Global Economy

Biden holds edge in swing state polls while his large national lead over Trump shrinks slightly

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) and President Donald Trump Reuters President Donald Trump still trails former Vice President Joe Biden in polling averages, including in swing states, but the wide national gap has slightly shrunk as the candidates sprint toward Election Day with less than two weeks to go. Here’s what some nationwide polling […]

Markets

Cost cutting, favourable forex rates help Asian Paints: Key Q2 takeaways

NEW DELHI: Asian Paints shrugged off pandemic fears and beat analyst estimates for September quarter earnings even though the profit growth was negligible. The company said the profitability across businesses was well-supported by a better product mix, stable raw material prices, favourable foreign exchange rate and large number of cost optimization measures put in place […]

Technology

Tesla reports fifth consecutive quarter of profits

Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters Elon Musk’s electric car and renewable energy company, Tesla, reported third-quarter results after the bell on Wednesday. The stock rose about 3% after hours as the company beat expectations on EPS and revenue, and […]