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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  
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Cash is King - Conserve Cash
Arun Kejriwal | 07 Apr, 2020
The markets were under pressure in the week gone by and lost on three of the four trading days. BSESENSEX was down 2,224.84 points or 7.46 per cent at 27,590.75 points whilst NIFTY was down 576.45 points or 6.66 per cent at 8,083.80 points
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The big bang RBI stimulus
TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE | 31 Mar, 2020
The slew of announcements by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to lower the repo rate, reverse repo rate, cash reserve ratio and allowing financial institutions the bandwidth to offer a three month EMI moratorium are all much needed and welcome as India grapples
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Is global recession likely in 2020?
ACHINT ARORA | 24 Mar, 2020
A recession is a macroeconomic term that refers to a significant decline in general economic activity in a designated region. However, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), defines a recession as a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales. As restaurants, airlines, shops, factories are all shut down around the globe, we could be staring at a global recession very soon.
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Fighting it with common sense
D.C. PATHAK | 17 Mar, 2020
Perhaps the most meaningful observation about corona virus that a medical professional made in an interview, was that 'the virus has understood us better than we have understood it' thereby suggesting that we are up against an invisible enemy that required what in security parlance was called a 'counter intelligence' effort
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Healthcare: India and US can learn from each other
Frank F. Islam | 10 Mar, 2020
India and the United States of America are the two largest democracies in the world. For most of this 21st century, they have served as solid examples for others to follow. The same cannot be said for their delivery of healthcare. The World Health Organization (WHO) provided its first and only ranking of health systems in 2000. The US ranked 37 and India ranked 112 out of 191 countries.
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Retail real estate and brand building
TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE | 02 Mar, 2020
A look at the numbers from the top two web retailers, Flipkart and Amazon, in India from last year's 15-day festival period in October shows an average order value in the range of Rs 1,400 to Rs 2,000. While the rise of e-commerce is not in question
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Evolving business models of coworking in India
Ramesh Nair | 25 Feb, 2020
Conducive and productive workspaces have become the need of the hour when it comes to providing the right environment to employees and helping them foster growth. With the introduction of coworking spaces and their acceptance in the country, the industry has changed notions about what a typical workspace is and what the functions of a healthy work environment should be. Where earlier the industry was less agile to the changing market and demographic forces, it is now understanding and incorporating elements that can expand and contract operations quickly and give a range of options to its workforce.
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Creating sustainable business models
SME Times News Bureau | 17 Feb, 2020
As we move ahead with the next phase of growth and dynamic changes in sectors across the spectrum from consumer-related businesses to infrastructure in India, a focus on long-term sustainable business models that can deliver both growth and cashflows will be essential.
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Building credit institutions of tomorrow
TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE | 11 Feb, 2020
Given India's need for infrastructure expansion and the infrastructure financing gap, attention needs to turn from the overall macroeconomic view on sectors and funding towards the microstructure of the credit markets in India. This focus on the microstructure is a must to create the necessary dynamics that can help finance and expedite infrastructure creation in India.
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A safe inclusive Budget in current economic situation
Sunjay Kapur | 04 Feb, 2020
Overall the Budget 2020 has tried to factor in the current economic situation and consumer sentiment. It has taken into cognizance the aspirations of the youth and women, both of whom play significant roles in the economic matrix. Rural and agricultural context, education, healthcare, women, and children feature predominantly; with allocations for the betterment of SC/ST who have long been the marginalised populace within the social fabric.
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