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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WEF 2022: IT visas and going abroad is obsolete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. 

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place here from May 22-26 in sunny Davos, the Alpine resort municipal town in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.

Change in the air as the well-heeled WEF veterans make it to spring-time Davos

May 22, 2022

This is a conference with a difference. It takes place in spring, at a time when the pandemic and its impact remains in the air, even though masks are a rarity on the street outside the venue. Unlike past annual events held in January when the snow made it a winter wonderland, Davos is blooming in spring time.

The soaring ambitions of the two groups led by India’s two richest billionaires—Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani—are fast becoming stuff of corporate folklore

Adani and Ambani: The big ambitions of India’s biggest billionaires

May 20, 2022

The series of acquisitions being undertaken by the top two richest men show their speed and the desire to move into newer businesses. But contrary to popular perception, there’s no confrontation.

When a sense of big opportunity in the stock is anticipated, a deep dive into other parameters of fundamentals and valuation is undertaken, says Jain

How Green Portfolio’s Super 30 delivered 146% return to investors in 1 year, co-founder Anuj Jain explains

May 20, 2022

On the other hand, the benchmark equity index NSE Nifty gained nearly 17 per cent during the same period. We caught up with Anuj Jain, research head and co-founder, Green Portfolio to understand the investment strategy.

Illustration: Pragati Srivastava

SC order on GST Council: Are we going back to the dark ages of indirect taxes?

May 19, 2022

The Supreme Court judgment could divide the country further economically and politically. By rendering the recommendations of the GST Council non-binding, the constitutionally mandated institution, which was carefully designed by the legislature, has been knowingly or unknowingly dismantled in a single stroke.

Nuno Matos, Global Chief Executive of Wealth & Personal Banking, HSBC -- Image credit: Mandar Deodhar

Fintechs, retail banks can work together for the good of the customer: HSBC's Nuno Matos

May 18, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Business Today's Managing Editor Anand Adhikari, HSBC's Global Chief Executive of Wealth & Personal Banking, Nuno Matos discussed at the changing face of retail banking, and its relationship with fintechs.

India is the third largest ecosystem for start-ups in the world with 94 unicorns worth around $300 billion.

India is poised to help shape our innovation era. Here’s how

May 17, 2022

The rapid progress in digital innovation raises a fundamental question: will leaders look only to capture the resulting economic gains or steer new technologies towards advancing both prosperity and fulfilling key global priorities? India’s growing prominence can answer this question.

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Do telcos need the metaverse? Here's the reality

May 17, 2022

As adoption of the concept of metaverse grows, telecom sector will act as a key enabler of this revolutionary technology by providing the requisite network bandwidth and support structure to make it a reality.

Mantri believes in the next two-three years, the health insurance industry is expected to grow substantially, thanks to the growing penetration of health insurance in India. 

Motor TP price hike to come in May is not sufficient to make up for inflation: Sanjeev Mantri of ICICI Lombard 

May 17, 2022

Sanjeev Mantri, Executive Director, ICICI Lombard General Insurance tells Business Today how the insurer plans to create more digital means of servicing policyholders along with future plans and challenges faced by the industry.  

Sourav Majumdar, Editor, Business Today

Hotels, airlines, restaurants are full: Services could cushion the blow to GDP

May 13, 2022

The services sector is booming post pandemic, but inflation could hit that too.

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How to strengthen ICT supply chains against cyberattacks

May 06, 2022

It is imperative now more than ever before to have more targeted conversations on global ICT supply chain resilience moving forward, given the wide ranging types of actors and global impact involved.

Shaktikanta Das' dilemma

The dilemma of Shaktikanta Das: Taming inflation amid global headwinds

May 06, 2022

The Reserve Bank of India’s shock 40 bps repo rate hike, together with a 50 bps increase in CRR, has stirred intense debate about the timing of the moves. But Governor Das does have, in his own words, ‘several storms’ to tackle.

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Here's how the new crypto regulations are impacting gaming rewards

May 05, 2022

One of the primary beneficiaries of blockchain technology is crypto gaming, especially play-to-earn games. But the new crypto regulations can change all that. Here's how.

Illustration: Anirban Ghosh

The ‘Baahubalisation’ of Bollywood

Apr 29, 2022

The thundering success of the blockbusters from the South is proving to be a game changer for Indian cinema, and holds lessons for Bollywood. But content will still be king.

Dham is delighted and excited about the fact that finally, India is beginning to seriously undertake this semiconductor fab effort.

Top-down approach will make India's semiconductor dream real: Vinod Dham

Apr 28, 2022

Talking to BT, Vinod Dham, who is known as the father of Intel's Pentium chip, said that he is confident that this time India will be successful in getting the semiconductor fabs.

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Govt moving at frenetic pace to make India semiconductor hub: MoS IT

Apr 27, 2022

Ahead of the inaugural industry conference, SemiconIndia 2022, union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, talking to BT, highlights the importance of the conference along with other developments in India’s Semicon Mission.

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Grade-A warehouses: A preferred choice in India’s logistics and warehousing sector

Apr 27, 2022

Fulfilling all the necessary requisites, Grade-A warehouses emerged as the one-stop solution, and its demand witnessed a major uptick during the pandemic. Its necessity will only grow hereafter.