By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian shares and Wall Street futures fell on Wednesday as growing scepticism about Washington’s stimulus package to fight the coronavirus outbreak knocked the steam out of an earlier rally. Markets had been recovering from a brutal global selloff on Monday that was triggered by the doubleContinue Reading

Protests in New Delhi against India's citizenship law ahead of Trump visit

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands Police used tear gas to disperse large crowds in India’s capital of New Delhi on Sunday in the latest eruption of violence at protests over a new citizenship law, police officials said. Hundreds of people supporting the new law clashed with those opposing it, with theContinue Reading

China cuts benchmark lending rate to prop up virus-hit economy

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands China cut the benchmark lending rate on Thursday, as widely expected, as the authorities move to lower financing costs for businesses and support an economy jolted by a severe coronavirus outbreak. The epidemic has disrupted global supply chains and caused widespread disruption to businesses and factoryContinue Reading

India may give reprieve to solar projects delayed by coronavirus fallout

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands India will consider extending deadlines for completing solar energy projects to shield developers from stiff penalties after the coronavirus outbreak hit component supplies from China, a top government official said on Tuesday. Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s Indian unit, Crisil, warned on Monday that nearly threeContinue Reading

Dollar Gains on Virus Worries; Sterling Shows Strength

By Ritu, Capital Sands The return of risk aversion to the financial markets Tuesday has prompted more gains for the U.S. dollar, amid concerns about the extent of the damage caused by the coronavirus in China, but sterling is also showing signs of strength. EUR/USD traded at 1.0836, just off theContinue Reading

India's use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software. Police in the Indian capital and the northern state ofContinue Reading

Oil edges lower after jump in US stockpiles, vaccine hopes capping losses

By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices were little changed on Monday as concerns of falling fuel demand caused by the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China were offset by expectations that output cuts from major producers will tighten crude supply. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude  rose 3 centsContinue Reading