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Indian Online Portal, Wholesale Market Listed As “Notorious” By The US

WASHINGTON:  Popular Indian portal IndiaMart.com and Delhi’s wholesale market Tank Road have featured in the annual American notorious markets list which was released on Friday and is topped by China. The list released by the US Trade Representative (USTR) highlights 25 online markets and 18 physical markets around the world that are reported to be engaging in and facilitating substantial copyright ... Read More »

China to overtake US economy by 2032 as Asian might builds: report

The growing importance of Asia’s major economies will continue in 2018 and beyond, according to a league table that sees the region dominating in terms of size in just over a decade. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London sees India leapfrogging the UK and France next year to become the world’s fifth-biggest economy in dollar ... Read More »

Has Marketing Become an ‘Island Surrounded by Mirrors’?

Marketers risk forming a parallel universe and distancing themselves from the business, HP CMO Antonio Lucio says. Credit: HP The mission of marketing is to build brands that stand the test of time, not to build brands for the sake of it. By building strong, preferred and differentiated brands, sustainable business results will follow. But today, I believe our profession must ... Read More »

Where Small Businesses Affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season Can Turn for Funding

Businesses in several states and territories are struggling to recover after recent hurricanes. Harvey, Irma, Jose and Nate all had an impact on residents and businesses in the U.S. And for small businesses especially, recovery can be a lengthy process. But the early stages of recovery can be critical for small businesses. If you wait too long to secure financing and ... Read More »

Boost Your Small Business Marketing by Attending ONTRApalooza, More Events

Want to make a bigger impact with your marketing? There’s an upcoming conference that might be able to help. ONTRApalooza is a three-day conference featuring hands-on workshops, software sessions, inspiring keynotes and more. It takes place in Santa Barbara, California in October and could potentially benefit marketers, business leaders and entrepreneurs looking to give their business and marketing efforts a ... Read More »

Oil prices continue downward trend triggered by Harvey

With the largest refinery in the United States closed Wednesday, crude oil prices continued to bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Harvey. “At 5 a.m., Motiva began a controlled shutdown of the Port Arthur refinery in response to increasing local flood conditions,” the company said in a statement emailed to UPI. “Return to service is contingent upon recession of flood ... Read More »

HDFC Bank cuts savings account interest rate by 50 bps: As rates fall, it’s time you shift to liquid funds

HDFC Bank on Thursday announced slashing interest rate on savings accounts starting this Saturday, joining a spate of banks who underwent the similar exercise in recent weeks. According to the bank, customers who maintain a savings bank account balance of Rs 50 lakh and above will continue to earn interest rate at 4 percent per annum. Similarly, customers having a ... Read More »

AU Small Finance Bank now among the top 20 NBFCs by market capitalisation

The stock has gained 30% after its robust debut on July 10 MUMBAI, JULY 13:   Within three days of listing, the market capitalisation of AU Small Finance Bank (AU SFB), which got converted from a non-banking finance company to a bank only in April 2017, is larger than PSU banks such as IDBI Bank, Union Bank, Dena Bank and Bank ... Read More »

Priyanka Chopra Deletes Holocaust Memorial Selfies After Being Told Off By Twitter

Priyanka Chopra at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (Courtesy: RiverdaleCWFans) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Priyanka was trolled for posting selfies from the Holocaust Memorial Twitter has given her a stern lesson in appropriate respectful behaviour Priyanka was in Berlin to promote Baywatch   Actress Priyanka Chopra offended two separate sets of folks with two separate sets of social media posts while ... Read More »

Thousands of car finance payments could be hit by economic downturn, analysts warn

Thousands of drivers would be unable to keep up their car payments in the event of an economic downturn, analysts have warned, prompting concerns about a mis-selling scandal. With nearly 90 per cent of new cars sold using finance deals, the majority of which means the owner effectively leases their vehicle for three or four years instead of buying outright, ... Read More »