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  • Companies with low financial liabilities and high liquidity on their books have better chance to tide over the coronavirus-triggered deep slowdown
  • Why even sectors permitted to function find it tough to operate given their linkages with the closed segments of the economy
  • Information technology majors are in the middle of a crisis like no other. With fear of muted-to-negative growth in FY21 due to the Covid-19 impact, they are pulling all stops to soften the blow
  • As India tightens FDI norms, Chinese firms and investments may face regulatory and consumer backlash. The friction between Asian giants could be the beginning of an adversarial chapter in trade
  • Coronavirus lockdown has created multiple landmines in the financial services sector. This is how banks and NBFCs are preparing for life post-coronavirus
  • Seven Indian firms are among those hunting for a vaccine to tame Covid-19. Here is how the projects are progressing
  • From partnering with cab aggregators, food delivery platforms and third-party supply chain firms, FMCG and retail majors have gone all out to ensure that their products reach consumers. A reinvention of traditional supply chain is on the cards
  • Staring at record losses, the travel and tourism sector is preparing a plan to take on coronavirus
  • Despite all the brouhaha around PM CARES Fund, it is states that are at the forefront of funding disaster relief and rehabilitation
  • There is a perception that government expenditure over the next few months will be focused more on healthcare and disaster management, leading to lower spends on key infrastructure projects, including highways. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, spoke to Business Today's Nirbhay Kumar on how the government plans to restart key projects. Edited excerpts:
May 17, 2020
The Point A Full-blown Crisis

A Full-blown Crisis

The devastating impact of coronavirus on the economy is becoming increasingly clear
Network Zen Through the Lens

Zen Through the Lens

Agarwal, a self-taught photographer, says that more than smart techniques, patience and focus are what makes you excel in photography

Squash It

Legendary coach Al Molloy, a former marine, put Roberts on a tough weightlifting regime to bulk him up

Panoramic View

Within India, Sharma finds a spiritual connection with popular pilgrimage sites of Vaishno-Devi, Shirdi and Tirupati, which he tries to revisit

To the Ends of the World

Dureja looks forward to his vacations not just to unwind but also to learn about new cultures and traditions

Aditya Puri's Second Innings

Puri is known for skillfully optimising time. He prefers to be the first person to reach office
Management No Full Stops

No Full Stops

How India Inc's business continuity plans are being overhauled to tide over the coronavirus crisis
Editors note When Fear Feeds on Fear

When Fear Feeds on Fear

Since India's stock market crashed a hefty 23.4 per cent since the first coronavirus case was detected in Kerala, listed firms were particularly vulnerable. Was this a precursor to more such moves?
Corporate The Game Changer

The Game Changer

With both sides tight-lipped, the nuts and bolts of Jio-Facebook tie-up remain shrouded in mystery
Leadership Spotlight "You Are the Custodian of the Culture of the Organisation"

"You Are the Custodian of the Culture of the Organisation"

Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman & MD, Mahindra Finance