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Bankruptcies: The good, the bad and the ugly
Taponeel Mukherjee | 13 May, 2019
Bankruptcies are a painful process for businesses, employees and business partners, but are an inevitable consequence of business dynamics and competition.
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Now's an excellent learning opportunity for Indian credit markets
Taponeel Mukherjee | 06 May, 2019
News on Indian credit markets over the last few weeks provide us with pointers that should help shape policy and business strategy. The struggle to get bidders for Jet Airways and the tepid response from investors towards Indias fledgeling municipal bond market point towards the need for a better-structured credit market, especially as the nature of businesses evolve even as the demand for credit rises to finance consumption and infrastructure needs.
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How this Hyderabad social entrepreneur is using big data to change farmers' lives
Mohammed Shafeeq | 29 Apr, 2019
At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how change can be brought in the life of farmers at the grassroot level.
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What if there is a hung parliament?
Amulya Ganguli | 22 Apr, 2019
Conventional wisdom has it that the current polls will not produce a clear-cut result as in 2014.
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Technology for security
D.C. Pathak | 15 Apr, 2019
I had the benefit recently of listening to a well established American IT expert on the challenges for security strategists in these times of a literal tsunami of technological advancements. He brought out how the incredible speed at which technology was developing made it difficult to assess its repercussions for the future in terms of both global competition in business as well as the evolution of military domain.
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Mission 2019: Ensuring payments and price transparency
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Apr, 2019
The importance of the flow of capital into the power and housing sectors in India cannot be overemphasised. Recent developments in both sectors once again bring to the fore the critical issues of effective payment mechanisms and price transparency as vital factors to boost the economy.
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Aggregating small cement businesses can push India's growth
SME Times News Bureau | 30 Mar, 2019
The slowdown in real estate over the last few years and the constraints that India's infrastructure sector have faced due to non-performing assets (NPAs) have had a significant impact on allied industries, none more than on the cement sector itself.
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Democracy on test
D.C. Pathak | 25 Mar, 2019
India has over the decades emerged as a leading light in the democratic world on two counts - the masses here have proven their ability to oust well entrenched regimes from power and have demonstrated their wisdom in opting for clean governance, assurance of development and national stability and security. And this has happened in spite of that typically Indian social phenomenon of caste and creed affinities ruling the political turf.
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From tribal hamlets to world markets: The amazing journey of Araku coffee
Mohammed Shafeeq | 17 Mar, 2019
From tribal hamlets to Paris, Araku coffee has come a long way and is set to lure the taste buds of New York's coffee aficionados this year.
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NDA will marginally fall short of majority but form government
IANS Election Special | 10 Mar, 2019
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall marginally short of a majority in the Lok Sabha but will comfortably form the government with post poll tie-ups. In the eventuality of no Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance of opposition parties) in Uttar Pradesh, the Narendra Modi-led NDA will walk home with over 300 Lok Sabha seats.
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