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Indian tribunal refuses to lift SEBI ban on Price Waterhouse

India’s Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) said on Friday that Price Waterhouse can continue to service existing clients whose financial year started on Jan. 1 2018, but it refused to grant a stay on a two-year audit ban ordered by the market regulator. The markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India, last week barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies ... Read More »

ITC Q3 profit rises 17% to Rs 3,090 crore; beats estimates

ITC Ltd, India’s biggest cigarette maker, posted a 16.8% rise in its third-quarter profit on Friday, helped by a one-time gain. The company, which also makes consumer goods ranging from biscuits to skincare products, said its profit rose to Rs 3,090 crore ($484.53 million) in the quarter ended December 31, from Rs 2,647 crore a year ago. Analysts on average ... Read More »

India will need at least $125 billion to fund renewables dream: Govt official

India will need at least $125 billion to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead. The nation is one of the world’s most important growth markets for renewable energy. Millions of Indians are not yet linked up ... Read More »

India To Become $5 Trillion Economy In 8-9 years: Suresh Prabhu

Manufacturing sector contributes 20 percent to India’s economy. (Representational) NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu today said India is expected to become a $ 5 trillion economy in the next 8-9 years with the manufacturing sector contributing 20 per cent to that. “India is going to be $5 trillion economy in 8-9 years. $1 trillion will come from ... Read More »

Global Cues Lift Gold Prices To 7-Week Highs

Sustained buying by local jewellers kept gold prices elevated, traders said. New Delhi: Rising for the third straight day, gold prices jumped by Rs. 100 to trade at a seven-week high of Rs. 30,750 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Saturday amid a firm trend overseas and local buying push. Silver too gained Rs. 100 to Rs. 39,900 per kg, backed by increased offtake by industrial units ... Read More »

PM Modi, Economists Brainstorm On Ways To Revive Growth

The interactive session, organised by NITI Aayog, was attended by PM Modi (File Photo) NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today brainstormed with economists and experts on the state of the economy as the government looks to revive growth which is set to hit a 4-year low. The meeting with over 40 economists and sectoral experts came weeks before the NDA-government ... Read More »

ICICI Bank To Offer New Range Of Services For Ola Ride Booking. Details Here

ICICI Bank will also offer a ‘Pay Direct’ card for Ola’s driver partners. New Delhi: Cab-hailing app Ola today said it has partnered with ICICI Bank to offer a range of integrated services to customers and driver-partners. As part of the tie-up, customers of ICICI Bank will be able to book Ola rides and pay the fare through the bank’s ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence To Revolutionize Finance Department And Change The Role Of Accountants

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Finance & Accounting departments are experiencing fundamental changes as artificial intelligence (AI) software becomes more sophisticated, changing the type of work completed by current staff, according to research results released by BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial controls and automation software that enables Continuous Accounting. The research, conducted by Censuswide, incorporates the responses of 300 ... Read More »

Eric Bensley of Salesforce: Small Businesses Want Practicality When it Comes to AI, Not Big Concepts

Last week at Dreamforce, I had the great pleasure of receiving a guided tour of the Small Business Lodge by Eric Bensley, Senior Product Director of Marketing for Salesforce, and Rekha Srivatsan, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Salesforce. There were several hundred people sitting in, doing one-on-one sessions with Salesforce engineers, and watching demos of different Salesforce applications. To get even ... Read More »

New year adds fizz to stock market rally

Shares across the world have made a powerful start to the year as economic data from three continents buoyed hopes that faster global growth will push stock markets to new all-time highs. Widespread optimism over the prospects for the world economy showed little sign of abating on Friday even after mixed US jobs data, with the benchmark US S&P 500 ... Read More »