Tag Archives: State

Valiant Entertainment: State of the Publisher 2017

Since coming onto the scene in 2012 in an unprecedented relaunch of what was an all-but-defunct set of properties, Valiant Entertainment hasn’t taken its foot off the gas. They’ve had events, critical acclaim and sales success that put them on the map as the third-largest shared superhero universe in just a few short years. Now they have a big-time movie ... Read More »

Internet angrily reminds Jeff Sessions that Hawaii is in fact a state

They fly the American flag in Hawaii. You can pay for things there with U.S. currency. If you’re American, don’t need a passport to visit. That’s because it’s part of the United States of America — not that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to care. Earlier this week on a conservative talk show, grumbling about a district judge in ... Read More »

State Bank Of India Cuts Lending Rate By 0.9% Across Maturities

Mumbai: State Bank of India, the country’s biggest lender by assets, said on Sunday it had cut its lending rates by 90 basis points for maturities ranging from overnight to three-year tenures, after experiencing a surge in deposits. After the move, its so-called overnight marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) fell to 7.75 per cent from 8.65 per cent, ... Read More »

Samsung Slammed by Chinese State TV Over Galaxy Note 7 Recall ‘Discrimination’

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co for what it said was “discrimination” against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries. In a commentary piece posted on its website on Thursday evening, CCTV said Samsung’s behaviour in China after the September 2 recall of ... Read More »

Iran to Allow iPhone Imports: State Media

Iran is preparing to allow local companies to import iPhones for the first time to try to curb the huge market in smuggled Apple products, state media reported Thursday. The trade ministry has requested licences from the country’s Trade Promotion Organisation for nine Iranian companies to import iPhones, according to the Tasnim news agency. Unofficial Apple stores are common in ... Read More »

Apple’s Battle With FBI Underscores Android’s Poor State of Encryption: Report

Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month backed Apple in its ongoing fight with FBI over encryption. While privacy advocates welcomed Pichai’s stand on supporting Apple, they are still concerned about the poor state of encryption on Android devices. According to estimates, fewer than 10 percent of Android phones are encrypted. If San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was using an ... Read More »

Bad Loan Clean-Up Takes Toll on State Banks’ Earnings

Mumbai: Four state-run banks reported a spike in bad loans and provisions for sour debt on Tuesday after a clean-up exercise ordered by their regulator, sending three of them to net losses for the fiscal third quarter. Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s fourth-biggest state-run lender by assets, posted a 93 per cent fall in December-quarter profit, and said it expected ... Read More »