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Vodafone, Idea announces merger and plans to roll out 5G in India...
21 Mar 2017 Published by Rahul Verma 131 Views

Vodafone Idea MergerIn effort to wither away the ongoing war in wirelesss telecoms, Vodafone and Idea Cellular has announced merge, excluding Vodafone’s 42% stake in Indus Towers Ltd, to create India’s largest telecom company with a total revenue of over Rs 80,000 crore. Vodafone will be a dominant partner in the merger with 45.1% stake after it will transfer a stake of 4.9% to the Aditya Birla group for Rs3,874 crore to complete the merger.  “The promoters of Idea have the..

Payment Banks is ‘doorstep banking’ loaded with futuristic amenities...
08 Mar 2017 Published by Rahul Verma 65 Views

The concept of ‘Payments Bank’ initiated by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cast away traditional banking is reality and reaching to customer through interactive and feasible mobile phones services. The Payment Banks can accept transfers through mobile phones and services like automatic payments, purchases will pave way for the step of ‘cashless transaction’. The step was taken to ease pressure on tradition banking structure and after demonatisation its role is becoming crucial...

R-Day sale to boost online offline market, biggest after Diwali ...
25 Jan 2017 Published by Rahul Verma 121 Views

(Pic: Flipkart - The Republic Day Sale)The biggest event in India’s economy – demonetization- created dip in market and sentiments of investors and buyers and looking Republic Day for breather after Diwali grand event to promote sales. E-commerce platforms are in full swing to make this ‘national day’ happening for buyers as well as for their sales point of view and offering upto 60 pc discount on range of products.The online big bashThe online market giants are offering heavy discounts..

Demonetising notes in India: Real Estate experts reactions...
23 Nov 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 170 Views

The recent call by government to ‘demonetize’ old 500, 1000 currency has surprised many in real estate and realtors also have their mixed-views on this decision. Here are the quotes from experts and stalwarts. ANSHUMAN MAGAZINE, Chairman, India and South East Asia,CBRE“It is a bold move. While it may cause some pain in the short-term, the long-term outlook for the industry looks positive. It certainly helps that the real estate industry has already moved towards transparency in its op..

Spencer’s forays into grocery e-commerce in NCR and Kolkata...
22 Nov 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 202 Views

Leading retailer Spencer's is ready to own its food and grocery ecommerce venture in the national capital region (NCR) and Kolkata. It also has talks with three leading marketplaces including Amazon to list as a seller reports ET. The country’s fourth largest food and grocery retailer with 37 hypermarkets and 12 supermarkets will soon scale up the ecommerce venture in the South in another six cities, said Shashwat Goenka who heads the retail business (Spencer’s Retail) of  RP Sanji..

E-commerce giants eye festival season, market to fair 25% this year...
03 Oct 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 429 Views

The Navratri festival has started with reverence and Diwali is on the doorstep, the festivals of India and the biggest times ahead for the e-commerce market to celebrate the discounts and offers on wide-range of products with the ease of customers.The festival season ahead is filled with joy and celebration, also, elated sentiments in the market to drive factors accountable for peak sale. The e-commerce market is facing competition with the before Diwali, Christmas and New Year with huge discoun..

From startup to Rs 3000 Cr benchmark, think tank of Patanjali knows the success mantra...
27 Sep 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 342 Views

Pic: Yoga Baba Ramdev and Acharaya Balkrishan- Acharya Balkrishan who holds around 94% stake in Patanjali is listed at 48th position on the annual Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest People- Patanjali Ayurveda valued at Rs 3000 Crore- The company is targeting Rs 10,000 Cr revenue in 2016-17The fastest growing FMCG in India, valued at Rs 3000 Cr is positively churning the wheels of growth. Patanjali Ayurveda started journey from Divya Pharmacy at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar. Now, progressed wit..

R Com and Aircel merger to take on R Jio, operators to bid for maximum 4G coverage...
16 Sep 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 271 Views

After Reliance Jio took the center stage with the fastest developing telecom services, and holding crown of 4G technology, telecom companies are busy in amendments in their strategies in process of keeping consumers opting for LTE  technology.To take on the Jio's momentum, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications and Aircel has announced the merger for new brand and becoming fourth-largest telecom operator in the country.R-Com will merge its wireless business and transfer it to the new title..

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Leads Investment of $ 50 million In Education Startup Byju’s...
10 Sep 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 408 Views

Education startup Byju’s has raised around $ 50 million (Rs 332 Cr ) from series of investors Chan Zuckerberg Initiatives (CZI), Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Lightspeed Ventures and Times Internet Ltd.It is the first investment of CZI which was founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, in Asia.The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative supports innovative models of learning wherever they are around the world," said CZI's Vivian Wu, who will join Byju's board. Byju's represents a..

Reliance Jio opens doors of ‘affordable’ 4G services in India...
08 Sep 2016 Published by Rahul Verma 461 Views

After Reliance Jio 4G launch, which is tagged as ‘most affordable’ services in India is now the talk of the nation as companies are landing into tussle and shedding prices to existing users.The experts think battle will bring cost-effective 4G services and  banker Morgan Stanley expects the Jio 4G telecom services to grow to 40 million subscribers in the next fiscal and add $2 billion in revenues, with a positive cash flow by 2019-20.  This is also the year of Mukesh Ambani’s pas..

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