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India's Bollywood plays starring role in Modi's re-election bid

10 Apr 2019

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Early this year, a dozen of Bollywood's biggest names took a private jet from India's film capital of Mumbai to New Delhi for a private audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | Video

UPDATE 1-India's Bollywood plays starring role in Modi's re-election bid

10 Apr 2019

MUMBAI/BENGALURU, April 10 Early this year, a dozen of Bollywood's biggest names took a private jet from India's film capital of Mumbai to New Delhi for a private audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Murphy Oil sells Malaysia assets to PTTEP for $2.1 billion, turns toward home

22 Mar 2019

Murphy Oil Corp is exiting Malaysia with a $2.13 billion sale of its oil and gas assets there to Thailand's PTTEP and said it will use the proceeds to pay down debt, buy back shares and fund potential deals in the United States.

Kraft Heinz discloses SEC probe, $15 billion write-down; shares dive 20 percent

22 Feb 2019

Shares of Kraft Heinz Co slumped 20 percent late on Thursday after the food company posted a quarterly loss, disclosed an SEC investigation and wrote down the value of its iconic Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands as it highlighted the tough environment for the packaged food industry.

Exit of Flipkart CEO adds to fears in Corporate India about sexual misconduct

15 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU In 2015, when Antony Alex pitched his training products for tackling sexual harassment in the workplace, large and small businesses in India mostly turned him away saying it was not worth the investment.

Bombardier to cut 5,000 jobs, sell units; share dive on cash flow worries

08 Nov 2018

Bombardier Inc said on Thursday it would sell two businesses for around $900 million (£689 million) and cut 5,000 jobs and as it expands its stronger corporate jet and rail divisions, but the company's shares fell as much as 26 percent on a disappointing free cash flow forecast.

Higher prices, lending curbs dim Diwali festival for Indian retailers

06 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU Higher prices, lending curbs and a move to online shopping are denting the cheer for Indian retailers at this year's Diwali Hindu festival, with lackluster sales for high-end items ranging from iPhones to cars and even gold.

ConocoPhillips and Venezuela's PDVSA reach $2 billion settlement

21 Aug 2018

U.S. producer ConocoPhillips and Venezuela's PDVSA have reached a payment agreement over a $2 billion arbitration, the companies said on Monday, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run company from exporting oil from most of its key Caribbean facilities.

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