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Indian tycoon prepares Jio Platforms for overseas IPO

Bloomberg Reliance Industries Ltd is working with banks on early preparations for an overseas listing of its digital and wireless business, people with knowledge of the matter said, after the unit attracted more than $10 billion of investment in a month. The conglomerate backed by Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, ...

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China recovery race creates ‘rare trade’

Bloomberg China’s race to restore normality has opened up a rare opportunity to profit from shipping aluminum into the country, which is typically burdened by excess supply of the metal. The theoretical margin from importing aluminum into China jumped to the highest level since 2016, according to Bloomberg calculations based ...

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S’pore economy faces worst contraction since independence

Bloomberg Singapore’s economy is facing its worst contraction since independence more than a half-century ago as the coronavirus outbreak and measures to contain it pummel the trade-reliant city-state. The government expects gross domestic product to shrink 4% to 7% this year, down from a previous forecast of a 1%-4% contraction, ...

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‘Euro-area economy closer to ECB’s worst-case estimates’

Bloomberg The euro-area economy is facing a contraction this year in line with the European Central Bank’s (ECB) more pessimistic forecasts, according to Christine Lagarde. Output in the region is likely to shrink between 8% to 12%, the ECB president said in an online question-and-answer session targeted at European youth. ...

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Macron to inject $9bn into ailing car industry

Bloomberg President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a raft of measures aimed at reviving France’s struggling car industry and drawing manufacturing back to local factories. The plan includes incentives for the purchase of electric cars, cash-for-clunkers to encourage consumers to trade in older, more polluting cars and subsidies for struggling car-parts makers. ...

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