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How ‘America First’ could turn into to ‘India First’

What is an H-1B visa? America is great because of its willingness to accept talented immigrants. That's what Nandan Nilekani, the billionaire co-founder of Infosys Technologies, would tell President Trump if he had the opportunity. "If you really want to keep the U.S. … globally competitive, you should be open to overseas talent," Nilekani said on the sidelines
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China planning ‘aircraft-carrier-size’ investment banks

SHANGHAI • China is now on a mission to create "aircraft-carrier-size" investment banks to take on the giants of Wall Street. As the nation prepares to fully open its US$45 trillion (S$61 trillion) financial industry to foreign competition next year, policymakers and regulators are pushing to beef up its own players to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Goldman
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Iran curbs internet before possible new protests – reports

Business Iran's authorities have restricted mobile internet access in several provinces, an Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday, a day before new protests were expected to kick off following calls for demonstrations on social media. FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria