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To Succeed In Business, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Study Says

New ventures often begin with great expectations about their likely success, whether it’s the beginning of a new business or even a relationship. So why are we so often disappointed with the results when things don’t develop as we thought they would? Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business’s assistant professor Daniel Feiler and his co-author Jordan Tong, an assistant professor at ... Read More »

5.7% GDP growth in Q1 matter of concern, says Arun Jaitley

Finance minster Arun Jaitley on Thursday attributed the lower GDP numbers to pre-GST destocking of goods and expressed hope that the economy will grow at 7 per cent, saying manufacturing has bottomed out. He further said that improvement in the global economy and good monsoon will aid GDP growth in the coming quarters which ought to be better if the country is ... Read More »

Indian mindset for ownership of Air India, in theory all open, says aviation minister

Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said the “Indian mindset” is to keep the ownership of Air India within the country but “theoretically everything is open”, including allowing foreign bidders. His comments assume significance as it indicates that the government might tweak the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms with respect to Air India — the loss- making national ... Read More »

99% Of Banned 1000, 500 Rupee Notes Returned, Says RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its annual report released today revealed that about 99 per cent of the banned 500- and 1,000-rupee currency notes returned. According to RBI estimates, a total of Rs. 15.28 lakh crore in banned 500- and 1,000-rupee currency notes were returned by June 30, 2017, out of the estimated Rs. 15.44 lakh crore in ... Read More »

Fed’s Yellen says Dodd-Frank regs help — not hurt — economy

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is defending the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system’s health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending. Yellen says the Fed is prepared to adjust the regulations as needed to help financial institutions. But she is implicitly ... Read More »

Market ‘a little bubbly,’ but pullback coming, expert says

With the earnings propelling equities to new highs, investors will have to wait for an opportunity to get into the market, experts told CNBC on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average notched its ninth straight record close Monday, ending up 25.61 points at 22,118.42, amid a stronger-than-expected earnings season. “Earnings have been getting better and better,” trader Peter Costa said. While he’s not ... Read More »

95 Percent of Small Businesses Are Focused on Tax Relief, Survey Says

Tax relief is on top of U.S. small business owners’ wish lists. NWYC Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index That’s according to the Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index from National Write Your Congressman (NYWC). The survey found an overwhelming majority of small businesses (95 percent) saying they would like Congress to act on tax relief and simplification. Small Businesses Want the Government ... Read More »

TCS to wind up Lucknow operations, company says no job loss

Information technology major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has decided to close its operations in Lucknow and shift to Noida after 33 years in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city. The company will shift most of its projects to Noida, close to the national capital, by this December. At least 2,000 employees, of whom 50% are women, are likely to be affected by ... Read More »

Anil Ambani says MF industry barely out of teens; can grow 10-fold in 5 years

Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Group today, said the mutual fund industry is barely out of its teens and is poised to grow 10-fold in 5 years. He urged SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi to simplify investment and advertisement norms for mutual funds. Ambani said investing in mutual funds must be as easy as buying smartphones on internet. Ambani was addressing ... Read More »

Small Businesses Do 40 Percent of the Hiring in the Gig Economy, New Study Says

Over the course of the last decade, the so-called “gig economy” has rapidly expanded to become one of America’s most crucial labor markets. Around one in three American workers are now freelancers, and more than one third of Millennials. And according to a new study compiled by LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), it’s small business owners that are the driving force behind that exponential ... Read More »