Thursday, May 24, 2018

‘Business’ News

Muted developed markets demand may hurt TaMo volume growth

Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:30

ET Intelligence Group: For the greater part of the past two years, Tata Motors traded at a 40 per cent premium to BMW and Daimler, with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) often doing well in several luxury markets. That premium has now disappeared, with greater global emphasis on the electric powertrain ...

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Dead end for Mumbai’s IFC dream

Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:27

Mumbai megapolis may outsize and overshadow smaller cousin Ahmedabad, but the Gujarati city, it would seem, is a David to its Goliath when it comes to weight in the corridors of power. The saga of the International Finance Centre (IFC) at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), announced with much fanfare in ...

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Partnering law agencies to tackle fake news: Twitter

Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:25

As India embarks on the biggest democratic exercise next year, Twitter is gearing up for the mega event, undertaking a number of initiatives to curb fake news and prevent trolling.Twitter reported revenues of $655 million and 336 million monthly active users in its first quarter, with earnings beating analyst estimates ...

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Inside the economy of fake views on YouTube and the role of click farms

Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:14

MUMBAI: At a time when reaching a million views is considered the gold standard of online success, Kochi-based social media marketing firm Socioblend has orders pouring in from singers and production houses who want to boost views on songs, teasers and trailers on YouTube.“That is our biggest market right now,” ...

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Soon a text message will be enough to spot fake medicines

Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:06

NEW DELHI: Patients will soon be able to check whether the pill or syrup they've bought is genuine with just a WhatsApp message, as pharmaceutical companies are expected to print unique codes on their bestselling products in the next three months. The move is supposed to help weed out counterfeits ...

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US Fed minutes signal a rate hike as early as this June

Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:56

WASHINGTON: Most Federal Reserve policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed. The readout of the meeting, released on Wednesday, also included a call by some policymakers to revise ...

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Modicare: Govt sets rates for 1,354 treatment packages to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme

Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:31

NEW DELHI: The government has proposed rates for over 1,350 treatment packages, ranging from Rs1,000 to over Rs1.50 lakh, for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission. The government issued a 205-page draft Model Tender document on Wednesday, taking the Prime Minister's ambitious heath protection scheme a step closer to ...

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Jobs top priority as UGC sets target 2022 for all institutes

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 18:06

NEW DELHI: Amid unemployment concerns, the University Grants Commission is set to instruct every higher education institute to ensure at least 50% of those graduating get access to a job, self-employment or get to pursue higher education, and that two-thirds of the students are engaged in ‘socially productive activities' while ...

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Truncated Fortis Board to consider all previous bids

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 17:50

NEW DELHI: The truncated board of directors of Fortis Healthcare met on Wednesday, after four directors either resigned or were voted out, to initiate the process for considering all the bids that were submitted earlier for the hospital chain, said two people familiar with the development. If the board decides ...

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Who has a better grasp of the multipolar world order: Modi or the media?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 17:46

A powwow in Wuhan. A tête-à-tête in Sochi. In between, a dash to Berlin, a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, and telephone chats with Donald Trump. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on a diplomatic overdrive. Journalists, analysts and retired diplomats have been busy trying to make sense of it all. ...

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