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 According to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, the two leaders discussed the way forward in Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken discusses way forward in Afghanistan with Pak FM Qureshi

Sep 24, 2021

"A lot to focus on, starting with Afghanistan and the importance of our countries working together and going forward on Afghanistan," Blinken said during his meeting with Qureshi on Thursday in New York

"We are confident that our capacity expansion plan including the advanced 5nm semiconductor fab in Phoenix, Arizona", TSMC said

Working to overcome global chip shortage, says Taiwan's TSMC

Sep 24, 2021

"TSMC has been a strong partner in this effort, taking unprecedented actions to address this challenge," the company said in a statement

Evergrande now enters a 30-day grace period and it will default if that passes without payment.

Some Evergrande offshore bondholders not paid by Thursday due date US time

Sep 24, 2021

A deadline for paying $83.5 million in bond interest ended on Thursday without remark from Evergrande, whose mountain of debt has spooked world markets

Evergrande, China's second-biggest property developer, has $83.5 million in dollar-bond interest payments

Chinese authorities preparing for Evergrande's downfall: Report

Sep 24, 2021

The officials said local-level government agencies and state-owned enterprises have been instructed to step in only at the last minute should Evergrande fail to manage its affairs in an orderly fashion

Jim O'Neill, former chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and former UK treasury minister. Photo: Reuters

If China can't engage with India, it will be difficult to become a global player: Jim O'Neill

Sep 23, 2021

With favourable demographics, India is poised to be the third-largest economy in the world in the next 15 years, says Jim O'Neill, former chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

The company faces $83.5 million in dollar-bond interest payments due on Thursday on a $2 billion offshore bond. And more payments are coming due next week, with a $47.5 million dollar-bond interest payment due.

Evergrande reassures retail investors as key debt deadline mounts

Sep 23, 2021

Evergrande founder and chairman Hui Ka Yan urged his executives to ensure the quality delivery of properties and redemption of wealth management products held by millions of mainly retail investors

Harris spoke to Modi over the phone on June 3. This would be their first-ever in-person meeting, for which an hour has been scheduled, sources said.

Kamala Harris-PM Modi meet ''coming of age'' moment for Indian diaspora, says US VP’s home state newspaper

Sep 23, 2021

Harris is scheduled to meet Modi on Thursday, making history as the highest-ranking Indian-American to welcome the leader of a country that is becoming one of America’s most important allies, the Los Angeles Times newspaper said

On Thursday, Thailand updated the list of countries and territories from where travellers can enter the country under the "sandbox" program from 70 to 78

Thailand reopens for Indian travellers under 'Sandbox' program; check out details

Sep 23, 2021

The tourist hub is now allowing fully vaccinated visitors from 78 countries, including India. This is under Thailand's "sandbox" program, which lists out the conditions for travellers visiting the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

5 CEOs to call on PM Modi on Day 1 of US visit

Sep 22, 2021

Business heads of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics, and Blackstone will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning. PM Modi will hold separate meetings with each of them

  McDonald's is one of many restaurant chains aiming to reduce environmental harm from packaging and other products.

McDonald's Happy Meal toys to go green globally by end of 2025

Sep 22, 2021

The change involves swapping out a plastic figurine of Batman, for example, for one made with a dozen cardboard pieces that kids can put together themselves

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 75 cents, or 1.1%, to $71.24 a barrel at 0131 GMT, adding to a 35 cent gain from Tuesday.

Oil prices rise on decline in US crude stocks; Brent reaches $75.04 per barrel

Sep 22, 2021

U.S. crude stocks fell by 6.1 million barrels for the week ended Sept. 17, market sources said, citing figures from the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday