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Investing and not harvesting is the way to beat legacy slowdown19 Nov 2019
In the latest episode of Mint Dispatch, Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies and Chairman, Sampark Foundation talks about how IT companies need to invest in new technologies - as that is the right way to beat legacy slowdown. In a wide ranging discussion, he also opens up on the critical role of philanthropy in India to achieve India' target of a $5 trillion economy and there should be more startups build to last than to sell.
What we made of Shashi Tharoor’s attempt at standup comedy6 min read . 11:49 AM IST
- Politician Tharoor’s comedy set is self-aware about India’s complex relationship with the English language
- Our obsession with English manifests as equal parts class anxiety, vocabulary envy and plain old jingoism
Mint Explainer | Post tax cut why earnings revival is far away?09:35 AM IST
Earnings for the latest quarter have ushered mixed news for the corporate sector. While the recent cut in corporate tax rates led to better-than-expected profit and restrained the pace of earnings downgrades, businesses continued to reel under pressure in the three months ended September. A Mint analysis of 1,462 firms showed net sales in the September quarter was the lowest in at least 27 quarters. Net sales decelerated 2.23% year-on-year, much lower than the 5.15% growth in the preceding three months, according to data provider Capitaline. Mint's Nasrin Sultana analyses Q2 corporate earnings.
Opinion | Economists must share some blame for the current slowdown4 min read . 19 Nov 2019
The reforms they now criticize were hailed by them as the next best thing after sliced bread
Opinion | What the iPod can teach us about the global trade game4 min read . 19 Nov 2019
Its value chain is a microcosm of the broader production networks that girdle the world via a web of sourcing agreements