Centre to discuss on pension fund investment in startups: DPIIT Secretary

Inter-ministerial body will also examine call for priority sector lending The government will initiate discussion on the possibility of channelising a part of employee provident fund (EPF) investments into financing startups, a senior government official has said. “There is a major demand from startups for the government pension fund in India to carve out a […]

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The Equivocal Business Of Women In The Music Industry

Do you recognise the woman on Germany’s 100 Deutsche Mark bill? It’s Clara Schumann, one of the few known female composers and pianists of classical music. Few women in the 19th century made it to fame in music-related professions. While Clara Schumann was not as known for her own compositions during her lifetime, her recent […]

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Blackstone crosses $12 billion investment milestone in India

BENGALURU : Blackstone Group LP has invested $3.6 billion as of end-September in India, its record for a single year in the country, said a person directly familiar with the development. With this, total investments by the New York-based firm across private equity (PE) and real estate deals have crossed $12.6 billion. Blackstone aims to surpass the $13 billion mark […]

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Hyundai-Kia’s $300 Mn investment in Ola faces CCI roadblock

Hyundai and Kia Motors’ $300 million investment plan in ride-hailing juggernaut Ola may not go smoothly as Competition Commission of India(CCI) has reportedly put a question mark on the nature of the deal. According to a report, the antitrust watchdog had asked Ola’s parent, ANI Technologies, to define the company’s competitive landscape. However, the company […]

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Staying the course in impact investing

“Behaviours change slowly. Time is often the most important investment you can make. It’s going to take more than one try to make an impact and it will take more than one success to make a difference.” This is one of the social impact principles that we, at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, use to […]

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Enterprise B2B segment sees surge in investment

The growing need for companies to provide technology-focussed, innovative solutions has resulted in this jump This Delhi-based logistics company, which delivers online shopping orders, can do no wrong as far as the tech-focussed SoftBank Vision Fund, PE multinational Carlye Group and Chinese investment company Fosun are concerned. Their faith in Delhivery has helped the company […]

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Over 10,000 designs at lifestyle exhibition in Vijayawada

VIJAYAWADA: Keeping in view the upcoming dasara festival, more than 70 designers, from across the country, showcased over 10,000 custom-made designs at Rufflez, a two-day lifestyle exhibition held at the A Convention Centre here from Saturday. Variety of haute couture, exclusive wear, jewellery, designer saree, lifestyle upholstery, accessories, home decor and luxury products would be available […]

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