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New vehicle for long-term infra finance on the anvil

India is proposing to create a new entity for financing infrastructureNSE 2.95 % that will seek to bolster lower-rated bonds issued by companies in the sector. The National Housing Bank (NHB), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) and India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd will be roped in as investors for the proposed entity National Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Ltd or NICE. ” We have had ... Read More »

Trump Reignites War On Christmas In May, But Twitter Users Aren’t Having It

President Donald Trump offered yet another strangely out-of-season shoutout to Christmas on Wednesday night and once again took credit for people saying “Merry Christmas.” Speaking at an interfaith dinner ahead of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer, Trump said: “Now everyone’s very proud to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. There was a time when we went shopping and you wouldn’t see ‘Merry Christmas’ on the ... Read More »

Do I need to update carrier settings on iPhone for Mint Mobile?

Best answer: Yes, you might have to update the carrier settings on your iPhone when using Mint Mobile. Luckily, the process is intuitive and straightforward. Your choice: Monthly Mobile Plans (from $15 at Mint Mobile) What’s Mint Mobile? Mint Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MYVO) that was founded in 2016 by California-based Ultra Mobile. The company offers prepaid mobile plans that ... Read More »

Christmas chocolates spotted on sale at Woolies the same week as Easter

CHRISTMAS may have appeared to come eight months early for a major supermarket chain which has been selling festive season chocolates. The Limited Edition Christmas chocolates for sale at Woolworths, Cannon Hill, on Wednesday. Picture: Supplied Less than a week after the Easter bunny dropped by, a Brisbane mother was gobsmacked to find a towering display of Christmas Limited Edition ... Read More »

How $5B Could Provide A Great Education For Every Kid On Earth

Del Lago Academy Escondido USD GETTING SMART “Exponential technology is changing faster than we are,” said a philanthropic advisor, “how could philanthropy accelerate progress in career readiness?” With such high challenge, so many restrictions (both policies and traditions), and new demands to be lean and agile, it’s a stretch for public education to respond adequately. The automation economy is likely ... Read More »

Indiabulls Housing Finance shares jump 4% on fundraising plans

Indiabulls Housing Finance share price rose in trade today after the firm said it would deliver 17-19 per cent net profit growth in FY20 & plans to raise Rs 26,000 crore in four quarters of FY20. Reacting to this, shares of the company rose by almost 4 per cent on Thursday. The total resources raised in Q4FY19 were Rs 17,300 ... Read More »

Manappuram Finance withdraws release on securing funding from NABARD

Non-banking finance company Manappuram Finance Thursday withdrew a release it had issued earlier in the day regarding securing debt funding from NABARD. The release titled ‘Manappuram Finance secures Rs 695 crore debt funding from NABARD’ is being “retracted with immediate effect due to factual inaccuracies in statement as well as transaction”, the company said. Manappuram Finance also said it would come out with a revised announcement ... Read More »

An Indian view from Wall Street on women in finance

My inspiration has come from within my own family. My mother who had a doctorate and was a Professor at a time when women in India barely went to college. She took a leap of faith from Dalal Street to Wall Street to manage some key initiatives at S&P DJI. Alka Banerjee shares her views on how hard it is to stay ahead of ... Read More »

Honor 8X, Honor Play, and more phones with up to Rs. 5,000 maximum discount on Amazon India: Deals listed here

The Honor sale brings in exclusive discount offers on Amazon.in and gets a number of deals and offers on its mobile phone devices – Honor 8X, Honor Play, Honor 8C and Honor 7C. Honor View20 with punch-hole display. Chinese smartphone maker, Honor, e-brand under the Huawei group, has announced the onset of Honor Days Sale. The sale has already kicked ... Read More »

Hallmark Is Getting a Real Jump on Its 2019 Christmas Movies—in February!

(©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Dean Buscher) Get cozy by the fire with your cup of hot cocoa and other favorite snacks and get ready for a major announcement of Hallmark’s 2019 holiday movie offerings. As reported by EW, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are revealing details about the first three films of 2019. Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf will ... Read More »