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Ryanair takes stake in Lauda's new Austrian airline

BERLIN (AP) - Budget airline Ryanair says it is taking an initial 24.9 percent stake in an Austrian-based airline being set up by former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda. It plans to raise its holding to 75 percent. LaudaMotion is the successor to Niki, long a sub

Russian petrochemicals giant Sibur strengthens China partnership

Sibur, the largest petrochemicals firm in Russia, will construct a new plant in Russia’s Far East that will target the Chinese market. Read Full Article at

Griffin leads Pistons to rare road victory, 106-90 over Kings

Pistons win on the road for the first time since Jan. 10

Dovizioso «worried» by Marquez's Qatar performance

After three consecutive runner-up finishes at the track, Dovizioso withstood a final-corner lunge from Marquez to finally claim his first Qatar win.But the reigning champion was clearly delighted with the race despite the defeat, as he came up just 0.027s sho

Alonso: Why I didn't walk away from F1

A raging bull. The fighter pure. The ultimate competitor. The fire and fury of a double world champion who looked set to become the naturally dominant successor to Michael Schumacher.Then came Vettel and Red Bull; then came Hamilton and Mercedes. Different au

Late contract talks could «disturb» Bottas

Bottas is preparing for his second year with Mercedes since replacing 2016 champion Nico Rosberg alongside Lewis Hamilton.He won three grands prix in 2017 to earn a single-year extension by mid-September, and Bottas hopes he will not have to wait too long bef

Astronomers Have Found Their Paradise, and It's the Coldest and Most Remote Point in Antarctica

Antarctica. The name evokes images of bitter extremes, an environment unkind to humans. Stories of polar explorers battling with the weather and perishing on their way back to safety. Why would astronomers choose to go there?

Outrage as aging rock star insults Russians in Facebook post

After Russian rock legend Andrey Makarevich said that Russians are turning into “mean idiots,” fellow rockers, politicians, and diplomats replied with indignation and demands to stop publicly insulting the nation. Read Full Article at

GOP wants to flood politics with dark money using hidden “policy riders”

Campaign finance reform was once a bipartisan issue. With Koch money flooding into the GOP, those days are gone

Primary day in Illinois: Will moderates bite the dust in both parties?

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski both face challenges that could end their careers

Supreme Court could limit the anti-abortion movement’s right to lie

High court to rule on California law that requires «crisis pregnancy centers» to offer real information

This is how Trump won mindless loyalty from millions of Americans

The simple, surefire formula for sycophants

Medicaid is rural America’s financial midwife

Medicaid payments allow struggling hospitals to maintain vital costly services such as maternity care

Ford tries to simplify car buying with Ready.Shop.Go. - Roadshow

In a bid to take some of the discomfort out of the car buying process, Ford is trying to make it as simple and transparent as possible by using the power of the internet.

IBM offers up Watson Assistant, its answer to Amazon’s Alexa - CNET

The business software giant unveils its digital helper a few months after Amazon introduced a rival service, Alexa for Business.

Phillips to Open First Asia Gallery in Hong Kong This March

Responding to its astounding success in a very short span of time in the Asian region, Phillips will inaugurate its first gallery space in Asia at the St George’s Building in Central, Hong Kong, on March 26, 2018.Located in the same building’s 14th floor

I-T Dept says no to Sebi plea for tax exemption for unified broking licence

A tax official says move could cause loss to exchequer at a time when India is already grappling with revenue shortfall due to GST rollout and note ban

Marico hits two-month high; stock up 5%

The stock hit two-month high of Rs 319.55, up 5% on the NSE in otherwise range-bound market on back of heavy volumes.

Why MF houses are appointing two fund managers to manage large schemes?

In the last three months, as many as five mutual fund houses have appointed co-fund managers for managing their large or flagship funds

UltraTech proposes to acquire Binani#39;s stressed assets

UltraTech Cement has re-entered the race for Binani Cement and has proposed to acquire the stressed company. They have lent huge comfort by saying that they will provide Rs 7,200 crore to help Binani pay off its lenders.

PNB woes spur Goldman to downgrade India#39;s economic growth forecasts

In a note to clients, Goldman Sachs lowered its real gross domestic product (GDP) forecast on India for the year to March 2019 to 7.6 percent from 8 percent earlier.

China's trade with Russia will soon reach $100 billion

The volume of trade between Russia and China increased by more than 20 percent last year and is still growing, according to Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Read Full Article at

IFCI gets favourable verdict in sale of assets of Blue Coast Hotels to ITC

IFCI gets favourable verdict in sale of assets of Blue Coast Hotels to ITC. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, V Satya Venkat Rao, Executive Director of IFCI spoke about the latest happenings in his company and sector.

RBI official: Banking Regulation Act does not fully apply to SBI, other PSBs and regional rural banks

Last week, RBI Governor Urjit Patel, in the context of the fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) had stressed that the it does not have enough control over the state run banks as much as it have over private lenders.

Videocon Industries exits insurance business

Videocon, which had a 51.32 percent stake in the venture, Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Ltd, sold 26 percent stake to DP Jindal Group#39;s Diamond Dealtrade and the remaining to Enam Securities.

Tata Motors to hike PV prices by up to Rs 60,000 from April 1

The company sells a range of passenger vehicles beginning with Gen X Nano at a starting price of Rs 2.28 lakh to premium SUV Hexa with price going up to Rs 17.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Why MF houses are appointing two fund managers to manage large schemes

In the last three months, as many as five mutual fund houses have appointed co-fund managers for managing their large or flagship funds

Bumble responds to Match’s patent lawsuit

Yesterday we reported that Match, the parent company of Tinder, was suing Bumble for patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Specifically, Match alleged that Bumble “copied Tinder’s world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise

Lydia launches Lydia Premium

Lydia launches Lydia Premium French startup Lydia announces two new things today. First, the company is launching a financial hub with multiple new products. Second, Lydia is announcing a new premium subscription to access those new features. “Today, we’r

Honda can match Renault by end of year, says Red Bull

Sister team Toro Rosso has enjoyed an encouraging start to its new relationship with Honda, having enjoyed a trouble-free pre-season testing programme at Barcelona.And while Honda is still behind in the power stakes with its current specification engine, sour

Bankers seek more clarity, time from RBI for resolution of NPAs under old framework

Banks need clarity from RBI on the assets which are already under restructuring and to build a consensus on various resolutions already underway

Low-key US-S Korea military drills ahead of N Korea summits

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that infuriate North Korea will begin on April 1, the allies said Tuesday, but they will likely be more low-key than past years ahead of two highly anticipated summits among the countries' lea

Auction Preview: Ancient Ceramics at Pescheteau-Badin, Paris, Mar 23

What: Ancient CeramicsWhere: Pescheteau-Badin, Room 4 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 ParisWhen: 23 March, 01.30 PM CESTTop lots of the sale:- Important part of the service of Petites vues de France. Consisting two shelves with three trays, four pedes

Fendi Launches 'Pop Tour,' the Capsule Collection with Tropical Vibes

Fendi recently launched a new collection of T-shirts 'Pop Tour' with a definite tropical look and feel. Modeling for the brand’s ad campaign and donning the Italian tropical looks are Barbara Palvin and Hailey Baldwin. Available in brilliant spring-friendl

Bulgari Launches 2018 Brand Campaign: Rule

Daring innovation has always been the bedrock of Bulgari's collection and has culminated into unique jewelry pieces loved by equally exceptional women. In 2018, Bulgari celebrates these women and invites them to be larger-than-life, like the jewelry they wear

Vivienne Westwood Launches Bridal Couture

Vivienne Westwood recently launched Bridal Couture, a line for Brides-to-be and others. Bridal Couture is an introduction to a selection of Vivienne Westwood Couture gowns from her Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. The couturier helps women create their own pers

DeVos and the limits of the education reform movement

DeVos may be a uniquely polarizing figure, but she is hardly the first federal leader to champion school reform

What the media missed about the West Virginia teachers strike

West Virginia teachers share the lessons from their nine-day walkout

Putin's landslide victory to attract additional $30bn to Russian economy

Vladimir Putin’s re-election as Russian president will ensure the continuation of an economic policy that has seen a major spike in foreign investment, says head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Read Full Article at

Top Attractions in Dubai by Art Dubai’s Director, Myrna Ayad

Art Dubai heightens its flourishing scene amidst the urban desert: This 12th edition presents 105 galleries — 28 of whom are first-time exhibitors, including participants from Iceland, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan — coming from 48 countries altogether. In addi
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