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Reform or perish: FM Jaitley's message to states

Reform or perish: FM Jaitley's message to states

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday called upon states to reform to attract investment, saying investors do not like policy paralysis and prefer destinations that offer more favourable business and political environment.

 

EU leaders warn over 'unacceptable' UK reform demands

EU leaders warn over 'unacceptable' UK reform demands

French President Francois Hollande led EU opposition at a summit today to "unacceptable" demands by British Prime Minister David Cameron for reforms of the bloc.

International creditors back in Athens to review reforms

International creditors back in Athens to review reforms

Greece's international creditors held talks early Wednesday with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to review progress on reforms demanded from the debt-ridden government in exchange for bailout funds.

Expecting quick reforms in India unrealistic: US

Expecting quick reforms in India unrealistic: US

India has made steady progress on several areas of critical reforms but the notion that all problems will be addressed quickly would be "naive" and "unrealistic" as it could have a political component, a top US trade official said Tuesday.

China plans new push to reform state firms: Reports

China plans new push to reform state firms: Reports

China is preparing to unveil broad reforms for state-owned companies which will see some firms shut and others introduce more diversified ownership, according to media reports, in moves one analyst called a "game-changer".

FIFA reform chief explains comments on US justice, soccer

FIFA reform chief explains comments on US justice, soccer

FIFA`s reform chief meant no offence to United States authorities when he questioned why they were investigating corruption in football, he said on Thursday.

Scam versus scam politics stalls India's reform agenda

Since the monsoon sitting of parliament began on Tuesday, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the main opposition Congress party have been trying to outdo each other with accusations of who is the most corrupt.

Greece creditors `satisfied` with new reform vote

Greece`s international creditors are satisfied with the Greek parliament`s adoption Thursday of a second batch of reforms needed to unlock another bailout for the cash-strapped country, an EU official said.

Greece races against clock to submit reform proposal

Greece submitted a request for aid from Europe's bailout fund today, and is rushing to detail a plan of economic reforms that creditors want to see this week if they are to save the country from financial collapse and keep it in Europe's joint currency.

EU leaders warn David Cameron on reform drive

British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces a tough negotiation ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc.

David Cameron's EU reform drive sidelined at tense summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at an EU summit in Brussels Thursday to find his referendum reform push sidelined by twin crises over Greece and migration.

India seeks better ranking on World Bank's 'ease of biz' list

Pitching for a better ranking on ease of doing business for India, government officials Tuesday apprised the World Bank about various reform measures taken in the past one year including relaxation in company laws.

Greece delivers reform plan to EU, warns on cost of failure

Greece handed its creditors new proposals on unlocking funds to keep the country from default, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras offering hope for a deal and warning the cost of failure would be enormous.

US man held as teen at Rikers without trial kills himself

An American man held for nearly three years as a teenager without trial at a notorious New York prison who later inspired efforts to reform the complex has committed suicide, officials said Monday.

Alexis Tsipras urges EU leaders to `avoid division` in Greek reform talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday urged fellow European leaders to be realistic in their demands for Greek reforms to avoid sowing "division" in the bloc.

David Cameron meets EU leaders on referendum reform push

David Cameron started a two-day tour of European capitals Thursday in a bid to secure EU reforms as his government published a law paving the way for a vote on whether Britain should leave.

IMF`s Lagarde: Bankers` pay needs reform

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde called Wednesday for more reform to bankers` compensation, saying they are still encouraged by their pay packages to take too much risk.

EU urges Greece to "stop wasting time" on reform

The head of euro zone finance ministers urged Greece on Monday to "stop wasting time" and buckle down to serious talks and implementation of a reform programme to secure urgently needed fresh funds from its international creditors.

Investments set to rise significantly in coming days: Arun Jaitley

Banking on the steps taken to revive the domestic economy in last seven months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said investments are significantly going to move up in coming days.

28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games

28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games

A 28-sport cap has reportedly been dropped as part of a 40-point action plan for future summer Olympics in order to revamp the sporting showpiece.