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 »

Electric cars eye China’s smoggy skies and subsidies for a bright future

Nevada is starting to look like the place where the electric car’s future will be decided. Last June, Tesla broke ground on a $5-billion battery plant in Sparks, and on Wednesday, Chinese startup Faraday Future announced that it had chosen a Las Vegas suburb as the site for a new $1-billion plant to make electric vehicles. Faraday hopes to roll ... Read More »

Starbucks Sees Future In Artisanal

Angus Maxwell, 27, works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He describes himself as an “installation and performance artist” and is a member of the Boom! Theater Company. He grew up in Seattle and wears a beard and wire-rim glasses. He’s also a barista for what must be among the most discerning coffee clientele in the country, where boutique roasters like Blue Bottle ... Read More »


Even if Centre okayed it now, it would take many years for mission to materialise; Institute of Aerospace Medicine remains clueless about training facility for astronauts Awaiting the Union government’s nod but already facing other delay-inducing obstacles, the much-touted manned space mission of India will not take place in the near future – not in 2017 as was expected; not ... Read More »

Future Group’s Nilgiri Dairy Gearing Up For National Debut

Future Group owned Nilgiri Dairy Farm Pvt Ltd that operates a chain of convenience stores has been a regular household name in Southern India. But now the group is all set to make its entry in the North Indian market as well. According to reports, Nilgiri Dairy is tying up with local vendors across India to supply baked and dairy ... Read More »

How Postal Life Insurance marches into future with technology

The Directorate of Postal Life Insurance (PLI) under the Department of Posts is an  apex body for the formulation of all policies, products, and administration of the post office insurance fund. The procurement of business, after sales service, and all types of claims management are performed in the field, ie, circles. The Office of Director, PLI, Kolkata under the Directorate ... Read More »