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Reluctance to Spend Throttles India’s Growth Long After Covid-19 Lockdowns Ended

NEW DELHI—Most Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted as cases have plunged, but Indians are still stashing away their rupees and building bank balances.New Delhi...

Global Covid-19 Cases Break 100 Million

Just over a year since the novel coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan, China, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the world surpassed 100...

Olympic Official Seeks Biden’s Help to Save Tokyo Games: ‘It’s Up to the U.S.’

TOKYO—The organizers of this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo have pushed back hard on recent speculation that the Games will have to be scrapped...

Biden Has First Call With Russian President Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON—The White House said Tuesday that President Biden held his first call as president with...

IMF Raises Global Economic Growth Forecast but Says Outlook Remains Uncertain

WASHINGTON—The world economy is gearing up for a strong recovery from...

Freed Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Pledges to Continue Fight

KAMPALA, Uganda—Ugandan rapper-turned-opposition leader ...

South Korea Demonstrates Asia’s Economic Resilience During Pandemic

SEOUL—In any normal year, a 1% contraction in South Korea’s economy would be disappointing. In 2020, it is a mark of resilience, as strong...

Navalny Protests Threaten to Snowball as Grievances Grow in Russia

MOSCOW—Protests in Russia over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny ...

Israel Offers Glimpse of a World Vaccinated From Covid-19

PETAH TIKVAH, Israel—When residents and staff at an assisted-living facility received their first shots of ...

Violence Erupts at Indian Farmers’ Latest Protest Against Agricultural Law Changes

NEW DELHI—India’s farmers protest turned violent Tuesday as security forces used...

Dutch Rioters Clash With Police for Third Night Over Covid-19 Curfew

A third night of riots gripped several large Dutch cities on...

U.K. Coronavirus Variant Probed for Increased Risk to Younger People

LONDON—Doctors began noticing the change last month as the U.K.’s new coronavirus variant spread. In hospital critical-care units, they were seeing more younger people...
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Employers are optimistic about raises and hiring in 2021, according to a new Indeed survey

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E-commerce will play important role in Atmanirbhar Bharat vision: Amazon India head

New Delhi: E-commerce will play an important role in the government's vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India) as more homegrown brands scale up and...

Quess Corp net drops 39%, invests in gig-economy startup Taskmo

BENGALURU: Quess Corp reported a 39% decline in net profit to Rs 46 crore during the quarter to December. The largest private sector staffing...

New laws for auditor, company secretary bodies in offing

NEW DELHI: The government is set to amend laws to streamline the functioning, especially the disciplinary aspects, of three professional institutes