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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. The deal includes a large purchase of shares from existing Uber investors and employees at a discounted valuation for the company of $48 billion, a ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz to overtake BMW as largest premium carmaker

Mercedes-Benz is expected to reach its goal of becoming the largest premium carmaker four years early – a feat achieved, ironically, only after it stopped chasing market share and focused on making stylish high-tech cars loved by consumers. Introducing an elegant, sporty design and establishing itself as a pioneer in new technologies like autonomous driving has helped revive the Mercedes ... Read More »

U.S. consumer prices post largest gain in three years; housing starts up

U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in more than three years in April as gasoline and rents rose, pointing to a steady inflation build-up that could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to raise interest rates later this year. Other data on Tuesday showed housing starts rose more than expected last month, with builders ramping up the construction of single ... Read More »

India world’s largest recipient of remittances in 2015: World Bank

India remained the world’s largest recipient of remittancesfrom abroad in 2015, despite a $1 billion drop from the previous year, the first such decline since 2009, the World Bank said on Thursday. It attributed the decline to the impact of falling oil prices on remittances from the Gulf countries and depreciation of major sending country currencies. In 2015, the country ... Read More »