India’s annual growth slows to 7.1%

India’s growth slowed to 7.1 percent last year, according to official data released Wednesday, weaker than analysts expected but still the fastest rate of any major economy. GDP growth for the 12 months ended March 31 was well below a revised figure of eight percent for the previous year, and follows the government’s shock move […]

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Five things to understand US-German trade relations

As the relationship between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be getting tense, here are some things you should probably know about their countries’ economic relationship. A brewing diplomatic crisis between the United States and Germany has its roots in President Donald Trump’s frequent criticism of the large US trade […]


Airbnb co-founder: We’ve learned to avoid a ‘confrontational kind of stance’ with regulators

With fellow “sharing economy” company Uber under fire, Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk said his company is trying to maintain positive relationships with regulators. When asked if he was following the management mishaps at Uber, Blecharczyk noted that Airbnb has “very good partnerships” with lots of cities. “I think we’ve always thought that it’s important to […]