Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
International Finance

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Business Leaders

Ratan Tata’s most cherished moment

Says Nano launch elevated Tata Group in terms of visibility IFM Correspondent February 5, 2016: Kalaari Capital, a leading Indian venture capital firm, on February 5 launched Kstart, a seed programme for the next generation of entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas. Ratan Tata, veteran businessman and Tata Group Chairman Emeritus, has taken a mentor’s role with...
Business Leaders

Alternative financing to hit $34 billion mark in 2015

Could surpass venture capital and angel investing David Drake November 18, 2015: Alternative financing emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis. Two of these alternative financing mechanisms are peer-to-peer or P2P lending and crowdfunding where funds are raised online. The growth of alternative financing has been consistent since its introduction, raising $2.7 billion in 2012...
Business Leaders

‘Basmati has gone beyond NRIs’

Amira Group Chairman Karan A Chanana says the rice being embraced by more mainstream consumers in developed markets Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya Karan A Chanana is the fourth generation custodian of his family business, which constitutes the Amira Group. He has transferred the group into a professional business with a turnover of $550 million. Excerpts from...
Banking

Battling for billions

New mobile payments provider Equitel heats up competition in Kenya Amoxers Wachira July 30, 2015: In Kenya, it is unbelievably easy to complete transactions using a simple mobile phone handset. Such is the success of M-Pesa, Kenya’s pioneering mobile payments platform, that the country has been thrust in the unlikely position of a global leader...
Business Leaders

Greek exit is cause for concern

Ignore the spectacle at your own peril, investors warned Nigel Green June 18, 2015: The Greek government seems determined to leave the euro – and investors should not ignore the noise coming from Athens. However, a properly diversified global investor has the least to fear. The European Commission is braced for a “state of emergency”...
Business Leaders

Why everyone is talking about Africa

Over the past two decades, Africa has grown from a region dominated by problems, risks, and hazards to one of opportunity and possibility Miriam Mannak February 13, 2015: Up until recently, Africa was a place best avoided. Apart from its natural resources, the continent was deemed pretty much insignificant. This notion has changed fundamentally over...
Economy

Betting big on India

Acting as a catalyst to its growth story is US President Barack Obama’s recent visit, which may inspire investors to pile up Indian stocks throughout 2015 Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya February 19, 2015: If one were to describe India’s growth story in one line, it would read something like this– A nation of unrealised potential. The...
Fintech

Americans being served cards with chips

Following several breaches, US companies are forced to offer credit cards with greater security features Tom Groenfeldt November 4, 2014: The US is the last country with paved roads to adopt EMV, said Thad Peterson, senior analyst at the Aité Group, passing along a quip he had heard. That’s changing — almost all the new...
Business Leaders

Is there something like better tobacco?

Biotechnology firm opens up new opportunities for the multi-billion dollar market David Drake October 31, 2014: As the biotech firm  22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT: XXII) rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange last Thursday, the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry is at the threshold of this firm’s biotechnological efforts as it...