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Unfreezing the Business Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup An Ode to All the Dreamers Who Became Doers with Technology Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business Private equity inflows in real estate at Rs 46,200 crore in 2018; Mumbai records largest share How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Unfreezing the Business

In an attempt to draw business leaders, investors, industry captains, agriculturalists and economists from all over India, a two day Davos type economic conclave will

Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

The office tower, now a familiar part of the capital’s high-rise skyline, has run foul of what real estate brokers, bankers and analysts say is

An Ode to All the Dreamers Who Became Doers with Technology

We live in an age where technology has completely transformed the way traditional businesses operate. But what one needs to keep in mind is that

Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business

. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to report a healthy set of earnings for October-December quarter, driven by strong US business and Halol resolution. One thing to

Private equity inflows in real estate at Rs 46,200 crore in 2018; Mumbai records largest share

Private equity inflows touched Rs 46,268 crore in 2018 with Mumbai recording the largest share of 27 percent of investments among all cities, as per a

How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Vodafone, like any other storied telco giant today, has been urgently seeking ways to trim costs. Not only are its revenues under pressure from smaller

Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

If you consider our place in the history of the Universe, it is easy to see humans as an insignificant temporal speck, flickering in an

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

If you dream of starting your own business, there are plenty of resources. Coaches, books and websites detail specific steps you should take or rules

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

The Indian real estate sector is expected to contribute 13 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to the ‘Indian Real

James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books

James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books

People already read James Patterson’s books — and in staggering numbers. Last year, he and his team of writers had 36 books land on the New York Times best-seller list. To date, he has published 156 books that have sold [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

CEO Tim Cook introduced the new price and accessories during a special event in Cupertino on Monday. For Apple Watch users, the device has become an “essential part of their daily lives,” Cook said. People also love changing the bands, [...]

March 21, 2016 Technology
After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

More than a year after Uber announced a research pact with Carnegie Mellon University – and then hired away four of the institution’s faculty and 36 researchers and technicians – the ride-hailing company and university have not collaborated on a [...]

March 21, 2016 Technology
Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan’s government on Monday released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water. The plan, involving several state agencies, is meant to address water infrastructure shortcomings and [...]

March 21, 2016 Health
In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one [...]

March 21, 2016 Health
U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of [...]

March 21, 2016 Technology
Fed approves Goldman acquisition of GE Capital’s U.S. online deposits

Fed approves Goldman acquisition of GE Capital’s U.S. online deposits

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) received permission on Monday to complete its $17 billion acquisition of GE Capital Bank’s U.S. online deposits. The deal, which was approved by the Federal Reserve, had been pending since August 2015. Goldman would control [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Exclusive: DBS seen as frontrunner for Barclays’ HK, Singapore wealth units – sources

Exclusive: DBS seen as frontrunner for Barclays’ HK, Singapore wealth units – sources

Singapore’s DBS Group Holdings (DBSM.SI) is seen leading the race to buy British bank Barclays’ (BARC.L) Hong Kong and Singapore private wealth units, valued at as much as $300 million, sources with knowledge of the situation said on Monday. The [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
FanDuel and DraftKings shut down games in New York

FanDuel and DraftKings shut down games in New York

Top daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings agreed to stop taking money in New York on Monday, amid a months-long fight with the state’s attorney general over whether the games are illegal gambling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
IHS to buy data provider Markit, combined company to base in UK

IHS to buy data provider Markit, combined company to base in UK

U.S.-based IHS Inc (IHS.N) agreed to buy Markit Ltd (MRKT.O) to create a $13 billion London-based data and business research provider, in the latest example of a U.S. company moving its domicile overseas where corporate tax rates are lower. The [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Marriott wins back Sheraton-owner Starwood with new offer

Marriott wins back Sheraton-owner Starwood with new offer

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc (HOT.N), owner of the Sheraton and Westin brands, accepted a higher $13.6 billion acquisition offer from peer Marriott International Inc (MAR.O), spurning a bid from China’s Anbang Insurance Group. The move dramatically raises the [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Drugmaker Valeant CEO leaving as investor Ackman joins board

Drugmaker Valeant CEO leaving as investor Ackman joins board

Drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO)(VRX.N) said on Monday its chief executive officer is leaving and billionaire investor William Ackman would join the board as it tries to clean up accounting problems and save its business. The company, whose operations [...]

March 21, 2016 Business