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A wakeup call for Indian ports

Beirut Ammonium Nitrate Explosion is a wakeup call for Indian Ports. There is need to increase the level of risk awareness in handling and storing of chemicals and other hazardous goods. International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code has to be implemented with rigour and operational discipline rather than just looking

Reassuring re-start

Fighting for survival is not new to the industries of Tamil Nadu. The state and its entrepreneurs are known for their resilience. DEBATES MAY CONTINUE over the right and wrong of extending the lockdown. The country faces an unprecedented crisis: factories, offices, wholesalers, retailers and service providers have all been shut

Cheer on cheap gas prices

The big crash in the prices of crude oil and natural gas will bring humongous savings in India’s import bill. The country’s oil imports were estimated at 225 million tonnes (MT) in 2019-20 and import bill on petroleum products at $105 billion. In the coming year FY21, there can be

Walmart still at the top

Fortune magazine’s listing of the world’s largest companies underscores how Chinese companies are surging ahead. These have been growing bigger and are rapidly spreading their operations across the globe. This change has been taking place over the last decade and a half. For a couple of decades, American companies dominated the

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