September 3, 2020

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As we barrel into the year’s busiest shopping time, brands are gunning for a coveted spot on holiday wish lists. Pitching the right way to the right publications is critical if you want to secure your place on this year’s list.

We all want to feel confident in the products we’re buying, especially when it’s a gift meant to reflect our intentions. We wouldn’t want to send our top client a clunky gadget that gets tossed in the trash. If you’re anything like me, I want my gifts to be unique and lasting, so much so that they become a staple item in the recipient’s life. I’ve personally relied on gift guides for inspiration and recommendations for years because I’m confident that the products have been tested and evaluated by the trusted editors of my

As researchers and drug companies race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the global economy continues to struggle to gain a footing. Every scrap of good news — say, a surprising pocket of strength in a particular sector — is matched by a sign of ongoing weakness elsewhere, raising questions about the long-term viability of certain companies and industries.

With so little clarity about the future, how can leaders set business goals for the next six months to a year? During the dozen years between the 2008 financial crisis and the current pandemic, the world seemed far more stable, and budgeting was more of a predictable process. But now? Who knows. We are living in an era of VUCA, an acronym coined by the U.S. Army War College that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

This uncertainty is raising new challenges for a fundamental leadership

International Monetary Fund’s chief economist on Wednesday tweeted a graph suggesting India’s gross domestic product (GDP) may have shrunk the most among G-20 countries in the April-June quarter, at 25.6%, when compared with the previous quarter.

In her tweet, accompanying the graph, Gopinath said, “In #GreatLockdown Q2 (June quarter) 2020 GDP growth at historical lows. Graph puts G20 growth numbers on a comparable scale, quarter-on-quarter non-annualised. Should expect rebounds in Q3 (September quarter) but 2020 overall will see major contractions. China recovers strongly in Q2 after

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has ordered attachment of bank and demat accounts of two dozen in the matters of three companies — Mass Infra Realty, Skymarg Agro Industries India, and Life Care Real Developers — to recover dues totalling nearly Rs 40 crore.

The are 11 directors of Mass Infra Realty, five directors of Skymarg Agro, Life Care and its seven directors, the regulator said in three separate notices.

The decision has been taken after Mass Infra Realty and Skymarg Agro failed to comply with Sebi’s direction to refund money to investors to the tune of Rs 37.9 crore and Rs 30.67 lakh respectively.

had directed Mass Infra Realty and Skymarg Agro in April 2016 and November 2017, respectively, to refund money to investors.