Children in the playground at Trinity St Mary’s Church of England primary school in Wandsworth, south London. Photograph: Richard Saker/The Observer Headteacher Paul Stubbings knows that the pupils at his west London comprehensive school have the right to a free, fully funded state education. Yet he spends a quarter ofRead More →

BENGALURU: Digital payments company Paytm today announced plans to expand its education services by “building and facilitating everything that is needed by students, parents and government job aspirants”. According to a press statement, Paytm is doing so by “partnering with private and government institutions to offer a full bouquet of services across payments,Read More →

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, under pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from which Pakistan is seeking a USD 6-billion bailout package, has disclosed every type of loans that Islamabad has received from its all-weather ally, the Express Tribune reported. According to the finance ministry’s documents, foreign loan disbursementsRead More →

Reacting to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) 25 bps repo rate cut last week, the State Bank of India (SBI) announced a 5 basis points (bps) cut in its marginal cost-based lending rate (MCLR) across all tenors. This will come into effect from April 10, 2019. According to PTI, the revised one-year marginalRead More →

Cash-strapped Pakistan will receive over 2 billion US Dollars loan from China by Monday to provide a boost to its ailing economy. Pakistan’s Finance Ministry has announced that all procedural formalities for the transfer of the  2.1 billion US Dollars loan being provided by the Chinese government have been completed,Read More →

Shares of Jet AirwaysNSE 1.71 % rose as much as 4.8 per cent to Rs 255, the highest in over a month after a report said the debt-laden carrier has secured a loan of Rs 2,050 crore ($293.07 million) from Punjab National BankNSE 2.45 %. The airline has raised foreign currency term loans worth Rs 1,100Read More →

The e-commerce space is expected to grow at 27 percent CAGR, while the brick and mortar or offline retail will grow at 16 percent between 2017-2021, according to the research report ‘Customer Experience (CX) – The Epicentre of Retailing’ by ANAROCK Property Consultants. “With the new e-commerce policy in effect from early this month, online retailRead More →