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BusinessToday.In
August 14, 2018
Given the record low of 70.08 per dollar that the rupee slipped to today, it's hard to imagine a time when it could hold its own against the US dollar.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 13, 2018
The first Gulf War (1990), which sent crude oil prices surging again, the downgrade by global credit rating agencies and the disintegration of the Soviet Union all brought on a massive balance of payment crisis in India.


BusinessToday.In
August 12, 2018
PM Modi argued that when investment in infrastructure projects like, making roads, laying down rail lines, setting up power generation is at all-time high, how come the jobs will not be created.


PTI
August 11, 2018
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked his officials to undertake another round of stakeholder consultations for the draft e-commerce policy as concerns have been raised on some proposals.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 10, 2018
The road leading up to the 4,00,000-sq-ft store at HITEC City in Cyberabad was also jam-packed and additional traffic police were deployed.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 9, 2018
PM Narendra Modi has marked his presence not only in Indiabut across the world with his charisma and strong personality. While PM Modihas often been criticised for his policy decisions, his economic outlook andstrategies have drawn the attention of top businessmen globally. WatchBusinessToday.In's video to take a look at what global and Indian CEOs think ofModi.


E Kumar Sharma
New Delhi, August 9, 2018
The store, set up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore, employs 950 people (called co-workers) directly and 1500 indirectly in services.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 9, 2018
IMF sees Indian economy as an elephant that is starting to runThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes the $2.6 trillion economy is an elephant that is starting to run.What's more, its latest report on India not only reaffirms that the country is \"again one of the world's fastest-growing economies\" - accounting for about 15 percent of global growth - but also that India it could be what China previously was for the world economy.The report's favourable medium-term outlook reflects continued robustness in private consumption and a recovery in investment, which is supplemented by progress in bank balance-sheet repair and improved credit growth. WhatsApp officially rolls out forward message feature; restricts limit to 5 usersInstant messaging app WhatsApp has finally rolled out the limited 'forward message' option for India, which restricts a forward message to just five users, the company said on Wednesday. The Facebook-owned company has been under fire ever since several incidents of lynching, linked to rumours spreading through WhatsApp, were reported from different parts of India. \"The limit has started to appear this week for people in India who are on the current version of WhatsApp,\" the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Ikea opens its first store in Hyderabad todaySwedish retail giant Ikea has put all its might behind the company's first store in India opening in Hyderabad. The company put in around 12 years of work and took 6 years after their announcement to open their first Indian outlet. It is finally opening today. Flipkart-Walmart deal: CCI nod to US retail giant's Flipkart acquisition for $16 billionThe Competition Commission of India (CCI) cleared the acquisition of India e-commerce major Flipkart by the United States-based retail behemoth Walmart. The approval from the competition watchdog clears the path for the biggest FDI deal in the history of Indian corporate sector. Back in May, Walmart had announced acquisition of 77 per cent stake in Flipkart in lieu of $16 billion. Once the deal is complete, the 11-year old Indian e-commerce firm will be valued at $20.8 billion.SBI launches a unified payment terminal MOPAD State Bank of India, the largest lender with a fifth of the market share, launched a payments machine that would help merchants eliminate the multiple choices that they keep to facilitate transactions from cards to QR code based payments. The new device titled MOPAD, or Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device, is a Point of Sale (PoS) terminal that would along with cards accept payments through UPI, Bharat QR, and SBI Buddy wallet which till now required different tools to receive payments as reported by the Economic Times.Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has this suggestion on ownership for Indian startupsFlipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has a suggestion on ownership for Indian startups. One of the country's newest billionaires courtesy his recent exit from the company post its $16 billion deal with Walmart, Bansal told The Economic Times that differential voting rights will be helpful for the Indian startup ecosystem, especially for entrepreneurs. Bansal's decision to sell his entire stake to Walmart was reportedly the result of differences with the investors.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai questioned by US senators over reported Chinese search engineGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai is being questioned by six US senators on reports about the company's plan to release censored search engine in China as reported by the Indian Express. Reports that came out last week stated that Google is planning a censored search engine project for China via The Information. Following these reports, six US senators including Florida Republican Marco Rubio have written to Pichai. Google has neither confirmed nor denied these reports.


BusinessToday.In
August 8, 2018
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) cleared the acquisition of India e-commerce major Flipkart by the United States-based retail behemoth Walmart.


BusinessToday.In
August 8, 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes the $2.6 trillion Indian economy is an elephant that is starting to run.


PTI
New Delhi, August 7, 2018
On the HSBC list, the minister said that undisclosed income of Rs 8,448 crore was detected with a tax demand of Rs 5,447 crore.


Anand Adhikari
New Delhi, August 6, 2018
India's macroeconomic parameters are sliding at a time when the world is staring at a full-blown trade and currency war.


Anuj Puri
New Delhi, August 6, 2018
The investment climate looks gloomy, but there are rays of hope.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 2, 2018
From human development indicators like health and education to economic parameters like tax-to-GDP ratio, currency performance, and current account deficit, Pakistan's track record is dismal on all fronts.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 31, 2018
The draft will come into play with a range of checks from FDI, local storage of data, grievance redressal to protection of consumers and small and medium enterprises.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 24, 2018
In the CoD method, Flipkart, Amazon and other ecommerce players collect cash from customers on behalf of third-party vendors at the time the goods are delivered instead of demanding online payment at the time of placing the order.


BusinessToday.In
July 20, 2018
The Indian currency plunged 7 paise in trade today compared to yesterday's record low close of 69.05 against the US currency. The currency opened at 69.01 level today


Nevin John
New Delhi, July 19, 2018
The top industrialists in the country have been quite reluctant in publicly voicing their concerns about the economy in all these years. The scene is changing now.


BusinessToday.In
July 3, 2018
Walmart, on the other hand, maintains that the deal with Flipkart will not only prove beneficial for small supplier and farmers, but will also generate employment.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, July 3, 2018
Pantene, Unilever, Colgate will not last long against Patanjali, says Baba RamdevAfter upstaging giants like Unilever, Colgate, Pantene and Nestle, Baba Ramdev is openly mocking these companies as competition goes fierce in India's FMCG segment. Baba Ramdev who founded Patanjali Ayurved said that all these companies would wither away and it is just a matter of time. \"People pass away in 100 years... so these companies will also pass away in a couple of days... we have just made them do shirsasana... in a couple of days they will attain moksha also,\" the baba said. However, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved that had recorded over 100% growth rate about a year ago saw a considerable dip in demand in the past year. A senior manager told Business Today in June this year, \"Their store filling frequency is pathetic. When the consumer asks for the product and it's not available she obviously moves to other brands.\"Flipkart deal in line with govt's FDI policy, says WalmartUS retail giant Walmart on Monday said its proposed $16 billion acquisition of Flipkart was in accordance with the government's FDI policy even as local shopkeepers and traders continued their protest against the deal. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) organized mass sit-in protests across cities such as Delhi and Mumbai against the deal on Monday. The traders body fears Walmart's buyout of Bengaluru-based Flipkart will create a monopoly in the retail market and drive mom-and-pop stores out of business. CAIT has been urging the government to scrap the deal and constitute a regulatory authority to monitor the country's e-commerce market.Trump: WTO needs to change ways or US will do 'something'President Donald Trump is warning the World Trade Organisation that if the United States isn't treated \"properly, we will be doing something.\" Trump is again denying plans to withdraw the U.S. from the WTO but tells reporters in the Oval Office that the trade organization needs to change its ways. Trump has struck US allies with tough tariffs and is planning to impose tough trade penalties on China later this week. He says the WTO has treated the U.S. \"very badly and I hope they change their ways.\" He says he's not \"planning anything now\" but if the WTO doesn't treat the U.S. properly, \"we will be doing something.\" Trump did not elaborate. He spoke during a White House meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Nikkei Manufacturing PMI rises to 53.1 in June, the fastest growth in 2018The latest Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) survey brings plenty to cheer about. The PMI rose to 53.1 in June from 51.2 in May, consistent with the fastest improvement in the health of India's manufacturing economy in the year so far. This is the 11th consecutive month that the manufacturing PMI remained above the 50-point mark. A score above 50 means expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. According to the survey, the sector's activity grew at the strongest pace since last December, supported by rise in domestic and export orders.Sanju surpasses Baahubali 2 to register highest single day collectionRanbir Kapoor-starrer Sanju has created history by recording the highest single day collection for a Hindi film. On the third day, according to trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, the Rajkumar Hirani-directed biopic cashed in Rs 46.71 crore. In doing so, it surpassed the Rs 46.50 record set by Baahubali 2 in April, 2017. The film was released across 4,000 screens in India, and 1,300 screens overseas. It grossed Rs 34.75 crore on Friday, Rs 38.60 crore on Saturday, and created history on Sunday. In total, the film has managed to mint Rs 120.60 crore in the first three days of its release, making it the highest weekend opening for a film in 2018.


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