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Small Steps To A Big Gain

The government and other lenders, including fintech firms, need to be more aggressive in MSME lending

Building Scale

The Indore-based tech firm may be small but has many fortune 500 companies as clients. next on agenda: going global

Growing Volumes

The cargo consolidator has been growing at a fast clip on the back of its innovative business model

Beating The Odds

SMEs continue to navigate choppy waters with the help of technology and government initiatives

Collateral Free Credit

The government-promoted micro loan scheme 'Mudra' is a great help to first-time borrowers and existing entrepreneurs, but the risk of asset quality deterioration is rising

Going Beyond Product Engineering

Sasken is taking a step forward by venturing into new-age technologies like blockchain and machine learning

All About Timing

Shanti Overseas is expected to gain from the US-China trade war as demand for organic soyabean meal rises sharply

Selling Safety

Faridabad-based Studds is leveraging its globally known brand and making strides in the premium segment
The Break-Out Zone Value for Money

Value for Money

The design might have been inspired by the Samsung buds, but the Blaupunkt buds are big

Entertainment in 4K

The W1700M uses a 0.47 single-DMD DLP (digital light processing) projection system and features a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a brightness of 2,000 ANSI Lumens

Setting Goals Beyond CSR

Companies that focus only on the '2 per cent mandate' but cannot find the balance for their core business could be driven to extinction

Build It Like A Coder

You may not be a person who codes, but you can still create your very own 'skills' and 'actions' on Alexa and Google, and share it with the world

Travelling At Sonic Speed

The Hyperloop is not just incredibly fast but also syncs with an automated traffic management system
The Buzz Wholesome To The Core

Wholesome To The Core

The Gurgaon-based company procures, processes and delivers farm-fresh and chemical-free meat, poultry and fish

Raining IT Jobs

Although most companies have emphasised extensive training to make new hires project deployable at the earliest, the hiring is also indicative of the depth of pipeline the companies are targeting

Climate Change Issues Matter

While the rainfall might look normal or near normal overall, such huge variations in the intensity of rainfall can be devastating economically and socially as is being witnessed by the loss of lives, livelihood and infrastructure including houses and roads in several parts of the country

Safeguard Duty Fails To Protect

It has been a year since a safeguard duty was imposed on imported solar panels, but the move has not helped

Household Debt Trap

Policy push needed to correct the imbalance

What Makes Them Tick

Move over Facebook, Twitter; brands are piggybacking TikTok for better engagement

Desperate Moves

According to a study by Elara Securities, FMCG companies, over the past year, are dumping their stock with distributors and retailers to report a higher volume growth

Shoring Up Onshore

Currency gyrations could be fatal for India, more so if the government goes ahead with issuing sovereign bonds overseas

Tighter Norms Hit IT Firms

While Indian IT service companies have been bracing for a tighter visa regimen worldwide, statistics compiled by non-profit policy research organisation, NFPA, shows visa rejection of firms touching an all time high

Growth Spurt

The Portfolio Management Services (PMS) industry has witnessed tremendous growth over the past few years as assets under management have grown manifold

Towards the Finish Line

Currently, construction of nearly 1,75,000 homes in 220 projects has been stalled due to lack of funds or clearances

Angel (Tax), No More

The Central Board of Direct Taxes recently said if a start-up recognised by DPIIT is under limited scrutiny on angel tax, the contention of the start-up will be 'summarily' accepted by the assessing officer
Investment Plan Wisely For Life Goals

Plan Wisely For Life Goals

The Sain family should liquidate one real estate asset and invest in aggressive hybrid equity funds, says Mumbai-based Financial Planner Pankaaj Maalde

Money Matters

Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and personal finance experts will help you resolve any issue
Banking A Cause For Cheer

A Cause For Cheer

The introduction of additional tax benefit in this year's Union Budget gives you more reasons to buy a home
Insurance Guard Up!

Guard Up!

As online hacking into personal and financial data becomes more sophisticated and invasive, take these steps to insure yourself against losses
The Hub The Big GST Hole

The Big GST Hole

Why GST collections have been short of target. And why they may not pick up any time soon

The Fire Fighter

How new CEO Ravneet Gill is managing troubles at the new-generation Yes Bank, where there is no end to asset quality surprises and capital levels are inadequate for future growth

"There Is No Question Of Me Not Meeting The Deadline"

Punit Goenka, the 43-year-old Managing Director and CEO of Zee Entertainment, is fondly called 'Mr Positive' by his colleagues. In a conversation with BT's Ajita Shashidhar, he talks about how he has been approaching the debt crisis and his plans after he gets done with the repayment

In Reverse Gear

The automobile industry is in the middle of an unprecedented slowdown. With companies beginning to lay off workers, the worst is yet to come

The New Bubble

There are over 300 co-working operators in India. Can they survive?

Far From Reality

Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A might excite investors, but for real investments to come in, Jammu and Kashmir regions will need major infrastructure buildup

Deleveraging The Empire

Reliance Industries has kicked off the process of reducing debt it took to fund telecom and petrochemical businesses
LATEST How We Did It

How We Did It

The survey was carried out on both listed and unlisted companies with total revenues between Rs 10 crore and Rs 500 crore in 2017/18
Leadership Spotlight Leaderspeak


Vivek Bhalla, Regional Vice President (South-west Asia), InterContinental Hotels Group, has spearheaded the group's strategic growth as well as the operational performance of 39 hotels across four brands
Editors note Small, Vulnerable But Beautiful

Small, Vulnerable But Beautiful

Despite the disruptions and problems, some SMEs have managed to perform exceptionally well in the past few years, and we take a look at them in this issue