Author : P Madhusudhan Reddy


Cashless dream benefits China

Cashless dream benefits China

Dec 21,2016 , 03:20 AM IST | National
As the governments at the Centre and in the states push for cashless transactions to ease cash chaos unleashed by the haphazardly-executed demonetisation, there is an unlikely beneficiary from the country’s new-found love for digital payments: China.
GDP likely to take 3.4-lakh cr hit

GDP likely to take 3.4-lakh cr hit

Nov 23,2016 , 03:15 AM IST | National
Notwithstanding the colossal pain that the poorest, the poor, the not-so-poor and the legally-rich, have been going through for the past 14 days to lay their hands on some valid currency after the Narendra Modi government’s shocking decision on November 8 to ‘cull’ 500- and 1000-rupee notes to curb black money, 
How Reliance Jio looks to make your life smarter

How Reliance Jio looks to make your life smarter

Nov 20,2016 , 02:57 AM IST | Business
A Rs 1.5-lakh-crore brainchild of Mukesh Ambani, the country’s richest man and Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Jio (RJio) has already disrupted Indian telecom industry with its path-breaking introductory offer that allows everyone who subscribes for its network, to enjoy everything free – high-quality 4G voice, high-speed 4G data, entertainment, movies and what not. For dis
SMEs across AP, Telangana  take30% hit due to note ban

SMEs across AP, Telangana take30% hit due to note ban

Nov 15,2016 , 10:40 PM IST | Business
Industry bodies and insiders estimate that the SMEs in both the Telugu states have been losing roughly 30 per cent of their business as the central government’s decision of banning high-value Rs 500, Rs 1000 denominations has dried up the liquidity in the system. Restrictions on cash withdrawals from the banks too compounded their woes.
Indian pharma in for tough times as exports fall

Indian pharma in for tough times as exports fall

Nov 12,2016 , 11:38 PM IST | Business
In US dollar terms, the pharmaceutical exports from India fell by over one per cent in the six months to September this financial year as pricing pressures and a host of other factors took a big toll on the overseas shipments from the Indian drug makers.
Hyderabad realty poised for 30% growth this year

Hyderabad realty poised for 30% growth this year

Oct 18,2016 , 02:40 AM IST | Telangana
The real estate sector in Hyderabad, which went through hard times in the past few years due to global recession and bifurcation blues, seems to be back on a robust growth track now, with the industry insiders expecting a whopping 30 per cent growth in sales during the current financial year.
Who will win easy biz race? AP or TS?

Who will win easy biz race? AP or TS?

Oct 09,2016 , 12:27 AM IST | Business
DIPP kicked off the EoDB rankings in 2015 to inculcate and improve healthy competition among various states in the country. There is also a larger goal behind this idea. India has set in motion a series of measures to enhances its global EoDB ranking which currently stands at 130 (2016) out of 189 countries. So, a better investment climate in states will obviously improve its standing in the globa
Why Andhra Pradesh didn’t get special tag?

Why Andhra Pradesh didn’t get special tag?

Sep 25,2016 , 01:31 AM IST | National
But why did AP lose the special tag? Here are six reasons why the Narendra Modi-led government denied the special category status to Andhra Pradesh. 
NPAs, inflation to test Patel’s mettle at RBI

NPAs, inflation to test Patel’s mettle at RBI

Sep 08,2016 , 02:29 AM IST | News Analysis
Kenya-born Urjit R Patel took charge as new RBI chief at a leisurely pace. The day Raghuram Rajan, the outgoing Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, demitted office was a Sunday.
No dry port proposal from Telangana: Centre

No dry port proposal from Telangana: Centre

Sep 07,2016 , 01:48 AM IST | Telangana
In a significant development, Union Shipping Secretary Rajive Kumar said the Central government had not received any proposal from the Telangana government on dry port so far, and it would consider granting one under the mega Sagarmala project if the newly-created Telugu state came up with a formal proposal.
Centre calls ITIR projects outdated

Centre calls ITIR projects outdated

Sep 02,2016 , 01:28 AM IST | National
Dashing the hopes of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments on the information technology (IT) growth corridors, Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday dubbed the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) projects proposed by the erstwhile UPA government as outdated, and said the present NDA government would soon come up with better projects.
7,600 companies shut shop in Telangana in 2 yrs

7,600 companies shut shop in Telangana in 2 yrs

Aug 30,2016 , 01:01 AM IST | Telangana
A whopping 7,627 companies have shut shop across Telangana in two years up to December 2015 indicating a high mortality rate among the companies and business entities that are being set up in the state, according to a recent knowledge report on the manufacturing sector in Telangana unveiled by the industry body CII in association with Yes Bank.
Will Urjit Patel, the silent owl, do the trick?

Will Urjit Patel, the silent owl, do the trick?

Aug 28,2016 , 01:18 AM IST | Business
First, it was Raghuram Rajan, the incumbent RBI chief dubbed by many as ‘rock-star Rajan’ for his candid comments on everything economic and beyond, who chose a Saturday (June 18, 2016) to announce his decision not to seek extension of his tenure that would end in early September.And again, the central government chose another Saturday (August 20, 2016) two months down the line to make the world
GST boost for Telangana, AP cos

GST boost for Telangana, AP cos

Aug 10,2016 , 02:17 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The much-awaited Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime which will turn India into a single, borderless market is set to come as a godsend opportunity for the manufacturing companies from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make big inroads into the neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka markets where low taxes reign now.
Sports Utility Vehicle set to drive auto sector growth in India

Sports Utility Vehicle set to drive auto sector growth in India

May 01,2016 , 03:13 AM IST | Business
In 2015, Hyundai Motor India recorded 16 per cent sales growth in the domestic market while the industry made around 8 per cent growth. So, our growth was much, much higher than the industry average. In the first quarter of 2016 i.e. January-March period, industry clocked 2.2 percent sales upswing while our growth was at 7.8 percent.
CII Centre of Excellence at Amaravati

CII Centre of Excellence at Amaravati

Apr 12,2016 , 03:29 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In a significant development that would boost startups in Andhra Pradesh, the national industry body, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is gearing up to establish a Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship at Amaravati, the upcoming capital city of the Telugu state. Besides, the industry body will also set up a university and trade centre in the new capital city near Vijayawada. 
Mercedes-Benz looks to smaller  cities for better sales growth

Mercedes-Benz looks to smaller cities for better sales growth

Apr 10,2016 , 05:00 AM IST | Business
Customers who buy Guard vehicles are very sensitive about their details and make a request to us not to reveal any details. However, there is a good demand for this model in the country.