Global Economy

U.S. reports more than 83,000 coronavirus cases, record daily total, as experts warn of difficult winter

U.S. National Guard Cpl. Kyle Zahn of the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, physician assistant (PA) Harrison Pham, and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) Jermaine LeFlare and Shameka Johnson process nasal swab samples at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 21, 2020. Bing […]

Small Business

E-commerce majors including Flipkart cashing-in on discounts, together

By Harsh Vardhan Thanks to its multi-culture, multi-religion demography, India is often referred to as the country of festivals and if there’s one thing that’s synonymous to festivities, it’s shopping. Brands have been making the most of India’s aspirational nature since forever, but e-commerce giants have created festivals of their own. Flipkart’s Big Billion Day, […]

Investment

Starboard tries to find another winner in the fintech space

Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Starboard Value LP and Chairman of Papa John’s International Inc. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) Business: ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops and markets software products and services focused on facilitating electronic payments. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors, […]

Small Business

Covid-19: Ministry of Tourism partners with QCI to launch SAATHI initiative for hotels

To assist the hospitality industry in their preparedness to continue operations safely and remove risks from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered with the Quality Council of India (QCI), to assist them through an initiative called SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness and Training for Hospitality Industry). This is aligned with Prime Minister […]

Technology

Brands put in strict internal guidelines to avoid social media backlash

Brands are putting in place strict internal guidelines to avoid backlash on social media, especially after the recent Tanishq ad fiasco. Topics such as caste, religion and political commentary are a no-go most of the time, executives at four digital advertisement agencies told ET. Recently, social media trolls hounded Tata’s jewellery brand Tanishq after its […]