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SMEs – the challenge of creating jobs amidst innovation

Can Singapore show the way? Technology is fast changing manufacturing landscape for large enterprises in every country. These enterprises are consequently restructuring and often downsizing. Consequently it is essential to simplify the regulatory architecture to create meaningful jobs and innovation in the Small and Medium

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Indian reforms bearing fruits

2018-19 GDP at 7.4%; 2025: US$5trn economy India expects gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.4% in 2018-19 as the economy has turned in a resilient performance in 2017-18, gaining from reforms.

Diu gets closer to Smart City Dream

Rajnath Singh lays foundatinon of projects Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Union Territory of Diu, an island of Portuguese cultures off Gujarat, is on the way to soon emerge among the league of Smart Cities, to be rated among the top 10 in the


IBC-RERA pitted in home-ownership cases

Home buyers are “unsecured creditors” The two laws enacted in 2016 may have the best of intentions, but the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) appear to be pitted against each other when it comes resolving interest

Tech Mahindra to help CISQ expand in India

Customers demand defect-free high-quality solutions The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) said Tech Mahindra has joined its roster of supporters in order to accelerate the creation and adoption of software quality standards in the IT industry.

Prabhu launches platform for exporters

GlobalLinker support for MSMEs Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to facilitate and promote their exports.

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Logistics sector takes centre-stage in reforms

logistics sector can expect renewed momentum With the Indian logistics sector having taken centre-stage of government reforms, moving towards an integrated ecosystem is pertinent for holistic growth of the sector, as recommended in a thought paper jointly produced by ASSOCHAM and Deloitte.

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India needs US$180bn for urban infra

Private finance pivotal of urban development India’s urban infrastructure is growing rapidly with nearly US$180 billion in new investment projected by 2040, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official.

PEs/VCs can participate in Air India divestment

Air India stake attracts a lot of queries Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds with adequate enterprise or managerial or technical investors in the whole consortium sort of model can come forward to participate in strategic divestments like Air India, a top Government