Business  /  Published 21.08.21

Facebook: loans to small business

Social media giant Facebook has expanded into the financial services space with the launch of Small Business Loans. The programme will offer small and medium businesses loans ranging from Rs 5 lakh to...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 19.07.21

EU trade talks to resume

Talks with the EU on a free trade agreement are set to begin later this month after eight years with the commerce ministry scheduling a meeting among the stakeholders this week. Sources said the date...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 08.07.21

Staying connected through WhatsApp

In a way to keep members engaged, especially during the pandemic, the city chapter of Ficci Flo came up with the idea of starting interest-based micro groups within their bigger group and then id...
By Anannya Sarkar

Business  /  Published 27.06.21

Vedanta to not go family way

“In my opinion 75 per cent must go back to society... 25 per cent is more than enough for the family,” the metals and mining magnate said further. India is a land of entrepreneurship with...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.06.21

Business confidence shot to bits

Business confidence has caved in with the second Covid wave prompting industry chamber Ficci to lobby hard for a fresh stimulus package. Ficci’s Business Confidence Survey overall has nosedived...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 15.05.21

Bengal industry to intensify Covid fight

Business chamber Ficci has called upon industries to extend help to mitigate the challenges faced by Bengal in managing the pandemic. It has asked its members to provide supplies of masks, oxygen cyli...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 04.05.21

Break-the-chain advice

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the government to take the “strongest” national steps, including curtailment of economic activity, without impacting critical and essen...
By Our Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.04.21

Covid norms for biz

Industries operating in Bengal have been advised to follow Covid protocol to rein in the surge of the virus even as restrictive measures or lockdowns have been ruled out for now. A meeting was conven...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.03.21

Odisha IIT bags varsity of the year award

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar bagged the University of the Year award in the category of universities in existence for 11-30 years, at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and In...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Business  /  Published 13.02.21

Mitra spins textile ambition

Bengal finance and industries minister Amit Mitra on Friday estimated Bengal’s textile sector potential at Rs 70,000 crore over the next five years from Rs 35,000 crore now. The minister also es...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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