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  • Who says China has locked in the EV supply chain? Jul 27, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    Who says China has locked in the EV supply chain?

    As the battery supply chain gets concentrated in the hands of a few countries, a forgotten metal could help emerging and developing markets avoid getting left behind

  • Lulu Mall Midnight Sale | Kerala’s consumerist culture is speaking. Is the State listening? Jul 20, 2022 06:04 PM IST

    Lulu Mall Midnight Sale | Kerala’s consumerist culture is speaking. Is the State listening?

    Though the amendments in the Kerala Shops & Establishment Act permit 24X7 shopping, the ecosystem has not evolved due to the lack of transport options and support from the State. Here, the market is trying to find its own feet by experimenting with midnight sales 

  • Start-up Street | Contrarian approach: Starting up in a downturn could make sense  Jun 09, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    Start-up Street | Contrarian approach: Starting up in a downturn could make sense 

    For entrepreneurs, this is actually a great time to start a business, as distractions tend to be far fewer and the focus is on finding and delivering true customer value 

  • CEOs love to hear ‘Yes’, but need ‘No, No, No’ Jun 07, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    CEOs love to hear ‘Yes’, but need ‘No, No, No’

    WeWork, Lehman Brothers and EY’s planned split all show how we undervalue naysayers to our peril.

  • Saudi Arabia’s chief oil whisperer spills some of his secrets Jun 03, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia’s chief oil whisperer spills some of his secrets

    ‘Oil Leaders’ shows that when the White House and the Saudi royal palace are aligned, Riyadh is willing to go to great lengths to talk the market down, even if that means lower revenues.

  • Finally, boarding time for Singapore Airlines’ flight to India Jun 03, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Finally, boarding time for Singapore Airlines’ flight to India

    A much delayed but beloved strategy may finally be taking off .

  • India can’t afford to lose the world’s trust on trade Jun 03, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    India can’t afford to lose the world’s trust on trade

    Arbitrary and inconsistent restrictions on wheat, sugar and steel will undermine the country’s efforts to entice value chains away from China.

  • How a French bank captured Haiti May 23, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    How a French bank captured Haiti

    Debt had smothered the country for more than a half-century. Despite ousting its colonial rulers in a war of independence, Haiti had been forced to pay the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars to its former French slave masters, a ransom for the freedom it had already won in battle

  • Insolvent Sri Lanka should cancel its central bank Apr 29, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Insolvent Sri Lanka should cancel its central bank

    A currency board may be a better fit for the country as it navigates a perilous financial future

  • Is Indian Auto stuck in the slow lane? Apr 29, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    Is Indian Auto stuck in the slow lane?

    Higher interest rates would effectively increase the capex costs for automakers, as well as financing costs for vehicle buyers. The only sustainable way out of this double whammy would be a pick-up in employment and growth and consequently, demand

  • India’s business families have unique values that are worth emulating Mar 31, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    India’s business families have unique values that are worth emulating

    In a world where multinational corporations and professional managers think nothing of resorting to mass layoffs to lower their costs, some of India’s business families serve as excellent models of placing human beings before shareholder returns

  • Winner’s curse? Why Shanghai’s gentle COVID-19-zero policy failed Mar 29, 2022 10:58 AM IST

    Winner’s curse? Why Shanghai’s gentle COVID-19-zero policy failed

    While Beijing is known for imposing draconian 21-day quarantines on whole districts to deal with outbreaks, Shanghai took a more gentle and targeted approach

  • Business families have provided the ballast for Indian industry Mar 24, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Business families have provided the ballast for Indian industry

    While there are many independent and professionally-managed companies that have done well for their stakeholders, without the families, much of India’s post-liberalisation industrial progress wouldn’t have been possible 

  • Gold prices will trend up over the next 12-15 months, says Anil Ghelani of DSP Investment Managers Mar 08, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    Gold prices will trend up over the next 12-15 months, says Anil Ghelani of DSP Investment Managers

    Gold prices scaled a 19-month high on escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Silver vaulted too. What is the outlook for precious metals? Anil Ghelani, head – Passive Investments & Products at DSP Investment Managers thinks that gold prices could continue to move up from current levels given rise in demand from central banks and from an investment perspective

  • TikTok is gripped by the violence and misinformation of the Ukraine War Mar 06, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    TikTok is gripped by the violence and misinformation of the Ukraine War

    TikTok has emerged as one of the most popular platforms for sharing videos and photos of the Russia-Ukraine war. The surge has put the Chinese-owned video app, known for viral dance and lip-syncing videos, in a challenging position. For the first time, it is dealing with moderating a flood of often unverified videos about a single event that has captivated a global audience

  • Could the Ukraine invasion spark a global financial crisis? Mar 06, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Could the Ukraine invasion spark a global financial crisis?

    Rating agencies think the prospect of Russia defaulting on its debts is higher than before. According to a group of global banks, a default is extremely likely

  • A remote village, a world-changing invention and the epic legal fight that followed Jan 28, 2022 12:03 PM IST

    A remote village, a world-changing invention and the epic legal fight that followed

    The twisted tale of the battle between Norway’s AutoStore and the UK's Ocado

  • The ‘S’ word — synergies — is back Jan 20, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    The ‘S’ word — synergies — is back

    Deep in the heart of Germany’s industrial Ruhr Valley, the “S” word is making a comeback, even if few are ready to say it out loud

  • How far is the economy above its pre-pandemic level? Jan 10, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    How far is the economy above its pre-pandemic level?

    The government’s GDP estimates for the second half of 2021-22 are 6.7 percent higher than for the same period of 2019-20

  • Tech Mantra | India's SaaS future is burning bright Dec 15, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Tech Mantra | India's SaaS future is burning bright

    Three questions you must ask before putting your hard-earned money in a SaaS company

  • A rural growth slowdown is not the main problem facing FMCG stocks Dec 01, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    A rural growth slowdown is not the main problem facing FMCG stocks

    Rural growth is slowing, but listed companies seem unfazed by it. It may be a non-issue for them, but there is a bigger problem lying in wait

  • Grow up Visa, compete and not complain Nov 30, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Grow up Visa, compete and not complain

    Visa might be a global giant, but it will have to think local to survive and prosper in India

  • Zero transaction fee at the heart of Visa’s complaint about RuPay Nov 30, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Zero transaction fee at the heart of Visa’s complaint about RuPay

    Incumbent card networks face pressure from alternative real-time payment systems in many countries

  • Cryptocurrency | Virtual currencies are here to stay. Astute regulation is what is required Nov 30, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    Cryptocurrency | Virtual currencies are here to stay. Astute regulation is what is required

    The introduction of the cryptocurrency Bill is only the first step. As technology evolves, the law will catch up. It is also hoped that the contours of the law will encourage innovation, and use of technology to expand financial markets

  • Crypto Conversations: How blockchain helps fight cybercriminals  Nov 30, 2021 10:06 AM IST

    Crypto Conversations: How blockchain helps fight cybercriminals 

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) providers are leveraging the power of blockchain technology to create an ecosystem that delivers top compliance, regulatory, and transaction monitoring, all under one roof

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