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Cover story | August 11, 2019

The Big Credit Freeze

The Big Credit Freeze

The shortage of funds is threatening key sectors of the economy. What the government needs to do to fix it

August 11, 2019

Editor's Note

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The Funds Crunch

The credit crisis is bothering economists, bankers, businessmen, ministers and bureaucrats alike

Leadership Spotlight

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Leaderspeak

Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, has driven the company's turnaround and transformation since 2013, establishing it as a leading provider of converged ICT solutions. Under him, Sify has grown in revenue and profitability, with 10,000 businesses opting for its services in the past couple of years.

The Buzz

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A Wobbly Ride

The broader market's tumultuous journey amid weak macroeconomic data, consumption slowdown and bad monsoon could lead to a crisis of confidence among stock investors.

VCs Look To Exit Start-Ups

Reports suggest that e-commerce big boy Flipkart, owned by Walmart, could tap the US IPO market by 2022, which would provide an exit to investors

Write-Off Worries

SBI has provided for these loans, but that raises questions about its recovery efforts

Slowing Growth

Normally, drug sales peak during the monsoon. This year, the onset of the monsoon got delayed in most parts of the country

Queering The Pitch

As more skeletons tumble out of Bhushan Power and Steels closet, it has put the ongoing insolvency process in danger

NBFCs Get A Lifeline

The Rs 29 lakh crore troubled NBFC sector has got a lifeline from the government by way of generating Rs 1 lakh crore of liquidity through sale of pooled assets to state-owned banks

A Long Haul Ahead

As things stand, only stringent measures on fast-tracking dispute resolution between tenants and owners can really promote rental housing

Social Media 3.0

When social media generates social capital

More Power To RBI

As things stand, the RBI does not seem to have the necessary wherewithal to closely monitor diverse entities in the financial sector

BFSI Stays Soft

India's largest IT services companies, TCS and Infosys, which recently reported FY2020 Q1 results, continue to stress on the banking and financial services (BFSI) vertical

GoAyu Litigation Assistance

The Noida-based company offers legal expense safeguards and provides legal advice to individuals

The Hub

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New Formula

Zydus Cadila, India's fourth-largest drug company by revenue, is banking big on research of new drugs, even though others have bowed out. Zydus expects the new drug business to grow to Rs 3,500 crore in four-five years

Combative Allies

India and the US have major differences on trade and strategic matters, but they are also trying to accommodate each other

Troubled Turf

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wants tax assessments to be digital and faceless, but the experience so far has been far from desirable

Smell The Coffee

Coffee Board has adopted blockchain in an attempt to provide an edge to growers and coffee from India

Bailout Blues

Why the government will find it difficult to revive BSNL even with its huge bailout package

Slip, Trip And Fall

Business confidence falls for the second straight quarter as corporate leaders give the thumbs down to the Union Budget and remain sceptical of consumption pick-up and future investments, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey

Collateral Damage

The slump in India's automobile sector is taking a toll on allied industries, affecting jobs and incomes

For Us It's Not About Volume, It's About Quality Over Quantity

Jennifer Salke joined as head of Amazon Prime Video over a year ago. Since last year, the former NBC president has been positioning Amazon Prime Video as a global home for high-quality content

The Break-Out Zone

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Mind Above All Else

Anxiety and depression often hurt the well-being of young professionals, but companies are not yet ready to address mental health issues

A Quantum Leap

A needle-tip MRI scanner can capture the image of a single atom and push the frontier of quantum computing

Tech That Cares

Our digital lives need not start and end with Google's fast-spreading tentacles. Meet Google alternatives which protect user privacy

Without Bias

Striking the right balance between data privacy and data utilisation will always be a tightrope walk

Special Reports

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Steady Partnership

Development-related investments are the mainstay of Japan's presence in India, though India's trade balance has been worsening.

Building On Trust

The India-Japan economic partnership is going way beyond select sectors. The growing trade and industry linkages are making Japan an integral part of India's development journey

Happy Hunting Ground

Japanese firms have generally cracked the code of working in India's huge domestic market, but the extent of success varies

New Connect

Indian companies are finally getting down to cracking the Japanese market

Give And Take

The Japanese have been helping India get several large projects off the ground on reasonable terms

Capacity Building Is Crucial For India

The gap between what the authorities deliver and what follows in terms of investment can affect the speed and depth of policy implementation

Money Today

Set For The Long Haul

New-age term plans with smart tweaks will cover your every need, all the time

Two To Tango

It makes sense to go for combo insurance plans if you want to keep things simple

The Default Option

In spite of the stress in NBFCs, home loan borrowers have little reason to worry