Reduction in production; MSMEs face shortage of staff

Due to lack of laborers in the MSMEs in Peenya industrial area, owners face difficulty in finishing their orders and delivering the products on time. According to the former President of the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI),there is a shortage of 1.50 – 2 lakh workers in Micro Small and Medium […]

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Office spaces surpass pre-pandemic growth rate, absorb 40 million sq. ft.

Bengaluru, among all other Indian cities, has witnessed the fastest expansion of office spaces in 2022. By, Agnidev Bhattacharya India’s office market across seven of the country’s biggest cities: Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune, has hit a three-year high, recording a net absorption of 38.25 million sq. ft. in 2022, with […]

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Cyber security investments shoot up by 40 percent

The cybersecurity market in India, as per a report by Statista, will grow by 23 percent in 2023. By Surabhi Sarda While cyberattacks are increasing in the country, awareness about how to prevent such attacks is also increasing. A report by Statista shows that from 2019 to 2021, the cyber security market reflected a Compound […]

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Stuck in a loop of problems, MSMEs suffer

Liquidity crunch and lack of access to formal credit hamper the growth of MSMEs in Karnataka The smell of the fumes and whirring sound of machines can be constantly felt as one walks on the streets of Bengaluru’s industrial areas. Lines of buildings across the streets stand tall, housing, big machines, multiple metal bars, aluminium […]

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Everything might not be coming up roses for Bengaluru’s floriculturists

Owing to high input costs and lack of access to schemes, the future for rose farmers seems bleak. If you travel to Anekal, 40 km from Bengaluru city, you begin to notice its floricultural settings. The minute you reach Chandapura or Jigani, depending on the route you take, you begin seeing flower carts selling heaps […]

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Youngsters are unlikely to work in agricultural sector

Youngsters are abandoning their own farm land due to high-cost modern farming technology and a water shortage. They are relocating to new positions and opting for other jobs. Harsha Yadav, a 19-year-old student, living in Golahalli, Bengaluru, returned home from his college.  He began reading his computer class textbook right away. He expressed his desire […]

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Algo trades flourishing but SEBI yet to regulate the system

Since its legalization in 2009, algorithmic trading has evolved significantly but due to unregulated algo trades, market manipulations pose a threat to transparency. Algorithmic trading has become popular in the Indian market, despite the accompanying risks. The recent National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam illustrated the dangers of algo-trading and highlighted the need for regulation. Half of […]

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Not many women in India make it to boardrooms

While there has been an improvement in the number of women holding positions in boardrooms, the participation rate continues to remain low as compared to the workforce. The number of women holding board positions in companies has increased over the years but this increase has been quite slow. From 12.4 percent participation rate in 2017, […]

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