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Amex gets new India CEO after RBI ban on expansion lifted

American Express Banking Corp (AEBC) has announced the appointment of Sanjay Khanna as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Country Manager for India. The company in a statement said Khanna heads the country executive team and is responsible for driving growth across the organisation’s consumer and commercial businesses. Khanna,...

Sep 13 · >

Rice prices jump 5% as Bangladesh cuts import duty

The prices of rice in India in the past week have increased about 5 per cent as neighbouring Bangladesh has again cut import duty on rice from 25 per cent to 15.25 per cent, according to an ET report. The reduction in import duty is expected to increase the...

Sep 9 · >

India beats UK to become 5th largest economy

India has become the fifth largest economy in the world, beating the UK, a report has said. The country has become the fifth biggest economy during the last three months of 2021, pushing the United Kingdom to the sixth spot, with the country grappling with a harsh shock of...

Sep 3 · >

Starbucks names Laxman Narasimhan as new CEO

Starbucks Corp on Thursday named Laxman Narasimhan as its next chief executive officer, choosing an executive credited with revitalizing the maker of Lysol disinfectants to undertake a “reinvention” of the world’s biggest coffee chain. Narasimhan was CEO of Reckitt, which also makes Durex condoms, Enfamil baby formula and Mucinex...

Sep 2 · >

RBI Governor reiterates concerns over cryptocurrency

Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das has once again came down heavily upon cryptocurrencies, saying that the digital assets can create a lot of financial instability in terms of the ability of the central bank to determine monetary policy. Das’ comments came in sync with his and the RBI’s...

Aug 25 · >

Indian retail footfalls post 100% growth as pandemic ebbs

Even as the coronavirus pandemic ebbs, the Indian retail space is witnessing growing footfalls across retail and recreational spaces. The retail sector made a robust recovery in the second quarter of 2022, with transaction activity growing by more than 100 per cent on a quarterly basis. Overall, in H1...

Aug 24 · >

Economists see GDP clipping 13-15.7% in first quarter

Leading economists have pencilled in a high 13-15.7 per cent uptick in the economy in the first quarter of 2022-23 with an upward bias. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, the group chief economic adviser at State Bank of India, on Tuesday said he expects the GDP to clip past 15.7 per...

Aug 24 · >

Home loans get costlier as benchmark ending rate hiked

LIC Housing Finance and Bajaj Housing Finance have recently announced a hike in lending rates for home loans by 0.5 per cent. Banks and non-bank lenders have been reviewing their lending rates ever since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increase its key interest rate by 140 basis points in three...

Aug 24 · >

29% of NDTV acquired without discussion, consent or notice

Without any discussion with New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) or its founder-promoters, Radhika and Prannoy Roy, a notice was served upon them by Vishvapradhan Commercial Private Limited (VCPL) stating that it (VCPL) has acquired control of RRPR Holding Private Limited (RRPRH). This entity owns 29.18% of NDTV. It has...

Aug 24 · >