Business

Bank credit: can’t be business as usual, says RBI Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan

RBI’s Vishwanathan says stressed asset norms aimed at changing behaviour of lenders and borrowers The Reserve Bank of India’s latest norms for the resolution of stressed assets are aimed at warding off further risks to the banking sector from lending operations, according to RBI Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan. Speaking at the National Institute of Bank Management on Wednesday, Mr. Vishwanathan ... Read More »

Trade and Business Bodies in J&K Are Taking on Communal Forces

The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry did not support the bandh (pictured above) called by the Jammu Bar Association. Credit: PTI/File As communal tensions ferment in the Jammu region following the arrest of eight persons accused by the Jammu and Kashmir crime branch for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakarwal Muslim girl, the Jammu Bar Association dominated ... Read More »

China files trade complaint with WTO against US steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging US President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday. The tariff spat is one element of a wide-ranging trade dispute between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government. Trump also has threatened to increase duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods in a separate ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu rejects Sterlite’s plea to renew consent to operate plant

Amid protests demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin district, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Tuesday said it has rejected the company’s application seeking renewal of consent to operate the plant. TNPC Board norms were not “properly fulfilled,” by Sterlite, Mohammed Nazimuddin, TNPCB chairman said in an official release. The Board has, therefore, rejected Sterlite’s ... Read More »

Chanda Kochhar, family’s links to Videocon group date back to at least 2001

Chanda Kochhar and six members of the Kochhar family held shares in a little-known firm called Credential Finance Ltd, along with Videocon group, at least as far back as 2001, regulatory filings show. Three of the Kochhars were also directors on the company’s board in 1995, when it was founded, though it’s not clear if Videocon held a stake in ... Read More »

25 Do’s and Don’ts to Make Your Small Business More Profitable

Small businesses can struggle with profitability for a number of different reasons. They keep prices too low. They focus more on big picture ideas than real consumers. They have way, way too many expenses. The list goes on and on. But even if your business doesn’t make a lot of money early on, the goal should eventually be to sustain ... Read More »

Slack Seeks Solution for Outage Problem and your Business Should Look for Workarounds

Small team collaboration favorite Slack is seeking a solution to its excessive outages, but in the meantime, your small business needs a contingency plan. Slack is one of the leading collaboration platforms among small businesses. Thousands are using Slack to connect teams in the same building or around the world on projects big and small. But there’s a problem. Slack tends to ... Read More »

50 Places to Find Images for Every Small Business Need

We are visual creatures. We love to take pictures; we love to look at pictures. We like pictures when they are still and when they are moving. A picture isn’t just worth 1,000 words; it also speaks to us when there are no words possible. Free Photo by PhotoRogue.com Your blog posts, your marketing materials and your website all need ... Read More »

How to Improve Inventory Tracking: 5 Solutions for Small Businesses

Being mobile is an absolute essential for small business entrepreneurs who need the flexibility to run their businesses from just about anywhere. This flexibility can come easily if your business deals with virtual services, like consulting. But if your company provides a physical sales product, you can’t escape the need to track inventory. Enterprise-level inventory tracking systems are not only expensive, ... Read More »

5 Best Anti-Malware Software Choices for Small Businesses

Did you know 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses? As the hackers and cybercriminals use increasingly sophisticated ways to attack, it is vital these small businesses have cyber security defense plans in place.  A small business’s online cyber security efforts should include utilizing anti-malware software to help protect their data from malware attacks. Installing anti-malware software protects business data and systems against infections ... Read More »