21 insights to maximise your L&D investment

Learning and development is popular these days. Budgets are up and responsibilities are growing. The number of resources for upskilling workers is at an all-time high. Mobile, social, and cloud technologies are reinventing how employees learn, adding more flexibility and autonomy to the experience. And yet, learners aren’t happy. Their satisfaction levels don’t reflect the […]

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Tata’s investment in GMR signals business of airports is taking off

With air passenger growth rising year after year in India, the airports business should have attracted investors by the hordes. But on the contrary, investors have been fleeing. Shares of GMR Infrastructure Ltd and GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd, who hold large stakes in Indian airports, have fallen 57% and 65%, respectively, in the past 10 years, compared […]

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Choking investment will give teeth to fight against tobacco

It’s time for #ustoo movement in investments In October 2018, a major development in Australia escaped the attention of Indian news media and tobacco activists alike. An epoch-making moment, it signifies a big shift in the fight against tobacco. The Australia-based not-for-profit, Tobacco-Free Portfolios, launched the world’s first ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’ certification stamp. It will be […]

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IIFL fund leads $130 mn investment in Northern Arc Capital

Non-banking financial company Northern Arc Capital Ltd said on Tuesday that it has secured a fresh investment of Rs 910 crore (around $130 million) from a clutch of institutional investors. IIFL Special Opportunities Fund and Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) — both existing investors — along with Affirma Capital contributed to the round, Northern Arc […]

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INVESTMENT: How to make your portfolio effective

The objective of managing an investment portfolio effectively is to optimise between returns and risk. Minimising risk helps in reducing the volatility of the investment journey, thereby, enhancing the probability of making money. Minimising risk has to be achieved at various levels: (a) Investing the appropriate quantum of money (based on one’s goals) in different […]

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Neighbour blocking foreign investment to Arunachal: CM Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on February 9 claimed that foreign investments are eluding the sensitive border state owing to objections raised by a neighbour, a reference to China, and urged the central government to address the issue. Khandu was speaking at a function where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present. “Arunachal Pradesh […]

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