Free Press Journal
  • Trade ties between India & Canada: Investment impetus needed

    India and Canada—both among top 10 nations of the world—do not talk much business with each other. Perhaps, the geographical distance could be a problem. However, both the countries offer enormous business potential for each other. Hence, it makes sense for both countries to interact a lot more with each other than before. Pankaj Joshi…

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  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle! For a pollution-free tomorrow

    With the growing trends of using recycled products, are we walking towards a pollution-free environment, asks Pritha Banerjee The past few years have seen a fair amount of eco-movement.  Political leaders and environmentalists have come together to make some serious changes in our lifestyle. It’s not a secret anymore that plastic bags take a hundred…

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  • Edelweiss ARC CMD Siby Antony: Not in favour of asset sales and haircuts, but turnaround of potential companies

    The asset reconstruction business is still evolving. So there is space for all asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) to recognise their own expertise and enter the space they aspire to be in. One particular ARC is Edelweiss ARC. The company has focused entirely on turnaround of companies with potential, rather than traditional resolution through asset sale…

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  • Won’t need fresh equity till second half FY2019: MHFC

    Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC) has been operational for over a decade. The vision of the company is to service low-income groups who have home-owner aspirations and whose professions or income levels are largely ignored by the mainstream companies. Effectively, it has initiated low-cost housing finance before it became a buzzword. Madhu Menon, Co-Founder and…

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  • India-Israel partnership: Scalable, logical and inevitable

    The recent visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, is about connecting with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to take the relation to new levels. This strategic level meeting has brought into focus Indo-Israeli trade ties and how they can scale up. In the last 25th year since formally establishing commercial…

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  • The economics of Israel in a nutshell

    Israel, it has not done badly at all… Formed out of strife in 1948, it is a young nation. Still, starting from scratch, it has clocked a GDP of USD 360 billion which puts it close to the top 50 nations in an overall count of 195 for the planet. On the count of per…

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  • Restructures: Arcil CEO Vinayak Bahuguna discusses company’s evolution and relevance of ARCs

    Asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) are acknowledged worldwide as an important part of the financial system. In India, ARCs are relatively young, with less than two decades of operational history. The Asset Reconstruction Company of India (Arcil) was the first Indian company in the space. Vinayak Bahuguna, CEO and MD, discusses the company’s evolution now and…

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  • New Year 2018: Bid farewell to 2017 in your best outfit

    What, when, and how to wear your best outfit to bid farewell to this year, lists Pritha Banerjee It is that time of the year when we all are in that ‘New Year, new me mode. The weather is mostly cozy and romantic. You get a chance to wear the jackets and fur overcoats which…

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  • Concept of shared workspaces is at a crucial junction

    Mumbai: The concept of ‘co-working’ is a global phenomenon, stated Jones Lang LaSalle global report. It has further indicated that globally there would be one million members (with seat requirements ranging from one to maybe 200-300) who would register with shared space providers. It is estimated that India has today anywhere between 15 and 20…

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  • NTL Lemnis Director Tushar Gupta: Market estimate for lighting products is around Rs 15,000 crore

    NTL Lemnis, part of the NTL Electronics group, markets LED lighting products under the Pharox brand. Tushar Gupta, Director, believes the market which was previously due to institutional demand, is ready for strong growth in the retail segment now. Excerpts of a discussion with Pankaj Joshi are reproduced. What is your understanding of the overall…

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  • Finvasia expects to open 10 million accounts by 2020: MD and co-founder Sarvjeet Singh Virk

    While zero brokerage has already caught on with equity and mutual funds transactions, there are companies like Finvasia Securities that have just commenced their journey here. This Chandigarh-based company provides complementary back-office services, including demat accounts access and support. It is now in the process of creating its own NBFC business, which would be another…

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