The Economic Times
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After Cognizant, IT biggies Wipro and Infosys also prepare for layoffsThose taking the hit first are mid- and senior-level professionals. But lower level employees, too, will be hurt later in the year due to sluggish growth.
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Saudi Arabia's post-oil plans face tough hurdlesBig stakes are up for sale in many Saudi assets. But global lenders are only seeking to get out, and there are no eager global biggies eager to buy.
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With no buyers for its prime assets, Saudi Arabia's post-oil plans face tough hurdlesBig stakes are up for sale in many Saudi assets. But global lenders are only seeking to get out, and there are no eager global biggies eager to buy.
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For instance, Rajan Mathews, director-general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, which represents telecom biggies including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio Infocomm, is of the view that Trai’s proposed model may not have enough legs to run on, as there are technical as well as financial challenges involved. “With such a financially stressed industry where the big guys can’t afford to do things, whether MVNOs will be able to flourish is good question,” Mathews said. VNOs, he said, would also have to tie up with telecom operators, and so, “trying to control a frequency within a geography would be an extremely difficult process”, emphasising a possible challenge of frequency interference. Analysts have questioned the viability of MVNO operations saying their financial sustainability will depend on telcos that are already facing immense pressure.
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In consumption sector, Titan would be in my top three picks, says the Nirmal Bang honcho.
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Abheek Barua (At ETMarkets.com, we have invited five biggies from the financial world to present their own budgets before the Union Budget is unveiled on Feb 1. Here is the first one, from the Chief Economist of HDFC Bank.) Start an income transfer programme First, I would introduce a large income transfer programme, say a top-up on all low balance Jan Dhan Accounts. There is some evidence that demonetisation has indeed hurt the most vulnerable income segments both directly through the lack of currency and indirectly through a fall in economic activity, job-losses etc. This programme of income support would help prop consumption up and also restore confidence in people with the simple yet powerful message that what the government promised to mop up as black money has been redistributed to them. Go easy on fiscal deficit; offer clarity on taxes Second, I would go a little easy on fiscal consolidation by keeping the fiscal Deficit-GDP ratio for 2017-18.
The Economic Times
5 months
MUMBAI: Call it the Virat Kohli effect. A growing beard fad among Indian males is driving strong sales in facial fuzz colouring products. While most consumer sectors are reeling under the demonetisation effect, the beard colouring segment has registered a strong double-digit growth in calendar year 2016. The trend also suggests that the earlier metrosexual look is passe. With hair colour biggies L'Oreal and Godrej absent from this segment, the budding field has been left open for Bigen, the only national player in beard colours. The Bigen brand is owned by Hoyu Co of Japan and exclusively marketed and distributed in India by J L Morison India. Bigen Men's Beard Color grew at 40% year on year (YoY), which is double the rate at which its hair colour business is growing. A year ago, beard colours grew at an average of 20%. On the other hand, the average growth of the hair colour industry YoY is around 8%.
The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: Axis Bank has left behind large foreign banks, known for their investment banking skills, as it has retained the top investment banking rank in the past 10 consecutive years. With its market share surging to 20.4%, the private sector lender has cut 327 deals worth 81,100 crore that companies raised by selling bonds in 2016, according to Bloomberg debt market league table. HDFC Bank, State Bank of India were other top two banks in the Bloomberg 2016 league table beating global biggies. Both the institutions have collectively done deals, which are marginally higher than Axis Bank alone. “With expanding corporate bond market, we can see more opportunities coming in this year,” said Shashikant Rathi, head of treasuries and markets, Axis Bank. “We bridge between borrowers and investors with our feet on the ground, which is the key to our success.
TechCrunch
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One of the big HR startup stories of the last year has been the trials and tribulations of Zenefits, but news coming out today from another company in the space shows that there is still a lot of opportunity in the industry with the right approach. Namely, a New York-based SaaS HR firm that focuses on mid-sized (100 to 1,000 employees) companies offering an all-in-one human resources Read More
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Rob Leane Nov 24, 2016 Black Friday is here! Amazon is slicing prices of high profile games like Destiny, Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Infinite Warfare... The blackest of all Fridays has arrived once again. Prices are being slashed around the UK in shops both real and digital, as the biggest and best retailers attempt to grab your attention with big bargains in the lead up to Christmas. Amazon has let us in on some info, furnishing us with a list of all their videogame-based offers, all of which are active now. Here's the list... See related Amazon Prime UK: what’s new in November 2016? Christmas 2016: our DVD and Blu-ray gift guide PS4 Bundles Let's kick things off with some biggies - the PS4 bundles. This Black Friday, you can buy The PlayStation 4 500GB Watchdogs 2 bundle from Amazon at a reduced price of £239.99. That's a reduction off the list price of £299.
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Let's go down a list of some biggies in the Only-Israel crowd. The Conference of Presidents has had nothing to say against Trump, since congratulating him on being elected. We look forward to working with President-elect Trump and his advisors in the transition before his inauguration and in the years to come during his presidency on the issues facing our country, as well as of specific concern to the American Jewish community including strengthening the special U.S.-Israel relationship, the rise of anti-Semitism and the security of the Jewish people at home and abroad.. Conference President Malcolm Hoenlein silent. (And last year Hoenlein's rejection of Trump's proposed Muslim ban had to be eked out of him from the press.) AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group, has also not said a single word against Bannon/Sessions, while congratulating Trump on his victory.
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We are not completely on our own. Show us the sites of Hull. I am on the pierhead, if I switch you around, this is the lovely pierhead. I am looking at the Humber, UK's biggies busiest training estuary.
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And to add a festive touch to the occasion, slave bands wandered around the area batting out the latest hit tunes. (Yes, it was good to be an Ephesian.) Visitors check out 3,000-year-old public potties. Out in a swampy area of the site I ran across an odd-looking marble column, patched together from pieces of smaller columns. I thought about taking a shot of it, but figured it wasn't worth the effort of a click. Big, big mistake. Later on, I found out the doctored-up column marked the spot of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, right up there with jaw-droppers like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes. But the Temple of Artemis was no ordinary wonder. According to the Greek poet who put the list of the seven biggies together, the immense temple was the most wondrous of all the wonders.
Autocar
a year
It sits on the same platform as the regular Mini, but with bespoke suspension, a 4.2-metre-long body and a layout that’s much more practical than that of the previous Clubman. That car had a rear side door but on only one side of the car – on the right, or the wrong side for kerbside parking in the UK. This rather limited its appeal, but if the number of Clubmans I’ve seen on the road since its launch last year is any guide, that’s less true this time round. In fact, only those twin-opening rear doors prevent it from being an entirely conventional hatchback. This Clubman has arrived at Autocar Towers in Cooper D specification, which means that its on-the-road price is £21,810 before options, of which there are a few fitted. There’s a full list on the opposite page, but the biggies are a Media Pack1010), which includes navigation and better connectivity, and the £2785 Chili Pack, which brings seat upgrades, climate control and separate drive modes.
The Economic Times
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“The GST would obviously give a decent amount of kicker to their pricing and their margins.”
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“The GST would obviously give a decent amount of kicker to their pricing and their margins.”
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