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Australia’s prime time battle against big tech

Advocates supporting the Australian law point out that for every hundred dollars spent on online advertising, $53 goes to Google, $28 to Facebook, and $19 to the rest.  (Photo: Reuters)
Advocates supporting the Australian law point out that for every hundred dollars spent on online advertising, $53 goes to Google, $28 to Facebook, and $19 to the rest. (Photo: Reuters)

What trade freedom did to Bihar’s farmers

Biren Bahardar from Araria, Bihar, usually sells his harvest to local traders at whatever price they offer (Photo: Sayantan Bera)
Biren Bahardar from Araria, Bihar, usually sells his harvest to local traders at whatever price they offer (Photo: Sayantan Bera)

SoftBank’s back, but Masa’s aura is waning

SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son has had a tumultuous few years. But his Vision Fund—the world’s largest investment pool for tech startups—just posted its best quarterly profit.  (Photo: Reuters)
SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son has had a tumultuous few years. But his Vision Fund—the world’s largest investment pool for tech startups—just posted its best quarterly profit. (Photo: Reuters)

Why Das should heed Buffett on bond yields

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das has been caught up in a months-long tiff with bond investors as the central bank tries to keep interest rates on Union government borrowings low. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das has been caught up in a months-long tiff with bond investors as the central bank tries to keep interest rates on Union government borrowings low. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

How citizen data led India’s covid battle

Municipal workers in Srinagar in early March, 2020. By 3 March, 2020, the fact that this was going to be a fast-spreading virus became clear. (Photo: Reuters)
Municipal workers in Srinagar in early March, 2020. By 3 March, 2020, the fact that this was going to be a fast-spreading virus became clear. (Photo: Reuters)

Why central banks love printing money

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda
Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda

Assam shakes up the micro loans universe

Women gather at a village fair in Morigaon district of Assam. The microfinance saga in the state has become inextricably linked with women borrowers (Getty)
Women gather at a village fair in Morigaon district of Assam. The microfinance saga in the state has become inextricably linked with women borrowers (Getty)

The limits to India’s privatization push

On the cards this year is a 10% IPO of life insurance behemoth LIC, which is reportedly estimated at between  ₹80,000- ₹110,000 crore.
On the cards this year is a 10% IPO of life insurance behemoth LIC, which is reportedly estimated at between 80,000- 110,000 crore.

India’s tricky options in the Myanmar muddle

Pro-democracy protests in Yangon. The takeover comes at a time when Delhi’s efforts to get India Inc to do business in Myanmar was just starting to pay off
Pro-democracy protests in Yangon. The takeover comes at a time when Delhi’s efforts to get India Inc to do business in Myanmar was just starting to pay off

Bitter home truths for migrant workers

Mohammed Imran, a former migrant, now runs a grocery store in Araria, Bihar, and makes half of what he earned as a skilled embroidery worker (Photo: Sayantan Bera )
Mohammed Imran, a former migrant, now runs a grocery store in Araria, Bihar, and makes half of what he earned as a skilled embroidery worker (Photo: Sayantan Bera )

India Inc gears up to go back to office

The jury is still out on the future of office real estate. A hybrid working model doesn’t sound very encouraging for office developers.
The jury is still out on the future of office real estate. A hybrid working model doesn’t sound very encouraging for office developers.

How to make India’s bad bank workable

Many lenders have accumulated a large volume of stressed assets over the years. The NPA problem needs an urgent fix.
Many lenders have accumulated a large volume of stressed assets over the years. The NPA problem needs an urgent fix.

How Citi gave away $900 mn by mistake

Whether Citibank manages to win or lose its eventual appeal, the accidental payment is sure to prompt a review of internal controls in the industry and could have a lasting impact on the more than $1 trillion syndicated loan market. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Whether Citibank manages to win or lose its eventual appeal, the accidental payment is sure to prompt a review of internal controls in the industry and could have a lasting impact on the more than $1 trillion syndicated loan market. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Why bitcoin won’t become like money

A bitcoin trading machine at a supermarket in New York
A bitcoin trading machine at a supermarket in New York

Life lessons from Covidian era startups

The pandemic-induced boom in online education may lead to profitability, rare in the startup space. (Photo: iStock)
The pandemic-induced boom in online education may lead to profitability, rare in the startup space. (Photo: iStock)

Food warning labels are in the deep freeze

The front-of-pack label, its advocates believe, would empower consumers in making informed choices and incentivise companies to innovate in food technology to bring down fat, salt and sugar levels. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
The front-of-pack label, its advocates believe, would empower consumers in making informed choices and incentivise companies to innovate in food technology to bring down fat, salt and sugar levels. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Why Mumbai’s mojo lies beyond its locals

Dadar station no longer has the highest footfalls. Living without its lifeline has put the focus back on Mumbai’s road transport, persuading transport policy wonks to revise their perceptions of Mumbai’s north-south commute axis.
Dadar station no longer has the highest footfalls. Living without its lifeline has put the focus back on Mumbai’s road transport, persuading transport policy wonks to revise their perceptions of Mumbai’s north-south commute axis.

The carbon pushback to Tesla’s crypto punt

Tesla CEO and the world’s richest person Elon Musk has set the cryptocurrency market on fire in recent weeks with frequent social media mentions (Photo: Getty Images)
Tesla CEO and the world’s richest person Elon Musk has set the cryptocurrency market on fire in recent weeks with frequent social media mentions (Photo: Getty Images)

Inside the Mindtree makeover strategy

Mindtree CEO and managing director Debashis Chatterjee has surrounded himself with a leadership team hired from Cognizant and Accenture.
Mindtree CEO and managing director Debashis Chatterjee has surrounded himself with a leadership team hired from Cognizant and Accenture.

Inside the third front of the farm agitation

Farmers at the kisan mahapanchayat at Shamli on 5 February. The government, it appears, is in no mood to relent. Yet, a sustained movement in the Hindi heartland might force a rethink.
Farmers at the kisan mahapanchayat at Shamli on 5 February. The government, it appears, is in no mood to relent. Yet, a sustained movement in the Hindi heartland might force a rethink.
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