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What Is a Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP)?

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Boris Johnson expected to order lockdown for England as COVID-19 cases top 1 million

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to order England back into a national lockdown as the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million...

View: India needs to have a plan ready to work with Biden if he gets voted to Oval office

By Sreeram Chaulia With emotions running high as the US presidential election climaxes, India needs to adopt a cool and considered attitude to further the...

Bihar elections: The alphabet soup in Bihar

Citizens of Bihar are reluctant to disclose their voting preference. “Jo jeet raha hai ussi ko na vote denge (we will vote for whoever is...

BRICS Biz Forum favours coordination between business, govts & civil society to push growth

BRICS Business Forum, which is the key annual event of the BRICS Business Council, was held in the format of a video conference under the...

IPL 2020: Clinical SRH beat RCB by 5 wickets to keep play-off hopes alive

Sharjah: Pushed to the wall, Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets and stay alive in the Indian...

Jeremy Grantham: Grantham’s 10 tips for investment success in both good & bad times

Famed value investor Jeremy Grantham says the best returns on investments do not come from taking biggest risks, but from buying cheapest assets. He says...

Joe Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President...

Europe risks a new economic downturn as lockdowns return

By Jack Ewing FRANKFURT, GERMANY: On paper the European economy is snapping back smartly from the pandemic, growing more in the third quarter than it...

‘Volatile’ voters could still decide the election. They tend to dislike Trump

By Giovanni Russonello John Holland, 74, is proud to call himself a political independent, and he has always made a point of voting for the...

ICICI Bank Q2 takeaways: Record profit, prudent provisioning & more

NEW DELHI: A record net profit, an improvement in asset quality, a fall in sequential provisioning, recovery in disbursements to pre-Covid levels, soft NIM and...

Critical analysis, assessment paved the way for success of PSLVs, GSLVs: K Kasturirangan

Analysing the failures of augmented satellite launch vehicles besides addressing the technology and quality issues paved the way for success of the present generation of...

ICICI Bank Q2 results: Net profit jumps six-fold to Rs 4,251 crore; NII rises 16% to Rs 9,366 crore

NEW DELHI: ICICI Bank on Saturday reported a six-fold jump in its net profit at Rs 4,251 crore for the September quarter. The private lender...

Central leadership will decide on participating in Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration: J&K Congress

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Saturday said it would take a call on participating in the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) after...

Stock Market: What if stocks don’t always go up? Advice for millennials

By Chris Bryant When the history of the modern financial era is written, there’s one comment that’s almost certain to merit inclusion: “Stocks only go...

After hill stations, beaches now set to welcome visitors in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The panoramic beaches of Kerala, one of the most sought after destinations of holidayers visiting the state, are all set to reopen on Sunday...

New MF riskometer: How the new riskometer will alter things for mutual fund investors

Any directive communication, be it the traffic signal or the warning on a packet of cigarettes, is based on a logic. To what extent it...

Joe Biden’s clean-energy ‘revolution’ faces challenge to match fossil-fuel jobs, pay

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seeking to allay concerns that his plan to fight climate change would harm the economy, has promised a...

market outlook: US polls, Europe lockdowns to keep markets choppy with negative bias

Mr Market reacted negatively to the news of a second wave of virus infections in the European countries, leading to a second lockdown in Germany...

Busy agenda for Joe Biden’s first 100 days if elected president

WASHINGTON: Every candidate in the heat of a US presidential campaign talks up their goals for the first 100 days in office and Joe Biden,...

Johnson & Johnson plans to test its COVID-19 vaccine in ages 12-18 soon

NEW YORK: Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in youths aged 12 to 18 as soon as possible, and the...

MEA to brief ambassadors accredited to India on Modi govt Covid response, vaccine development

New Delhi: In an unprecedented exercise, India’s ministry of external Affairs (MEA) will brief all ambassadors accredited to India next week about the Modi government’s...

BrahMos: India test-fires air launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

New Delhi: In a display of its growing combat prowess, the Indian Air Force on Friday successfully test-fired an air launched version of the BrahMos...

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals batsmen click as unit to beat KXIP by 7 wickets

Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes stole the limelight from Chris Gayle as Rajasthan Royals clicked as a unit to beat Kings XI Punjab by seven...

Guns and Poses: Weapon sales rocket up in US as election day nears

(This story originally appeared in on Oct 30, 2020) WASHINGTON: Wal-Mart stores across America are removing guns and ammunitions from its sales floors amid rising...