Free Press Journal
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day: An idea to change the world

    After 17 years, United Nations will officially mark World Creativity and Innovation Day on April 21 for the first time. By 2020, creativity will be one of the top skills employees will need to keep ahead of the curve. Pritha Banerjee looks at how creativity became mainstream We all get bright ideas every morning in…

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  • The sound of music comes to Mumbai; here’s where you can watch it

    A classic timeless piece, The Sound of Music is sure to be a treat for everyone. A revival for adults and a perfect way to initiate the kids to this musical, writes Shikha Jain The Sound of Music has generated interest in people of all age-groups despite the era and region-specific settings. Talking about young love…

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  • Tushar Buch, CEO and MD, SBI Global Factors: ‘Factoring’ as a product offering has much going for it

    Factoring, basically discounting and recovery of acknowledged receivables, has not taken off as much in India as it has worldwide. Tushar Buch, CEO and MD, SBI Global Factors, discusses the concept and why it is so exciting for India right now, in a chat with Pankaj Joshi. How has the environment been for your business for…

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  • 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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