BUSINESS

Adapt to remain alive

Businesses across the world and in India are facing unprecedented shutdowns and many may not survive the Coronavirus’ economic impact. However, those who remain alert and pliant will endure Covid-19 has caused worldwide disruption and all countries are desperately battling this

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RBI @ Stepping up

The Indian state is finally responding to the Coronavirus outbreak with more alacrity The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) announcement that it will  infuse close to Rs 3.74 lakh crore into the Indian financial system to deal with the COVID-19

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Covid-19: The Economic pandemic

Very few Indians can sustain a prolonged shutdown but can the Government jumpstart the economy once India reopens? Truly speaking, the press conference held by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman offered no relief package when much was desired considering the stressed

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A system failure

The bailout given to Yes Bank, using public money, emboldens banks to continue with their game plan. The Govt and the RBI must do everything to give a body blow to this attitude Much before the crisis at the beleaguered

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Wolves in sheep’s clothing

An increasing number of purely business ideas is being masqueraded as social innovation. Thus several false trappings of innovation are being embraced over truly innovative ideas The field of social entrepreneurship has attracted great global interest on account of its

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Free up the labour market

Most laws governing the country are either archaic or not in sync with present-day realities. First and foremost, there’s a need to revisit employment rules Since 1991, a lot has been said, written and debated ad lib about liberalisation, globalisation

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Taxing the driver

The excise hike in petroleum prices is understandable given the spread of Coronavirus but it has to be a temporary step The Coronavirus has spooked the stock markets — gains of the past 11 years following the global financial crisis have been

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Caught in a cleft stick

Though Govt policy disallowed e-commerce platform owners from direct selling, the fine print permitted them to do so through a subsidiary or JV. And they have been doing so Any announcement of foreign direct investment (FDI) is normally welcome in view of

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Let’s think afresh

Given a rise in gig economy, the time is ripe to ensure that the next revolution in the labour force is one that is allowed to grow and prosper, ethically and responsibly It is well known that Jews faced severe

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Yes Bank – Institution for crony capitalists

We have heard it before, one man’s oversized ambition ruins thousands of innocent lives. Yes Bank reveals just that One of the English metaphors often used to describe a disaster is “train wreck.” This is because train wrecks, particularly in

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