BUSINESS

Indian aviation in dire need of a reboot

The woes of the aviation industry go way beyond the Boeing 737 Max, which are now parked on the ground because of an ailing sector. There is a joke doing the rounds on social media in the aftermath of the

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How low will politicians stoop for electoral gains?

The crass politicisation of the Indian Armed Forces is this government’s way of perpetuating cardinal sin. The Election Commission must go beyond just banning militarised banners, outlaw mention of operations A plethora of sweeping phraseology — “game-changer,” “paradigm shift” and

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When will we have women-friendly financial products?

Banks as well as other service providers will have to develop products specifically for them to service one-half of the population TIt is now universally acknowledged that India has shown spectacular performance in financial inclusion and is now a candlelight

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Undervalued stock: A valuable proposition for investors

While quantitative factors help give a ratio analysis of a stock, a qualitative analysis helps an investor take an informed decision based on its quality Picking undervalued stocks requires both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Quantitative factors use more of numbers

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Expenses on welfare schemes unmatched by increase in revenue

Budget allocation for welfare schemes does not match the increase in revenues, due to which Team Modi had to resort to a window dressing of accounts In the interim Budget presented on February 1, the NDA Government reported a minor

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Bharti AXA Moves to Protect Indian Consumers

The Bharti AXA Life Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, has embarked upon a public awareness drive to fight against spurious calling and mis-selling

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What “Angel Tax” means for Indian startups

In India, when reality does not match the painted image, one is conditioned to take it as “a part of life”. But when the image is backed up by speeches, programmes and promises to make it seem heavenly and when

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Can Micro-Insurance end the debt cycle for low-income communities?

People from low-income communities often find themselves in a debt cycle due to unforeseeable circumstances. That is where micro-insurance can possibly end their cycle of poverty and provide them with a safety net against the uncertainties of life. People in

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Indian Budget 2019 lay the Foundation for a $10 Trillion Economy

The six Budgets presented by the Modi government seem to emphasise long-term development and modernisation over populist sops, which has given the country a good macroeconomic profile and the international recognition of an economy on the move. A farewell Budget

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The RBI cut rates but what it means for the Indian consumer economy?

The Reserve Bank of India, in a surprising announcement, cut its benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points, bringing it down to 6.25 percent. While many expected the dispensation in the RBI under new Governor Shaktikanta Das to be more

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