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BOJ Holds Ultra-Low Interest Rates Despite High Inflation, Fed Pressures

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held its benchmark interest rates at ultra-low levels on Thursday, as expected, citing the need for accommodative monetary policy amid continued headwinds from rising commodity prices and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s third-largest central bank held its short -term policy interest rate.  at negative 0.1% after a …

10-year yields highest since 2011 before expected Fed rate hike

Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields jumped to their highest level since 2011 on Monday as investors adjusted for the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will hike rates higher and for longer than previously expected as inflation remains near multi-decade highs. Data last week showed higher-than-expected consumer prices in August, dashing hopes that the worst of rising price pressures …

Adani Group raises $250 million in debt to support airport expansion at six locations

Mumbai International Airport

Adani Group stated on Monday that it has raised $250 million in three-year debt from Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank for capital expenditure at six airports managed through a public-private partnership. According to the firm, the consortium has the option to raise an additional $200 million through the existing facility. The Adani group owns …

HDFC to sell 10% stake in HDFC Capital Advisors to ADIA for Rs 184 cr

HDFC to sell 10% stake

Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd has entered into a binding agreement to sell a 10 percent stake in HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for Rs 184 crore. HDFC Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HDFC and is in the business of managing private equity funds focused on the …

Bharti Airtel acquires strategic stake in Blockchain-tech startup Aqilliz

Bharti Airtel acquires strategic

Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has acquired a strategic stake in Singapore-based Blockchain platform Aqilliz for an undisclosed sum. Airtel aims to deploy Aqilliz’s Blockchain technologies at scale across its fast-growing tech (Airtel Ads), digital entertainment (Wynk Music & Airtel Xstream) and digital marketplace (Airtel Thanks App) offerings. “Blockchain technology is maturing and we see its application across areas …

Yatra.com partners Cleartrip to offer wider hotel inventory to customers

Yatra.com partners Cleartrip to offer wider

Online travel company Yatra Online on Monday announced its partnership with Cleartrip, owned by the Flipkart Group, to offer a wider hotel inventory to its customers. This strategic association between Yatra and Cleartrip, both leading brands in the online travel space in India, aims to provide a boost to the entire hospitality and travel ecosystem …

Hyundai suffers backlash in India after Pakistani partner tweets on Kashmir

Hyundai suffers backlash in India

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor faced calls on Monday for a boycott of its cars from Indians incensed over a tweet from the account of its Pakistan partner that expressed solidarity for the people of the disputed territory of Kashmir. The row erupted on Sunday, a day after Pakistan marked the annual Kashmir Solidarity Day and …