The cabinet significantly eased entry barriers in the state-dominated petrol pump business to encourage competition from Indian and foreign firms. It also approved a revival package for state-owned telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone NigamNSE 4.92 % Ltd (MTNL) that aims at the eventual merger of the witheringRead More →

Mortgage rates are up but there’s still good news for homebuyers. GETTY Mortgage rates continued their ping-ponging this week, inching up to 3.69%, according to Freddie Mac. That’s .12% higher than last week, but still 1.16% lower than this time last year. The Mortgage Bankers Association, which measures rates onRead More →

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India’s draft guidelines for ‘on tap’ licensing for ‘Small Finance Banks in the Private Sector’ proposed a minimum paid-up voting equity capital of Rs 200 crore to set up such entities. A small finance bank undertakes basic banking activities of accepting deposits and lending to unservedRead More →

There are more than one million restaurants in the United States, according to data from the National Restaurant Association. With that much potential competition, how do you cut through the noise? Marketing for your restaurant can come in all shapes and sizes, from the appropriate signage to cutting through theRead More →

LAHORE: Pakistan opening batsman Sharjeel Khan is set to return to top-tier cricket by the end of this year after he, for the first time, tendered an “unconditional apology” to the country’s cricket board. Sharjeel was banned from the sport by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)Read More →

The Competition Commission of India has approved Sundaram Finance (SFL)’s purchase of remaining equity stake in Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance (SBPHFL), a joint venture between SFL and BNP Paribas Personal Finance. Last month, SFL and BNP Paribas Personal Finance reached an agreement, under which BNP Paribas Personal Finance willRead More →