18 This 32-inch TV has built-in Amazon Fire TV smarts, and an Alexa-powered remote to go with it. Best Buy To my thinking, any TV you buy today should have either Amazon Fire TV or Roku built in. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay a premium for those awesome “smart” interfaces.Proof positive: Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy once again has the Insignia 32-inch LED TV with built-in Fire TV for just $99.99 (plus tax). That’s $70 off the regular price, and a repeat of a sale from about a month ago.See it at Best BuySo, Fire TV or Roku? The latter gets more attention these days, but Fire TV is arguably just as good and may be even better. It affords most of the same streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. (Alas, if you want YouTube, you have to access it via a web-browser app.) And it comes with an Alexa-enabled remote, so you can bark orders at the TV.Fire TV also affords access to various Alexa skills and a huge library of Amazon apps. For example, you could play the excellent party game Quiplash — something Roku can’t do. Read more: The best TVs for 2019There’s a built-in tuner should you wish to connect an antenna, and three HDMI inputs for things like cable boxes and game consoles.Here’s the only real hedge: The TV tops out at 720p (that is, 1,366×768-pixel) resolution, meaning it’s definitely not suited for computer use. Some would also argue that 720p is a bit low for a 32-inch screen. I’d say it’s the cutoff point: Anything larger and you’ll definitely want 1080p. But here it’s probably sufficient.Indeed, look no further than the 1,300-plus customer ratings, which average out to 4.6 stars. Few people appear to have an issue with the 720p resolution.Your thoughts? TVs Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Best Buy Amazon Fire TV News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV Comments 15 Photos Originally published on April 5, 2019.Update, May 10: Item is back on sale.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The Cheapskate Tags Share your voice Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming 7 best TVs under $1,000
China is expected to continue devaluing its currency in the coming months, a move that raised concerns about a possible global currency war and recovery of global economy.”Now, if you ask me — will China further make market move for weakening its currency; my answer would be – yes. China could do that going forward based on its exchange rate,” said Ian Stannard, executive director and head of European currency strategy at Morgan Stanley.Chinese authorities unexpectedly devalued the country’s exchange rate on Tuesday so as to revive the slowing economic activity in the country. China allowed the currency to fall further on Wednesday.”If you look at economic data points in China —it has weakened significantly in some cases, hence you can make a point that the currency was overvalued,” he told The Economic Times.A devaluation of yuan will help China boost its slumping exports as a cheaper yuan will make its exports more competitive in the overseas markets. China’s exports fell 8.3% in July and a deflationary trend in producer prices persisted for a fourth straight year.Growth in the world’s second largest economy is estimated to touch a 25-year low, although its official target of 7% set for this year has been met.However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomed the devaluation of yuan by China.”Beijing should aim to achieve an effectively floating exchange rate within two to three years,” IMF told Reuters.The Indian rupee slid to a two-year low, taking a cue from depreciation in currencies of other emerging markets, following China’s devaluation move. China’s exchange rate reforms also weighed on the domestic stock markets and commodities.Easing concerns over further depreciation in the domestic currency, Ian said “rupee is likely to remain stable relative to other currencies despite volatility in global currency markets.””Other currencies from countries like Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan have a bearish case. I expect the Indian rupee to trade around current levels as I expect fundamentals to improve,” he added.
Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline as per market share, is currently in talks with lender banks to raise as much as $180 million in loans. The airline was planning to raise $150 million, but that amount could rise by $30 million owing to demand, Reuters reported.The Jet Airways stock was trading at Rs. 550.80 at around 9:20 a.m. on Friday, down 0.89 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.The Mumbai-based carrier saw its market share go up to 16.1 percent in May from 15.9 percent during the month of April.Jet Airways, which is partly owned by Etihad Airways (based out of Abu Dhabi), reported its first annual profit in nine years for the quarter that ended in March 2016. The company made net profit of Rs. 397.16 against a net loss of Rs. 1,728.99 crore. During the first three months of the year, the total income from Jet Airways jumped 3.57 percent year-on-year to Rs. 5,245.28 crore when compared to Rs. 5,064.52 crore from a year ago, the Financial Express reported.Last month, Jet airways had announced special low fares for travellers to beat what is considered to be a lean season in aviation business. The carrier has announced 20 percent discount on business and economy class on base fares on its domestic network for a limited time period.The limited period discount offer was applicable on tickets booked between June 2 to 6 for travel between June 25 and September 30.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]