Free Press Journal
  • Arun Jaitley

    GST will be a game changer: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) is the need of the hour and would be a game changer once it gets parliament’s nod.

  • Rupee up

    Rupee up 7 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai : The rupee was trading higher by 7 paise at 66.62 against the US dollar in early trade on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

  • Tokyo stocks gain

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks advanced on Monday morning as investor sentiment was buoyed by robust US jobs data at the end of last week raising expectations the US Federal Reserve will hike its key interest rate this month.

  • 2 booked under Excise Act, illicit liquor worth Rs 43K seized

    KHANDWA : In a major crackdown to the illegal desi liquor business, two persons allegedly running illegal liquor business were arrested from Pandam Nagar ward by Padam Nagar Police team here on Sunday. Police team also confiscated around 43 cartoons of desi liquor from spot. The arrested accused were later booked under relevant charges.

  • SBI to become aggressive to take on competition: Chairperson

    Kolkata: State Bank of India (SBI) will become more aggressive in taking on competition arising from new payments banks, small finance banks and other entities, its Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said today.

  • Gold price Down

    Gold up on short covering

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Friday as the US dollar showed weakness, along with short covering by traders.

  • US stocks rebound strongly after jobs data

    New York: US stocks surged on Friday, as a solid jobs report made the Federal Reserve’s case for a December rate hike even stronger.

  • Oil

    Crude prices fall as OPEC fails to cut quota

    New York: Oil prices dropped on Friday as the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ended a meeting without any agreement to reduce the production.

  • Tokyo Stock down

    Tokyo stocks plunge

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks tumbled on Friday as investor sentiment was dashed following a global equity rout triggered by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) announcement of new stimulus measures that were deemed too tepid by world markets.

  • Chinese Stock

    Chinese shares close low

    Beijing : China’s stocks closed lower on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipping 1.67 percent to close at 3,524.99 points.

  • Tokyo shares open low

    Tokyo: Tokyo shares opened sharply lower on Friday as investors’ sentiment was disappointed by weaker-than-expected stimulus measures the European Central Bank released overnight.

  • Chinese yuan

    Chinese yuan strengthens against dollar

    Beijing: The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened by 130 basis points to 6.3851 against the US dollar on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

  • Sensex

    Sensex dips 201 points in early trade; Nifty slips below 7,800

    Mumbai: Falling for the third straight session , the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 201 points, while the NSE Nifty dipped below the 7,800-mark in early trade today on sustained selling by funds and retail investors amid weak global cues.

  • Rupee up

    Rupee slumps 34 paise against USD in early trade

    Mumbai: Extending its losing streak for the third straight day, the rupee plunged by 34 paise to 66.99 against the US dollar in early trade today on strong demand for the American currency from banks and importers amid sustained capital outflows.

  • Oil prices up

    Oil prices up as divided OPEC meets

    Singapore: Oil prices rose in Asia today as traders hedged their bets ahead of a meeting of the OPEC cartel whose members are divided on whether to slash production in an oversupplied global market.

  • New IPR Policy by month end, Startup Policy in January

    New Delhi: The government is likely to come up with a new IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Policy by the month end, said Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India.

  • Air India

    Air India launches first direct flight to Silicon Valley

    San Francisco: Air India’s first non-stop flight from New Delhi to San Francisco has landed here amid rousing welcome, becoming the first Indian airline to provide a direct air connection to the West Coast in the US.