December 4, 2020

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a tough year, but many small retailers are finding ways to acknowledge the situation with masked Santa holiday ornaments and memorabilia.


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It’s no secret that 2020 has been a strange year. If you’re like many companies, you had to constantly pivot and evolve to keep up with changing rules and regulations as well as consumer behaviors. The uncertainty has not been easy for anyone, but there are many small businesses that have found ways to adapt and delight customers even through these trying and unprecidented times.

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As the holidays approach, a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning. Companies and brands of all sizes are figuring out how to cater to holiday needs while following strict public


Contraction in direct narrowed significantly in November on the back of considerable improvement in personal income tax and corporation tax mop up, pointing at further improvement in economic activity and jobs availability in the third quarter of the fiscal year.


Direct tax collections, net of refunds, declined by 25 per cent by end of November, an improvement from the 31.4 per cent decline in September. Improved collections will come as a respite for the Centre as it faces spending pressure to spur economic activity.



Personal income tax saw contraction shrink to 13 per cent by November from 22 per cent seen up to September, on the back of lower issuance of refunds and improvement in economic conditions. Decline in corporation eased slightly to 36 per cent by November, from 40 per cent by September. The impact of

(BK) India’s initial public offering (IPO) was subscribed 9.4x on Thursday, the penultimate day of the issue. The retail investor portion was subscribed 37.8x, with the wealthy investor and institutional investor portions getting subscription of 3.6x and 2.7x, respectively. Only 10 per cent of the issue has been reserved for retail investors.


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On Monday, the firm issued shares worth Rs 365 crore to 55 anchor investors, at Rs 60 per share. The Rs 810-crore includes fresh issuance of Rs 450 crore and a secondary share sale of Rs 360 crore. The proceeds will be used to roll out new stores and pare debt. At the top end of the price band, BK will have a market capitalisation of Rs 2,290 crore. It competes with international QSR chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, Domino’s, Subway, and Pizza Hut. BK currently operates 270 outlets. It aims to