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BT Buzz: Who will fund India's mega COVID-19 vaccination?

Dec 31, 2020

Suffering poor financial health, Central government has not given a concrete answer on who will bear the cost of vaccinating Indians - Centre, states, or the people themselves

Agarwal's Vedanta currently has a market capitalisation of Rs 42,400 crore

BT Buzz: Can BPCL acquisition slingshot Anil Agarwal to Mukesh Ambani's league?

Nov 19, 2020

If Agarwal's Vedanta buys BPCL, it will pit him directly against Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani in the oil sector

The government's key argument behind the brobdingnagian task of simplifying the age-old labour laws in the country is to move towards formalisation of the huge informal sector that exists in the country today

BT Buzz: Less paper work, 12 working hours a day -- Decoding draft labour rules

Nov 23, 2020

As firms in India are expanding their footprint globally, they not only need to be competitive but also win the trust of both local and global customer and this will not be possible without following the best practices

BT Buzz: How to vaccinate against Bitcoin fever

Jan 12, 2021

The Bitcoin prices may have corrected about 25 per cent in last three days. It had shot through the roof over the last few months - from $6000-odd in April to $41,946.74 as on January 8, its all-time high. It hit a day's low of $30,549.60 on Monday

BT Buzz: How COVID vaccine development was shrunk from 10 years to just 1

Jan 05, 2021

There was immense pressure on governments to develop a vaccine at the earliest due to the destruction COVID-19 pandemic was unleashing. This led to a race among pharma companies to be the first to develop a vaccine

BT Buzz: Why Honda shelved Civic, CR-V, shuttered oldest factory in India

Dec 23, 2020

While the going has generally been tough in India's domestic passenger vehicle industry, even before the pandemic hit the economy, Honda's struggle for growth has predated that

The two new variants have affected Kent and South East England the most

Inside the COVID-19 mutant: The 'drift' of a virus

Dec 22, 2020

The UK has identified a fast-spreading new variant of coronavirus that is 70% more transmissible than existing strains. A similar mutation was also reported from South Africa and countries like Netherlands and Denmark

Shortage of semiconductors is set to impact India's automobile industry in Q4

BT Buzz: A $12 billion puzzle -- why auto industry cannot be Atmanirbhar

Dec 14, 2020

India's largest automotive component manufacturer Bosch said a surge in demand for semiconductors from the consumer electronics industry partly due to the rise in 5G connectivity has led to a demand supply gap in the global market

The limit for entire mutual fund industry has been kept at $7 billion by the regulator

BT Buzz: SEBI enhances limit for international funds - Should you invest?

Nov 23, 2020

After 9 months from the beginning of equity market meltdown, international mutual funds have outperformed most of the domestic diversified funds by a big margin

As per Sebi's 2017 asset allocation norms, the multicap schemes had to invest 65 per cent of its total assets in equity and equity-related instruments

BT Buzz: Multicap funds turning into flexi-caps; what does it mean for you?

Nov 12, 2020

To give true meaning to the multicap category, the Sebi has now regulated the stock allocation across large, mid and smallcap stocks

BT Buzz: Mission alloy wheels! The next import substitute from China

Oct 19, 2020

Local manufacturers to crank up alloy wheel capacity to tap a thriving market; of the annual requirement of 26 million alloy wheels in India, almost 46 per cent was imported mostly from China in FY20 due to lack of domestic supply