BBC must not ruin The World Tonight

 BBC Broadcasting House in central London. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA At a time when British politics are dominated overwhelmingly by foreign policy issues, it seems woefully misguided of the BBC to be planning to introduce seriously damaging changes to its sole news programme with an unashamed foreign policy agenda, The World Tonight on Radio 4. We are all former presenters… Read More »

Business Top 5: Future Retail surges 4%, midcaps regain lost ground

Future Retail’s subsidiary, SHME Food Brands, will open new stores and convert existing locations to the 7-Eleven brand, starting this year File Photo Future Retail’s shares surged as much as 4.3% as the company signed a master franchise agreement with US-based 7-Eleven to set up and manage the latter’s stores in India. Future Retail’s subsidiary, SHME Food Brands,… Read More »

GE shares surge after Danaher agrees to buy biopharma business for $21.4 billion

GE sells biopharma unit to Danaher for $21.4B  7:24 AM ET Mon, 25 Feb 2019 | 00:45 Danaher will buy the biopharmaceutical business of General Electricin a $21.4 billion deal, the companies announced Monday. The deal will see Danaher pay $21 billion in cash, as well as assume certain GE pension liabilities. The GE Life Sciences unit will join Danaher’s Life… Read More »

Smart but affordable home gadgets for beginners

Many people think that incorporating technology into their homes is a difficult task. The truth is that there are plenty of different types of gadgets which are not only affordable but also good for beginners as well. You don’t have to make a lot of modifications to your home when using these gadgets. However, you can easily make… Read More »

China has a business-like approach to terrorism

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 2, 2018. The moment China sees that the cost of supporting Pakistan exceeds the short-term benefits, it will drop the latter like a hot potato(REUTERS) In what can be seen as a small victory for India, the United… Read More »

Oyo Rooms may invest in FreshMenu to enter food delivery business

Budget hospitality startup Oyo Rooms is in advanced talks with FreshMenu to buy a significant stake in the cloud-kitchen startup, sources told Mint. This deal would mark the entry of India’s third most valued startup in the online food delivery business. These discussions come months after Oyo raised nearly $1 billion, which pushed up its valuation to $5 billion. “Oyo… Read More »

Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza Sale Kicks Off With Deals on Realme 2 Pro, ZenFone Max Pro M2, iPhone XR, and More

Flipkart’s Mobiles Bonanza sale is back with discounts and offers on a large selection of mobile phones. The five-day sale will run from today until February 23. Flipkart will be offering discounts, bundled exchange offers, no-cost EMI options, and more on mobile phones across various price brackets. Flipkart has also tied up with Axis Bank to offer 10… Read More »

Gautam Singhania spills beans on his tiff with father, chose business over family

Last month, Gautam Singhania resigned as chairman from all group companies to help build an organisation, which can function effectively without the participation of the promoter File photo  |  Photo Credit: BCCL New Delhi: Gautam Singhania, promoter and chairman of Raymond Ltd, shed some light on the intricacies of running the family business and the obstacles he overcame in… Read More »

WhatsApp Business for iPhone Launched in Beta for Small Businesses: Report

The beta version of “WhatsApp Business” — a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses — has been made available for iPhone users. “After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version for iOSand a lot of users had asked, today it is finally available in beta,” WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests… Read More »

UK retail sales rebound as shoppers flock to January sales – business live

Time for a quick summary of the corporate news doing the rounds today: RBS said Brexit uncertainty has “gone on far too long”, as the bailed out bank reported a doubling of profits in 2018 and fresh dividend payouts that will hand the government £1bn Premier Foods has abandoned plans to sell-off Ambrosia, its custard and rice pudding brand, blaming the current business… Read More »