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93% CEOS Plan To Hire More EmployeesRediff.com12 Apr 2023
Many CEOs said they plan to give special leave to women employees so as to encourage their participation in the workforce.
Capex tops India Inc's 2023 to-do listRediff.com9 Jan 2023
Indian companies are planning to increase investments in the new year to expand capacity, acquire companies, and go on a hiring spree, a survey of top executives showed. They, however, cited rising costs, weak consumer demand, and increasing interest rates as major concerns for 2023 which may impact their plans.
India at 75: 18 biggest moments for Indian markets from 1947 to 1993Rediff.com12 Aug 2022
From the enactment of the capital control Act to the recognition of the BSE as a stock exchange and the infamous Harshad Mehta scam, here are the 18 biggest events for stock markets from 1947 to 1993.
V Krishnamurthy, PSUs' turnaround man, dies at 97Rediff.com27 Jun 2022
Venkataraman Krishnamurthy, who is considered as the turnaround man of several Indian corporate houses like BHEL, Maruti Udyog, SAIL and Gail (India), passed away on Sunday at the age of 97. Krishnamurthy is considered as "the father of public sector undertakings in India" by many in India Inc. Born in the temple town of Tamil Nadu's Karuveli, he started his career as an airfield technician during the Second World War.
Covid redux: India Inc switches back to SOS mode from wait-and-watchRediff.com14 Jan 2022
With the dizzying rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, India Inc has transitioned from a wait-and-watch policy to full-on emergency mode, bringing back remote and flexi work, stringent safety protocols, and allowing only essential travel. Companies - especially in metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata - that had adopted a hybrid work model during the last few months when the caseload remained low, are either switching back entirely to work-from-home (WFH), or calling skeletal staff to office on select days. Take the case of cigarettes-to-hotels major, ITC, which had been on a hybrid work model over the last few months.
Banks And Fintech Both Need Each OtherRediff.com2 Dec 2021
The fundamental issue between banks and fintech would be who will own the customer and who will be the service provider.
Policybazaar's Rs 5.8k-crore IPO to open on Nov 1Rediff.com27 Oct 2021
PB Fintech, the parent of Policybazaar and Paisabazaar, has set a price band of Rs 940-950 apiece for its initial public offering (IPO), which will open on November 1 and close on November 3. The company may be valued at around Rs 44,000 crore, and looking to raise an amount of around Rs 5,826 crore. The IPO comprises a fresh issue of Rs 3,750 crore, along with an offer for sale (OFS) of Rs 1959.72 crore by existing promoters and shareholders.
There's no stopping India's start-up juggernautRediff.com17 Jun 2021
With 16 start-ups gaining unicorn status in 2021, India's tally has touched the 50 mark. The newest entrant to this list include Pune-based MindTickle, which is close to finalising a $100-million funding round from Softbank's Vision Fund 2, taking the company's valuation to $1.1 billion.
COVID-19: How India Inc plans to keep employees safeRediff.com19 Mar 2021
Share of women in boardrooms up for eighth year in a rowRediff.com15 Mar 2021
Investment banking star and Moelis India Chief Executive Officer Manisha Girotra remembers a colleague who wanted to resign because she needed to attend to her parents' health issues in a different state. Rather than quit a promising career, she was given the flexibility of working from home on Fridays, which was unusual in the pre-pandemic days. This allowed her to take care of her parents' visits to the doctor and other health-related needs without quitting her job. She would be back in the city office on Mondays.
India Inc steps up, foots bill for staff vaccinationRediff.com6 Mar 2021
RIL, Capgemini, IndiGo among companies which have offered to pay their employees' vaccination cost.
India Inc gets back to office cautiously, even as many MNCs remain shutRediff.com21 Jan 2021
Many are testing hybrid models including getting small batches to work, rotating staff every week, introducing shifts and allowing certain functions to operate from office in small numbers.
10 things that will make 2021 different!Rediff.com10 Jan 2021
From 5G to Tesla to Covid vaccine, 10 things will shape India's future.
India Inc against investing in new parliament building and bullet trainRediff.com8 Jan 2021
A majority of the CEOs are expecting the economy to show growth in the next financial year on the back of rising consumer spending and a sharp turnaround in rural India.
Govt gifts Rs 1.45-trillion incentive for 10 manufacturing sectorsRediff.com12 Nov 2020
The government hopes that the PLI schemes would provide 200,000-300,000 direct employment over five years, according to sources in the know.
How mini lockdowns are making a hole in consumers' pocketsRediff.com24 Jul 2020
To tide over the difficulties due to incessant shutdowns, several farmers in Maharashtra have turned into aggregators and started selling their produce without the help of mandis or agents. They have started contracting with bulk consumers like hypermarkets and co-operative housing societies to sell their produce directly.
The 2 BIG challenges facing India IncRediff.com16 Jul 2020
As Covid-19 cases surge in India, companies have realised it's a tightrope walk between maintaining production and ensuring employee safety.
Sops India Inc is giving to woo back labourRediff.com10 Jun 2020
Chief executives in the real estate, consumer products, automobiles, construction, and textile sectors said they were all expecting workers to re-join in the next 45-60 days, which would help them ramp-up production from July.
In battle against COVID-19, India faces new challengesRediff.com29 May 2020
The pandemic is set to become even more challenging, with migrant workers returning home, relaxations in lockdown rules, and the approaching monsoon. However, states are looking at community participation to ramp up testing and home treatment of patients
Sector-specific steps must, says India IncRediff.com18 May 2020
Some sectors like aviation, hospitality, travel and tourism, and automobile have witnessed zero cash flow since the lockdown began.