Podcast | Digging Deeper – India’s surge on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index

So you’ve heard the news, I assume. As the central government finds itself caught in a battle of wills with the RBI, this news should provide some cheer for the folks in the upper echelons of the administration. India has once more jumped a few places in the “ease of doing business” rankings. 23 places to be precise, so more than just a few. Besides the catchy name, what’s great about that list is that it acts as a fairly reliable weathervane for judging the business climate in any economy. The World…

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I Built a Social Media Following of 1 Million in 30 Days. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Many people want to share messages with the masses to gain exposure for their brand, product or service on social media. But, with over 60 billion messages shared each day on mobile platforms alone, most content gets lost in the noise. For the last 10 years I’ve worked on improving online strategies for people like Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Disney. I’ve learned how to optimize analytics, data and paid media to help companies achieve massive growth. Related: 10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media When I set out…

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Investment planning: Why you need to look at recurring deposits

Recurring deposit (RD) is a form of term deposit offered by banks and post offices through which a fixed amount can be deposited periodically by individuals. This is one of the highly popular and risk free investment opportunities for retail investors. Let us discuss below why one should invest in recurring deposits and factors to be considered while opening the same. Advantages All major banks across the country offer an option to open a recurring deposit account, with the term typically ranging between six months and 10 years, providing individuals…

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India tops as Asia’s most investment savvy economy: StanChart

India is Asia’s most investment savvy economy and more than two-thirds of the country’s affluent class prefer to use various investment products to achieve their financial goals and greater social mobility, says a study. According to a new Standard Chartered study of 11,000 emerging affluent consumers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 68% of Indian people belonging to this segment are using investment products to achieve their financial goals, as compared to an average figure of 57%. For the purposes of this study ‘investment products’ refers to fixed income…

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Samar Lifestyle eyes Rs 350 Cr turnover from Florsheim biz

Samar Lifestyle, which will sell the Florsheim brand of shoes in India, is eyeing a Rs 350 crore turnover by 2022 through multi brand outlets and Exclusive Brand Outlets, a top company official said. The agreement between the company, part of the Sara Futura Group and Weyco Group to sell the brand, was formalised between Sara Group Managing Director Kayum Dhanani and Weyco Group CEO Tom Florsheim Jr in January 2018. “Our idea is the licensing and retailing business.We want to sell around half a million pair of shoes in…

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Gold investment demand returns, but rising dollar is a major hurdle

Crude oil prices slipped nearly 3 percent as the Saudi Arabian energy minister said it will keep the market well supplied. Moreover, the Saudi Arabian OPEC governor said on October 25, the oil market could be over-supplied in the fourth quarter. During the week gone by, such statements kept the sentiment in oil market bearish. Next week, the US will release its non-farm payrolls and core PCE price index. It would be interesting to see which direction the yellow metal is pulled. The latest plunge in equity prices and the spike…

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