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Jun 18, 2017
Features A Tough Call: GST could mean the end of many local brands

A Tough Call: GST could mean the end of many local brands

Once GST is rolled out in July, these local brands could come under pressure. Being local brands, they either don't come under the local tax bracket or end up evading taxes.

A Green Movement: These start ups in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai offer innovative solutions

A bunch of start-ups is offering innovative solutions for building a greener tomorrow. Their approach is finding new takers

Status Check

Prime minister Narendra Modi has completed three years in office. status check we bring the major hits and misses of his government

Exit Wounds

Customers are clueless and dealers furious as GM cuts its losses and decides to withdraw from India.


Fix Railways First... make multi-modal transport a success

Race Against Time

The rising solar capacity will reduce the carbon footprint, but faces many challenges

Clean Business

India has decided to fully embrace a path to growth that is environmentally sustainable. Heres a look at what it means for our future generations and businesses.

"PSUs not to be excluded from buying bad assets"

In May 2016, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) asked the government's top think tank, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, to prepare three documents - a 15-year vision document, a seven-year strategy, and a three-year action agenda.

"We need industrial revolution 4.0"

In May, representatives from over 30 countries met in Beijing to discuss an ambitious multilateral trade and investment arrangement that China is spearheading.

A Little Laughter

Often overlooked, humour can be a powerful tool to enhance productivity at the workplace.

How Gen 5 is reimagining the 117-year-old Murugappa Group

The Murugappa Group headquarters in Chennai - Dare House - is located in Parry's Corner, a landmark in the port city.

The HR Shake-UP

The inside story of how Arundhati Bhattacharya is carrying out the big human resources overhaul at SBI. This can become a template for other public sector banks.

Insta Attraction

Why more and more brands in India are leveraging Instagram.


Moody's has downgraded China's long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings by one notch to A1 from AA3.
Economy Politics Nervous Start: 6 reasons why GST will be a big pain for traders early on

Nervous Start: 6 reasons why GST will be a big pain for traders early on

GST will lead to a massive disruption for businesses in the short term.
LATEST Here are some of the issues that need immediate attention before GST rollout

Here are some of the issues that need immediate attention before GST rollout

There are some issues that need attention before GST rollout.
People Peoplebusiness


It has been a busy fortnight for Masayoshi Son, Chairman and Chief Executive of SoftBank Group Corp.
Technology The Best Ways to Stream

The Best Ways to Stream

Smart TVs are passe. There are cheaper and smarter ways to stream content from the web onto your television set.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor business today magazine
Leadership Spotlight '$60-billion saving in diesel and petrol is attainable'

'$60-billion saving in diesel and petrol is attainable'

James Newcomb, MD, Rocky Mountain Institute, a US-based non-profi t research organisation, tells Chanchal Pal Chauhan why India is at the cusp of an electric mobility transformation.
Focus Calculating GDP

Calculating GDP

With changes in WPI and IIP, along with a stabilised GST, GDP numbers may become more credible, says Pronab Sen

The Sword of Damocles

The government must beef up defence against cyberattacks as threat of bigger security breaches looms large

Need for Quality Checks

Without adequate manpower and infrastructure to ensure better quality medicines, generic drug prescriptions alone may be futile.

Packaging Policies

The NDA government has mastered the art of tweaking its failed or unimpressive policies without inviting criticism.
Editors note Coming Jobs Crunch

Coming Jobs Crunch

In the past couple of weeks, I had a series of conversations with CEOs and senior executives in different industries, and all the chats revolved around the same few issues.
Columns Invitation to Dissent

Invitation to Dissent

The CEA finds our economists too polite

Not Really a Miss?

For smaller nations at BRI Forum, India could have been a role model and a shoulder to lean on

Building a Sustainable Future for India

The steps we take to protect nature are some of the best ways to ensure the economy keeps its strength
Book A Retake on Research

A Retake on Research

The authors make a compelling case for digital ethnography and its significance in the Indian marketplace.