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New start-ups grab PE glory; here’s how

Fund flows into Indian start-ups of all hues are slowing down, reports Deborshi Chaki in Mumbai. The first six months of 2016 have seen them attract just $2.95 billion compared to $3.52 billion in the

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New Civil Aviation Policy: How flying may get more expensive

With the new civil aviation policy proposing to extend the so-called hybrid till model for determining airport charges to state-run (Airport Authority of India-operated) airports also, passengers will

Mumbai property: How humdrum Chembur turned into Hot Spot

Ten years ago, few newcomers to Mumbai would have opted to live in the eastern suburb of Chembur, they would have plumped for the more cosmopolitan Andheri in the western part of the city, which was m

Sale season on start-ups in India: M&As surge to $61 mn in May

AFTER AN eventful year that was considered a watershed — reportedly as much as $9 billion worth of capital was pumped into the Indian start-up ecosystem in 2015, equal to the cumulative funding in t

Mobile wallets bet on offline stores to reach critical mass

Attempt to increase customer uptake and reach critical mass by tying up with brick-and-mortar stores

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Milk revolution in East India? Here’s what Amul is up to

After expansion in northern states such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, the country’s largest diary products processor, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells produ

Car and truck sales hit the slow lane

Hit by disruption at Maruti, drop in Tata CV numbers

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Rainfall picks up, sowing is yet to

While the government says grains production this year will be better, kharif sowing activity continues to lag last year’s levels due to the delayed onset of the monsoon, reports Sandip Das in New De

ADB, IFC, GIC queue up for IDBI QIP

State-run IDBI Bank will likely complete its proposed Rs 3,771-crore qualified institutional placement (QIP) to potential investors such as Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation

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Cyprus to lose capital gains tax waiver from April 2017

On the heels of the recent change in the India-Mauritius tax treaty that allowed New Delhi to tax capital gains of investors from the island country if it arose from sale of shares of an Indian reside

Bankruptcy Code: Must not allow recalcitrant creditors to hold system to ransom

One can hope that the Bankruptcy Code clears the unpredictability on recovery and, unlike Schrödinger’s cat, there is no uncertainty on the condition of the money

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Centre takes to tech to slash Food bill subsidy burden; here’s how

With this and the headway made in financial inclusion under the Jandhan programme, pan-India roll-out of direct benefit transfer (DBT) would be possible sooner than expected, official sources said.

Amazon India beats Flipkart in app wars, but lags elsewhere

Amazon India overtook Flipkart in the total number of app downloads from the app store during the January-March quarter, reports Hita Gupta in New Delhi. However, the number of active users was higher

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7th Pay Commission report: Not Rs 1 lakh cr, actual spend may be just half that

Experts believe government employees are expected to save about a fourth of the amount while giving back around 25% in the form of taxes.

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National Mineral Exploration Policy cleared, gets sop booster shot

Under the policy, the mining ministry will auction off 100 non-coal, non-fuel blocks to private explorers in the next nine months.

7th Pay Commission report: Babus set to get another Rs 84,933 cr extra; here’s why

Officials said the pay panel-induced consumption increase could be partially offset by the resultant cut in government’s capital expenditure to tread the fiscal road map.

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Bite at McDonald’s, mall at midnight? Shoppers dreams are made of this

Your long-cherished pleasure trip to a neighbourhood mall past midnight to grab a bite at a McDonald’s or catch a movie could soon be a reality, as night clubs will no longer be the exclusive hideou

Home sales: Gurgaon, Noida property sales hit by slowdown

With inventories remaining high, property experts believe it could take more than four years for developers in Gurgaon and Noida to sell their stock of homes going by the pace of sales in recent month

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After Narendra Modi govt’s easier labour norms, garment exporters vow to add jobs

Less than a week after the government announced radical changes to labour laws and offered a Rs 6,000-crore package to the garments sector, exporters are pitching in to do their bit.

Tiger global – most active venture investors into India – turning cautious

Tiger Global, which till last year was among the most active venture capital investors betting on India, seems to be taking a break.

Great news! Laggard states like Bihar, MP pick up in GDP per capita

Over the last one and half decades, 2000-born Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu made rapid strides in GDP per capita (net), outpacing Gujarat, widely seen as a dream state for investors, and Maharashtra, the

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New twist, house plan of Goa Kingfisher villa goes missing from two places

It’s a new twist to the saga of Kingfisher Villa in Goa, which a consortium of lenders led by State Bank of India has been trying to take over, reports Shayan Ghosh in Mumbai. Now the house plan has


RBI flags corporate loan load risks

Debt-equity ratio stable but solvency ratio worsens

IOC, BPRL & OIL to pay $3.3 bn to Rosneft in September

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Oil India (OIL) and Bharat PetroResources (BPRL), among themselves, will pay Russia’s Rosneft $3.3 billion for buying equity stakes in the latter’s two oi

7th Pay Commission report: Govt set to accept all recommendations; deny retro effect

The Cabinet is likely to approve the 7th Pay Commission award in its entirety soon.

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What is India’s most popular service? Find out here

Transactions via the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) platform are growing at a fast pace, both in value and volume, reports Pranay Lakshminarasimhan in Mumbai.

Brexit impact on India: Stock markets may face more mayhem

Global turmoil apart, markets may see correction as valuations are full

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