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Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 09, 2018

The World Bank will release the 2018 edition of the ease of doing business survey. The government is betting on significant improvement in ranking on the back of reforms taken to improve the efficiency in granting construction permits, starting a business and resolving insolvency. The ranking plays a key role in helping foreign investors decide where to invest.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will arrive in New Delhi on a two-day visit as India and Singapore exchange a series of ministerial visits in November. During his visit, he will call on Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Balakrishnan will also address the Singapore Symposium on the current state of bilateral relations, India’s importance and role in the region, and ways in which Singapore can continue to catalyse greater Indian engagement with the Association of South East Asian Nations.

The US Federal Reserve’s two-day meet will begin today. Even as the Fed is widely expected to keep the interest rates unchanged, President Donald Trump's decision on who will replace Janet Yellen, whose term as chair expires in February, will also be a matter of great interest for all concerned.

HMD Global will likely launch the Nokia 2 or Nokia 7 or both in India. While the Nokia 2 is seen as a budget phone, the Nokia 7 appears to be a mid-segment phone. The company is looking to emerge a top player in the country over the next 3-5 years.

In the Women's Asia Cup Hockey tournament, in Kakamigahara, Japan, India will play against Malaysia in their last pool match. India dished out an all-round performance to stun China 4-1 and register their second consecutive victory on Sunday. India had defeated Singapore 10-0 in their tournament opener.

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Published on October 31, 2017
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