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Over 10 Indian start-ups may mop up at least $10 billion in IPO rush

Over 10 Indian start-ups may mop up at least $10 billion in IPO rush

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

Over 10 Indian start-ups with total valuations of $84 billion (some are planning fresh fund-raising) are bracing to launch initial public offerings (IPOs) in the next 36 months. While the size of their IPOs is under discussion, estimates are that they would together raise a minimum of over $8-10 billion during the initial listing.

Has India lost out in the global 5G race?

Has India lost out in the global 5G race?

Rediff.com17 Feb 2021

Several factors have held India back. One is DoT policy somersaults and lack of clarity on whether to or not to ban Chinese gear makers.

Airtel and Jio go head to head in battle for 5G

Airtel and Jio go head to head in battle for 5G

Rediff.com13 Feb 2021

The Big Two telecom companies have accelerated their moves towards this next-gen technology, though they have chosen very different routes to getting there.

How Sunil Vachani plans to take Dixon Tech global

How Sunil Vachani plans to take Dixon Tech global

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

Today, Vachani's public-listed company, Dixon Technologies, has gone beyond manufacturing just television sets. Armed with private equity funding from Motilal Oswal eight years ago, it has transformed itself into a Rs 4,400 crore electronic manufacturing services major, which now straddles lighting products, home appliances, feature phones, LED bulbs, amongst others. A two-part series looks at how two home-grown manufacturers are leveraging the govt's production-linked incentive scheme.

Is Reliance Jio's 5G plan realistic?

Is Reliance Jio's 5G plan realistic?

Rediff.com23 Dec 2020

Surajeet Das Gupta explains why Mukesh Ambani's target is by no means impossible.

New rules will make Ola, Uber's life tougher

New rules will make Ola, Uber's life tougher

Rediff.com22 Dec 2020

Just a few weeks ago, the Centre has come out with the long-awaited Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines, which have drawn a dismayed response from the companies concerned.

Sunil Mittal's $2 bn gamble on space

Sunil Mittal's $2 bn gamble on space

Rediff.com18 Dec 2020

Bharti Global is planning to put up more satellites and has set a stiff deadline to launch commercial Internet services by October in the UK, Alaska, northern Russia and northern Europe.

Sovereign fund flow: India replaces China as most sought-after destination

Sovereign fund flow: India replaces China as most sought-after destination

Rediff.com17 Dec 2020

In the year 2020 to date, these funds deployed capital worth a record $14.8 billion in India, which is nearly three times more than what they have put in China - $4.5 billion.

Will Reliance be real estate's new disruptor?

Will Reliance be real estate's new disruptor?

Rediff.com16 Dec 2020

A stake sale of Reliance's real estate portfolio would help it raise anything between $1-5 billion and could be one of the triggers for the company's shares to break out.

Sunil Mittal's son Shravin ups his reputation as VC investor

Sunil Mittal's son Shravin ups his reputation as VC investor

Rediff.com10 Dec 2020

Shravin Mittal's venture capital firm, Unbound Advisors, has made investments worth over $500 million so far

Telcos want level-playing field with satellite companies

Telcos want level-playing field with satellite companies

Rediff.com18 Nov 2020

The move comes a few days after billionaire businessman Elon Musk tweeted that his Starlink internet services would be available in India as soon as it gets regulatory approvals next year. Musk's Starlink, which plans to have a constellation of 40,000 low-orbit satellites, recently started offering high-speed internet in the US as part of its beta launch phase.

Covid-19 pandemic was a boon for online biz

Covid-19 pandemic was a boon for online biz

Rediff.com17 Nov 2020

Education technology, grocery, fashion, food delivery and UPI payments surpassed volumes or revenues of February, in the September-October period.

Food focus keeps PepsiCo going, but Coke struggles amid pandemic

Food focus keeps PepsiCo going, but Coke struggles amid pandemic

Rediff.com5 Nov 2020

The good news for PepsiCo is that the foods segment has normalised much faster to pre-pandemic levels than beverages.

Airtel overtakes Jio for first time in new 4G subscriptions

Airtel overtakes Jio for first time in new 4G subscriptions

Rediff.com2 Nov 2020

Analysts say that Jio's substantial slowing down in net additions is possibly because the company has dramatically reduced its bundled 4G feature phone offering, which contributed an average 30-40 per cent of its net additions.

Subhash Chandra's net worth sinks below Rs 10 crore amid deluge of debt

Subhash Chandra's net worth sinks below Rs 10 crore amid deluge of debt

Rediff.com28 Oct 2020

The reduction in value of Chandra's assets comes close on the heels of the group's debt burgeoning to over Rs 12,000 crore, much of which he had raised by pledging his shares to banks and mutual funds in his flagship company ZEEL after many of the groups infrastructure bets did not take off.

Planning to buy an Apple iPhone 12 in India? Think again

Planning to buy an Apple iPhone 12 in India? Think again

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

A Dubai trip plus Apple iPhone 12 is cheaper than buying the phone in India. Various models of the iPhone 12 Pro and Max are cheaper in Dubai by up to Rs 35,000 owing to higher GST, Customs duty in India.

A new battle rages on between Jio and Airtel

A new battle rages on between Jio and Airtel

Rediff.com20 Oct 2020

While only 78.15 per cent of Jio's total subscriber base was active, Airtel boasts of 98.14 per cent active customers.

Vistara plans to spread its wings beyond India skies

Vistara plans to spread its wings beyond India skies

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

By 2023, Vistara's hangars will house a total of 70 aircraft, up from the current 42.

India may pip China and Vietnam to become mobile export hub

India may pip China and Vietnam to become mobile export hub

Rediff.com15 Oct 2020

The government gave clearance to five global and five Indian players that have made a commitment to a production value of 12.5-trillion phones in five years under the Production Linked Incentive scheme.

Airtel, Vi bat for tariff hike, but Jio is sitting tight

Airtel, Vi bat for tariff hike, but Jio is sitting tight

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

Vodafone and Bharti have pointed out that, for data, their revenue realisation should be at Rs 30-35 per GB for them to cover their costs as opposed to the current figure of over Rs 11 per GB. But Jio has suggested a gradual increase to Rs 15 per GB and then maybe to Rs 20 per GB after six to nine months.

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