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  • COVID-19 is not Financial Armageddon; can lead to unparalleled success Jul 09, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 is not Financial Armageddon; can lead to unparalleled success

    Veteran finance expert, Pankaj Vasani mulls over the COVID-19 crisis at this point of time, its impact on the Indian economy, the complexities of a revival and the changing definition of success for the corporation

  • Disgorgement in news this last fortnight, both globally and in India Jul 04, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    Disgorgement in news this last fortnight, both globally and in India

    As the Indian market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) builds precedents on disgorgement, the US Supreme Court in the month of June placed curbs on the ability of the US capital market regulator to disgorge.

  • Divi's CFO, associates to pay penalty amount in an escrow account Jul 03, 2020 02:33 PM IST

    Divi's CFO, associates to pay penalty amount in an escrow account

    Sebi's investigation into insider trading of the shares of Divi's Laboratories leads the market regulator to impose a disgorgement order on its CFO & associates.

  • Boards of winning companies cannot afford to have ideologues in this crisis Jun 29, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Boards of winning companies cannot afford to have ideologues in this crisis

    Directors need to deal with a virtual meeting as earnestly as a physical board meeting. They need to organize, do the reading, come prepared to dialogue and be extra engaged and focused.

  • CFO as a navigator-partner to the CEO Jun 29, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    CFO as a navigator-partner to the CEO

    When an organisation wins against severe odds, often the CFO and CEO partake of the sunshine equally. Both the winning strategy and its superior execution gain from the CFO’s vision and insights.

  • A finance structure that matches India’s ambitions for renewable energy sector Jun 27, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    A finance structure that matches India’s ambitions for renewable energy sector

    For ambitious renewable energy targets to be realised in the real world, appropriate focus needs to be laid on the funding side. Here is a blueprint for vibrant financing of the sector through purchase obligations and tradable certificates.

  • CFO and the Board in the time of coronavirus Jun 23, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    CFO and the Board in the time of coronavirus

    In the post-pandemic world, the basics of the business have changed and the lens has shifted from a backward glance at the results to a more futuristic look at how the business will be rebuilt and reconfigured for the next few years.

  • Pragmatic blueprint, not emotional calls needed against China Jun 22, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Pragmatic blueprint, not emotional calls needed against China

    India cannot replace Chinese imports overnight nor even in a year or two. The self-reliance that India aspires to can only be achieved over the next decade, starting now.

  • The COVID-19 zeitgeist: The new Chinese ‘stall’ economy Jun 18, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    The COVID-19 zeitgeist: The new Chinese ‘stall’ economy

    As China boards up its capital at home on suspicion of new coronavirus cases, here is an inside look at how it is trying to kick-start its faltering economic engine.

  • The new playbook for corporate social responsibility Jun 15, 2020 08:37 PM IST

    The new playbook for corporate social responsibility

    The new normal needs relevant and uniform corporate disclosures like those advanced by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

  • Nayara Energy hopes for relaxation of curbs on end-use and price of foreign loans Jun 15, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    Nayara Energy hopes for relaxation of curbs on end-use and price of foreign loans

    Sustainable leverage is the touchstone for incremental fundraising at Nayara Energy says CFO Anup Vikal

  • Preserving value in zero revenue days Jun 13, 2020 05:37 PM IST

    Preserving value in zero revenue days

    Covid-19 presents an unparalleled opportunity for companies to clean up balance sheets, reduce borrowings and exit loss-making and non-core businesses. It is also the right time to identify adjacencies, new markets, opportunities and efficiencies.

  • Capital recycling for energy transition post-COVID-19 Jun 09, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Capital recycling for energy transition post-COVID-19

    An inability to recycle capital is one of the most important issues to hobble the renewable energy infrastructure in India. A few fixes could enhance the attractiveness of the sector for investors.

  • Stronger and Together: Getting ready for a new normal Jun 02, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    Stronger and Together: Getting ready for a new normal

    As India and indeed the rest of the world unlocks tentatively, the customer could surprise. Agility and responsiveness are essential items in the CFO's toolkit to cope with this flux.

  • Time for the ant's approach to buybacks Jun 02, 2020 06:28 PM IST

    Time for the ant's approach to buybacks

    In times of easy money, buybacks have been an attractive option for capital allocation. The coronavirus pandemic, however, calls into question the intrinsic worth of the buyback option if it leaves you with fewer strategic choices

  • Life of a finance head in the time of COVID-19 in Wallonia Jun 01, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Life of a finance head in the time of COVID-19 in Wallonia

    COVID-19 has spawned numerous stories of professionals stuck in different parts of the world away from their families. Here is Akash Ohri's story, who is the global head of financial control for the industry sector at John Cockerill.

  • Principles at the heart of the CFO's response to COVID-19 Jun 01, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    Principles at the heart of the CFO's response to COVID-19

    At a time when everyone is right and wrong at the same time and all relationships are being tested, finance heads can rely on a few time-tested principles.

  • It is India's hour to shine, but will it? May 27, 2020 07:12 PM IST

    It is India's hour to shine, but will it?

    If India manages to overcome its long-pending issues around multiple approvals, licenses, permits, an overload of documentation and reporting, then India has a chance to leave an indelible mark on global trade in the coming decade.

  • The art of digital networking – Four simple steps May 27, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    The art of digital networking – Four simple steps

    Meaningful networking can be highly beneficial for personal and professional growth for finance executives. Hence, networking intelligently is important. Even in a lockdown.

  • Nine CFO priorities in the time of COVID-19 May 27, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    Nine CFO priorities in the time of COVID-19

    There has to be an optimal mix of strategy for sheer survival and ambitious growth in these unusual times of lockdowns, demand collapse and destroyed cash flows. Here is a brief overview of what is on the mind of the CFO as they help their businesses navigate this crisis.

  • The CFO and COVID-19: Lockdown and beyond May 22, 2020 10:32 PM IST

    The CFO and COVID-19: Lockdown and beyond

    Even if we limit ourselves to economic activity, a plethora of changes are discussed against the backdrop of the so-called 'new normal'.

  • The long lasting impact of COVID-19 on the financial services sector May 22, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    The long lasting impact of COVID-19 on the financial services sector

    Despite the stress, entities in the financial services industry can look for opportunities to grow through strong risk management, robust collection, effective cost control and increased use of technology.

  • The COVID-19 zeitgeist: Notes from China on supply chain realignment May 20, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    The COVID-19 zeitgeist: Notes from China on supply chain realignment

    Even as the coronavirus steadily claims more lives across the world, there has been talk of a trade impact in terms of a diversification of the supply chains away from China.

  • Here are 10 ways in which boards can improve risk governance May 18, 2020 09:16 PM IST

    Here are 10 ways in which boards can improve risk governance

    Immaculate risk assessment is essential to judge how much risk to avoid, share, transfer, mitigate or retain. That decision comes straight from the top. Risk management, thus, is a corporate governance function.

  • The grand reset of costs in 2020 May 18, 2020 07:46 PM IST

    The grand reset of costs in 2020

    Efficiency planning for the next year needs to start now. The new normal of business will need a fresh approach and a hard look at how costs can be rebuilt, assuming constancy in the revenue model.

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