Sitharaman Invites Swedish Businesses To Build Smart Cities In India

India plans to spend Rs 100 lakh crore on building and upgrading public infrastructure over the next five years, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday and asked multinational corporations to participate in various upcoming greenfield and brownfield projects. “We are looking at building more smart cities where Swedish businesses can contribute,” she said while […]

Renowned Typography Foundry Morisawa USA Launches ZeBrand for Early-Stage Startups and Small Businesses

Morisawa USA, one of the world’s most prestigious type foundries has launchedZeBrand, a service focused on helping early-stage companies create brand toolkits with as little effort as possible. “For most startups and small businesses, the primary focus is developing products and services and building their client base, which leaves little time and fewer resources to […]

Data Protection Bill a Deterrent for Businesses Who Wilfully Do Wrong: Justice B Srikrishna

The proposed data protection bill, making offences cognisable and non-bailable, is a deterrent for businesses who willfully do wrong as giant corporations can otherwise get away with flagrant breaches ‘merely by throwing the fine monies,’ Justice B Srikrishna has said. “Every modern statute has a criminal liability clause. That is a deterrent for those who will […]

Google’s Cloud AutoML to Help Businesses Build AI Models

HIGHLIGHTS Businesses with limited expertise can build high quality AI models Google’s first Cloud AutoML release is Cloud AutoML Vision It will help create custom ML models for image recognition Google has launched Cloud AutoML, a product that enables businesses with limited Machine Learning (ML) expertise to build high quality, custom Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to improve their product or service. […]

Are businesses becoming more responsible?

Indian businesses are sharpening their focus on responsible business practices, according to the 2017 Responsible Business Rankings of the top 200 companies by sales for 2015-16, and 20 other companies. The report, co-produced by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur, and business advisory Futurescape Netcoms, found that 26% more companies published business responsibility reports […]

Tata Boss Chandrasekaran Hires Bankers To Streamline Businesses, Sell Or Merge Units

Nearly six months after his turbulent elevation to run India’s biggest conglomerate, Natarajan Chandrasekaran is assembling a team of dealmakers to refocus some of the group’s biggest businesses, expand its financial services and consumer businesses and sell or merge dozens of smaller units, according to interviews with senior executives. As many as one-third of the […]

Windsor businesses tour Detroit’s Z Parking Garage for inspiration

Members of Downtown Windsor BIA pulled into Detroit’s Z Parking Garage Wednesday looking for inspiration. City defends spike in Pelissier parking garage costs, lowers estimate Costly Pelissier parking bids give city a second chance to revive downtown, says business owner The structure zigzagging through the centre of the city’s Central Business District is filled with dozens […]

Over 12 lakh businesses apply for new GST registration, says revenue secretary

Over 12 lakh businesses have applied for fresh registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. Of these, while 10 lakh applications for registration have been approved, 2 lakh are still pending approval. “The figure of new registrations approved in GST crosses 10 lakhs today. About 2 lakh applications […]

GST a nightmare on Day1: Shops clueless, small businesses scramble

The goods and services tax (GST) proved to be a nightmare for small traders and businessmen on its first day. Shops and pharmacies in Mumbai, New Delhi and other cities scrambled to issue invoices under the new system.   Organised sector players such as Big Bazaar and DMart were ready to issue GST invoices from Friday midnight, the hour at which the new […]

Ready or not, businesses brace for GST

The official schedule of GST rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated last-minute changes (Representative Photo) MEERUT: Businessman Pankaj Jain is so worried about the impending launch of a new sales tax in India that he is thinking of shutting down his tiny textile factory for a month to give himself time to […]