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Jun 21, 2017 - Constellation Alpha raises $144 million in Nasdaq IPO

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When most people hear the word innovation, they think about Uber, Airbnb and Amazon - disruptive companies that upended entire industries with a radical new way to do business. But Wharton operations, information and decisions practice professor David Robertson argues that this view is too narrow a definition of innovation, and one that is not useful to most companies. In his book, The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation, Robertson talks about a more practical way companies can innovate: by focusing on complementary actions around a key product. The first step is really the step of answering, "Who are we as a company? What are our crown jewels? What are those things that we did yesterday that we're going to do today and that we are going to do tomorrow? The things that made our company great, that our customers still depend on us for? What's our [Lego] brick?" Continued here

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Constellation Alpha raises $144 million in Nasdaq IPO

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Sebi to exempt private equity funds from IPO lock-in

Currently, the entire pre-IPO shareholding of PE investors cannot be sold for one year after listing

HDFC to raise Rs775 crore via bond issue to augment long-term funds

Home loans firm HDFC Ltd will raise Rs775 crore will issue bonds on private placement basis as part of its plans for arranging long-term capital

Private equity investment in India shot up 64% to $963 million in May: report

There were 67 private equity deals worth $963 million in May 2017 as against 74 such transactions worth $587 million in the same month in 2016, says a Grant Thornton report

Canara Bank to sell 8.9% in CARE for nearly Rs400 crore

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PE investment shoots up 64 per cent to $963 million in May: Thornton

According to assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, there were 67 PE deals worth USD 963 million in May this year, while in the same month last year.

Slew of reforms in offing as Sebi board meets today

NSEL scam, corporate governance and probe into the NSE co-location issue among others to be discussed by Sebi board on Wednesday

Uco Bank may need up to Rs 4,300 crore capital in next two financial years

ICRA projected that out of the total capital requirement, Rs 1,800-3,000 crore has to be equity capital and the balance to be raised in additional tier 1 capital.

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Barclays, former executives charged over Qatar fundraising

Barclays and four former executives were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud regarding the bank’s 2008 capital raising from Qatar, following a five-year investigation

Adani Group signs MoU with top Chinese firm to invest $300 million

Adani Group has signed an MoU with one of China’s largest private companies East Hope Group to invest $300 million in manufacturing units of an Indian port

Uber’s sins are the sharing economy’s cross to bear

The cooperative model that new-era digital start-ups like Uber and Airbnb are using can not preclude rules of business

Gartner Says the Banking and Securities Industry in India To Grow 8.6 Percent in 2017

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GST to extend pain borne by auto firms from note ban, BS-III shocks

While note ban hit auto sales in December quarter, offloading BS-III inventory led to lower profits in March quarter, and now GST threatens to disrupt business

Paytm said to seek RBI licence to offer money market fund

Paytm seeking an RBI licence for a money market fund, where users can store cash and earn interest, puts it competition with ICICI Bank, SBI

Why the Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy code will not solve the problem of bad loans

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India, Russia may join hands for providing nuclear energy to third country

India has entered into civilian nuclear partnerships arrangements with both Dhaka and Colombo. Russia is building Bangladesh's maiden nuclear power plant in Roopur.

Next for Amazon: more food companies or a clothing brand, analysts say

After Amazon's big deal to buy Whole Foods, some on Wall Street are chattering about the e-commerce giant's next target.

Rethinking Retail: Shift from static to agile

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Telecom minister to meet operators in Delhi

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Caught in the rain, soft drinks and ice-cream companies see sales slip

Officials of soft drink companies and ice-cream marketers said the sales are down about 5% so far in June compared to the same time last year.

Synthite group to foray into personal care segment

"We are aiming at Rs 200 crore revenue from these products in the next two years," said Vishal Menon, chief development officer, Synthite.

International Yoga Day 2017: Baba Ramdev to launch 10000 Patanjali wellness centres globally to popularise Yoga

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Bajaj Corp plans to raise Rs1,000 crore

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Retail Wave : 50 global retailers to enter India in 6 months

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Dairies seek global tech pacts to launch value-added products

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Hike Messenger launches payment services

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