You are here
Home > Business Briefs

Digital retail transactions stabilise at higher level

The total value of digital retail transactions [from four modes debit/credit cards at points of sale (PoS), prepaid payment instruments (PPIs), immediate payment service (IMPS) and unified payments interface (UPI)] increased from less than Rs.500 billion in mid-2015 to Rs.750 billion by August 2016 – implying a growth of more

Downsizing spree…

“When the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight,” said Jack Welch. Tough words from an iconic leader, who also said that every leader and every firm will have to reinvent themselves every few years and the velocity of that reinvention

Economic, business and social sustainability

MC’s Eisuke Shiozaki stressed that business must try to look at economic value, environmental value and societal value, all ensured through sustainability management. From time to time the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation presents leaders from different spheres to address on current and emerging issues. A recent one by Eisuke Shiozaki,

Applauding enterprise…

Nanayam Vikatan, focusing on business journalism in Tamil, instituted the Business Star Awards under nine categories: applauding successful entrepreneurs: start-up – Adhil Shetty (Bankbazaar);  rising star – P N Vasudevan (Equitas); one who learnt from failures and rose again and again like the phoenix  - C C Paarthipan (Caplin);  innovation –

On the ‘milky’ way

In 2009, the year when the UPA won a second term, Srikumar and his wife Rashima boarded a flight out of London that would take them to Odisha. By itself, it was no big deal. Every day, hundreds of passengers leave England for India. What marked the present one as