Author Archives: Loknath Das

Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy road bike review

. The Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy is a shining example of how advancements in frame technology and evolution of economies of scale can supply sheer riding enjoyment. Cast your minds back a decade or so and the choice of aluminium road bikes was limited. You were faced with polar options: either a heavy alloy bike peppered with compromises, or something ... Read More »

Future of Work 2020: Building for Bharat and evolving fintech solutions

When Vineeth Narasimhan, CTO, Kristal.AI, received a call from an apple grower in Himachal Pradesh, a first-time investor, asking how he could buy shares in Apple and Google, it was one in a series of examples of the growing aspirations of small-town India or ‘Bharat’. Building for Bharat was one of the key themes at a panel discussion on ‘The ever-evolving ‘tech’ ... Read More »

Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events

The Geneva auto show is being canceled after the Swiss government announced an immediate ban Friday on all “public and private” events in the country involving more than 1,000 people as a measure to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The measure will last until at least March 15, officials said. Among the events that will be affected are the annual Geneva International Motor ... Read More »

Thai court to decide fate of Thanathorn’s Future Forward Party

Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s Constitutional Court is set to issue on Friday its verdict on an electoral case that could lead to the possible dissolution of the country’s third-largest political bloc – an outcome that could push the country into another round of unrest. The Future Forward Party (FFP) and its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, are accused of breaking election finance laws when ... Read More »

Dubai banking major, Dubizzle aim to simplify used car buying

Launched in partnership with Dubizzle, the classifieds platform in the UAE, the Autoswap solution will enable car owners looking to sell their vehicles to complete the transaction without having to settle their existing loans. Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, has launched Autoswap, a first-of-its-kind auto loan buyout product that provides a hassle-free financing solution for individuals seeking to buy used ... Read More »

Hero Motocorp aims to become ‘future of mobility’, invests ₹10,000 crore in R&D

Jaipur: Hero Motocorp will invest ₹10,000 crore in research and development (R&D) in the next 5-7 years, Pawan Munjal, Chairman and Managing Director said on Tuesday. Munjal also announced the new vision and mission of Hero Motocorp called ‘ Be the future of mobility’. Speaking at Hero World 2020 at the company’s Centre for Inovation and Technology, Munjal said the ₹10,000 crore investment in ... Read More »

Exclusive: Coverfox future uncertain, CTO and CEO resign

Trouble is brewing at insurance aggregator Coverfox. The firm’s co-founder and chief technology officer Devendra Rane moved out of the company a month ago, while its chief executive officer Premanshu Singh resigned last week due to uncertainty over the future of the company, according to two people familiar with the matter. The company executives had requested its existing investors to ... Read More »

The son of Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffett sees a big future for Beyond Meat and plant-based foods

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about vegan diets, but the son of one of the country’s most influential investors is betting big that plant-based meats will become the norm globally in just a few years. Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, an avowed vegan and the founder and chief ... Read More »

Deloitte optimistic about India’s future, to create 75,000 jobs in 3 years: CEO Punit Renjen

New Delhi: Expressing optimism in the Indian market, Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen on Monday said the company is committed to creating 75,000 jobs in the country in three years. Tweeting a photograph of his meeting last week with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Renjen on Monday said he remains optimistic about India’s future. “I remain optimistic about #India’s future after meeting ... Read More »

Future perfect: Short strangle may pay well as Ashok Leyland is range-bound

Despite the recent rally in Ashok Leyland, the long-long term outlook remains neutral only. However, in the short-term the stock may move with a positive bias. Only a break above Rs 110 or below Rs 70 will set a clear trend for Ashok Leyland. The stock finds an immediate resistance at Rs 93 and the support at Rs 74.65. While a ... Read More »