BUSINESS

  • Watch: Young Turks Book launch- chronicling stories of some of India's brightest minds Yesterday

    Watch the book launch of India's young entrepreneurs and their inspirational biographies. ...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • Local businessman gains momentum through online initiatives November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In this Internet revolution, a majority of consumers look online for local products or services. Why to go out and explore your requirement when you can 'get online'. With local businesses flourishing in India in every state, city or even small towns, more and more people are connecting...
  • Railways earnings up by over 12 per cent during April 2014-October 2014 November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have earned Rs 865,95.04 crore during April-October 2014 as compared to Rs 772,73.88 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.06 per cent. The total earnings from goods during April-October period were Rs 576,46.68 crore as against Rs 518,77.98 crore...
  • Government to revive 23 district co-operative banks, to infuse Rs 2,375 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday decided to infuse Rs 2,375.42 crore to revive 23 District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) in four states which were on the verge of closure. Of the total amount, state government would contribute Rs 1,464.59 crore, Centre Rs 673.29 crore and NABARD Rs 237.54 crore, said a...
  • Sensex tops 28,000 mark for first time on hopes of reforms, rate cut November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday conquered the 28,000 mark for the first time as markets hit new highs of the fourth day on expectations of more reforms by the Modi government and a rate cut by the RBI. The BSE barometer, however, settled a tad lower but still a...
  • Recruiter's take: 4 skills that will get you hired in business development November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: It's good news for job aspirants looking for a business development profile! Whether a burgeoning company or a cash cow, of late every organisation is eyeing talent with business development skills. As organisations realise the importance of hiring human capital with a knack for business, the profiles and...
  • 20 Keralites in Arabian Business '100 Indian Power List' October 28, 2014

    Dubai: As many as 20 entrepreneurs and professionals from Kerala have been named in the annual list of 100 powerful Indians in the Gulf countries with people from the southern state also bagging the top two positions. The 'Indian Power List', published by Arabian Business, a leading business magazine, has also...
  • Pakistan an attractive, long-term investment place: Nawaz Sharif October 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that there were opportunities for investors in Pakistan and termed the country a potential place for long-term investments. The premier was speaking at a two-day investment conference titled 'Invest Pakistan: priority sectors and legal framework for investment in the country', Dawn online...
  • Japanese business delegation to visit Kerala in November October 23, 2014

    Kochi: A 40-member Japanese business delegation will be on a three-day visit to Kerala from November 6 to identify areas of cooperation with the state, especially Kochi. Said to be the biggest ever visit by officials from any country to the state, the event is being organised by Sanin India Association...
  • Top B-school students lack sales acumen, customer focus: Survey October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Highlighting huge talent gap, a survey has revealed that a significant percentage of students from top business schools in India score below the industry standards in terms of sales acumen and customer focus. The study revealed that 35 per cent of students in...
  • UK's Vince Cable's visit to India focuses on business October 22, 2014

    UK's Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable's visit to India focussed on business and Indian students. Cable was on a week-long visit to dispel myths that the UK is not welcoming to Indian students and spread the message that 'Britain is open for Business'. ...
  • Will look into complaints against Flipkart: Commerce Minister October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving "many complaints" from traders on Flipkart's massive discount sale, government on Wednesday said it will look into the concerns and take a call on whether more clarity is required on e-commerce retail business. Flipkart's 'Big Billion Day' sale on Monday, that offered steep discounts on various products,...
  • Sensex closes flat; healthcare stocks plunge October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after it fell around 300 points on negative global cues, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets provisionally closed on Wednesday's trade flat down 25.18 points or 0.10 per cent as healthcare, information technology (IT) and technology, entertainment and media (TECK) stocks fell. However, healthy buying was observed...
  • IIPM not entitled to run BBA, MBA course, advertise itself as management school, B-School: Delhi HC September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and its Dean Arindam Chaudhuri have been restrained by the Delhi High Court from describing courses conducted by it as 'MBA, BBA, Management Course, Management School, Business School or B-School' as they are not recognised. The court also imposed a fine of...
  • Srinagar’s business hubs lie desolate after catastrophic floods September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Even after three weeks of an unprecedented flood in the Kashmir Valley, summer capital Srinagar's once busiest markets and streets were deserted on Saturday. In the fashionable Residency Road and Lal Chowk markets, commuters, shoppers and shopkeepers used to curse the unending traffic jams in the city. Today, they are...
  • We need to be more realistic, says businessman on Modi's China remark September 21, 2014

    Reacting to the 'We need not to copy China, but reclaim our lost glory' remark on PM Modi in CNN world exclusive interview, businessman Mohandas Pal says China is way ahead of us and we can not ignore their model of growth. ...
  • Measurement and Metrology Group explores business potential in India September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Measurement & Metrology Group (M&M) is exploring business potential in India's education sector, offering a wide range of laboratory equipment technologies. "We are aiming to supply our products to labs in India's technical schools, having marketed these products in Southeast Asia and Africa," said Singaporebased M&M's business development manager...
  • Storyboard: What brand SRK means September 20, 2014

    On Storyboard this week, Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan talks about the role endorsements have played in his stardom. ...
  • Exclusive: Walmart looking beyond multibrand retail September 20, 2014

    President & CEO, Walmart India says that the company is looking beyond multi brand retail and plans to open 50 cash and carry stores by 2020. ...
  • Employees generate ideas worth US $500 million, says HCL Tech September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India's fourth largest IT firm HCL Technologies is now focussing on "ideapreneurship" to encourage employees to come up with innovative solutions to customers' business challenges. Under the initiative, the Noidabased firm has generated over 32,000 innovative ideas since 2008 to deliver approximately US $500 million of value to customers. "It...
  • Sensex falls over 72 points to close below 27,000 for the first time in nearly two weeks September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Sensex on Thursday fell over 72 points to close below the 27,000 mark for the first time in nearly two weeks. Reversing the early trend, the benchmark BSE Sensex dipped below the 27,000mark by falling over 126 points earlier in the day, largely on emergence of profitbooking in bluechip stocks....
  • Rupee tumbles to biggest loss in a month, down 31 paisa vs US Dollar September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Tumbling from sixweek highs, Indian rupee on Tuesday saw its biggest daily loss in over a month as it slumped 31 paise to end at 60.60 against dollar on concern US interest rates may rise sooner than investors had anticipated. Weakness in local equities and fresh dollar demand from...
  • India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, river cleaning September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Germany on Monday agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other". During the meeting in New...
  • Gujarat delegation visit Canada to attract investors September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Preparing to host Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in 2015, a delegation of the state recently visited Canada to explore investment opportunities and encourage partnership in education and skill development. The threeday visit of the Vibrant Gujarat delegation, led by Gujarat Resident Commissioner Bharat Lal, also focused on promoting...
  • CAD narrows sharply to 1.7 pc in AprilJune quarter September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Current Account Deficit narrowed sharply to 1.7 per cent of GDP in the AprilJune quarter of this fiscal mainly on account of reduction in trade deficit, and a steep decline in gold imports. "The lower CAD was primarily on account of a contraction in the trade deficit contributed...
  • PM Narendra Modi calls for collaboration with Japan for research, skill development September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: In his address to businessmen at the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is trying to achieve Japanese level of efficiency in the PMO as well as seek Japan's help in skill development in India. Modi said that India and Japan need...
  • Sensex up 77 points, Nifty ends above 7950 points August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks ended at new closing high on Thursday. The Sensex rose 77.96 points to 26638.11 led by capital goods, FMCG, oil & gas and private banks. The Nifty closed above the 7950 on the expiry day for August derivative contracts, up 18.30 points at 7954.35. The BSE Midcap...
  • Sensex, Nifty hit new peaks on Eurozone stimulus hopes, US data August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian stocks rose for the fifth day with benchmark Sensex on Wednesday vaulting 117.34 points to a new closing peak for the third session in a row on hopes of fresh stimulus in Eurozone and positive Asian cues after investors welcomed data indicating the US economy is back on...