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<p.Behind the noise of another tumultuous few days in U.K. politics, the nation’s economy quietly had one of its worst weeks this year. Warning lights are flashing red, with manufacturing and construction shrinking and even the dominant services sector losing...
Islamic banks are less risky and more resilient than their counter parts in terms of bank capital requirement and mobilisation of deposits. Somewhat perversely, the global financial crisis presented a big opportunity to the Islamic banking and finance industry. In...
India's historic attempt to soft land a rover on the moon may have ended in failure moments before landing and scientists scrambled to analyze the final communication from Chandrayaan-2. "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed...
A journalist for the Irish Times compared Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to Ireland and strong declaration of support for Brexit to a house guest who was discovered to have "shat on the new carpet in the spare...
The world is full of stark contrasts; and contrasts present great opportunities for spin doctors. In India, the spectre of black money – untaxed stashes of cash hoarded by individuals – coexists with the world’s highest number of people living...
We now live in a world where – thanks to information and communication technologies – we are able to produce and distribute goods, services and capital around the globe virtually nonstop. To keep merchandise and consumers moving across time zones...
In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States. If all goes according to plan, 90 percent of Ford’s portfolio in North America will be trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Its F-150 –...
“What is the value of zero?” asks the seductive commercial for the new Nissan Leaf (due to launch in Australia in April). Set against a montage of natural and man-made images of “0”, the Leaf advert asks its audience to: “Imagine zero...
From retail goods to medical implants and even food, 3D printing technology promises to change the way we think about everyday things. It’s difficult to predict what impact it will have on manufacturing but, whatever the precise effects, they are likely to be deep...
A lot of discussion and ethical thought about self-driving cars have focused on tragic dilemmas, like hypotheticals in which a car has to decide whether to run over a group of schoolchildren or plunge off a cliff, killing its own occupants. But those sorts of...

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