Energy storage technologies, like sodium-ion batteries, based on abundant metals, offer an exciting opportunity for India, which does not have any viable domestic reserves for the currently dominant lithium-ion batteries.
India stands at the crossroads of development and cutting back emissions. If the country succeeds in its ambition to becoming a net carbon neutral economy, it would be a leader and on the frontier of tackling climate change.
In this fourth instalment of the six-part series on the outlook for equity markets, financial markets expert, B. V. Krishnan, sums up the outlook for US equity markets and shares his reflections on the long-term value of fiat currencies and the role of gold in investment portfolios.
Famed for the Alps and its banking system, the country offers its investors world class innovative solutions, from banking to manufacturing. Low capital costs, a stable currency, strong purchasing power, moderate taxation and a federal state system have earned Switzerland the title of a safe investment haven across the world. Known for its politically neutral position in the world, Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, giving its investors access to the world’s largest consumer market. Related stories: The [...]
Measures to support foreign medics employed with the NHS fall short on fairness grounds. As the UK’s Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020 returned to the House of Commons on its journey to becoming law, the so-called “historic” piece of post-Brexit legislation has got mired in outcries. “Our new points-based system is firmer, fairer, and simpler. It will attract the people we need to drive our economy forward and lay the foundation for a high wage, high [...]
Many venture capitalists around the world have announced fresh funding or have expanded their footprint into international markets, our VC expert does a quick round up of the latest deals. The inspiration behind this article was simple. To compile a list of VCs and other investors who have recently raised fresh funds. Over the last few months, I have been keeping a record of new fund announcements that I have come across in the VC world. I figured it might [...]
The Managing Director of Apollo Tyres shares the measures the company has undertaken for the safety and wellbeing of all its employees. Highlights: COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work and has adversely impacted several industries across the world. Apollo Tyres has donated thousands of masks, initiated campaigns and seen voluntary salary cuts for senior executives to help during the crisis. India needs to consider policies to help corporations which are job creators. COVID-19 has changed the [...]
These emerging changes in ways of conducting business present a unique opportunity for the Indian workforce. Highlights: Changes in the ways of conducting business during the pandemic will give rise to one truly global job market. The primary criteria for candidate search would be their skills rather than geographical location. India needs to ramp up formal training and education and raise its National Occupational Standards to make its workforce competitive on a global stage. When the Skill India initiative [...]