Check Out These!!

Please check out posts at my other blogs too!!!

Where Dreamers Dare
My Tech Blog

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017 - Why we should be wary of ‘viral' narratives about economic policy

View online   Advertise
             Unsubscribe from TradeBriefs Business Daily

Sree Vijaykumar
Sree Vijaykumar
From the Editor's Desk
How can we build organs from scratch? Bioprinting originated in the early 2000s, when it was discovered that living cells could be sprayed through the nozzles of inkjet printers without damaging them. Today, using multiple print heads to squirt out different cell types, along with polymers that help keep the structure in shape, it is possible to deposit layer upon layer of cells that will bind together and grow into living, functional tissue. Researchers in various places are tinkering with kidney and liver tissue, skin, bones and cartilage, as well as the networks of blood vessels needed to keep body parts alive. They have implanted printed ears, bones and muscles into animals, and watched these integrate properly with their hosts. Last year a group at Northwestern University, in Chicago, even printed working prosthetic ovaries for mice. The recipients were able to conceive and give birth with the aid of these artificial organs. More in this Economist article

Advertisers of the day
The Economist: Subscribe now and get a Hidesign passport wallet free
Ingram Micro Cloud: Streamline your creative process and secure your digital assets with Dropbox Business  

Our advertisers help fund the daily operations of TradeBriefs. We request you to accept our promotional emails (B2B Decision-Makers, B2C Decision-Makers, TradeBriefs Premium).

Why we should be wary of ‘viral’ narratives about economic policy

While transparency is always desirable in government- related negotiations, too much transparency could lead to imperfect outcomes

Advt: Work for the best employer - Yourself
Advantages - Best B2B audience in India, no hard-selling or up-front costs involved, access to our content repository and air-tight agreements with instant gratification.

Little room for India to beat cash ban gloom with Budget goodies

Before doling out Budget goodies this year, Modi must remember that India is rated just one step above junk by S&P Global, Moodys and Fitch.

Budget should provide a bigger impetus to financial services

Budget 2017 is expected to have several distinctive features and one hopes it also achieves the distinctiveness of providing further impetus to the growing financial services industry

'57 billionaires control 70% of India's wealth … India is second most unequal economy after Russia'

India is the second most unequal economy in the world, according to an Oxfam report released recently at the World Economic Forum. Oxfam India CEO Nisha Agrawal tells Himanshi Dhawan that demonetisation has only aggravated...

Slowdown in China may boost investment activity in India: Juan Delgado-Moreira

The head of international at Hamilton Lane on why private equity deal-making is unlikely to see a turnaround

How to invest in your family’s name?

Often people invest for family members to save tax. However, there are several factors to consider before doing so, such as: their age and their income tax slab

FIIs have limited relevance in the Indian bond market

Some recent events are fresh in memory: demonetization and the US election result in November. The bond markets in US and India went on distinctly divergent directions

Can new insolvency code overcome huge backlog, poor infrastructure?

The new code’s provision for a time-bound resolution of insolvency and bankruptcy cases is expected to be severely tested by the large number of pending cases

Digital payments don’t need fiscal intervention

There is no compelling need to give tax refunds to consumers

Real estate firm Puranik may raise Rs225 crore from IndoStar Capital

Puranik Builders plans to use the money for its two residential projects in Thane

True North close to acquiring control of KIMS hospital chain

Deal with True North likely to be closed at an enterprise value of $350 million, below the $400 million that the private equity investors in KIMS had demanded

Mistry family firms question role of Tata Sons directors

Cyrus Mistry’s family investment firms have accused two independent directors and a trustee director at Tata Sons of collusion

New companies soon be able to apply for PAN, TAN online

The new facility will reduce multiple application processes and boost ease of doing business

We've been scratching only the surface in India: Ramaswamy Venkatachalam

Interview with Ramaswamy Venkatachalam, Managing Director, India and South Asia, FIS

Vijay Mallya hits out at Sebi for restraining him from trading in securities market

Vijay Mallya, in a series of tweets, called the allegations of fund diversion concerning now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines a ‘joke’ and said he is getting used to ‘witch hunts’

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India seeks comments on draft norms on outsourcing activities

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) also aims to ensure sound and responsive management practices for effective oversight through these regulations.

Mutual funds invest over Rs27,000 crore in debt market in January so far

Mutual fund managers have invested over Rs27,000 crore in debt market so far in January, primarily on account of participation from corporate and retail investors

Kotak Mahindra Bank: A lot of luck and a bit of grit

At a time when demonetisation had hit credit growth for most banks, Kotak Mahindra Bank’s loan disbursals grew 12%, driven by its corporate loan book

KFA loan default case: Unease, fear rule banking sector after IDBI arrests

Worried bankers said they are staring at the prospects of a further decline in credit offtake as senior officials are unlikely to take a call on loan disbursements in a hurry, fearing action by enforcement agencies.

Uniqlo to go solo in India, first store likely by 2018

Uniqlo, which was earlier in talks with Arvind Brands for a possible joint venture, has decided to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, like global rival H&M.

Amway India ties-up with IIM Calcutta for special course

The company has shortlisted 100 direct sellers who have demonstrated strong performance and business excellence over the past few years for this progr..

Essar Group mulls selling stake in The Mobile Store to strategic investor

The Mobile Store has shut 400-odd stores in the past 18 months and several brands have stopped supplies to it due to outstanding payments.

Amazon is now worth more than America's 8 largest retailers combined

In the case of Amazon (AMZN), they simply grow even bigger and more formidable. With a current market cap of $390 billion, the Seattle-based retail giant is now worth more than the top eight traditional brick-and-mortar retailers combined, as Credit Suisse analysts led by Eugene Klerk mentioned in a

Apple ready with blueprint for manufacturing unit in India

With sales falling in US and China, Apple is eyeing India -the fastest growing smartphone mkt in the world - and looking to set up a local manufacturing unit to cut costs.

Use this mobile application when in distress

While Delhi police’s plans to integrate its distress call number 100 with mobile handsets is yet to materialise as was assured to the Delhi high court in October last year, in the interim, you can use an Android app developed by a Bengaluru-based software developer. molestation on New Year's on M G Road Bengaluru

Indian telecos should invest 4G to be relevant in 5G: Ericsson

In an interview with ET, Bansal said that Indian telcos will need to continuously make investments in LTE to make networks ready for 5G whenever it i..

Hope Uddhav Thackeray gets 'wisdom' for calling us goondas: BJP

Thackeray did not, however, comment on Sena’s continuance in the BJP-led government in the state.

Vodafone India: nokia bags big-ticket 4g deployment deal worth rs ...

​​Nokia is deploying and expanding 4G LTE network for Vodafone India in Kolkata, Mumbai, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu-Chennai, Haryana, UP East, West Bengal, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

Nokia bags big-ticket 4G deployment deal worth Rs 3650 crore from Vodafone India

The Finnish gear vendor is deploying and expanding 4G LTE network in Kolkata, Mumbai, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu/Chennai, Haryana, UP East, West Bengal, Punj..

Ericsson: Indian telecom operators will use 5G for fixed wireless ...

For operators to be relevant in 5G, they would need to invest and have a very good quality 4G, according to Arun Bansal of Ericsson

Will wait for PM Modi to take call, says CM Sangma on sacking Meghalaya Governor

Nearly 100 Raj Bhavan staff had petitioned the Prime Minister, the President, the Union Home Minister and Chief Minister Mukul Sangma seeking the removal of the Governor.

When push comes to shove: Telecom battles go to court

The launch of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio mobile services in September 2016 seems to have stirred the $30 billion (Rs 2 lakh crore) Indian telecom market in a number of ways.The past year has in fact been witness to rivalry breaking new ground.

Affluent Indians still buying feature phones

Despite the wide range of smartphones available today, functional benefits are still making the quintessential feature phone an attractive buy. Almost 85% feature phone users do not intend to switch to smartphones on their next purchase, according to a recent study conducted by Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and Kantar IMRB.

Moody's downgrades RCom credit rating to B2

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Global rating agency Moody's has downgraded credit rating of telecom operator Reliance Communications within high credit risk scale from B1 to B2 with negative outlook on account high debt to cash flow ratio of the company.

Donald Trump uses old, unstable Andrid phone raising security concerns

Trump still using his -unsecured- Android phone: report

In India, feature phones still outsell smartphones, and it's the rich that are buying them!

55% of the total handset shipments in India were made up of feature phones. The launch of 4G VoLTE-ready feature phones will certainly sustain the growth of feature phones this year as well

India's prescribed standards for mobile radiation are 10 times higher than international standards: DoT

DoT Secretary J S Deepak said so pointing out the department’s commitment to protect the highlight of citizens.

Kashmir: Mobile telephone, internet services not suspended on Republic Day

Since 2003, when mobile phones were introduced, it is the second time after January 2015 that mobile phone and internet services have not been curtailed as part of the security drill in the Valley.

Budget 2017: IT, telecom players expect more for cyber security, broadband

In govt's digitisation push, see see scope for better backbone to provide secure digital ecosystem

Flipkart's Republic Day sale: iPhone 7, Google Pixel, Samsung On7 and other deals

After Amazon, it is now Flipkart's turn to host its Republic Day sale. Flipkart's sale starts January 24 and will go on till January 26.

Jio Becomes India's Number One Mobile Data Provider Thanks to Its Free Service

How the network fares when it begins charging users remains to be seen.

Kiran Bedi's call for debate ignored

After Vaithilingam read out Bedi's message, AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbalagan sought to know whether Bedi expressed desire to address the assembly.

'Resolve Etisalat issues to step up infra investment'

The UAE on Wednesday indicated that it would step up the planned infrastructure investment of up to $75 billion in a proposed fund with India if the g..


Apple seeks government help to Make in India

A team from US-based iPhone maker Apple on Wednesday met Commerce and other ministries’ officials to seek tax concessions for manufacturing in India. “We’ve been working hard to develop our operations in India and are proud to deliver the best products and services in the world to our customers here. We appreciate the constructive and …

Uttar Pradesh ATS busts spying ring giving information on Indian ...

The accused reportedly sent sensitive information regarding the armys operations in Jammu and Kashmir to their clients based in Pakistan, UAE, Nepal and Bangladesh.

'Resolve Etisalat issues to step up infra investment'

The UAE on Wednesday indicated that it would step up the planned infrastructure investment of up to $75 billion in a proposed fund with India if the government quickly resolved its concerns over Etisalat, which had invested in Swan Telecom that lost its 2G licences following a Supreme Court ruling.

The painful evolution of India's telecom industry

Bharti's consolidated net profit for its third quarter fell by 50 % year-on-year.

TradeBriefs Publications are read by over 10,00,000 Industry Executives
About Us  |  Advertise Privacy Policy    Unsubscribe

You are receiving this mail because of your subscription with TradeBriefs.
Our mailing address is GF 25/39, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110008, India

No comments: