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Life insurers may log strong new business

Life insurers may log strong new business

Mumbai: Life insurers such as ICICI PrudentialNSE 1.55 %, HDFC LifeNSE 0.25 % and SBI LifeNSE -0.05 % are set for a quarter of strong new business growth driven by increasing margin gains in protection business, expanding distribution network and robust premium even as some insurers may see increased stress in certain portfolios due to a slowing economy. The December quarter, which [...]

January 13, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Life insurers may log strong new business

Under the influence: When social-media stars promote real-estate

Under the influence: When social-media stars promote real-estate

In a time when social media informs and influences us on everything — from fashion to food, politics and furniture, choosing a home via Instagram no longer seems far-fetched. And real-estate developers have sensed this. Many are tying up with beauty bloggers and lifestyle influencers to promote new projects, site visits and sample flats, all [...]

January 12, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Under the influence: When social-media stars promote real-estate

‘In the new decade, hospitality business cannot ignore digitization’

‘In the new decade, hospitality business cannot ignore digitization’

With increasing and fast-paced shifts in customer behaviour patterns and workplace modalities, it is imperative that in the new decade we take necessary steps right away to be future-ready and future-engaged . The traditional approaches to work and workforce changes may not be enough. Here are the five trends that IHCL MD&CEO Puneet Chhatwal told Mint will [...]

January 11, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ‘In the new decade, hospitality business cannot ignore digitization’

‘Can’t nail director not part of daily business for delay to pay TDS’

‘Can’t nail director not part of daily business for delay to pay TDS’

MUMBAI: A sessions court has held that unless shown that a director is involved in the day-to-day activities and conduct of business of a company, he is not liable to face criminal prosecution on its behalf. The court observed this while setting aside a lower court’s order initiating criminal process against a shipping company’s now [...]

January 5, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ‘Can’t nail director not part of daily business for delay to pay TDS’

Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

As turmoil continues to mount in Hong Kong and beyond, Chinese investors have fixed their gaze on the American real estate market to secure their assets. Although overall, New York City remains one of the most attractive locations, investors are not necessarily looking at condominiums and co-ops in distinct real estate markets like Manhattan. Instead, [...]

January 4, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas of our life we’d like to improve and determine to make a change. Of course, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that tends to get a bit of a bad rap because such promises to ourselves can be [...]

December 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

The top 10 technologies to watch in 2020

The top 10 technologies to watch in 2020

From electric scooters to facial recognition and deepfakes, 2019 saw several new technology trends come to the fore, even if their full consequences are yet to be entirely realised. But what can we expect in 2020? As we enter a new decade, The Telegraph’s technology writers bring you their predictions for the year ahead. The smart home becomes unavoidable [...]

December 30, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The top 10 technologies to watch in 2020

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

To give a  thrust to the national ‘Fit India’ movement, it has been decided that  there will be  a convergence of activities of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated this after meeting Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju yesterday for charting the convergent actions of the two [...]

December 27, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Hardselling his administration’s pro-business approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is working to decriminalise provision of Companies Act to make it easier to do business in the country. Speaking at an Assocham event, he said the recent cut in corporate tax has brought rates to all-time low for businesses. He, however, said labour [...]

December 22, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Business failure not a crime, says PM in bid to revive animal spirits

Business failure not a crime, says PM in bid to revive animal spirits

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government has corrected past weaknesses of the economy, and urged industrialists to “invest boldly”, promising protection against wrong actions in genuine commercial failures. “I want to assure the banking and corporate world that we have been able to overcome weaknesses in the system to a large [...]

December 21, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Business failure not a crime, says PM in bid to revive animal spirits

Stock market update: Realty shares up; Indiabulls Real Estate rises 2%

Stock market update: Realty shares up; Indiabulls Real Estate rises 2%

NEW DELHI: Realty shares were trading in the positive zone in Friday’s morning session. Shares of Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (up 2.45 per cent) , Phoenix MillsNSE 1.49 % Ltd. (up 2.26 per cent) , Oberoi RealtyNSE 2.95 % Ltd. (up 1.84 per cent) , Prestige Estates Projects Ltd. (up 1.78 per cent) , Godrej Properties Ltd. (up 1.26 per cent) [...]

December 14, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Stock market update: Realty shares up; Indiabulls Real Estate rises 2%

PSB consolidation may shrink IT firms’ business

PSB consolidation may shrink IT firms’ business

BENGALURU: Technology companies offering niche services to banks face a challenge as public sector lenders consolidate, with issues around shrinking revenue, reduced clients and heightened competition, industry experts have said. The country will be left with only 12 large public sector banks from 27 before, the government had announced earlier this year. For existing IT service providers, [...]

December 11, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on PSB consolidation may shrink IT firms’ business