Category Archives: Business

Aadhaar soon to be mandatory for businesses, NGOs

After making Aadhaar mandatory for Permanent Account Number (PAN) and social schemes, the government will soon make it a mandatory document for businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGO). The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act for the same, a report in the Times of India said. As per the report, Aadhaar of Read More

‘GST has hit business climate’

Frequent changes in rates and procedures can affect investments, warn experts Just over two months since the nationwide rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), tax rates on almost a 100 items have undergone changes. Besides, a raft of clarifications and notifications have been issued. All this has prompted companies and tax consultants to complain about the dampening impact Read More

Brothers in Business: FIL-ling gap of innovative F&B player in Kashmir

In an attempt to being a pioneer in the F&B market, FIL Industries Limited has recently introduced Acute Fruit Energizer, the first fruit energizer in India. Developed in collaboration with Monarch Beverages (France), Acute Fruit Energizer is a part of the new generation of healthier alternative beverages, which with help of unique energizing formula, offers a sustained energy boost. File Read More

Where Does HR Software Fit in with Your Small Business? This Free e-Book from HRdirect Smart Apps has the Answers

Trying to decide what kind of HR software your small business needs? Maybe you’re trying to decide if a business as small as yours really needs HR software at all. Those may have been valid questions back when only a few options existed and all were insanely expensive. Today, however, that’s no longer the case. HR software is evolving and Read More

In Harvey Aftermath with Irma Incoming, Small Businesses Must Focus on Survival

Businesses along the Gulf Coast are still in the midst of recovery efforts after Harvey. But another storm is already poised to have a similar impact on residents and businesses in Florida. For the businesses that have been impacted by Harvey or are potentially facing effects from Irma, the first priority as the storm passes becomes survival. But bringing your Read More

Monsanto exits cotton seeds business in India

Monsanto, whose Bt Cotton seeds have dominated cotton cultivation for years, said it remained committed to the Indian market.   NEW DELHI: MonsantoBSE -1.03 % is selling its branded cotton seeds business in India to Hyderabad-based Tierra Agrotech, although the US biotechnology major would remain invested in farming segments such as corn seeds, crop protection, vegetables and Bollgard II technologies. Industry sources said the exit Read More

Xi asks Business Council, NDB to ensure more BRICS cooperation

XIAMEN (CHINA), SEP 5:   Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the BRICS Business Council and the New Development Bank (NDB) to ensure greater cooperation among BRICS countries. In his remarks during talks between the BRICS Business Council and BRICS leaders attending the ninth BRICS summit, Xi praised the achievements of the council and the NDB. “The Business Council comprising Read More

Australian firms eyeing infra projects in India

Keen on smart city projects MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 4:   Australian companies are exploring India’s large and diversified infrastructure sector with a focus on the Centre’s smart cities project. More than 40 infrastructure companies recently visited the country as part of Australia Business Week in India (ABWI), looking for investment opportunities and partnerships with domestic players. Although bilateral trade and mutual investments Read More

Reliance Infrastructure’s focus on a few businesses will shore up its valuation

Reliance Infrastructure, which has been trying to build its focus on selected segments, is now in news amid talks about Greenko Group being interested in buying its Mumbai electricity business for an enterprise value of Rs 10000-13000 crore. Greenko is a home-grown power company owning and operating 2500 MW of power generation capacity. Earlier Reliance Infrastructure had indicated in its investor Read More

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

Photo by Aaron Burson The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space. And AI success stories are becoming more numerous and diverse, from Amazon reaping operational efficiencies using its AI-powered Read More