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Evolving role of corporate treasury

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

In their new strategic role, corporate treasurers have to transform their roles to become advisors to businesses on potential economic risks that can impact the business value chain The role of the corporate treasury is evolving lately, metamorphosing from management of liquidity and financial risk to a more strategic role. Historically,...

Evaluating acquisitions

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

The key to success in buying another company is knowing the maximum price one can pay and then having the discipline not to pay a paisa more It is well-known that about 70-90 per cent of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) fail to create value for shareholders. Yet, deals are getting...

Smart investment strategies

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

For most people, there's a time and place for both investments as well as savings. Combining active and passive investments can diversify a portfolio and help manage overall risk One size does not fit all as far as investment strategies go. People are unique in their preferences, tastes, needs and requirements,...

How to revive corporate governance

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Independent directors are considered to be effective deterrents to fraud and mismanagement in an organisation but roles keep changing. Tougher measures are needed to prevent corporate disasters Recent bank scandals have shaken India Inc to the core and have raised several questions regarding the governance of these banks and other corporates....

The female principle

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

With the right support, women are developing a new set of skills and are on the way to contribute to nation-building economically, politically, socially and culturally Emerging economies with wide gender gaps and unequal access to education, capital, jobs and markets should aim to bridge the gap by encouraging women participation...

E-leaders show the way

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

With virtual teams leading the way to the future, developing virtual leadership skills of team leaders is a key challenge. The ingenuity of the manager is vital in inspiring such teams With the upsurge of globalisation, highly distributed workforces, rising cost of travel and constantly improving telecommunications, work culture of organisations...

Change is the new normal

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

There is no one-size-fits-all map for success and each step of the business transformation process should be carried out with open communication, flexibility and transparency Change is the only constant, be it life or business. In this dynamic landscape, all businesses, whether small start-ups or large organisations, at some point or...

New visions in Make in India

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

That the country through the Make in India initiative is recording impressive growth in manufacturing smart phones is welcome. But there’s a long way before we can tap the potential for growth The news shared by the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) about India replacing Vietnam to become the world’s second...

New economic indicators

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

In the backdrop of GDP losing its sheen as an ideal indicator of growth, Indian economists must construct an India-specific indicator suitable for its agrarian economy instead of aping the West The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, predicting India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 7.3 per cent in...

Tackle regional disparity in FDI

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Though FDI inflow has risen consistently in the last three years, Indian policymakers must pay attention to the regional disparities in terms of FDI and try and address key challenges There has been a staggering growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) under the Narendra Modi Government over the last three years,...


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