his inauguration on 20 January. The plan does not match the “standards” of US presidents over the last 40 years, Walter Shaub said. A Trump lawyer said earlier the new trust would face… Read More »

NATO Chief: We Are ‘Ready To Help’ Libya

The Secretary General of NATO has told Sky News the alliance “stands ready to help” Libya if it wants military assistance. “It is a very difficult and dangerous situation in Libya. We see fighting, we see turmoil. We see increased presence of ISIL,” Jens Stoltenberg said. “We are not planning for a ‘combat’ mission. “What we have offered,… Read More »

IMF chief denies threat to pull out of Greek bailout

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was “still a good distance away.” Lagarde said in a letter to Greece’s prime minister that the debt talks should continue despite damage from reports of… Read More »

South Sudan Faces One of World’s Most ‘Horrendous’ Human Rights Situations: U.N. Rights Chief

A U.N. report describing sweeping crimes like children being burned alive and fighters raping women as payment shows South Sudan is facing “one of the most horrendous” human rights situations in the world,” the United Nations rights chief said Friday. A displaced woman in the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal on Feb. 26. ALBERT… Read More »

FBI Chief Acknowledges Apple Case May Set Privacy Precedent

FBI Director James Comey said the government isn’t looking to send a message with a court order to compel Apple to unlock a terror suspect’s iPhone but acknowledged that the case may set a precedent. Federal prosecutors simply want any potential evidence that may be on a phone used by one of the attackers in the December mass… Read More »