Australia finally clears Adani to mine one of the world’s largest coal reserves

The most divisive mining project in recent Australian history can finally break ground after the state of Queensland cleared the final regulatory hurdle on Thursday for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine. The approval of the project’s groundwater management marks the end of an almost 10-year wait, during which the proposed mine faced steady resistance by environmental groups. Local […]

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Global growth to weaken to 2.6% in 2019, substantial risks seen; India seen rising to 7.5% – World Bank

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Global economic growth is forecast to ease to a weaker-than-expected 2.6% in 2019 before inching up to 2.7% in 2020, the World Bank said, adding that growth in emerging market and developing economies is expected to stabilize next year as some countries move past periods of financial strain, but economic momentum remains weak. Emerging and […]

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COMMENTARY – Help clean up the air, Mr. Prime Minister

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One of the brightest spots in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government’s tenure has been India becoming the world’s fastest-growing energy market, fuelled in no small measure by an ambitious renewable energy program. Yet, the conundrum is that 15 of the world’s country most-polluted cities are also in India—a dubious distinction that can only become […]

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India to surpass China as world’s largest cotton producer: USDA

India will surpass China to become the world’s largest cotton producer in 2019-20 season, according to latest estimates from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). India’s cotton production during the season is forecast to increase by 3-million-bales to 28.5 million bales, while China is likely to produce 27.75 million bales. One bale is equivalent to […]

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