Business

Stage set for battle of giants over India’s e-tail market

Stage set for battle of giants over India’s e-ta...

October 19, 2020

As Mukesh Ambani stitches series of deals to establish market leadership in India’s e-commerce and retail market, rivals, notably Amazon and Walmart, are not likely to stand by and watch.

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Tanishq buckles under, while Bajaj & Parle G stand firm

Tanishq buckles under, while Bajaj & Parle G ...

October 15, 2020

Recently two contrasting images of how corporate India responds to social issues facing the country emerged. While Bajaj Group and Parle Products decided to withdraw advertising from television channels spreading hatred and fake news, Tanishq, part of the once-venerated Tata Grou...

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H1B Visa Ban: Time for Indian IT firms to move beyond low hanging fruits

H1B Visa Ban: Time for Indian IT firms to move bey...

October 8, 2020

For the last five quarters, the results of the Indian IT firms, key drivers of the country’s stock markets, have depended upon mood swings of the highly temperamental and unpredictable President of the United States Donald Trump. Ever since he began targeting the relatively sma...

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Travel agents’ association unhappy with SC ruling on airline refunds

Travel agents’ association unhappy with SC r...

October 6, 2020

Hundreds of Indian travel agents are staring at total collapse as airlines keep sitting on refunds of billions of rupees in cancelled tickets.

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Google, Paytm spat a precursor to several more

Google, Paytm spat a precursor to several more

September 22, 2020

On September 19, Google suddenly removed from its Play Store the online payment application, Paytm, country’s largest digital payments company, citing breach of its anti-gambling policy. It also dropped Paytm fantasy gaming app, Paytm Games First, hours before start of the firs...

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Industries that pipped the pandemic

Industries that pipped the pandemic

September 20, 2020

“I stopped taking food from local tiffin service since April. I switched to ordering from Swiggy regularly as it assured me of following all possible safety and hygiene measures including the body temperature of the delivery person and cleanliness rating of the restaurant I ord...

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Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

Why India should not rush into a free trade deal w...

September 15, 2020

Last week the UK and Japan announced that they had reached a bilateral free trade agreement that would govern their trade ties from the year 2020 when the UK completed its exit from the European Union and hence also exited the ambit of the EU-Japan trade pact. Both the countries ...

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Pandemic to cloud Indian automobile market despite August uptick

Pandemic to cloud Indian automobile market despite...

September 12, 2020

On Thursday, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said that the passenger vehicle sales in August stood at 215,916 units, a rise of 14 pc as compared to August 2019, ending a 9-month long losing streak that had clouded the mood in the world’s fourth largest automob...

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Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from ecology to economy

Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from e...

September 8, 2020

Euphoria over clean environment during lockdown is replaced with despair as pollution levels soar again & leaders look for economic recovery at all costs, especially cost of environment.

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India’s GDP meltdown: Unprecedented but not unforeseen

India’s GDP meltdown: Unprecedented but not unfo...

August 31, 2020

The only shock about India’s first quarter GDP numbers is the extent to which the economy has tanked. However, it may not be enough to shake Nirmala Sitharaman out of her stupor. Finally, the cat’s out of the bag. It’s official and on record. The catastrophic drop of 23.9 p...

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