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A pedestrian wearing a face covering walks under power cables near the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building stands in the background in Mumbai. (Bloomberg)
A pedestrian wearing a face covering walks under power cables near the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building stands in the background in Mumbai. (Bloomberg)

Markets may sustain rally

  • Sectors such as real estate, technology are among the best bets, the investors said at Mint’s Pivot or Perish series panel discussion
  • Experts expect global liquidity flow into equities to continue for some more time, and India will be a beneficiary of that

Tushar Pradhan, CIO, HSBC Global Asset Management (India).
Saion Mukherjee, head of India equity research, Nomura.
Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
Nirmala Sitharaman said there is a need for bankers to know the local language of the area they are posted in.pti
RBI’s open market operations could ease liquidity and flatten yields, say experts.mint
India needs talent for intelligence design of products across AI, IoT and machine learning, said experts. Ramesh Pathania/Mint
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Livemint's Pivot or Perish Fintech Webinar will see panelists from the fintech ecosystem discuss the maturity of the sector in India
Livemint's Pivot or Perish Fintech Webinar will see panelists from the fintech ecosystem discuss the maturity of the sector in India

FINTECH : Bridging the digital divide

The pandemic has been a huge driver for the online payments and transactions ecosystem with an increasing number of users in the country opting for contactless and mobile payment solutions in recent times. Livemint's Pivot or Perish Fintech Webinar will see panelists from the fintech ecosystem discuss the maturity of the sector in India and whether it is ready to support the economic revival of the nation in the new normal.

Amit Syngle, managing director and chief executive officer, Asian Paints
Amit B. Kalyani, Deputy Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd
There have been challenges in servicing merchants getting back to business, said PhonePe founder Sameer Nigam. Mint
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Sajith Sivanandan, managing director and business head for Google Pay & Next Billion User Initiative, Google India
Manoj Adlakha, senior vice president and CEO, American Express Banking Corp. India
Coursera’s Raghav Gupta
Coursera’s Raghav Gupta

‘We’ve seen massive growth in the last 6 months’: Coursera’s Raghav Gupta

Coursera’s Raghav Gupta spoke at the latest edition of the Mint Pivot or Perish webinar. Gupta said that a major change has been seen across all sectors in the last 6 months due to the Covid pandemic and the lockdown. He however said Coursera’s business model had not pivoted. He explained that the last 6 months have been about growth for them as the usage of their platform has gone up by some 14,00 percent in comparison to last year. He said when campuses shut down, they made their platform available for free to these campuses and added that about 3000 colleges and universities are using the platform at the moment. Watch the full video for all the details

Maharashtra became the first Indian state to collaborate with Google India in a statewide deployment of its Google for Education technology. (Mint)
Of the new subscribers, almost 50% were in the 18-25 age group, the EPFO data showed. (HT)
Photo: Bloomberg
Global e-learning platforms are seeing usage in India after the lockdown zooming ahead of other markets. (Bloomberg)
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