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From: Buisness-standard By TNC Rajagopalan Recommended by: business-standard The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is putting in place a new audit approach, based on the experience gained over years in implementation of Post Clearance Audit (PCA). The latter is an initiative to adopt global best practices,
From: Buisness-standard By Ajay Shah Recommended by: business-standard We in India are getting poor health care as measured by quality and price. While solving this is important, the best scenario of all is one where there is less sickness. This requires an emphasis on the traditional agenda of public health: A set of old-
From: Buisness-standard By Sunita Narain Recommended by: business-standard I would not advocate vegetarianism. When I reasoned this out in this column a few years ago, I received the usual insults. Environmentalists are expected to be vegetarian or, better, vegan! But what did not register to many was my emphasis: “I am saying
From: Buisness-standard By Tamal Bandyopadhyay Recommended by: business-standard A few months ago, the NBFCs (non-banking finance companies) were the flavour the season. Now the MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) are. Both, for the wrong reasons.The NBFC sector stole the limelight when many started staring at stark
From: Buisness-standard By Bharat Bhushan Recommended by: business-standard The Narendra Modi government announced 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections barely eight weeks before the announcement of the next general election. Union Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad described the move as part of a tactical
From: Buisness-standard By Mahesh Vyas Recommended by: business-standard Somesh Jha filed a revealing report on the unemployment situation in 2016-17 in this newspaper last week. What was most revealing was not the unemployment rate in the year which has gained a notoriety of its own because of demonetisation. What was most



Investments in financial technology (fintech) across Asia Pacific skyrocketed in 2015 - from about $880 million in all of 2014 to nearly $3.5 billion in just the first nine months of 2015, according to a new report by Accenture. The largest share of 2015 Asia Pacific fintech investment deals were in payments (40 per cent) and lending (25 per cent
From: Buisness-standard By Ritwik Sharma Recommended by: business-standard Satyadeep ChatterjeeRetail fragmentation is not new, but what is new is the way in which companies have to look at how they grow, Satyadeep Chatterjee tells Ritwik SharmaRetail in India is highly fragmented and consumers vary widely in their preferences.
Last year Snapdeal' e-commerce platform handled 30 orders per second during the Diwali sale; this year it has handled 300 orders per second in its weekly festive sales. To handle huge traffic, the marketplace player has used a range of forecasting models and analytics tools to predict demand for products and ensure sufficient stocks are available
From: Buisness-standard By Sangeeta Tanwar Recommended by: business-standard Digital will become the second largest branding medium after television in India soon, Manish Vij tells Sangeeta TanwarThe rules of digital marketing are still evolving. What are the cornerstones of an efficient digital marketing strategy?Digital
From: Buisness-standard By STR Team Recommended by: business-standard Following a hybrid competitive strategy leads to superior financial performance in the internationalisation of high-technology companies, shows a new Finnish study in the field of marketing. The study challenges the traditional view that companies can go
It is said that a term generally used by retailers in the West, especially during November. It originated in the mid-60s thanks to the Philadelphia Police department. Name it.Black Friday. The Philadelphia Police Department started to refer to the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, with the unrealistic hope that people would find the whole



From: Buisness-standard By Bharat Bhushan Recommended by: business-standard The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) hopes for pulling off elections in nearly a dozen states along with the general election have been dashed. The expectations of obtaining favourable judgements on crucial poll issues from the Courts also seem
From: Buisness-standard By Pranjul Bhandari Recommended by: business-standard At the heart of India’s growing exposure to potential external economic shock is the fact that the country is suffering a widening deficit in trade-related flows at the same time as foreign investors’ affection for emerging markets is dwindling. India
From: Buisness-standard By Sangeeta Tanwar Recommended by: business-standard You have said it is possible for companies to increase innovation speed by up to 6X while decreasing their risk by up to 80 per cent. How can they achieve this? Innovation can be fast-tracked by following some key principles. First, the leadership has
From: Buisness-standard By TNC Rajagopalan Recommended by: business-standard The Global Supply Chain Forum, established by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and some other associations, has developed standard definitions for techniques of supply chain finance (SCF). The sponsoring associations have recommended their
From: Buisness-standard By Shyamal Majumdar Recommended by: business-standard ICICI Bank’s former managing director & chief executive officer Chanda Kochhar was quite fond of talking about her 4C strategy (CASA or current and savings account deposits which are inexpensive; credit quality; cost; and capital conservation). The 4Cs
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard The stock market ignored bad news out of Turkey that led to a rout for emerging market currencies. Instead, investors hailed strong Q1 earnings reports, strong industrial activity and lower headline inflation. The resumption of China-USA trade talks was