But an indoors grand slam looks some distance away, although McEnroe favours the idea. “It (an indoors grand slam) would be a tremendous addition to the sport,” said McEnroe on the call. How about a ‘best-of-3 sets’ to help the players in case the smoke gets too much? “I don’t see that happening. The grand slams, three of the four, have already introduced tie-breaks in the final set; I can’t figure out why the French Open hasn’t still done it. So that has shortened the matches a bit. But the top men’s players, I don’t think they would like the idea of best-of-3 sets; a best-of-5 set scenario decreases the chances of something bad happening to them,” said McEnroe. … [Read more...] about Australian Open: Serena’s record pursuit and an aging Federer’s search for crowning glory
For a subject as strategic as reviving the economy, one may need to look at the macro level. In the United States, the rise in demand was an outcome of not just the tax cut but an increase in domestic demand aided by lower personal taxes, which has been a talking point in India for the past few budgets now. … [Read more...] about Budget 2020: What next after the corporate tax cut?
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The mobilisation of domestic resources for infrastructure would require special attention in addition to incentives for overseas investors too, mainly because of the peculiar nature of these projects, where the fruition lag is very large and the returns may be relatively smaller. It may be worthwhile issuing special instruments to raise funds for these projects. … [Read more...] about Budget 2020: ‘Market may have already priced in a fiscal slippage of 30 bps’
The WSJ says Amazon envisions having the terminal located in stores where people often frequent for repeat purchases, like coffee shops, fast-food joints, and grocery stores. I know—Amazon doesn’t own coffee shops or fast-food restaurants (they do own Whole Foods), so what benefit would Amazon get out of having their hand payment readers in third-party stores and retailers? Customer data about where, how often, and what people shop for, which Amazon would then use to better target those customers with ads for products they buy on the company’s website. … [Read more...] about Amazon wants you to use your hand to pay for things at third-party retailers