Product crack: Future Generali Flexi Online Term Plan

This is a pure online term plan that only charges you for insurance. Since it doesn’t have an investment component, you don’t get any money back at the end of the policy term. WHAT DO YOU GET? There are three ways in which the sum assured or insurance benefit is tailored in this plan. The first is a lump sum ... Read More »

Effects of past US Fed interest rate increases offer guide to future risks

Fire or ice? When expansions end and the economy tips into recession, one or the other is usually to blame. In the past, the culprit has frequently been fire — an overheating economy and rising inflation — that prompted the central bank to push up interest rates until they ultimately choked off growth. Ice is more unusual, at least in ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola Mulls Bayern Munich Future Amidst England Rumours

Berlin, Germany: England’s top clubs will pay particular attention to a certain Spaniard in Bavaria this festive season with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola due to announce his future plans before Christmas. (Manchester City to Pursue Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi in 2016) Guardiola, 44, is halfway through the third and final year of his current contract and says he will ... Read More »

Yahoo board in final talks on future of company

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc’s board of directors on Friday is in the third and final day of meetings that could decide the future of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent but troubled companies. One option on the table for the nine board members is whether to sell Yahoo’s core business, which includes Mail, its sports sites, and advertising technology. The ... Read More »

Floods will be common in future, say climatologists

Floods and inundation, especially in the peninsular India, will be a common feature in the coming future, as they are directly associated with the climate change. The weather can no longer be taken for granted, as uncertainty and rapid changes will be its hallmark and it is time urban planners rethought their strategy in handling the climate change. This was ... Read More »

Myanmar’s ex-dictator sees Suu Kyi as country’s ‘future leader’ – relative | Reuters

YANGON Myanmar’s former dictator sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s “future leader” and has pledged to support her even though she is currently barred by the constitution from becoming president, his grandson said on Saturday. Than Shwe, who headed a military junta until he stepped down in 2011 and who many believe remains powerful behind the ... Read More »

The BRICS and the future of global order

The discourse on the geopolitical and geoeconomic significance of BRICS has been polarised since Brazil, Russia, India and China met for the first time in 2009. One school of thought has treated the emergence of the BRICS forum as a reflection of a new, multi-polar world order; a result of the shift in economic and political power from the ‘global ... Read More »

I can pursue fashion designing in future: Sonakshi Sinha

Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who started her career as a costume designer, says that she is open to explore fashion designing as a profession in the future. “Not now, but in the future. Never say never. I have studied fashion designing so I feel I can pursue it in the future,” said Sonakshi, when asked if she intended to turn ... Read More »

What’s the board of the future like?

With the world of business changing so rapidly, boards need greater agility and members from a wider diversity of backgrounds, writes Annet Aris, Insead Adjunct Professor of Strategy. Therefore there would be a need for less, or more unconventionally experienced executives. Apart from members with general management background, organisations should look for directors with specialised professional backgrounds, such as IT. ... Read More »

Beyond rate hike, what? Markets more keen on Fed’s future plans

NEW DELHI: The big newsmaker for financial markets across the globe this year would be Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and what she delivers at the end of the forthcoming two-day rate-setting meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee that starts on December 15. Market analysts expect the US central bank to announce a rate hike next week, followed by ... Read More »