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A homegrown mobile browser is out to make one-handed browsing cool

Browsers are essential. They are usually our first gateway to the internet. While Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, Opera, and other conventional browsers dominate the market, a host of alternate, app-only browsers have gained ground of late. This is because mobile browsing is on the rise, especially in emerging markets across Asia and Africa. Users are increasingly opting for lighter, data-friendly browsers to ... Read More »

British Airways CFO Steve Gunning to take over as IAG finance chief

IAG said on April 15 British Airways’ finance chief Steve Gunning will replace company veteran and chief financial officer Enrique Dupuy de Lome, who steps down after more than eight years in the role. Gunning, who joined British Airways in 1998 and has been its CFO since January 2016, will take over from de Lome at IAG’s annual general meeting ... Read More »

My Nation My Vote: Education system needs change

Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student. (HT/PHOTO) Name Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student Did you vote in previous elections? I was very excited when I voted for the first time in 2014. As a citizen of the country, I think it is my responsibility to vote What issues have mattered to you in the past? Affordable housing, education for all, development ... Read More »

Blended finance’s role in SDGs depends on these changes

A piece of the Sustainable Development Goals puzzle. Photo by: Manuel Elias / U.N. OXFORD, England — Blended finance can play a critical role in bridging philanthropic or public dollars and private capital in trying to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals. But its potential is threatened by a financial system that isn’t forward-looking, according to a group of development financiers and ... Read More »

Three Vital Skills Finance Industry Professionals Now Need to Succeed

In recent years, there’s been a subtle change underway in the hiring practices of a wide variety of industries. Although the specifics of that change vary from industry to industry, they can be summed up in one way: a new emphasis on multifaceted employees. The major driver of the change is the rapid introduction of new technologies into every line ... Read More »

How do you stay fit for great SEX? 4 lifestyle tips to increase your libido and boost health

Making lifestyle changes and treating underlying conditions can help boost your sex life as well as your quality of life as a whole. If you’re looking to improve your sex life, here are some useful tips. How do you stay fit for great SEX? 4 lifestyle tips to increase your libido and boost health  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Many people ... Read More »

India ready to consider lower import duties on high-end mobile phones

But US wants levies to be scrapped on all mobile phones across categories India has proposed to the US that it could consider lowering import duties on high-end mobile phones as part of the trade deal being worked out by the two governments. However, it can’t bring down import levies on cheap phones as it could hurt domestic manufacturers, a ... Read More »

Get real about real estate

The SC has done a great job by taking up the cause of homebuyers. But the buck must not stop here. Whichever party is elected should champion people’s rights In the aftermath of the Rafale conundrum and the Balakot airstrike, the Lok Sabha election season is in full swing. For the voters, media and psephologists, it is hyperbole and rhetoric for the ... Read More »

Balancing Human And Technology Decisions In Digital Transformation

William West/AFP/Getty Images GETTY Digital transformation is all about using technology to better solve customer problems. But a new report from global telecommunications company Telstra found that many U.S. companies lean too heavily on the technology side and don’t focus enough on the people behind the decisions. According to Nicholas Collins, Telstra President for the Americas, digital transformation loses its ... Read More »

Despite Record Penthouse Sale, Manhattan Real Estate Market Continues To Slip

Uncertainty about the Manhattan real estate market led to the number of first quarter closed sales in Manhattan reaching its lowest level in a decade.  GETTY While hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s record $238 million purchase of a penthouse at 220 Central Park South helped push the average sale price up nearly 10%, the Manhattan real estate market continued to soften, with the ... Read More »