Month: August 2019

King August 31, 2019

India’s economic growth dropping to an over six-year low of 5 per cent in April-June 2019 is indicating a “significant deceleration” in both investment and consumer demand, industry body Ficci said on August 31. Expressing “deep” concerns over sluggishness in the growth momentum, Ficci President Sandip Somany said “the latest GDP growth numbers are below […]

King August 30, 2019

The firm produced 24.23 million tonne of crude oil in the 2018-19 fiscal year and 25.81 billion cubic metres of natural gas from its domestic fields India’s top oil and gas producer ONGC on Friday unveiled a USD 15-16 billion investment plan to double output from its domestic and overseas fields and expand its refining […]

King August 28, 2019

I recently interviewed Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. His 60 restaurants are recognized for more than just good food; they also feature an amazing level of service. His mantra, as I call it, is actually the title of his recent book: Yes is the Answer! What is the Question? Since customer service is […]

King August 27, 2019

An organization’s operating culture is closely linked to the behaviors of its leaders. PEXELS Organizational culture is all about patterns of behaviors, rules (both written and unwritten), and the ways people either live up to or ignore the values they espouse. In other words, culture is how people operate in their work environment. Culture can […]

King August 19, 2019

Writer and theatre director Robert Icke was born in Stockton-on-Tees and educated at the University of Cambridge. Since 2013, he has been associate director of the Almeida theatre in London, where his productions have included adaptations of the Oresteia (2015), for which he won best director at the 2016 Olivier awards, Uncle Vanya (2016) and Hamlet (2017). Icke will step down from the […]

King August 18, 2019

Australia coach Justin Langer says he won’t be surprised if wearing a neck guard on the helmet becomes mandatory in the future after star batsman Steve Smith was felled by a bouncer in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord’s. Smith was batting on 80 on the fourth day on Saturday when he was struck by a […]

King August 16, 2019

Sarah Silverman attends the Sean Penn J/P HRO gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) GETTY IMAGES In a recent interview with The Guardian, comedian Sarah Silverman cried “cancelled,” stating that she’d been fired from an acting role after pictures of her wearing blackface for a comedic sketch resurfaced. Silverman stated: “I […]

King August 14, 2019

BENGALURU: Amazon.com Inc. is in late-stage talks to acquire as much as 10% of Future Retail Ltd, people familiar with the negotiations said, as the US company moves to bolster its brick-and-mortar presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing retail markets. India’s No. 2 retailer by turnover, Future is seeking a valuation of about ₹2,000 crore ($281 […]

King August 11, 2019

Quarterly results season for IT companies is over and it was not great for most of them. During press conferences addressed by company executives, it was stated that global economic slowdown, drop in customer spending and volatile political climate resulted in a slump in growth and it is expected to better in the coming quarters. The slump, […]

King August 9, 2019

A pedestrian walks past a window display at a Guccio Gucci SpA store at Harbour City shopping mall, operated by Wharf Holdings Ltd., in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. With more Chinese tourists likely to travel to Hong Kong next year as the yuan strengthens against […]