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Category archives: Business

Bloodbath Across Indian Stock Markets, All Eyes On RBI Rate Action

It’s a downward slide in the stock markets. You have levels being flashed one after the other. The Sensex tanks close to the 35000 mark and the Nifty dipped lower below 10,550. The chartists are flashing red flags about moving averages crumbling and the average investor worrying about their savings. The Bank Of America Merrill  Lynch says a storm is brewing across the Indian stock markets and they have taken […]

Trump, Abe agree two-way trade talks, Japan dodges US auto tariffs

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs, seen as a major threat to the export-dependent economy. In a joint statement, the two countries said the talks “will respect positions of the other government,” drawing lines on autos and Japan’s agriculture sector. Trump has made clear he is unhappy […]

The Hire And Fire Principle

I believe that we need to walk the talk that we always preach about. If we want someone to imbibe our values, we ourselves must have embodied those values. As a Take Charge expert and an empowerment coach, I have come across many people who have stunning ideas, tools, and systems which they spent a lot of time to bring to perfection. But these geniuses don’t succeed in a larger […]

Protecting Democracy Is An Arms Race – By Mark Zuckerberg

When you build services that connect billions of people across countries and cultures, you’re going to see all of the good that humanity can do, and you’re also going to see people try to abuse those services in every way possible. Our responsibility at Facebook is to amplify the good and mitigate the bad. This is especially true when it comes to elections. Free and fair elections are the heart […]

Note-ban, GST pulled down credit to MSMEs, dented exports: RBI study

An RBI study has found that the controversial note-ban imposed in November 2016 has led to further decline in the already falling credit to the MSME sector, while GST roll-out has not made any significant positive impact on overall credit to the sector but has deeply dented their exports. The credit disbursal to the MSME sector has, however recovered a tad since the lows of 2017 to reach the mid-2015 […]

Jio Phone 2 registrations to start on August 15: How to book, offers, price, specifications, etc

Reliance JioPhone 2 will be available on August 15. The advanced 4G phone offers a slew of interesting features including a physical keyboard and WhatsApp support for Rs 2,999. JioPhone 2 is a successor to last year’s mega-hit – JioPhone. JioPhone 2 was announced last month at Reliance Industries annual AGM. While prospective buyers had to wait for weeks to register and purchase the original JioPhone last year, this time […]

Sweden to India: How a Cup of Masala Chai Fuelled IKEA’s Journey to Hyderabad!

Founded in 1943 by Swede Ingvar Kamprad and headquartered in the Netherlands, furniture giant IKEA makes revenue worth €38.3 billion with 411 outlets in 49 countries. Deemed as the world’s largest furniture dealer, IKEA has finally set up its first-ever store on a 13-acre campus in HITEC city, Hyderabad. And while the numerous conversations CEO of IKEA India Juvencio Maeztu had with Indian biggies may be credited for the 2012 […]

Independence Day online sale: Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm offer big discounts

The e-commerce industry has come up with various offers and discounts for Independence Day. Popular online shopping destinations Flipkart and Amazon, in competition to each other, have rolled out discount offers for its customers during the festive season. The sale by Amazon will continue for four days, i.e. from August 9 till August 12. Flipkart on the other hand will attract customers through its three-day sale. Amazon sale As per […]

7 businesses which will never need an office

Are you ready to start your own business, but not quite ready to invest money in rent or lease for an office space? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Not all businesses need plush offices to succeed. Some just require a great entrepreneur who is willing to put in the hard work and long hours. There are plenty of business options for people who want to be solopreneurs and keep […]

Banks collect Rs 5,000 cr from customers in FY18 for not maintaining minimum account balance

As many as 21 public sector banks and three major private sector lenders collected a whopping Rs 5,000 crore from customers for non-maintenance of minimum balance in their accounts in 2017-18, according to banking data. India’s largest lender State Bank of India, which suffered a staggering net loss of Rs 6,547 crore during 2017-18, led the pack in penalising its customers for not maintaining minimum account balance. The government-owned SBI, […]