How can Walmart correct the wobble in India's best known start-up? Mastanamma's channel was started around two years back on 19 August 2016
and over the course of its run the grandmother from Andhra Pradesh's
Guntur village became the 'World's Oldest YouTuber'. This Hyderabad-based agri-tech firm tests sample foodgrain in 60 seconds or less.
Window Of Opportunity Teva, Mylan, and even India's biggest,
Sun Pharma, are opting out of products that aren't commercially viable.
Passenger Rights Reports suggest that domestic airlines have objected to the charter's extreme focus on passenger rights.
Crude Swings Saudi Arabia recently made it clear that OPEC and allies need to slash
output by at least 1 million barrels a day from October levels to avoid a
Threatened Turf The government and the RBI may have managed to cobble together a working relationship for now, but that may change soon.
A Curious Case A sharp drop in food inflation is hurting food growers as the downward spiral keeps market prices well below the MSP.
Growing By Leaps And Bounds Why influencer marketing on social platforms is gaining traction in the country.
Generic Boost The US Food and Drug Administration is coming out with clear guidelines for clearing complex generics.
Royal Dilemma The finance ministry earlier said companies should not have to seek prior approval for royalty payment repatriation.
Back To Basics The management outlined a mid-term strategy that shifts the focus back to growth from mere profitability.
Rabi Area Shrinks The decline in area coverage is visible in all major pulses growing
states: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and
Some Good, Some Bad Good for creditors because Ultratechs bid price is Rs 1,019 crore higher than Dalmia Bharats Rs 6,932 crore.
Bad Data Practice The NSSO estimates that 9 to 29% of the primary data samples collected at an all India level during the
last five years had some error or other.
On High Ground Total foreign exchange reserves with RBI (as on November 2, 2018) stood at Rs 28.66 lakh crore. Universal well-being will not be easy to achieve in spite of the Dutch historian's persuasive vision and bold thinking.
Standout Style A feast for those in love with all things creative, from Modernist artworks to unique home decor, jewellery and gourmet chocolate.
Power Up With Smart Cement Everything crammed into our cities by way of construction can be used to store energy and power the essentials.
Feature-rich This 142-mm long stick streams content in 4K resolution, has an intuitive interface and comes with built-in Alexa support.
Smart And Pocket-Friendly Setting up a smart home is no longer a distant dream; now you can power it with affordable smart gadgets. Investors are beginning to show interest in b2B start-ups, but funding remains a stumbling block.
"Pricing Transparency Is What We Want" Medtronic, the $29-billion global medical technology major, is a key member of US lobby group Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) that wants the US to punish India for capping prices of medical devices and medicines. But AdvaMed's stand does not stand in the way of Medtronic's plans to strengthen its engagement with India. Omar Ishrak,Chairman and CEO, Medtronic, talks with BT's Joe C Mathew about advancements in medical technology, need for fair pricing of medical devices and the promise India's flagship health assurance programme, Ayushman Bharat, holds. Edited excerpts:
Digital Payments: Act II With increased internet penetration, merchant acceptance network is trying to catch up with newer methods of digital payments.
The Race Is On With interoperability paving the path for a level playing field, non-bank digital wallets are set to attract more users, but competition could be fierce.
The Digital Rupee Payments grow at a super fast pace but regulatory challenges remain.
The UPI Juggernaut Increasing adoption of UPI through bank wallets and third-party players such as Flipkart's Phone Pe, Amazon Pay and Google Tez is changing the payments sector.
Rebooting BHEL The changed business environment had hit the once-monolithic BHEL hard. It is trying to move with the times, but pitfalls remain.
Fintech For Inclusion: Challenges And Opportunities Getting access and then converting it to inclusion and adoption through appropriate products is the target.
Too ambitious? The government plans to bolster non-oil exports. But for that it needs to act on a war footing to arrest the fall in some of India's biggest exporting sectors.
Healing Lupin Market changes and increased regulatory oversight in the US have hurt Lupin, but India's third-biggest drug maker is making efforts to come back.
Chasing Lifestyle Keeping with its tradition of creating a branded play out of highly unorganised businesses, Titan has ventured into saris. But can this, and some of its other smaller businesses, help it become a Rs 52,000-crore company by 2023?
Fintech Rising Numbers clearly indicate that the Indian fintech ecosystem is fast evolving. Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and top-notch industry leaders will help you resolve any issue.
Rupee Recovers From Record Low The depreciation was largely on account of rising crude oil prices that
touched $86 barrel a couple of months ago from less than $40 a barrel in
2014 and hardening interest rates in the US. Property auctions are largely attended by investors and speculators, so an individual buyer must do the due diligence properly
Time To Buy Why it makes sense to take the plunge and buy a house. "Growth on an all India basis is reasonably robust with peripheries of metros, tier II and tier III towns being extremely strong," says Renu Sud Karnad, MD, HDFC Ltd, in an interview with Naveen Kumar, where she shares her views on a range of issues affecting the real estate and home loan sectors in India. Overexposure to realty will affect the Parashar family's liquidity, says Lovaii Navlakhi, Founder-CEO of International Money Matters. "There is no better teacher than the market itself." Sixteen billion US dollars is a lot of money to pay to take control of an Indian company.
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