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Exclusive: Chiratae Ventures on the verge of closing $275 million fund, ropes in IFC
News & Analysis

Exclusive: Chiratae Ventures on the verge of closing $275 million fund, ropes in IFC

Chiratae is the new avatar of IDG Ventures, which has carved out space for itself in early-stage investing in startups.

From improving yield to generating steady income, technology is changing the game for small farmers in UP and Jharkhand
Business

From improving yield to generating steady income, technology is changing the game for small farmers in UP and Jharkhand

In India, 80 percent of farmers are smallholders who farm on less than two hectares of land and the use of technology to increase the yield is beyond their means

Byju's turns profitable for first time, reports total revenue of Rs 1,430 crore in FY19; gears up for US market entry
Business

Byju's turns profitable for first time, reports total revenue of Rs 1,430 crore in FY19; gears up for US market entry

Byju's said the growth in revenue was fuelled by deeper penetration across India and significant growth in the number of paid subscribers

'8,02,000 infants died in India in 2017': UN report claims gender gap in surviving girl child dropped significantly
India

'8,02,000 infants died in India in 2017': UN report claims gender gap in surviving girl child dropped significantly

The number of infant deaths has come down from 8.67 lakh in 2016 to 8.02 lakh in 2017. In 2016, India's infant mortality rate was 44 per 1,000 live births.

Online education start-up Byju's in talks with private equity firms to raise around $200-300 million
Business

Online education start-up Byju's in talks with private equity firms to raise around $200-300 million

The deal, expected to close within the next few weeks, will value Byju’s at $2.2-2.4 billion if the talks are successful

International Finance Corp invests $10 mn in Power2SME, to advise startup on expansion
Business

International Finance Corp invests $10 mn in Power2SME, to advise startup on expansion

Since 1956, IFC has invested in over 400 companies in India, providing $17 billion in financing to the private sector.

World Bank, International Monetary Fund propose global carbon tax
World

World Bank, International Monetary Fund propose global carbon tax

One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit.

IFC issues new masala bonds under its $3 bn Global Rupee Bond Programme
Business

IFC issues new masala bonds under its $3 bn Global Rupee Bond Programme

Masala bonds widen the range of investment opportunities for money managers.

 World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in three years
India

World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in three years

India is the largest client for the World Bank Group. India received $5.2 billion loan last fiscal. In the past three years, India had received about $9.8 billion loan from the Workd Bank Group.

Women-owned businesses face significant financing gap: Study
Life

Women-owned businesses face significant financing gap: Study

The financing gap for women-owned MSME businesses in India is about Rs 6.37 lakh crore ($116 billion) or 73 percent of their total demand, according to a study by World Bank Group member IFC.

India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms
Economy

India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms

India ranked a lowly 134 in the ease of doing business index, but implemented the most number of business regulatory reforms in 2012-13 reforms in the South Asian region.

World Bank will work with proposed BRICS bank
Economy

World Bank will work with proposed BRICS bank

The World Bank is looking forward to associate itself with the proposed development bank for BRICS, its President Robert B Zoellick said.