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Airtel Said to Be in Talks With Handset Companies for Rs. 2,500 4G Smartphone to Rival Jio Phone

India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, is in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs. 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio. While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer Internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as… Read More »

Not all ‘shell companies’ have shady business

  The threat of arbitrariness and excess hangs over Indian business today, after the Finance Bill has armed junior taxmen with discretionary powers of search and seizure and with the ongoing crackdown on shell companies. The term shell companies is loaded: some nefarious intent or the other is implied by its very nomenclature. All companies without an operational… Read More »

Top UK companies consider pay scheme shake-up in response to backlash over huge executive bonuses

One in 10 top UK companies are considering scrapping so-called long-term incentive plans, which have unleashed sweeping waves of criticism for awarding top executives huge pay checks. According to the Financial Times, a shift towards a simpler, share-based bonus system could reduce the divide between the highly-paid chief executives and other workers within companies. Tobacco giant Imperial Brands… Read More »

China likely to allow companies to issue shares in Frankfurt this year – bourse

Chinese companies will likely be allowed to sell their shares in Germany via issuing so-called “D shares” as soon as this year, in a move that will help them raise their profile in Europe, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said. The plan to launch D shares – Frankfurt-traded shares sold by China-registered firms – is being studied by… Read More »

Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain

As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we’ve moved on. That’s because bitcoin, the digital currency, has largely been supplanted by blockchain, the technology that underlies it, as the main… Read More »

U.S. companies skeptical of corporate China’s advances

Chinese life sciences entrepreneur Wei Zhou submitted a $1.5 billion bid for U.S. gene testing company Affymetrix last month – topping a $1.3 billion agreed acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO.N). A few days later, he got an unusual deadline. Affymetrix’s CEO Frank Witney called Zhou, a former Affymetrix executive who had partnered with Shanghai government-backed investment… Read More »

Twitter introduces new customer service features to make it easier to give feedback to companies

A few tweaks and new buttons will make it easier to deal with customer service representatives on Twitter Even though Twitter has undergone some major changes recently, it’s always been a place for people to give feedback (sometimes positive, often negative) to companies. Now, the site is making the whole customer service experience a little better, with a… Read More »