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Corporate performance and the big FY23 challenge

Jun 20, 2022

Corporate India performed well in FY22 overall, but serious disruptions thereafter could upset the best plans of companies.

A co-working space in Bengaluru

Co-working spaces are leading the race for sustainability in real estate

Jun 15, 2022

While traditional workspaces are doing their bit in saving the planet, co-working spaces are not too far behind. From the future of work to the future of sustainability, co-working spaces have the potential to unravel the problem of sustainability in real estate.

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India can be the next start-up nation

Jun 15, 2022

For India to succeed in entrepreneurship and innovation requires a healthy relationship of both domestic regulation that encourages growth and that works in partnership with foreign VCs and tech companies.

Dr Pawan Goenka, Chairperson of Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre

EXCLUSIVE: Things progressing well in commercial space sector, says Dr Pawan Goenka

Jun 14, 2022

Dr Pawan Goenka said that 67 proposals have been submitted to IN-SPACe, out of which 10 MoUs have been signed.

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Tech and Start-ups: Unreal Valuations and the Public Markets Test

Jun 10, 2022

Hyped-up valuations in the private markets have led to many storied tech companies and start-ups in India to fare disastrously in the public markets where investors are rejecting these valuations. As a consequence, there has been serious erosion of investor wealth. It’s time Indian start-ups and their investors get real.

He also explained how investors can increase their chances to win in the equity market. Excerpts. 

Rising rates, falling markets; how to invest in the current scenario?

Jun 10, 2022

Business Today spoke to Prateek Agrawal, Business Head, and CIO, ASK Investment Managers about his views on a correct investment strategy amid rising interest rates and falling equity markets. 

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The AVGC sector: How a holistic vision can make India a global content leader

Jun 08, 2022

The Indian Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics (AVCG) sector is making great progress. Now it needs not only financing and resource allocation for the sector, but also education and talent development.

“I would think they should do a 50-basis point hike in June and another 50-basis point hike in August," says Dave

EXCLUSIVE: RBI should do more rate hikes in initial months, says HSBC India boss Hitendra Dave

Jun 07, 2022

In an interaction with Business Today, Dave, who has been a banker for over three decades, talks at length on what one can expect from the MPC meeting’s outcome tomorrow, and the current macroeconomic climate.

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Want to improve access to credit for your business? Here’s how to do it

Jun 06, 2022

Lack of financial awareness is often cited as one of the key roadblocks for MSME development, which is a high priority segment for our country’s economic growth. In order to gain timely and better access to finance for business growth, MSMEs must gain knowledge on CIBIL Rank and commercial credit report.

More worrying, of course, is the Q4FY22 growth figure of 4.1 per cent, particularly against the Q3FY22 figure of 5.4 per cent

Why RBI must front-load the forthcoming rate hikes 

Jun 03, 2022

GDP growth has shown signs of slowing, dipping to 4.1% in Q4FY22. As serious inflationary risks continue unabated, the central bank will need to accelerate the interest rate hikes.  

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Cloud Computing: Benefits and challenges to SMBs in India

Jun 01, 2022

SMBs who use cloud computing will take their businesses to a higher level of professionalism, efficiency and resilience. Read on to know how.

Suri shared his view on the divergent buying and selling patterns of domestic and foreign institutional investors.

Is there more pain for investors or a pullback rally in June?

Jun 01, 2022

Marathon Trends PMS’ Atul Suri clears the air

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India’s start-up story is facing strong headwinds. Winter is coming

May 27, 2022

Several factors threaten the Indian start-ups story. Layoffs, suspension of operations and other tough measures are now being witnessed. Founders will have to brace for impact, and weather the storm for the next 12 to 18 months.

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As WEF 2022 draws to a close, Indian flavours hang heavy in the Davos air

May 26, 2022

What started as a fire-side chat in a snow-covered village of Davos way back in 1971, is set to return next January. While several regulars seemed to prefer the sunshine that was interspersed with spells of rain, the forum will stick to its half-century old tradition of bringing the global elite together in the snow.

‘Customer centricity’ and ‘customer obsession’ are two fundamental principles that almost any enterprise has to live by in order to be successful.

Voice of the customer: Changing possibilities with AI

May 26, 2022

Popularly known as the ‘Voice of Customer’, VOC is an umbrella term that is used to signify the technology infrastructure, analytics and AI capabilities that help businesses realise this very important goal.

Twitter has been middling, nay declining, on all fronts, but what is the song beneath the words with respect to the deal?

The Musk Mandate: Musk seems good for Twitter, is Twitter good for Musk?

May 26, 2022

The Musk Mandate is what the doctor ordered for Twitter, but will Twitter be good for Elon? asks Dr. Srivatsa Krishna.

World Economic Forum 2022

WEF 2022: Not just India, even the Saudis have capped fuel prices to beat inflation

May 25, 2022

Noting that Russia was the world’s largest oil and natural gas exporter in 2021, the IEA warns that the disruption has thrown energy markets into turmoil and created major ‘energy security’ and ‘energy poverty’ risks worldwide today.

At the pace the world is moving today, we need to accept that age is no bar to ‘learning’.

Here’s why innovation is impossible without continuous learning

May 25, 2022

At the pace the world is moving today, we need to accept that age is no bar to ‘learning’. Increasingly, a traditional employee will have to acquire an entrepreneurial mindset and be willing to skill, upskill and reskill.

World Economic Forum 2022

WEF 2022: IT visas and going abroad is obsolete

May 24, 2022

As global uncertainty grows the world over due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, or over the inflationary pressure presently building up over the globe's major economies, the resounding point at WEF's India pavilion has been the transformative nature of technology, and the growing weight of the Indian economy that is being felt the world over.

World Economic Forum 2022 at Davos

WEF 2022: No Russia, no China and the red-carpet of Cannes

May 23, 2022

And while delegates from Russia and China are a scarce sight here, the Indians are enjoying their time in Davos' beautiful spring.

Vijay S Banka, managing director, Dwarikesh Sugar Industries, explained what the government’s focus on ethanol blending means for the sector.

Sugar industry will soon transform into the energy sector: Dwarikesh Sugar's Vijay Banka

May 23, 2022

 In an interaction with Business Today, Vijay S Banka, managing director, Dwarikesh Sugar Industries, explained how the industry has changed and what the government’s focus on ethanol blending means for the sector.