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Foxconn Says Cautiously Resuming China Output, Warns Coronavirus Will Hit Revenue

Apple iPhone maker Foxconn said on Thursday it is cautiously restarting production at its main plants in China and warned revenue will be hurt this year by the coronavirus epidemic. The statement comes just days after Apple rescinded its March quarter sales guidance, saying factories in China have been slower to get back to work …

Politics

Inflation likely hit a near six-year high in January: Report

BENGALURU: Retail inflation likely rose to a near six-year peak in January as food prices stayed high, according to a small majority of economists in a Reuters poll, which may persuade the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to keep interest rates on hold in the coming months. The February 5-7 poll consensus of more than …

Politics

200% import duty hike to hit toy business in India: Importers

KOLKATA: More than a one lakh retailers across the country will be hit by 200 per cent import duty hike, toy importers, who went on strike on Saturday, said. The Centre, in the Union Budget, has proposed raising the import duty on toys from 20 per cent to 60 per cent from the next fiscal, …

Health

Shreyas Iyer 1st Indian No.4 to hit ODI hundred outside India in 4 years

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: On Wednesday, Shreyas Iyer joined a select list of India No.4 batsmen who have hit a hundred in ODIs with Ambati Rayudu being the last one to do so – in October 2018. Shreyas Iyer socred 103 runs off 107 balls batting at No.4 in Hamilton vs New Zealand …

General

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits coronavirus hit Wuhan as death toll climbs to 80

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the coronavirus hit Wuhan city on Monday, the first such trip by a top leader as the death toll climbed to 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. Li arrived in Wuhan to inspect the epidemic control and prevention work, state-run China Daily reported. He heads the high-powered group of the ruling …

Politics

Coronavirus likely to hit business in India; mobile, TV companies fear disruption

NEW DELHI: India may lose business worth millions of dollars due to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. The scare around the virus — as cases spread — as well as precautions threaten to disrupt supply of components and availability and launch of mobiles phones, televisions and other electronics products. The parts pipeline of top brands such …

Politics

‘AdWise’ workplace counselling: No induction, yet boss expects me to hit the ground running’

Question: I recently joined a company in a role that is completely different from the one I previously handled. There was no induction as my boss said he didn’t believe in orientation and that I should learn on the job. While this didn’t seem like a bad idea at first, it has become a nightmare …