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From: Buisness-standard By Ajay Shah Recommended by: business-standard The US Treasury recently placed India on the watchlist on the issue of currency manipulation. Two of its three tests make no sense, but there are grounds for concern about the third one.India had made great strides on achieving a market-determined exchange
From: Buisness-standard By Mahesh Vyas Recommended by: business-standard The unemployment rate in India was around 7.25 per cent during the first fortnight of April 2018. This unemployment rate is high compared to the levels observed in a fairly long time. The weekly unemployment rate had spiked to 7.41 per cent in the week
From: Buisness-standard By Akash Prakash Recommended by: business-standard We are now approaching nine years for the current business expansion in the US. We are already tied for this being the second-longest expansion on record, and it seems to have the legs to continue for a while longer.The current cycle reached a trough in
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard The market has recovered lost ground in the past fortnight with help of an optimistic Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy review and reasonable macroeconomic data. Trading over the next few weeks is likely to be driven by corporate results. However, the
From: Buisness-standard By Anupama Mehta Recommended by: business-standard Women comprise over 42 per cent of the agricultural labour force in the country, signifying increasing feminisation of agriculture, and yet they own less than 2 per cent of its farm land.According to the India Human Development Survey (IHDS),
From: Buisness-standard By Rathin Roy Recommended by: business-standard The terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission (FC) have generated unprecedented debate and controversy. The most publicly debated ToR is the requirement that the 2011 Census be used as the basis for using population in the formula for



From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard The Narendra Modi government completes two years in office tomorrow. How has it done with regard to the management of the economy? Available macroeconomic indicators suggest a mixed picture.Economic growth in the last two years has stayed above seven
From: Buisness-standard By Strategist Team Recommended by: business-standard We assume physical attraction will be an advantage in life, including helping attractive salespeople to increase shoppers' purchasing intent and satisfaction.However, according to a study by Lisa Wan, assistant professor at the School of Hotel and
From: Buisness-standard By Ritwik Sharma Recommended by: business-standard Marketing is not a science; unfortunately, it has become formulaic selling and it's not working, Suman Srivastava tells Ritwik SharmaIn your book, Marketing Unplugged, you have refuted a number of marketing truisms. What are the major changes in the
It is said that a term generally used by retailers in the West, especially during November. It originated in the mid-60s thanks to the Philadelphia Police department. Name it.Black Friday. The Philadelphia Police Department started to refer to the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, with the unrealistic hope that people would find the whole
From: Buisness-standard By Strategist Team Recommended by: business-standard A collective blind spot for business decision makers and policy makers has been allowed to develop, highlights the Brand Finance Global Intangible Finance Tracker report, an annual study of 57,000 companies across 160 jurisdictions. At issue is a
From: Buisness-standard By Sangeeta Tanwar Recommended by: business-standard We will see intelligent virtual assistants emerging in the travel and hospitality sectors, with concierge services becoming more automated and apps solving a lot of issues, Aloke Bajpai tells Sangeeta recently ventured into budget hotels



From: Buisness-standard By Akash Prakash Recommended by: business-standard Everyone is wringing their hands on the jeweller Nirav Modi fraud and the damage it has caused to Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the PSU banks in general. While we still do not have all the facts, the fraud seems to be of an astonishing scale (somewhere
From: Buisness-standard By Puneet Kalra Recommended by: business-standard Technology is transforming talent and leadership needs in organisations. Every company, be it a small or medium enterprise to legacy corporation, is becoming a software company, and is fundamentally changing its business model.To face the constant
From: Buisness-standard By Shailesh Dobhal Recommended by: business-standard India is a corrupt country. Over the last fortnight or so, events have again borne out this unfortunate reality.The Rs 114 billion Punjab National Bank-Nirav Modi fraud is symptomatic of a culture of weak systems and lax oversight made worse by a lack
Many, including this paper (Weekend Ruminations November 4), believe that the second quarter onwards the growth rate will rebound. The numbers will bring more cheer, especially to the government.But, what if the second quarter growth is not that good? Do the “whiners” rejoice while the “shiners” go into a sulk? Do we really need to pin so much
From: Buisness-standard By Akash Prakash Recommended by: business-standard The Indian markets faced a significant sell-off on Friday, with the Nifty down 2 per cent and the mid-cap and small-cap indices dropping by more than 3.5 per cent. The mid- and small-cap indices are now already down almost 10 per cent for the year.With
From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard Let's face it, college faculty are no keener to see technology cut into their jobs than any other groupIn the early 1990s, at the dawn of the Internet era, an explosion in academic productivity seemed to be around the corner. But the corner never