India to hit ton in business ease rank

India will leapfrog 30 places to the 100th position out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, high-level sources have confirmed to The Hindu. According to a source involved in the exercise — the report is expected to be released on October 31 — “India will hit a century.” This huge jump in […]

No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet

n 5 September, at about 10am, the government of Togo cut off the internet. The plan was to limit the threat from a growing number of young people around the country who were mobilising online and talking of toppling the government.  Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé, at the presidential palace in Lomé following confirmation of his third term […]

Swiggy looks to hire COO for marketplace business, CEO for ‘cloud kitchen’ business

Online food delivery start-up Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd) is in talks to hire a new chief operating officer (COO) for its main marketplace business and is also in the process of building out a new “cloud kitchen” vertical for which it is expected to hire a new chief executive officer, according to three people […]

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter dairy, apparel business this year

After announcing the launch of its packaged drinking water ‘Divya Jal’, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd is expected to enter $70 billion dairy sector in India. According to a Livemint report, Patanjali will launch products in the dairy and apparel business this calendar year. “With this we will be in 11 categories. The total market […]

Will Today’s Devastating Weather Change Business the Way Hurricane Katrina Did?

  Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Eleven years ago, Walmart launched its sustainability initiative, deeply affecting how business has been done since then. It wasn’t a coincidence. During the hurricane and immediate recovery, the government at all levels was overwhelmed by the human and economic needs. It couldn’t deliver basic services like water. […]

Hope to see business get back to normal in subsequent quarters: Neuland Laboratories

Neuland Laboratories reported a disappointing set of Q1 earnings and the stock is trading sharply lower. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Suchet Rao, Vice Chairman and CEO of the company spoke about the results and his outlook for the company. There was an impact because of the goods and services tax (GST) issue in terms of […]

IIT-M team wins preliminary round of Cerebration Business Quiz

A two-member team from IIT-Madras won the preliminary round of the Hindu BusinessLine Cerebration Business Quiz today. The team with G Pranav Hari, a civil engineering student, and Rahul Humayun, studying chemical engineering, both from IIT-Madras, forged ahead during the buzzer round to bag a ₹ 10,000 cheque and earned a seat in the final […]

Tata Motors to turn around domestic business, N. Chandrasekaran says

Tata Motors chairman N. Chandrasekaran has said the company will focus on domestic business. Photo: PTI Mumbai: Tata Motors will focus on turning around the domestic business, particularly the commercial vehicles (CV) segment which has suffered due to a challenging environment as also the company’s sub-optimal execution and market misses, chairman N. Chandrasekaran said on Tuesday. […]

Will starting your own business make you happy?

Everyone wants to enjoy their job, but what underlying psychological factors increase your chances of being a happy worker? For some, becoming self-employed was the answer  Jade Sarkhel left a career in marketing after feeling unappreciated for the hours she was putting in – she now runs her own photography business. Photograph: Neil Sarkhel Supported […]