• 10 Things You Can Do to Boost Self-Confidence
    An online negative review, a request for a refund from a customer or a flat rejection from investors can cause our self-confidence to dwindle. Well-meaning but sometimes unkind comments from those closest to us can also hit us hard.

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NSE sets aside over Rs 4,000 cr of revenues from its co-location operations

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has so far set aside over Rs 4,000 crore of revenues from its co-location operations, following directions from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), which has been investigating NSE’s co-location operations for lapses. Disclosures by NSE shows that as

Gold price surges to all-time high of Rs 57,008, silver continues to climb

Gold price surged for the 16th straight session on Friday and touched an all-time high of Rs 57,008 per 10 grams in the national Capital, according to HDFC Securities. Silver, too, continued its upward movement, with the price touching a record-high of Rs 77,840 per kilogram. Silver

Sebi moves sessions court against RIL for violation of Companies Act

Reliance Industries (RIL) has disclosed that the markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has moved the Sessions Court against it for alleged violation of the Companies Act and Sebi regulations. The company said the matter pertains to the issue of debentures with convertible warrants two

Nifty50 valuation hits all-time high as investors bid up share prices

As equity investors bid up share prices on Dalal Street, the valuation of the benchmark indices has hit an all-time high. At the close of trade on Wednesday, the NSE Nifty 50 index price-to-earnings (PE) multiple reached an all-time high of 30.4 times its trailing 12-month

Indices post biggest jump in 7 weeks; RIL, HDFC bank top gainers

The benchmark indices posted their biggest single-day gains in nearly seven weeks, amid supportive global markets and sharp gains in index heavyweights Reliance Industries (RIL) and HDFC Bank. Ending its four-day losing streak, the Sensex surged 748 points, or 2.03 per cent, to end at 37,688.

BSE Q1 net profit drops 21.4% to Rs 32.48 cr; income falls to Rs 162.11 cr

Leading stock exchange BSE on Monday reported a 21.4 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 32.48 crore in quarter ended June 30, 2020. The exchange had posted a net profit of Rs 41.32 crore in the year-ago period, BSE said in a regulatory filing

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Ambiguous times are no time for ambiguous leadership

In a previous job, I worked for a manager who was terrific in almost all the ways you’d want a leader to be terrific — she was smart, straightforward, consistent, ambitious for great work. But she did have a small email tic that would occasionally give me pause. If I

Post Covid-19 lockdowns, demand for vehicle loans is rising, says financier

Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., a vehicle financier, is seeing a rise in demand for personal mobility vehicle loans as the nation emerges from coronavirus-induced lockdowns. “The need for personal transportation is going up,” said Chief Financial Officer Arulselvan D. in response to a question

Thinking productively about the future

If you are like most leaders, you were unprepared for the novel coronavirus and the disruptive impact it has had on lives, livelihoods, and business. You may have taken part in crisis management training, and you probably had scenario-planning exercises in place in your organization. Even so, we bet you

IRDAI allows life insurers to get consent of policyholders electronically

In view of the disruption of normal business activity following outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the regulator IRDAI on Wednesday permitted life insurers to obtain consent of prospective policy holders electronically. This facility, to be allowed on an experimental basis with immediate effect till December 31,

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While many businesses have had to shut down physical offices and retail stores as a result of the health crisis, and are only now starting a phased re-opening process, there’s one thing that can help companies survive and even thrive: digital marketing. Even research firm Gartner has advised that now is the time for marketing leaders to re-evaluate their digital marketing initiatives to focus more on discovery and sales.

 

You’ll learn this and more by joining us for a free webinar, Digital Marketing ‘Musts’ to Transform Your Business into an Online Sales and Referral Machine. The

In a previous job, I worked for a manager who was terrific in almost all the ways you’d want a leader to be terrific — she was smart, straightforward, consistent, ambitious for great work. But she did have a small email tic that would occasionally give me pause. If I had to be out of the office, I would send her a note the night before. Her response was always the same: “Fine.”

That simple word, so clear in conversation, becomes more complicated in an email, in which there is no context or signal of tone. Did she mean fine as in, “Sure, no problem”? Or was it more of a, “Well (sigh), okay”? I’m fairly confident it was the former, but I was never 100 percent certain.

I’ve been thinking about those small moments of uncertain communication lately, as the COVID-19 crisis has prompted countless companies to shut their

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Everybody needs their beauty sleep but entrepreneurs even more than most. Americans report a dramatic drop in quality of life when they’re unable to get a full night’s sleep, and entrepreneurs can’t operate at the high level they need to make their businesses succeed when they’re exhausted. If you’re struggling to sleep through the night, it may be time to give Restflix a try.

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The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has so far set aside over Rs 4,000 crore of revenues from its co-location operations, following directions from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), which has been investigating NSE’s co-location operations for lapses.


Disclosures by NSE shows that as of June 30, 2020, an amount of Rs 4,066.78 crore (Rs 3,606.73 crore as of March 31, 2020) was transferred to a separate bank account and then has been invested in accordance with Board of directors approved investment policy and procedures.



The market watchdog had directed that pending completion of the investigations, all revenues emanating from the co-location facility — starting from September, 2016 — be transferred to a separate bank account.


NSE also pointed out that “it has strong grounds to contest the above orders including monetary liability (including from pending adjudication

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Sales copywriting is probably not new to those in , but can we really say we’re using it to its fullest potential? With customers staying home and shopping from their couches, solid copy may be the best sales technique available to you, if you use it right.

Here’s why sales copywriting matters more than ever, and what you can do about it.

What is direct-response copywriting?

Direct-response copywriting is sales copywriting in its most powerful form. Simply put, it’s sales copy that tells the consumer to make a purchase right away. That’s why this type of sales copy can’t just be good; it has to be the top tier.

Some examples of direct-response copywriting are:

  • Pay-per-click ads.

  • Product


Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., a vehicle financier, is seeing a rise in demand for personal mobility vehicle loans as the nation emerges from coronavirus-induced lockdowns.


“The need for personal transportation is going up,” said Chief Financial Officer Arulselvan D. in response to a question about the impact of the pandemic. “We are seeing good demand for entry-level cars and two wheelers.” Sales of used vehicles may see a spurt as new vehicles may be costlier because of upgraded emission norms, he said.


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Sale of cars and two wheelers in India are slowly rising after witnessing near zero sales in April as the country went into a total lockdown to prevent the spread of Public transportation such as buses, trains and metros are shut in many parts of