Office space is in heavy demand in BKC, which has emerged as the city's financial centre in the past few years, taking over from Nariman Point. So, the sale of the corporate headquarters is expected to fetch Rs 1,300-1,500 crore.
Reliance Communication is racing against time to conclude the deal with Reliance Jio to sell its wireless business, towers, fibre and media nodes, for about Rs18,000 crore. Thirty-four stressed power sector accounts that defaulted on Rs1.5 lakh crore worth of dues are now before the National Company Law Tribunal - yet again. In December this year, drones will begin flying across Indian skies for surveys, photography, and mapping. As New Delhi is finalises its agenda for the first 2 + 2 dialogue between India's Foreign Minister and Defence Minister with their American counterparts, officials are looking for a window allowing India to reduce Iranian oil imports to last years numbers. It was among the wisest decisions taken, when the Finance Ministry junked Air India's demand for a Rs 30,000-crore fund infusion, reportedly because the airline didn't present a turnaround plan. India's gas monopoly GAIL, is set to restructure operations and become a pure infrastructure provider. The just released GDP numbers for the first quarter of FY19 - showing 8.2 per cent growth- have come as a relief for the government. SMEs hit hard, india still a cash economy. There is no respite for the rupee as it breaches the 70 mark against the US dollar. All patients who got a faulty hip implant (eight years ago), sold by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary must be compensated, said a February 2018 report by an expert committee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Non Banking Finance Companies sector with over 11,000 players of all shapes and sizes is showing reduced numbers. Markets regulator Sebi has sought to review the Total Expense Ratio (TER) of mutual fund schemes. MFs charge up to 2.5 per cent TER on active funds. Precision-targeting through authentic voices has led to the rise of micro-influencers, but self-regulation is needed for success.
This year's Galaxy Note is not about innovation but perfection. Gender parity is lacking in STEM professions and leadership roles, but some women continue, undeterred. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most prevalent cause of infertility among women. Tips to filter what your children are exposed to. Wearables, especially watches, are all about fitness. Now, Google wants to throw in a special assistant.
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"Move laterally early in your career..getting a breadth of experience will get you more opportunities."
Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist, Deloitte, Touche Tohmatsu, talks to Prosenjit Datta, Rajeev Dubey and Joe C. Mathew on how India can do well in spite of trade wars, oil, the state of the global economy and the future of global trade.
There are numerous studies which show that having more women in the workplaces is good for business - not because it is the politically correct thing to do in today's era, but because it is better for the bottom line.