France’s Risk Premium Over Germany Closes at Highest Since 2012

Investors are demanding the biggest premium in over a decade to hold French bonds compared to safer German debt, as concerns mount that parties vying to win France’s upcoming legislative elections may further bloat public finances.

1 min read22 Jun 2024

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Keynes: In the long run, we’re all impressed by his relevance

The economist overturned the view that free-market capitalism achieves its own equilibrium. The Keynesian idea of fiscal stimulus had hauled the US out of its Great Depression before it fell out of favour in the 1980s, but the pandemic crisis revived it. Keynes was proven right again.

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In a first, FDA authorizes flavored vape products from Altria’s NJOY for sale

HEALTH-ECIGARETTES/ALTRIA GROUP (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-In a first, FDA authorizes flavored vape products from Altria’s NJOY for s

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A balanced life-cycle fund is in offing for NPS subscribers: PFRDA chief

The fund will be an additional option in the auto choice where equity allocation can be maximum up to 50%, but the tapering would start only after 45 years of age, says Deepak Mohanty

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Apple fixes Vision Pro bug that flooded user’s space with virtual objects

Apple fixes bug in Vision Pro system that allowed websites to inundate user’s space with virtual 3D objects. Security measures implemented to control access. Oversight in augmented reality feature led to potential exploit, now resolved.

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Why Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Is Visiting India Before China? | Explained

This visit, her second this month, holds significance as it marks the first incoming bilateral state visit by a foreign leader following the formation of India’s new government after the Lok Sabha 2024 elections. Invited by Modi, this visit aims to strengthen and broaden Bangladesh and India’s already strong ties, fostering cooperation and collaboration on various fronts.

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Will tight monetary policy curb growth? MPC members remain divided

Both Jayanth Varma and Ashima Goyal had voted for cutting interest rate and changing monetary policy stance at the June meeting, the eighth time the committee has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

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What to watch this week: ‘Back to Black’, ‘The Beast’ and more

‘Cocaine Bear’ delivers on its promise, Léa Seydoux mesmerizes in ‘The Beast’ and other titles to watch this week

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’PM Modi used BCG to...’: Karnataka minister defends hiring US-based consultant

The Congress-led Karnataka government reportedly hired the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to help with suggestions to boost its revenue. Karnataka BJP chief BY Vijayendra condemned move, saying it’s “akin to handing over the reins to the East India Company.”

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NASA captures first-ever rare alignment of stars in Serpens Nebula | See image

The National Agency of Space Administration (NASA) recently shared image of of a rare allignment of glas clouds in Serpens Nebula

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T20 WC 2024 India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma expected to make a comeback

India will face Bangladesh in a likely one-sided match. The latter has defeated India only once in the pair’s T20 history. Rohit Sharma is expected to make a comeback after showcasing poor form in the last few matches.

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Nifty Bank surges over 3% to mark biggest weekly gain in 2024

Nifty Bank index posted its best weekly gain in CY24, led by heavyweights. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and IndusInd Bank all concluded the week with gains ranging between 1.50% and 4.8%.

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