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One of the common regrets for many busy executives is that work demands and career opportunities peak exactly when their kids are growing up and need their attention. The traditional concept of work-life balance advises separating work and personal time completely, but is often impossible to achieve. A more modern and practical school of thought advises work-life integration, which implies becoming comfortable with the fact that you will need to answer some emails and calls while attending to your personal needs. Setting some boundaries is important though, so you are not constantly wallowing in multi-tasking anxiety. Some ideas here from the co-founder of WeWork.

RBI panel proposes Rs 10,000cr govt fund to develop MSMEs

India Business News: A panel constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to suggest measures to develop micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has proposed a Rs 10




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FedEx sues US government over 'impossible' task of policing exports to China

The United States and China have been engaged in a trade fight for nearly a year on issues such as tariffs, subsidies, technology, regulations and cyber security.



The reason why IndiGo founders turned against each other

Rakesh Gangwal wants “higher standards” when the airline gets into related party transactions.



SIDBI Falls Short Of INR 3,500 Cr Fund Disbursal Target To Startups For FY19: Report

The disbursal target for Startup India Fund of Funds was INR 3,500 Cr to venture capital firms for financial year 2018-19.



Currency in circulation rises 22% in May over pre-demonetisation level

Growth of digital transactions in terms of value has increased to 188.07 lakh crore in September 2018 from 112.27 lakh crore in November 2016.In a shock decision, the government had decided to demonetised old ₹500/1,000 notes on November 8, 2016



Amount lost in bank frauds of above Rs 1 lakh on decline

Banks and select financial institutions reported to RBI that frauds of Rs 1 lakh and above amounting to Rs 25,884 crore occurred during 2016-17 .



Export-led growth very critical for good jobs in India: Arvind Panagariya

Panagariya emphasised that an export-led growth is very critical for creation of good jobs in the country.



ICICI Bank targets over 20% growth in retail loans in Kerala

Though one-third of the share of consumer loans is accounted by tier1 cities, the demand is growing rapidly in tier 2 and 3 cities.



How are the banks and other institutions helping the MSME grow?

The following article is an initiative of Standard Chartered and CNBC-TV18's India on the move season 2 and is intended to create awareness among readers



Modi government's '4R' strategy to resolve NPA crisis shows results; bad debt reduces by Rs 89,189 crore

Bad loans of public sector banks have declined by Rs 89,189 crore to Rs 8.06 lakh crore during the financial year 2018-19, according to government data.



Yes Bank co-founder's family may sell stake in mortgage finance company

The family office has reached out to several private equity firms to gauge their interest



Gross NPAs of banks may reduce to 8% by March 2020: Report

Since 2016, loans worth Rs 17 lakh crore have been identified as NPAs (nonperforming assets) with 80 per cent of these loans held by public sector banks.



JM Financial’s private equity fund to invest Rs 40 crore in Isthara Parks

Proceeds from the investment will support the expansion in existing markets Hyderabad, Bangalore and the NCR



India, Japan jointly float $187-mn fund-of-funds to back Indian tech startups

India and Japan are jointly launching a fund-of-funds of $187 million (Rs 1,298 crore) to invest in technology startups in the



In Charts: Who Is Hurting Most From India’s NBFC Crisis?

Data released by FIDC shows that the impact of the liquidity crisis on fresh sanctions by NBFCs worsened in the fourth quarter.



Contrarian Indian bond trader changes sides as call pays off

The yield of the benchmark 10-year bond fell to a 20-month low in June.



India plans to offer incentives to companies moving from China

The plan will help grow Indias manufacturing base and will aid Modis flagship ‘Make in India initiative.



Piramal Capital looks to raise $400 million via offshore loan

Under the current circumstances, any Indian company with a fair share of builder loans has to walk the extra mile to raise overseas credit.



Tough Call: Govt may announce revival package for ailing BSNL, MTNL

Both the firms have been facing severe financial crisis amid hyper-competition in the sector.



India’s telecom journey: The missed-call capital becomes the selfie capital

Spectacular changes in Indian telecom since the 1990s offer vital insights for shaping the future of emerging sectors of the economy



Indias rural mobile phone base slips further, shows Trai report

There are around 931 million active subscribers now (for the top three players) compared to 933 million in June 2018 and 915 million in May 2018.



Lenovo re-adopts dual brand strategy to revive smartphone sales in India

The plan is to pitch Lenovo to consumers in the low- to mid-segment, while Motorola will cater to the mid- to premium-end of the market



DoT asks BSNL to put all capex on hold, stop tenders

The order has asked BSNL officers to put in abeyance advance purchase orders, and purchase orders of tenders that have been already finalised till further instruction.



Smartphone-based Car Keys With Alexa: BMW Gives Early Glimpse Of Its Digital Services 'myBMW'

The BMW Group #NEXTGen event provided exclusive background information on what the future holds for the myBMW digital ecosystem. All BMW Group and NOW serv



India sold over 204 mn WiFi enabled devices in 2018, to grow 8% in 2019: Report

India sold over 204 million WiFi enabled consumer devices last year and the sale is expected to grow at 8% in 2019 with 221 million units, a report by..



New method turns your smartphone into science tool

Science News: LONDON: Scientists have developed a simple method to calibrate smartphone cameras, an tool that will help amateurs and science students to collect use.



TRAI open to fine-tuning cable TV tariff order: Report

TRAI chairman RS Sharma has been reported as saying that they are looking at the regulation carefully and collecting data and will fine-tune it at the right time



Potential Chinese investors awaiting clarity on Huawei's situation in India: Jay Chen

Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei said that there are cross-industry and ICT companies waiting to invest in India, and a positive call on Huawei's fut..



BSNL facing financial crisis, government seeks loan of Rs 2,500 crores from banks

BSNL is undergoing another financial crisis making it unable to pay salaries of its staff for the previous month. The operator is currently struggling to manage its daily operations.



M amp;A plays a key role in entering new markets: Cisco’s Rob Salvagno

The US-based Cisco Systems that invests into hardware, software, collaboration, security and Internet of Things (IoT), is looking at merger and acquis..



Realme's upcoming 64MP camera phone shows company is ready to take charge this year

After launching segment-disruptive phones like the Realme 3 Pro and Realme X, the company is now teasing a brand new phone which will be the world's first to sport a 64MP camera.



​DoT may move SC against Airtel, Tata Tele merger

People aware of the thinking at the department said that DoT wants to safeguard its financial interests.



Grofers converting grocery shops into its brand stores

This is Grofers second stint in brick-&-mortar format; in 2017, it opened tuck shops at Oyo properties.



Colgates investors will have to wait a while to get their smile back

Impact of competitive intensity expected to be higher at a time when overall consumption demand is moderating



Why is it important for Coke and Pepsi to hive off their bottling operations?

Both Pepsi and Coke indeed have to find a way to get their mojo back by investing significantly beyond carbonated beverages, but before they do so, the need of the hour is to improve their margins and build an asset-light model



Mars wrigley confectionery goes local with india inspired doublemint® paanmint

MUMBAI: Mars Wrigley Confectionery today announced the launch of DOUBLEMINT® PAANMINT, a new, India inspired entrant to the freshness category.



Will Flipkart IPO set the ball rolling for Indian unicorns?

Flipkart has been the poster boy of India’s much feted consumer internet story since it was founded in 2007.Mint analyses what an IPO means for Flipkart and whether this could set a precedent for other Indian unicorns



Amazon India Head Takes Over As New IAMAI Chairman

Amit Agarwal, senior vice-president, Amazon, and country manager, India, will take over the office of chairman of IAMAI from Rajan Anandan.



Arzooo.com raises Pre-Series A funding of USD 1 million

Arzooo.com, India's fastest growing retail technology venture, powering physical retailers to compete and grow against their online peers, has raised USD 1 Million Pre-Series ,a funding led by Jabbar Internet Group, that founded Middle east's



Myntra's biggest annual sale had 2 million shoppers and the fashion e-tailer sold over 7,100 items every minut

Fashion retail startup Myntra’s End of Reason Sale started on June 21 and concluded on June 25. During the sale, Myntra saw a 3X rise in the traffic to its



US Secy Of State In India To Break Deadlock With Govt Over Ecommerce Policy

The meeting is ahead of meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G20 in Japan.



Government to come out with national e-commerce policy within 12 months

This was informed by commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal in his second marathon meeting with stakeholders, including e-commerce companies, on ..



E-waste Recycling 101: Where to Donate Your Old Electronics, Phones in India

Managing plastic waste has become a critical part of our discourse on waste management, and that’s a positive thing. However, e-waste must also enter that critical conversation as it contains heavy metals and other toxic chemicals like mercury, lead, and sulphur that pose a real danger to our environment. According to the Associated Chambers of […] More



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