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By Loknath Das On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Handset companies look beyond the basics in game of Pros

That seems to be the flavour of the season for smartphone brands in India, with the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, OnePlus and Huawei launching Pro — short for professional — versions of their base More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Mindset Matters: The Need For Building Purpose Driven Companies To Create Meaningful Brands

Professor Viktor Frankl in his iconic book Man’s Search for Meaning wrote that, “Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, June 7th, 2019

The cheapest ways to sort travel currency before heading overseas

An overseas holiday can quickly end up being unnecessarily expensive if you fail to sort your currency before you jet off. Many Australians take a mid-year break during the winter months, and organising currency More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The Russian Economy Is Stagnating

The Russian economy is stagnating and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to revitalise it with his 12 national projects is off to a very slow start. Preliminary Rosstat figures show Russian gross domestic More...

By Loknath Das On Sunday, May 26th, 2019

The right way to downsize American higher education

The American university is shrinking. It has been a relatively quiet downsizing so far, but it’s going to get louder in the years ahead. College enrollment is decreasing nationwide. Lower-tier schools are More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, April 22nd, 2019

The income tax returns filing just got more complicated

The revamp of the income tax return (ITR) forms has become an annual ritual and over the years, with the salaried class bearing the brunt of the changes. While the one-page ITR-1 to be filed by the salaried has More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Tax Saving FD: A better investment option for the risk averse to earn high return and save taxes

The tax-saving FD provides deductions under the Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. There are a plethora of tax-saving options in the market that can enable a customer increase savings and preserve wealth, More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Trump economy is going gangbusters (and even liberal economists are starting to admit it)

Last week it was reported that the U.S. economy expanded by 2.9 percent in 2018, when measured from the 2017 annual level to the 2018 annual level. By a different metric, one that measures from the fourth quarter More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, March 4th, 2019

Beware of groupthink on why the economy’s so weak

According to our top econocrats, the underlying cause of the economy’s greatest vulnerability – weak real wage growth – is obvious: weak improvement in productivity. But I fear they’ve got that the wrong More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

What to buy in this market? Stocks showing green shoots & the ones that are evergreen

Green shoots are the companies with growth potential but have faced headwinds and consequently got beaten down in price terms.The Indian equity market is giving an illusion of strength, as select buying in heavyweight More...