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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Apr 4, 2017 - RBI: Plug the liquidity tap to avoid inflation deja vu

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A couple of weeks ago, a young girl named Alice Jacob wrote a letter to fashion retailer Gap asking for the store to consider more variety in the clothes it offers to girls, instead of "just pink and princesses and stuff like that." Well, the president and CEO of Gap, Jeff Kirwan, just responded. And his email is remarkable. More here

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UK-India to hold talks on bilateral trade, investment

Britain's top financial policymakers begin a two-day visit to India on Tuesday, hoping to promote Britain's booming fintech sector abroad as Brexit looms.

Kalyan Jewellers gets additional investment of Rs 500 crore from US private equity firm Warburg Pincus

US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has invested an additional Rs 500 crore in Kerala-based Kalyan Jewellers, taking the total investment to Rs 1,700 crore in the company.

ICICI, Axis Bank sell Rs 1800 crore of loans to Ballarpur to Edelweiss

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Why business is greener than Trump

Business leaders have strong reservations about a potential withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

$36-billion deals seek to tap infrastructure demand in Malaysia-India

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is in India on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take forward the bilateral trade.

ATMs still running dry, withdrawals drop as smaller notes in short supply

ATM withdrawals drop have fallen since, even though cash supply has improved, the availability of lower-denomination notes of Rs500 and Rs100 is insufficient

Move to compile composite job numbers hits rural data hurdle

Besides NSSO data, the Labour Bureau has been conducting quick quarterly employment surveys since the economic crisis of 2008.

Reserve Bank of India set to get more power to deal with stressed assets

In order to tackle the NPA mess, the Modi government is planning legislation and may issue ordinance as moving amendment through House may take time.

Why the ‘right to Internet’ is a bad idea

The usefulness of the Internet cannot be overstated but it is not incumbent on the government to provide access to every citizen

India's economic influence in Asia Pacific to increase in next five years: survey

Around 95% of respondents said Indian economic influence in the region would grow in the coming five years, compared to 77 per cent who saw China's influence as continuing to expand.

Multiples PE buys controlling stake in HR firm PeopleStrong

PeopleStrong CEO Pankaj Bansal says fresh funds will be used for product development in HR technology and acquisitions of mid-sized firms in payroll and HR technology space

Sebi widens probe into GDR misuse for routing black money

Sebi is investigating the role of over 50 individuals and companies involved in fraudulent activities in issuance and redemption of Global Depository Receipts (GDRs)

SBI sees no negative surprises on NPAs, post-merger

Bhattacharya said consolidation of all the five associate banks will be completed in the first quarter of the current fiscal itself & then the process of rationalisation will begin.

Borrowers will feel the benefits of SBI merger with its associates: Arundhati Bhattacharya

SBI, which is the largest mortgage lender, is offering an interest rate of 8.6% for women borrowers and 8.65% to other borrowers, on loans up to Rs 75 lakh.

Union Bank CMD Arun Tiwari tells employees to intensify bad loan recovery

In a communication addressing employees on the first day of the new fiscal, UBI chairman Tiwari said that the focus would remain on asset quality

2800 employees of SBI's associate banks opt for VRS

Rather than consolidation, India needs more competition in the banking sector

Ratan Tata's venture capital fund makes maiden Rs 400-cr investment in Ola

Ola has built itself a war chest of around Rs 325 cr to take on global rival Uber

Tube Investments India to demerge manufacturing, finance arms by June: MD

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Is Reliance Jio struggling with revenue generation?

Regardless of whether Reliance Jio is struggling to generate revenue or if this is part of a deliberate strategy to squeeze competitors, the fact remains that incumbents are in for more trouble

Temasek invests Rs 200 crore additional capital in Fullerton India

The capital infusion will primarily support future business growth of Fullerton Indias housing finance arm - Grihashakti.

Amazon targets UK businesses with launch of new online marketplace

Amazon's quest for market domination is becoming harder to ignore.  The sprawling Seattle-headquartered group on Tuesday said that it is launching a service in the UK aimed at doing for businesses what it already does for individual customers, by offering a marketplace where companies can buy everything from industrial machinery to paper clips and janitorial equipment - even in bulk.

Future Group planning 'loyalty-driven' convenience stores

No one can match the prices we will offer. We have built the entire ecosystem such as logistics, partnership with FMCG companies and customer database, said Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group.

Home Big Grid Kalyan Jewellers to double retail presence to 200 stores, get Rs 500 cr from Warburg Pincus

Jewellery chain Kalyan Jewellers on Monday announced an investment of Rs 500 crore in the company by an affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus.In a statement issued here, Kalyan Jewellers

Amazon adding stores and augmented realty, subtracting cashiers from retail future

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DMart founder Radhakishan Damani: The unlikely retail billionaire

After his company's public listing, Radhakishan Damani has overtaken Kishore Biyani as the king of Indian retail

Truecaller service for feature phone available only in India on Airtel

This is the first-of-its-kind service that we are providing with Airtel in India. We want to work towards ensuring that more, said Truecaller CSO Nami Zarringhalam.

Firms must invest in reskilling staff in new technologies: Ericsson India's HR head

As telecom mergers result in loss of jobs, the new jobs that will be created will be more specialized and advanced than existing ones, says Ericsson’s Sameer Khanna

Reliance Jio 4G Download Speed Fastest in India Once Again, Idea Second: TRAI Data

Reliance Jio is reported to have recorded the highest download speed in comparison to other service providers such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, according to the data released by TRAI.

Soon, Telecom Coordination Committee to check levels of EMF radiation from cellphone towers

The committee would be constituted take action within one week of receipt of complaint.

Ex-Motorola India MD Amit Boni joins Smartron

In this role, he will be responsible for overall brand building and heading the sales and marketing functions for Smartron.

Jousting with Jio: Examining the Actions of India's Telecom Regulator

Telecom Regulator Authority of India's MySpeed portal, Jio offers an average data speed of 15.04 Mbps.

Malaysia's Axiata group turns to India for tower deals

Axiata Group Berhad is eyeing to pick up stake in mobile tower infrastructure firms in order to boost its market presence in India

Ban on highway liquor shops may disrupt sales in next two months

The SCs order banning sales of alcohol within 500 metres of national and state highways would make one-third of over 65,000 licensed branded liquor outlets in the country to be relocated or shut

Fishing out smart data for the FMCG sector

School of Fish Tech provides an analytical solution to link manufacturers, retailers

Industry leaders to address FPI

Top industry experts from India and the rest of the world are signed up to speak at Fresh Produce India on 27-28 April

Home healthcare gaining ground, but what about regulations?

Private home healthcare appears to be gaining ground in India, but this critical segment is surprisingly outside the purview of a proper regulatory fr..

AI and personalisation to remain Myntra’s core tech focus, says CTO Narayanan

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MobiSwipe will deploy more than 50,000 mPoS devices targeting retail and e-commerce sector

With the Digital India and demonetisation move from the government and RBI, the demand for mPoS devices have increased and MobiSwipe recognises that.

Investor base transacting through mobile grows 47% in FY17

Apart from shopping online, and spending hours on social media platforms, Smartphones are being used to purchase stocks as well. Data provided by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that the investor base transacting through mobile phones has seen a 47% rise to 880,000 at the end of March compared to 600,000 a year ago.

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