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BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 21, 2018
New jobs rise to 11-month high of 9.51 lakh in JulyNew job creations in July rose to an 11-month high of 9.51 lakh, taking the total tally of new enrolments to 61.81 lakh since September 2017, according to the EPFO's payroll data. Job addition numbers, which are based on new members enrolled in various social security schemes of EPFO such as pension, PF and insurance, were 9,51,423 in July -- the highest in any month since September 2017 when the retirement fund body started rel...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 20, 2018
Alibaba is the first foreign company to openly claim it's ready to accept the data localisation rules, while other prominent giants like Amazon, Microsoft, American Express, Google and Facebook have shown reluctance.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 20, 2018
Income tax officials inspect books of Jet Airways in Mumbai, Delhi officesThe Income Tax Department on Wednesday swooped down on the premises of Jet Airways in Mumbai and Delhi to carry out an inspection of the books of the crisis-ridden airline for alleged falsification of accounts and siphoning of funds. As many as 50 tax officials are reported to have been pressed into action for the survey operation under Section 133A of the Income Tax Act at the Naresh Goyal-led airline's And...


Reuters
New Delhi\Mumbai, September 19, 2018
In July, a government panel recommended that all \"critical personal data\" should be processed in India, and presented a draft bill that could affect how global firms store customer data.


Anand Adhikari
September 18, 2018
The BJP-led NDA government probably had the right intention when they knocked on the doors of Ravi Venkatesan, former chairman of Microsoft India and P S Jayakumar, an ex-citibanker turned entrepreneur, for helping them in conducting an experiment of sorts with Bank of Baroda.


BusinessToday.In
September 18, 2018
With 2019 general elections less than a year away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal mobile application NaMo app has begun the sale of Brand Modi merchandise.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 13, 2018
RBI pulls back rupee from the brink by selling dollarsThe rupee slumped to a historic low of 72.91 in morning trade on Wednesday forcing the RBI to sell US dollars in the market through public sector banks to bring the Indian currency back from the brink. The government also issued a statement that the rupee would not be allowed to crash to an unreasonable level which further bolstered sentiments and enabled the rupee to climb back to 72.18 vis-a-vis the US dollar at the end of th...


PTI
September 12, 2018
\"Export trade during August 2018 recorded at $27.84 billion, a positive growth of 19.21 per cent. Exports excluding petroleum also reported a positive growth of 17.43 per cent,\" said Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 10, 2018
Govt to fine-tune e-commerce rules; panel formed to look into issueThe government has set up a group of secretaries to review a recently released draft ecommerce policy, which has drawn severe criticism from many stakeholders. The nascent but booming online retail space has largely been without regulations until a task force led by then commerce secretary Rita Teaotia put together the draft policy. The new group will be chaired by the secretary in the department of industrial poli...


Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, September 10, 2018
The policy faced backlash over its suggestions dealing with data localisation, curbing deep discounting which has been the mainstay of online retailers and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 5, 2018
IKEA faced embarrassment last week after a customer, Abeed Mohammad, took to Twitter saying he found a caterpillar in his vegetarian biryani.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, September 3, 2018
Wipro wins biggest ever contract, over $1.5 billionIndian software services exporter Wipro Ltd has won its biggest-ever contract worth more than $1.5 billion with U.S.-based Alight Solutions LLC for digital services as reported by Reuters. Wipro would earn $1.5-1.6 billion in revenues over the tenure of the deal, which will include services in health, human resources and finance.The deal is expected to be completed in the quarter ending September.  Income Tax dept to wait til...


BusinessToday.In
September 3, 2018
The episode has not only proved a major embarrassment for the Swedish furniture giant but has also brought it under the scanner of the municipal authorities.


Anilesh S Mahajan
New Delhi, August 30, 2018
Other than convincing the RBI and bankers to back the road projects, Jaitley will also have to work with the central bank to develop financial institutions.


BusinessToday.In
August 30, 2018
The commerce and industry ministry is setting up two more task forces to plan the use of big data and artificial intelligence in government processes and chalk out the country's response to the changing trade dynamics.


PB Jayakumar
August 29, 2018
Kerala's thriving tourism industry, that revolves around ayurvedic and medical tourism, its hill stations and backwater cruises, earns the state nearly Rs 35,000 crore a year.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 29, 2018
Gross NPAs of banks may improve to 10% in March 2019 as resolution process picks up paceThe gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) of the banking sector is likely to improve to 10 per cent in March 2019, from 11.52 per cent as on June 30, 2018, as nearly 60 per cent of the bad loans of the sector are under active resolution, a report has said. The net NPA is also expected to decrease to 4.3 per cent, from 5.92 per cent as of June-end this year, ICRA said in its report. The rating age...


BusinessToday.In
August 28, 2018
While the ongoing trade war between the US and China has sent alarm bells ringing, India can end up as a major beneficiary if it play its cards right.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 20, 2018
Kerala CM seeks Rs 2,000 cr relief package from PM as state suffers Rs 19,512 cr lossAbout 357 people have lost their lives in what could be called the worst-ever flood in a century in Kerala. So far, the National Disaster Response Force has evacuated over 10,000 people from the worst-affected areas of southern state. In an unprecedented relief effort under the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 67 helicopters, 24 aircraft, 548 motorboats and thousands of rescue personn...


Reuters
August 18, 2018
Technology executives and trade groups have discussed approaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office to appraise him of their worries. Separately, the industry is considering pitching the issue as a trade concern, including at the India-US talks in September in New Delhi.


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