Rise in core inflation and increasing upward risk to overall CPI would keep RBI slightly hawkish, said Anurag Jain, chief investment officer, Canara-HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce
With the US-Iran issue remaining unresolved, Brent crude touched $80 a barrel last week. Further escalation of prices towards $85 a barrel cannot be dismissed in the first half of 2018.
Cloud kitchen is the next big thing in the food service industry as several well-known brands are entering the space.
After a gap of three years, double-digit growth has made a comeback in the restaurant business.
Mobile applications that allow individuals to buy, sell, invest and gift gold are developing rapidly in India and will become increasingly popular in the coming decades.
Finding the gems and jewellery industry risky post the PNB scam, the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) has brought down the insurance cover on the exports by the industry to 50 per cent.
Seeking to resolve the difficulties in securing bank finance, the gems and jewellery trade body has proposed to help banks in finding out the bad apples in the industry.
Castor seed prices, which had largely remained bullish last year since the commodity resumed trading at the exchange in January 2017, have been weakening since the beginning of this year.
The central government has set its premium contribution of Rs 1,500 per family towards the national health protection scheme (NHPS) that envisages Rs 5 lakh cover for 10 crore families.
The Walmart deal has just triggered a series of actions in the retail space.