Global Economy

Here’s how a Biden or Trump presidency would affect your personal finances

Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, right, and President Donald Trump during the presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent in next week’s election, have broadly diverging views on issues that would impact the personal finances […]

World

China’s military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to the next US President

Beijing’s program of rapid modernization has seen its military transformed into a true global power, capable of comfortably projecting its forces throughout the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This year alone has seen China engage in deadly border clashes with Indian troops; China’s People’s Liberation Army aircraft have repeatedly buzzed Taiwanese and Japanese air defenses; and […]

Investment

Activist tries to shore up support for CEO attempting to turn around troubled coal company

Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal […]

Small Business

HDFC offers cashback to small, medium merchants to encourage digital transactions

NEW DELHI: With a view to drive digital payment adoption among the merchant segment, HDFC Bank has launched cashback offers and other incentives for small and medium-sized merchants across the metro, semi-urban and rural markets. A merchant using the bank’s merchant App, QR code, PoS or Payment gateways, across all segments, including electronics, apparel, grocery, […]